Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Then some really happy mail came. Just the sight of the box made my heart flutter...so easily pleased! Inside is the 2009 BOM finishing kit and the #1 block from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop. So here we go again. I can't wait to get going on this. The patterns from 2008 were so wonderful and so much fun. I know that these will be just the same. Once again, wonderful yummy fabrics.
This is where I should be reporting all I have worked on....hmmmmmm! Seems the old mojo has taken a bit of a break. The possible cause....... life in general is pulling us in all directions, good directions. My poor sewing machine seems to have a layer of dust on it. I am very happy though to share my friend Carol's sparkly Xmas quilt! The fabrics are so perfect and how could you not love those wonky trees!!!
So off I go with my Swiffer duster and to see if just maybe my mojo is hiding under that layer of dust!!! Happy evening (and good morning to some) everyone!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Last week was filled with lots of family time. Our girl was home for three days and we enjoyed every minute of having her here. That doesn't happen very often. We even had a trip to the San Diego Zoo. I knew that girl has been working too long with her giraffes because she has morphed in to one!!! We met up with her old room mate and fiance for dinner and that was tons of fun.
Saturday we had a family birthday party for my father in law who turned 88....the most wonderful 88 you could ever imagine. Both of my in laws are very active and full of life. We had the best time and all our kids were there. My sister in law coordinated the meal, with all of us bringing a dish. Baby Polka Dot really enjoyed the day. His favorite was the gift bag that was laying empty on the floor and the musical card we got dad. He kept opening and closing it to hear the music...so cute! We were missing my two nephews and their families because they were at baseball tournaments for their kids. We have some amazing athletes in the family and we are all so proud of them. My much" younger" sister in law and my nephew, niece and her boyfriend also were there. So much eating, so much laughing, so much great family time! I am very grateful for the extended family I have.
We are still having the weirdest weather here.....63 degrees yesterday. Now I am lovin' it because that heat and I don't get along so I am soaking up every bit of coolness.
This week I really am planning on having my Scrappy Stars done..I don't think there are any other surprise borders to be added! Happy mid week to everyone!!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Here's my Scrappy Star quilt with the rows all sewn together. Yesterday when I laid it out I found a bunch of like fabrics together. Not the end of the world, but it was making me crazy. It was the light squares, and light half square triangles with the darks. It just left holes here and there.......so that's when all the reverse sewing started happening, and happening. Two hours later all fixed. Now there are some darks touching on the diagonal here and there, but enough is enough and I'm leaving them. The two scrappy outer borders are the next step and then finished! Not bad for 4 l/2 years!!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The mail has been very, very good here. My signature blocks arrive from Connie. They are so much fun to look at. So many familiar names and lots of new blogs I need to explore. Great job coordinating the whole thing Connie. Then yesterday this is what arrived
WHOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO, YIPPPPPPEEEEEE. I am a little bit, no change that, a whole lot excited. Today Mr. Polka Dot will spend the day getting it going and I am hoping tomorrow I will be emailing, blogging and hanging out on the new computer. This computer has just had it. I have not been able to get to my blog for days, and email is on and off, not to mention emails sent don't seem to get to where they are suppose to go! Ms. Geranium and I have been texting like crazy just so I can keep up with what she and hunka are up to.
My Designer Block Of The Month just needs the outer border, so I am hoping to have a picture for my next post. Not much quilting going on otherwise. My Stars and Rails quilt came back from my quilting friends---WOW, that quilting is amazing so I have that binding to do along with my Dutch Treat. Spring cleaning a bit here and there, and honestly goofing off AGAIN!!! But what else do I have to do!!! This is a quilt my friend Carol did. She is all set for Fall with that wonderful collection of apples! Last Friday was a fun day with my girl. We met for breakfast and did a bit of shopping...of course....lots of talking, catching up. How is it the daughter is now smarter than the mom...just sayin'!! She is very wise and always gives me the best advice.
The garden is looking wonderful. Mr. Polka Dot is out there every day and enjoying the leisure time he has to devote to it. This is a picture of our jasmine bush that when in full bloom covers the gate to the front yard....it's our secret entry! It smells so wonderful right now. Today is an interesting weather day for us......thunder and lightning, with some micro bursts here and there. Quite the nice change, but that heat is just looming out there waiting to pounce!
Here's a shout out to my friend Josie for the wonderful and kind email. You made my day :-)!!!! Wishing you all a very happy mid week and now I really have some blog catching up to do!