Monday, September 01, 2008

Blue and White day :)

We were going to go to the beach for the 3 day weekend, but decided to stick around the house. On Saturday, I started Curren’s quilt, I bought the fabric for it when I went to Anacortes in July, and have been wanting to get to it ever since. I am glad I am working on it now, it is all Batik fabrics which are my favorite.

The pattern is from a book called Sew Simple Quilts by Pamela Mostek. I’ve made another quilt from this book and plan to do a few others, they are fun!

I still have about 4 borders to add to this, but here is the beginning of it.
Here is a close up, I love the batiks! One of them has cute sea turtles, and another has starfish.
Also, I am working on Waxing Moon: Winter Stack. This will be for my sister for Christmas. She already saw it when I went to Colorado, so this won’t be a surprise anymore. It’s a cute one, but the dark fabric is a pain in the rear end to stitch on, I am trying to get used to it.
I framed Sunflower house. Here it is on my mantel, I am not sure where it will end up yet.
Does anybody want a dog?

She decided it’d be fun to dig up my flower pot, tip it over and eat the flowers out of it. She looks super guilty huh? LOL! We are going to be getting a dog run this week, for sure.

I took these pictures of my kids at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, they are my favorites! I think I’ll have them printed to hang on the wall, the red rocks just make such pretty backdrops.And Mark took this picture in West Virginia, the box turtles are everywhere there, and this one liked the car, so it took it for a spin. I thought it was so cute!
I hope you all have had a good weekend! :D School starts tomorrow for my kids, I've got them all ready for it, so lets see how we do... I hope we can survive another year :)


Barbara said...

LOL @ the driving turtle!!!!

Great pics, as always. Looks like the kids had fun. And I just love that quilt!

Vonna said...

WHat a feast for the eyes here today :)
Your quilt is have my address right?! ;o)

AND your kiddos are cuties - school kiddos today tho' :(

Sunflower house is GORGEOUS! Now I want to pull my copy and stitch it....

And the driving turtle made my kids laugh out loud!

Jennifer said...

I love, love, love that quilt!

Andrea said...

Sometimes just staying home is the way to go. Looks like a good weekend.

Ginnie said...

Your winter stack is looking great, worth all the work as the fabric is a lovely colour. beautiful quilt aswell

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! That quilt is beautiful already! Love Sunflower house! Your kids are cuties and that turtle is adorable.

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects!

Karan said...

So love that quilt - lucky DS!
So many lovely pics to look at. TFS. :0)

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John said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! And I am so glad to find yours. The blue and white quilt is beautiful ... I am not usually drawn to batiks, but I love the way you used them in this quilt. Hmmmmm ... I might just have to "borrow" the idea! :)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous quilt in the blue and whites!! And, your BB piece is wonderful, too! I came to your site through a mutual stitching friend's blog. We have alot in common...quilting and xstitching and more. Come visit me!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your right the quilt fabrics are so pretty and I really liked the WMD Winter Stack it looks great on the dark blue fabric so hang in there. Hope the kids have fun at school the pics are very cute. HAppy Stitching, CJ(ok;-)

Marie-P said...

Your Batik quilt is great, a perfect "boy" quilt.
I enjoyed the pics of the kids, they are cute as ever; I do hope they are enjoying school and that you are enjoying some free time!
love that turtle driving the car picture, very clever.

MysteryKnitter said...

The turtle in the car is crazy! I love the frame of the Sunflower House!