Wednesday, June 30, 2010

See Y'all in a Week!!

Today was my last day of the regular
 school year and I get a week off

before we start summer school. 

So, I'm flying out tomorrow to Florida
 to see my family
and maybe visit some new quilt shops!

See ya in a week!!  :-)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Bad!

Yes, I'm bad! 
Instead of going home after work and
getting busy finishing the June Schnibbles
 which is up on my design wall....

I made the mistake of sitting
 in my red chair and picking up
 a novel I am reading...

And that was that!
No sewing... so engrossed in this great book
that I sat there reading until I had
to get up to make dinner!
Didn't sew a stitch!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Works in Progress

I've laid out my Quilt Along blocks on my
 design wall and am ready to 
sew them together...

but as we've only got three more days in June,
I've stopped for the time being in order to get
my Schnibbles "State Fair" completed!

I made the blocks yesterday and this afternoon,
 I trimmed them and arranged  them on my
design wall, ready to sew them together!
Hopefully tomorrow after work,
 I can get the top done!
What did you create this weekend??

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stash Manicure

This morning I have the honor again of
authoring a post at the Stash Manicure blog

It's a little tutorial on how to use up
 your scraps to create a laptop bag!
Hope you'll go on over to
Stash Manicure and check it out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quilt Along Blocks

Today, I was able to find some time to sew up

 the CGQC Quilt Along blocks.

I really love these 16 patch blocks!

Now I can't wait to see it all put together!
I hope your husbands and fathers had a wonderful Father's Day!
I sent my Dad in Orlando a cheesecake from Harry and David.
My DH chose the menu for today's dinner-
grilled strip steak with marinated mushrooms,
 creamy garlic shell pasta, salads
and rootbeer floats!  YUM!!
What did you do this weekend?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Summer Tops

I've finished the first three camp shirts I previously showed you the fabric for, and on Sunday night I cut out 5 more. 
Here are the fabrics!

tropical camouflage

tossed mums

bamboo batik

bright sunflowers

I'm using an old old pattern from the 80's
 that I've always loved!!

Today after work I finished
the tossed mums shirt!
One down 4 to go!  YESSSSSSS!

Monday, June 14, 2010

If I Were...

I saw this activity on another blog and thought it would be fun to do myself and fun to challenge others to do-

If I were a month I’d be October.

If I were a day I’d be Sunday.

If I were a time of day I’d be midnight.

If I were a font I’d be Curls.

If I were a planet I’d be Saturn...(with RINGS!!)

If I were a direction I’d be South.

If I were a piece of furniture I’d be an antique pie safe.

If I were a liquid I’d be a frozen pina colada.

If I were a gemstone I’d be a blue diamond.

If I were a tree I’d be a maple in autumn.

If I were an element I’d be trickling water.

If I were a tool I’d be a rotary cutter.

If I were a flower I’d be a ruffled peony.

If I were an element of weather I’d be falling snow.

If I were a musical instrument I’d be a xylophone.

If I were a colour I’d be periwinkle blue.

If I were an emotion I’d be joy.

If I were a fruit I’d be a juicy mango.

If I were a sound I’d be a tinkling wind chime.

If I were a car I’d be the pink Barbie convertible.

If I were a food I’d be a key lime cheesecake.

If I were a place I’d be a beloved home.

If I were material I’d be Minkee.

If I were a taste I’d be gingerbread.

If I were a scent I’d be gardinia.

If I were a body part I’d be thick spirals of red hair.

If I were a song I’d be "The Look of Love" by Burt Bacharach.

If I were a bird I’d be a penguin.

If I were a gift I’d be priceless.

If I were a city I’d be quaint and artsy.

If I were a door I’d open into a secret garden.

If I were a pair of shoes I’d be comfy sandals.

If I were a poem I’d be real short.

OK, so who is next????

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Would you like to know what I did this weekend?
We had 22 new windows installed on Friday.
So this is what I did this weekend...

I painted the inside trim
Can I put them down on my sidebar
under things I've done in June?

All Cut Out!!

Kelly gave us intructions as to what to cut out!
So, after work today, I cut mine all out!
Here are my 84 charm squares cut into pieces.
Isn't this fabric cute?
It's Tweet Tweet from Moda.

And here is everything ready and waiting...
(why did Blogger flip this photo?)

Time to sew, Kelly!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Stash Manicure

I wrote a post today over at Stash Manicure

about creating purses out
of scraps leftover from quilts.
Go here to check it out!! 
Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What A Guy!!

My birthday is Saturday so when I saw this at the quilt show last weekend, I knew that's what I wanted for my birthday.  I've been thinking of buying one for a while as I'm running out of places to store my quilts. 
I told my DH about it and he said-
 "Go buy it!"  So I did! 

I only have 6 quilts in it now, but more will fit!!

It fits in much better with the living room
 decor than any other room in my house.

I am lovin' it in there!!
So, waddaudink??

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nice Givaway!

Go to the Cluck Cluck Sew blog
and enter their awesome givaway for

this gorgeous bundle of fat quarters.
Wouldn't it make a lovely quilt?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Between Charming Friends Quilt Along

activity for this first week is to select our fabrics.  I've decided to make the smaller version and will use 2 charm packs from the "Tweet Tweet" collection from Moda, with a beige for the background and inner border.

I'm so excited about this quilt along! 
The pattern is just adorable!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quilt Show

As promised I remembered my camera
 when I went back to the show today.
So here are some photos of our local
Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show 2010!

Wait 'til you see what my DH let me
buy at the show for my birthday...