Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Quilty Pleasure!

BOM'S.....glorious BOM'S. I just can't help myself!!!! Block number 2 for the Mystery Designer Block of the Month........and then I just couldn't resist these lovelies.....a little catch up to month 3 and I'm in good shape. I still have my Apron BOM, but I have decided to hand applique that while we are on vacation next month. I think I may need some kind of therapy or intervention :-) !!!

Have you been over to Mel's Own Place?? What a wonderful blog, choked full of all kinds of free patterns with lovely pictures......we love some free patterns, because if you are like me you can never have enough patterns. Also some of Mel's own patterns and tutorials. A very sweet place to visit.
Did someone say ICE CREAM?????? The girls over at Cute Stuff Inside are having the most wonderful giveaway to celebrate their one year blogiversary. You don't want to miss out on all the party fun and the chance to win some wonderful goodies!!!

Today is a day full of quiltiness. Hanging out and having breakfast with quilt friends, and then later in the day dinner and sewing with some quilty friends.....I heart Tuesdays!!! Happy day to one and all.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scorching Hot!!

It's Sunday afternoon and a bit of a scorcher. I am trying hard to embrace the heat....but not doing a very good job I'm afraid. So something quilty needs to happen. An easy peasy alphabet quilt for baby Polka Dot.

Saturday was a day spent sewing with friends. Scrappy quilts never cease to amaze me. The top one is a great lesson in saving scraps. Sewing it together we were wondering how in the heck is this going to work...but we all loved it when it was done. The bottom one, a sweet snowball quilt with charm squares. Both of these were sewn with the Quilts of Valor group. And who knew......cucumber lemons!! The yummy taste of a cucumber with a hint of lemon......so good and soooo cute!!!! Thanks Pat for introducing us to
them :-) !

Summer means some pool time and baby Polka Dots cousin Caroline is visiting
so Friday there was some pool time and cooling off time. Hard to believe our little dot will be one year old in a couple weeks!

Wishing everyone a happy week and hoping that you have some time to do what makes your heart happy!! I stole that phrase from my friend Nan!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Day My Son!

30 years ago today we were blessed with a wonderful bundle of joy, our baby boy!! The 30 years have gone so fast, and we never could have imagined all the happiness that that little bundle would bring in to our lives. A wonderful caring son, brother, husband and now father. We are so proud of you and watching you become a father has truly been a highlight. We could not have wished for a better son....and being the first baby, you put up with two newbie parents pretty darn well....hopefully you won't require any therapy! We feel so very lucky to be dad and mom to you and your sister. You two have filled our hearts to the brim, and topping it off with Megan and Luke, well life is pretty darn wonderful....oh wait... grand baby number two will be here pretty soon! Happy birthday to you bud, we love you so much!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009


No I'm not switching hobbies! Once a year the golf group that Mr. Polka Dot belongs to does this Jack and Jill event. The men do the big golfing, and us women folk do the putts!! The men are avid golfers, the women avid talkers. It is fun and lots of laughs at the expense of those of us who are doing the putts!!!! It was so darn hot...quite a miserable day weather wize, so riding in the carts at least gave us some blasts of hot wind!
This is my latest start. Originally I bought this kit for a raffle quilt for the zoo. It was from Fons and Porter and in their current magazine they are advertising a kit with Zebras that will be available in September. Since the fund raiser is for the zebras I thought that would be a better quilt and this one will be for my girl. Fun to make but a bit more piecing that I realized. I just have the inner and outer borders left and it's done.
I have my July finish done. These blocks were made years ago by three of my quilting buddies. I had the rows together, and all that was needed was the scrappy outer border. I can't imagine why I never finished it. So sweet and I love the no binding edge and of course the buttons.
The plan for this week is get that basket quilt finished, but being the serial starter that I am, there is probably some new something that will be calling to me!!!
August 10th will be my two year blogaversary.....which means giveaway!
So stay tuned. Wishing you all a great start to your week with some sewing tucked in here and there.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Have Been A Bad Blogger!!!!

Really I have!!! I just had to take a time out. Lots going on in this part of the world. Our girl has a new job lined up which means a move, which means looking for a new place to live. We were very happy she invited us along to be part of the selection process, and I am happy to say she has found a very sweet apartment!!! It was two days of hunting, with the first day being a bit of a let down, but then the perfect place cam along! So let the packing begin.

Another birthday wish to my sweet daughter in law who will be celebrating her day tomorrow. We hit the daughter in law jackpot with her! My son did some good, good, picking and visa versa....thank goodness she choose him!! A happiest of day to you Megan. We love you!!!!!

