Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Christmas Through The Year Finish, Some Gifties and I’m Tickled …Oh My!!


I finished these two runners at our FNSI, but then started thinking…hmmm..a little rick rack would be nice too008 .  So last

night I made another and added a bit of rick rack.  Check out Allie’s blog here and see what other monthly finishes our bloggy friends have made for our Chrismtas Through The Year Club.  The Christmas present box is now overfilling with made ahead presents---shocking!  I have never been ready early with homemade gifties!  Thanks Allie!  Yesterday this was in the mail007 …..my September Santa Sack gifts from my partner Sharon.  Oh the temptation!!  Squeeze, squeeze, shake, shake..then I added them to my sack!

It’s Tuesday and today I am very Tickled.  I am spending the whole day with my girl..well after a quick doctors appointment….but the WHOLE day.  WOOHOO!!!!  I am sure lots of chatting will be happening and some shopping too.  004 Speaking of my girl…I snapped this photo of father and daughter at the Angel game we went to last week.  She had these shirts made  a few years ago for her dad and herself.  Baseball has been such a wonderful connection for the two of them…they are both fanatical about The Angels!! The numbers on the back you ask..that represents when they were born (dad was 49!).  Happy Tickled Pink Tuesday everyone :-)!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Still Here….

First off, our thoughts and prayers to everyone on the East Coast.   I have been following the coverage all morning and looks like there is much preparation and warnings going on.

There is just no quilting to report on…now bindings that’s another subject but not very interesting to write about.  My customers are extremely busy getting ready for Christmas!


Love this sweet basket quilt from one customer.  Looks like it was pulled right out of grandma’s hope chest!   I am still onboard with Allie’s Christmas Present A Month Club….again, open each and every month to one and all. If  you start now you will have at least 5 presents made and set aside for Xmas.   As Allie says “no rules, just fun”.

Have to share these303851_2304034571233_1560313049_32498337_3013496_s ….Koala cupcakes!!  My girl and her guy made these!  Such cute expressions.  Good thing they aren’t at my house because there would be a few gone!!

Fingers crossed I get some quilting done, but if not I can live through all the wonderful projects you guys are working on!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

FNSI Report

Life is just plain busy and time slipped away.  No complaints here though, lots of fun stuff.  But I was determined not to miss our Friday Night Sew In!008 
I made these two easy peasy runners.  The pattern says 10 minute table runner…for me maybe 20!!!  I am just loving this Count Down To Christmas fabric.  Then I had time to work on this009 ……..this is top secret at the moment…it’s headed to Amanda my Santa Sack swap partner, so the reveal will be September!!

Then there’s these!!!  I totally blame this on Carol!!!!!  Happy weekend everyone.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday Post …again!

Sorry my pictures and post doesn't match up.......blogger is giving me fits!!!

My first post vanished…now that’s creepy..so I’m trying again!!!
Camp report…..fun, fun and more fun.  Three wonderful days of sewing and laughing with friends.  So many great projects made…. sadly I didn’t take many pictures.  But here’s a few to share.
Waking up each morning to hot air balloons floating around..pretty!!! The grounds were amazing..sorry no photos!!!
The girls that organized the retreat had a mystery quilt for us to do if we wanted.  Easy, peasy made with a layer cake.016
One out of Batiks….036

a cheery one……..028 and this yummy one!!!
A really cute pumpkin029

runner031 and a sweet  Xmas project!015 

A finish from last year…love that border treatment on the sides and this sweet009 heart quilt!!!!  I decided I needed to get busy on the Grinch Xmas quilt for the boys032 ……a bit of

cheating though.  My friend Carol pieced all the character blocks for me…I am so lucky.  Then I worked on the bits and pieces for my Simple Things037 quilt.  A very productive quilt camp!  I did get a picture of my friend Joan’s quilt010 …….

love the chain that run thru this quilt!
In the midst of sewing and laughing all of a sudden some knee slapping country music came on and look who appeared007  dancing his little heart out!!  We had no idea who it was .  I can tell you this cowboy had some moves.  Hysterically funny!  Then came the reveal..it was our quilting buddy Gloria008.  She did an amazing job of entertaining us!  Then the wheels started turning.  There was another quilt group sewing across the hall from a San Diego quilt shop.  We thought it would be fun to surprise them with the cowboy.  The next night a couple of the girls put the invite out to meet in the courtyard and here’s what they were treated to020 .  I have  a really cute video of the performance but I can’t figure out how to put it on my blog!  We had the perfect retreat with lots of fun games and giveaways …and lots of great memories with friends.
Home Sunday to celebrate Big Dots 3rd birthday045 …a bounce house full of boys bouncing around.  That’s Little Dot sitting down.
The perfect day spent with family and friends.  So hard to believe our little man is 3 and totally obsessed with Thomas The Train.  By the way have you seen the Thomas The Train fabric??  I will be making someone a quilt out of that!
Happy week bloggy friends!!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday!!

Opps!!!  How did I miss Tuesday..hmmmm!  Ok, I’m pretending it’s Tuesday so bear with me!  First off we are BETTER!!!!  Yippeeeeeee, doing the happy dance over here.  So I have been


digging out of my binding hole!!  I have the best customers, and they have been really patient with me.   Thanks so much!  Here’s a start but I’ll get to the bottom of the pile!!

Last night we went the the007 Angel game.  It was the perfect evening and an escape from our heat.  To top it off we met our daughter and her guy!!  Wonderful!  Call me crazy but I love watching the game from the right field stands.

Two more sleeps till quilt retreat.  I have my pile of projects stacking up.  Sunday I’ll be home because someone very special in our lives is having his 3rd birthday party!  Hope you all are having a wonderful “Tuesday” !!  :-)!!!