Thursday, June 30, 2011
My last post Debbie stopped by for a visit. Well I just had to pop over and visit her. She posted a picture of this wonderful Origami wreath…..and great news, here’s the tutorial. Looks like it would be so much fun to make. I have never seen anything like that before…very pretty!
Bright and early I was off to the Post Office to mail Sharon her Santa Sack…once again..having Xmas presents hanging around for 6 months that you can’t open is going to be a real challenge….just sayin’!!!!
Our summer is officially here. It is just plain hot and forecasts for the holiday weekend have even higher temps…..time for popsicles!!!! Happy Thursday everyone.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Blog hopping yesterday I was visiting Karen at Sew Many Ways. WOW….you have to read this. A list of all kinds of projects people are working on, some recipes and some decorating projects. Amazing links, but Karen’s blog is always amazing.
Here’s my sewing progress…three more rows added to my pumpkin!!! Now that's just pitiful prodution don't you think?!
Deadline for Allie’s club is looming, so I need to get on my Xmas project for the month. So what’s tickling you?? Join Allie and myself and share the news.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I also decided to stop pouting about having to rip out rows on my pumpkin quilt. Stitched them back in and added a few more rows. Now only ten rows left. I’m seeing the light on this one!
Before I left for quilt camp I had ordered a BIG cone of Aurifil thread from here. Started using it at quilt camp (with my handy dandy cone thread holder), and my thread kept breaking. Very frustrating. Remembering a tip from my friend Deb about taping a safety pin to the side of the machine and threading the thread through the hole …and YIPEE, problem solved. Must be an angle thing that I don’t understand, but no more breaking thread.
If you have a chance head on over to Carol’s blog and see the beautiful FW blocks she has going. So tempting…..but I have way too many UFO’s around here!!! Happy Thursday everyone.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy Pink Tuesday everyone and so happy that my sewing machine is working. I think the threat of going to the machine doctor did the trick.
A couple weeks ago I was invited, along with a couple friends, to visit a friends revamped crafting room….I think sewing studio would be a better way to describe it. I don’t know why I didn’t take my camera…it was totally amazing. Cutting stations, ironing stations, cupboards, book cases and a place for four people to sit and sew. She was formerly a scrap booker ….now as she says, an official quiltaholic!!! She had three of the above spinner stations she was getting rid of and she very nicely offered them to us! I love it, and already need to tidy it up, but it’s so darn handy.
Believe it or not I have actually started sewing on my Simple Things blocks..as Kelly says “easy peasy”!!! I have an hour left to get some sewing in, them I off to my Tuesday friendship group where we will solve all matters of the world!
So yes color me pink and if there is something tickling you please join Allie and myself in sharing the news!! Happy Tuesday everyone.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
so I’m calling the evening a success!
I suppose I will be making a visit to my favorite machine repair guy…or fingers crossed it just starts working again. My Simple Things Quilt Along blocks are waiting to be pieced!!!
Wishing all the dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
We couldn’t have had a prettier spot. This was the view from our place. We are so excited to bring the whole family here. Notice the cool playground off in the distance…the Dots will love that. There’s a big water slide, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing and even a Frisbee golf course….all perfect for our family. Wednesday I met up with my friend Lani and we had a very, very scrumptious lunch, not to mention tons of talking that got done :-)!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The trailer is packed and we are off for a four day getaway….along for the trip my fabrics for the Simple Things Quilt Along. Cutting will be done this week, and I also have thrown in a couple other finish up projects.
Yesterday was such a wonderful family day. We celebrated my father in laws 90th birthday. The whole herd was there from bigs to littles….just missing Chris who was working hard at his fire station. So great to have the whole family together ……making wonderful family memories.
Here’s little dot rocking in Aunt Janes’s rocker. Such a party boy this little guy is!
Wishing you all a happy week!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
One of the quilts up for auction at a school was entitled love letters. Each student wrote a special note to their parents.....35 love letters in all.
All this means no sewing has happened here, but my goal for next week is to get my pumpkin quilt done. I figure 3 rows a night should do the trick!!!
Something in blogland has caught my eye though. Carol and Kelly are hosting this wonderful Quilt Along
……….such a sweet quilt (just click their links above to have a peek) and look at this cute button!! There are two sizes . Carol has made a large one using a layer cake, and the smaller version made by Kelly calls for charm squares. Sew Cherry has been calling my name and that’s just what Kelly made her’s out of. I still have some charm packs of Friends and Flowers that I have been hoarding, so I probably will be using that.
The weekend has been a good one. The dots are sleeping over, tucked in bed right now after a fun day of playing and visiting their other grandma’s for a swim in the Jacuzzi. Guess I better get myself settled in for the night to be ready to play first thing!!! Happy Sunday everyone.