Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Last night we went to see The Karate Kid, this new version was pretty good, but way too long, it was almost 3 hours! The kids all got somewhat bored too, the end was good and all, but sheesh. Have any of you seen it yet?
On Sunday I was able to finish the June Schnibbles quilt top, State Fair. No, it is not quilted yet, but I’ll get there eventually. I have ADD right now and can’t focus on anything, and I am all over the place. This pattern is adorable isn’t it? Do you notice the white pinwheel in the pattern? I didn’t until I finished the top, duh! Super cute :D Well my friends, let’s see if I can’t put my shirt on the right way and remember to change out of my pajamas in the morning… I am like a chicken with its head cut off right now. I hope you all have a good day!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Okay I am done complaining now :P
Back in February I emailed Vonna at The Twisted Stitcher about doing a 4th of July Exchange. She was so on top of things she already mailed my exchange! I was so excited when I opened it, she always and I mean always makes the most beautiful things.
I now own a beautiful punch needle wall hanging!! I am in love with it, it is beautiful, and matches my house well I might add. In addition she also made me a floss tag. It’s so adorable. Thank you Vonna, you are amazing! I love ya girlfriend :D I finished her exchange last night and will be mailing it off soon. Thanks again for doing this exchange with me. It has kept me stitching.
There is some quilting news. I have been digging through my stash lately and come out of it totally overwhelmed. I have a lot of it, I know I always say that, but it’s true. I’ve been making quilts out of my stash a lot lately, so there is some progress on making my stash smaller. This little coin quilt is from scraps. I found a piece of polyester low loft batting. I am trying to just use it all up, polyester is no longer my preferred choice of batting, but I am not going to just sit on it forever, it works fine for baby quilts. I think I have one more piece big enough for a baby quilt and then it’ll be all gone anyway. For the backing I had a couple yards left of the big dots (same thing I used on the backing for the above quilt). It feels good to use up the stash, and I must say I do love my stash.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
I was contacted by Heather at Quilt Story to feature one of my quilts, please go and check out their blog, it's really fantastic! Thank you again for allowing me to be a guest there, you are awesome!
Things are moving right along over at my house. My sister asked me to quilt her top that she left here back in March. I finally got it quilted for her and mailed it back. She made the same quilt that I had taught at church class. The pattern is from CrazyMomQuilts, Amanda Jeans blog. Nikki likes thematic quilts we've discovered, this quilt is all fruit and veggie fabrics, with black sashing.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
She posted last week about a ruler she found that worked for cutting out the wedge shaped blocks for this quilt. I went to Joann's and found it, and it did work out great. I've got all of my wedges cut out, and next it'll be the white strips inbetween.
What I thought was cool is what a small world it is. Reading another blog Sonnet of the Moon yesterday, I came across a post that she is making this same pattern, using the same fabrics, and calling it Mermaid School, how cute is that??
The Memorial Day weekend here in Portland was rainy, really rainy. We did luck out on Monday though. We took our canoe for a maiden voyage, and the clouds went away for the day! We were in heaven catching little fish and eating ham sandwiches on the bank. Talk about a perfect day.