I have done NO quilting....that's not good!!! My friends however have been very productive. this is my friend Carol's quilt just waiting for the binding, and here are two quilts that my friend Evelyn made. Love the rick rack on those flowers... that is one of Glenna's patterns. Both these quilts will be off to be quilted I am thinking all of these need to go on my "need to make these someday" list! This last one is a customers quilt. This is such a great way to use up a stash of plaids/homespuns. She said she did it with her friendship group and they all swapped blocks. It's amazing how all the colors just flow together.

A few week back Kim tagged me. I haven't' done a tag in a while and thought I would share some new to me blogs that I have found.......not new blogs! Here's the rules....ok, I don't like to follow rules but I have to post them. I also think everyone that visits is tagged because I haven't met a blog that I don't like, and I would just pick everybody anyway..so everybody consider yourselves tagged!!!!
-First, you have to tell your readers 10 things about you they may not already know, but are true.
-Second, you have to tag 10 people (please read my note above :-) ) with the award.
-Third, you have to let the people you've given the award to know that they've received it.
-Finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you.

Here's my crazy info:
1. I love decorating for Xmas. The day after Thanksgiving I am on it!
2. When I say the word wash somehow there is an r in it... "warsh". Still to this day my kids
will figure out any way possible to get me to say warsh!
3. I didn't start officially sewing until I was 27 .... home ec sewing and I did not get along.
4. I hate to cook. I am so glad to officially say that!!!
5. I am still friends with the my best friend Cindy...we met when we were 6 years old and this
year we are turning 58! Never had a fight that either of us can remember, but lots of giggling.
When we get together now we still giggle. I am sure people just don't get us...hey, we don't
6. I worked in a steno pool for 3 years transcribing all day long....boy that was boring!
7. I flip through magazines from the back to the front.
8. Scared of heights.......terrified would be a better word.
9. I love frosting!!!! My mom decorated cakes when I was growing up and there was always
frosting in the frig. Yummmy comfort food! Hey, is there a frosting food group?
10. At the moment I am obsessed with blocks of the month. I think I may need some therapy.
Here's my list of blogs that I am tagging!
2. Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life (love that name)
So what have you been up to?? I have so much to catch up on!! I have my giant glass of diet coke and I am settling in and counting on all of you to get me inspired!!! Happy mid July to everyone!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Very Happy Day!

This day 27 years ago was such an amazing day! Our beautiful baby girl was born. That sweet baby girl has manged to fill our lives with such joy and happiness, and we are so proud of the young woman she has turned in to. Life holds some adventures ahead for her and we are all so excited for her. In all my dreams I could not have imagined having a better daughter and now friend. We all love you tons and tons!!!!! Looking forward to our trip together to San Diego tomorrow. Hugs and love mom's!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The View......

We are back from a week at San Clemente and this was our view for the week. Some days a bit foggy, but it was a wonderful view and a great week. We spent 4 days camping on our own and then Wednesday all the kiddos came. We had so much fun. Baby polka dot is an amazing little camper and he adjusted just fine. He loves to be outside and was busy perfecting his latest skill...pointing! The weather was barely in the 70's...me lovin that. My family probably would have liked it a bit warmer, but they still managed some beach time! We had some wonderful campfires and our son played his guitar for us. OK, a proud mom here but he is really a amazing guitar player!! I love the photo of Baby P giving his auntie some lovin, the sweet photo of my family playing cards, and a special moment with dad! Spending July 4th at the campground was so festive. We could see the firework shows put on by the City of San Clemente as well as the City of Dana Point......an amazing vantage point!

Before the kids came I spent some time sewing. I have decided I am a serial starter. This basket quilt was started in 99..the reason I know, the receipt for the border fabric was in the box!! I know I have shown this on my blog before with the idea I was going to work on it. Well this time I did. The first picture is what I took camping and the second is what I got done. Now I am on the home stretch with all the pieced triangles ready to go and then to get that border on!

I had a wonderful box waiting for me when I got home. I was in the Christmas In July Swap, with Mrs. Martins Quilt Shop. My swap partner Cynthia sent me this wonderful box of goodies! I don't know how she knew I wanted that copy of Quick Quilts. I usually buy it every month but had missed that one. A pretty apron, a couple wonderful recipes, some ME note cards, Christmas ornament, pincushion, a embroidered Believe, Christmas fabric/buttons, and yummy candy that I already taste tested. Thanks you so much Cynthia!!!

The campground was suppose to have WIFI....it worked for a few minutes here and there. Enough to get a email off and then it would go down. Even the TV was out of commission . Just as well. We had some wonderful family time and lots of great memories were made. I sure did miss you bloggy people and now I am off to see what you all have been up to! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!