Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew –in With 194 Friends!

Just a litth_Fridaynight4-Page001tle sew-in with 194 bloggy friends! Thanks to Heidi for this very fun idea. I have been putting off and putting off working on my Eye Spy quilt, so that’s what I decided to work on…….011

This is where I started at early Friday night…Coke at the ready, the Olympics on, ready set go!!! In my head I would have the whole top done, but this quilt about 016 drove me to eat CHOCOLATE! All those matching points are quite the challenge and my piecing is not perfect, but perfect enough for my little granddots. Thanks Heidi for the nudge and organizing our Friday Night Sew-in! Looking forward to the March sewing night.

I had a great visit with my girl and her guy…a very yummy Mexican dinner in Old Town San Diego. Along the way I just had to visit some quilt shops….The Quilters Coop in Temecula (one of my favorites), Fat 007 Quarters in Vista, Rosie’s

in San Diego and The Country Loft in La Mesa. So many wonderful things to drool over!

The next day there was a fun visit to The San Diego Zoo and seeing all the creatures big and small010 …babies holding on tight to their mamas, and these tall guys that I could watch all day.009

What a fun few days….but now I hear the laundry calling. Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The week has been filled with lots of snuggles with the littlest dot.  His bi003g brother had a really nasty bug, and there were trips to Urgent Care and  lots of worries, but his mommy and daddy took really great care of him and he is back to feeling good as new.  No fun for any of us ,and such a relief that he is better.  Baby Dot spent most of the time sleeping!

I managed to get the borders on my Quick Trip001  Quilt, with a bit of a change.  My original idea was double staggered borders all around, but it was too busy, so I settled for just one row of blocks. 002                                     The binding is machine sewn on my 9 patch quilt,  so all that’s left is the hand work…to be done while watching the Olympics!

BUT………tomorrow is a road trip to visit my girl with some sightseeing along the way….admission here---that means visiting quilt shops along the way!!!!  Dinner with her and her boyfriend tomorrow night and then off to the zoo on Friday.    Don’t think I have forgotten about th_Fridaynight4-Page001

Friday Night Sew-in!!!  I’m back by early evening and I’ll be  working on the Eye Spy Quilt, the last project on my list of goals for the Charming Quilt Club .

Off I go to pack!   Happy

Thursday everyone :-) !!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hugs To The Charming Cheerleaders!!!

Big hugs to my fellow Charming Quilters!! Comments and emails encoura001ging me along with my goals for the month, so very nice, kind and supportive and I am happy to say I finished the 3 Fat Quarter Shop BOM’s!! YIPEE! Tonight I am tackling the 3 remaining borders on my Quick Trip Quilt. Thanks girls!!!! You are all so amazing! And people wonder why we hang out on the blogs??!!!

Then there was some bindings to do 010…… friend Jan is such a prolific quilter!!!

Tomorrow……well, housework calls. Mr Polka Dot is finishing up a new floor in the upstairs bathroom..LOVE IT, so guess I better be productive on the home front! Wishing you043 all a great weekend and a very happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Charming February Projects I Want To Finish!


Set and ready to go for February. Here is what I plan to tackle.

Finish putting the borders on my Quick Trip quilt013….one side done and three more to go—easy I’m thinking.

Next, I am behind on my Fat Quarter Shop BOM’s…so I am going to finish blocks for 3 months ……011.

again, easy so let’s geter done.

Lastly..this is the embarassing one. Finish piecing the top of my Eye Spy quilt. I have had this on my blog to finish numerous times, but I’ll give it a go once again!012

I am calling February “no excuse February”, which means getting these babies done!! Happy week everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Very Important Announcement!!!!!

Ms. Quilt Times and I have decided to proclaim this a "no housework week"...which means lots of quilting and hanging out with quilty friends. So go forth, be creative and have a great week everyone!! PS.....pass it on!

And another thing........Heidi is hosting a Friday Night Sew In...a time to set aside for you to work on a project, and it doesn't have to be quilting. This month the night is Friday, February 19th. All participants will then be put in a drawing for a chance to win a giftie...sewing and a chance to win something...COOL!!!!! Check it out and join in the fun....Happy mid week everyone!