Monday, July 20, 2009

Great Week at the Beach!

Mom and I had the absolute best week at the beach last week...unlike last year we had perfect weather all week long. We had 2 mornings where it spit rain for about 30 seconds and that was it...sunny, breezy...just perfect. As usual mom and I read and read and read some more...This is the best I could do getting a picture of mom...but you get the idea! I told her she looks like Wilson on "Home Improvement".
We had 6 evenings of gorgeous sunsets...here's one of the best...

While at the beach I got bindings on 2 quilts...stitching in the evening and I was done in no time...this red, cream and blue quilt is my new favorite quilt of all time...it's made with Prairie Paisley by Minnick and Simpson...Sorry for the bend in the top...my quilt holder can't go up the stairs any more...he has his appointment at the hospital for his knee replacement on September 1st...the quilt is so wide my arms just don't have a big enough span...and it's so long that unless I went up the stairs halfway we couldn't get the whole quilt in the picture. This quilt was inspired by Darlene of Quilting Daze...She posted a picture of her quilt and I just loved it...thank you Darlene for all your help with this one...I love it and it's staying at our house...we're keeping it!

This one is the Monthly Mini from Temecula Quilt Company...it was so much fun to do...and I am crazy about the fabric choices that they made. Gosh I love that shop! Wish I lived closer!

And while I was at the beach I got an e-mail from Sherri at A Quilting Life letting me know that I won part of her big giveaway...OMG, am I ever a lucky girl...I won this wonderful bag.And as if this bag isn't wonderful enough, it has one of Sherri's very specially made covered buttons...Did I mention how very lucky I feel! Thank you Sherri!

I'll be back tomorrow...I hope to have my Simply Sophisticated block and my Designer BOM block done and I want to share the books that I read...until tomorrow...

24 comments:

Karen said...

I can see why you like the Prairie Paisley block. I found some of the fabric online for $5.00 a yard but did not succumb to it even thought it nagged at me a whole bunch. I bought too much other fabric to indulge any more.
Glad you had a good week at the beach. We had plenty of rain here.

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on your win! Your little quilt is wonderful!

Gretchen said...

I love your Prairie Paisley quilt! I think this is one of my favorite fabric lines; the colors are just perfect. Congrats on the bag win and on the great weather for your time at the beach!

Teresa said...

So many beautiful pictures!

Kate said...

mmm, beach! Glad you had nice weather. Love the Prairie Paisley quilt too, its gorgeous!

Quilt Hollow said...

Will you buy my next lottery ticket? LOL
Really liking that quilt that Darlene helped you with....fun to see that you do keep a few for yourself. It is wonderful and truly a keeper.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Glad you had good weather at the beach. The beach isn't so much fun when it's raining all the time.

Love your Darlene-inspired quilt. Pretty fabrics! And congratulations on winning Sherri's bag -- it's adorable.

Sue said...

You sound like had lots of fun! The picture of the sunset is just beautiful! And your mom has nice legs!!
I love the quilts you were able to finish up especially the Prairie Paisley one.
How nice of you to win such a wonderful gift. That bag looks lovely!
Blessings!

*karendianne. said...

Mom reminds of Wilson from Home Improvement ~ that was funny, Carol.
Totally love your quilt. That pattern is just too fun. I really dig that! Happy for you to make that yours. ...and how wonderful to read about your time reading at the beach my friend. Perfect weather and all. :) *karendianne.

Janet said...

What a great win! The beach holiday sounds wonderful and you're getiing quite a bit done too.

Allie said...

Well, you just can't have a bad day at the beach - I'm glad you had great weather! Love the sunset picture.
That quilt is just gorgeous, and so is that bag!

Nan said...

Your mom looks like she's a very happy girl with her nose buried in that book! I'm so happy you girls had such a great time - makes me want to go to the beach now!
I am in LOVE with the Prairie Paisley quilt - it's gorgeous. A big Thank You to Darlene for inspiring you and helping you create that gorgeous quilt. The mini quilt is just too cute, too - the fabric is wonderful.
Very pretty bag you won, you lucky girl!

Sherri said...

Love that Prairie Paisley quilt...so glad you are keeping it! And I love the monthly mini, too...do you get that in the mail each month? Glad you like the bag...I've sure loved mine and thought they are a great size!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip!

Love both of your quilts. You are on a roll this month!

Congrats on your winning. Lucky girl!

debbie said...

Oh I LOVE THAT QUILT!! You are so talented! Someday I am going to make a quilt like that!! So glad you had a good time with your mom...I sure miss mine!! So very special for you to get to spend time away together!!

Cathy said...

That sounds like the perfect vacation!!! And I can't wait to hear about the books you read. I am an avid reader, especially mysteries. Your quilts are just beautiful, you have been a very busy person.
Cathy

Darlene said...

Wilson (oops, I mean your Mom - teehee) looks comfy! :-) I'm really glad you two enjoyed your time at the beach. Blissful.

Your Prairie Paisley quilt is wonderful, wonderful - I'm glad you're keeping the quilt. Maybe we should write up the pattern now that you've tested it. :-)

Love the bag you won from Sherri - very cute.

paulette said...

I love your Prairie Paisley quilt! Beautiful! You have been so busy-you are finishing off quilts left, right and centre! AND all so lovely! Good for you! Paulette

Lisa D. said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the beach. Your Prairie Paisley quilt looks fabulous! I can see why it's your new favorite.

Lea said...

Oh, I love your Mini quilt!!! also love that Prairie Paisley quilt!!! So beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

So glad you are enjoying your beach trip. Great pictures. And it looks like a lot of reading is getting done. Enjoy!

Ginger Patches said...

OMG I LOVE that prairie paisley quilt!!! I wish I could re-do mine...not too crazy about what I did with it...oh well. I don't remember seeing it on Darlene's blog I need to check it out. My computer went down for a while...since sometime when you were at the beach and now I have those issues fixed and my e-mail is doing something weird grrrr!!! I also love that TQC cutie...I have a book of little quilts from them that I am now inspired to go get busy on!!!!

Lynda said...

Special moments with mom and good weather too.....can't beat that! And, look at you.....sewing up a storm. Hope you are all relaxed, suntanned and caught up with your reading. Sounds like a great week to me!

Christine said...

I love your Prairie Paisley quilt ..the red, white and blue fabrics are wonderful. Lucky you, winning Sherri's gorgeous bag.