Saturday, December 04, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Yesterday's mail brought this month's installment of the Designer BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop...as soon as I saw the pattern I knew I wanted to do this block right away......it was so much FUN! This is going to be the cutest quilt!
I also tried...tried being the key word here...to do Month 10 of the Civil War Tribute BOM...the best description I can come up with is NIGHTMARE! I thought last month was bad...there were partial seams and set in seams in those blocks. This month the block looked pretty easy when I first looked at it...then on further review I realized that there were set in seams again. Well I followed all the directions and got all my parts together, then the directions said something like refer to month 9 for set in seam directions...well, I've been at this quilting thing for a lot of years, and for the life of me I can't get these blocks together...I just can't do it. Somehow I think for the price of this BOM we could get a bit better directions. My solution is that I'm pitching the block parts that I did, coming up with my own blocks to fill those 2 spots. OK, sorry...that was a rant and I really do try not to do that...but if you're doing this BOM I wanted to make sure you had a warning! Or maybe someone has figured this one out and you can let me know what I'm missing here.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Amy of A Needle in my Hand said...
Oh, I love the fabric.Thanks for being so generous.
Amy if you'll e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org I'll get your package out to you...have tons of fun with it!
Thank you everyone who commented...I promise I'll have another giveaway soon...I know there are lots more scraps!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Mary, please send me an email (email@example.com) with your address and I'll get your 12 Days of Christmas scraps right out out you.
That was lots of fun...I'll be back later with another stack of scraps to give away!
Saturday, November 06, 2010
I had a fun time this week...I made Bennington......from Carrie Nelson's book Schnibbles Times Two...this was a really fun one to do...and the bonus was that it went together perfectly and pretty quickly. I used Kate Spain's fabric 12 Days of Christmas...this fabric is just so darn much fun! This will be a Christmas gift for Josh and Katie...as soon as I saw this fabric I knew they needed a Christmas quilt this year. I put the FaLaLa fabric on the back...Deck the Halls is one of Hampton's very favorite songs...he sings it all year long and when he gets to the FaLaLaLaLa part he sings that part with extra gusto! He loves it...so I knew this is what just had to go on the back.
Well now that I'm done with the quilt, instead of putting the leftovers in a box and thinking I'll do something with them at some point (that never happens...LOL) I'm giving them away...there are 30-2" strips, a bit over 1/2 a yard of the FaLaLa fabric, some whole 10" layer cake squares and some partial ones....plenty to do something fun for Christmas! Just leave me a comment by Wednesday morning, 10 EST...Mr. Quilt Holder will pull a name then and I'll get it out in the mail to the winner!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thank you Thelma and Nicole...Blogland is the BEST!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
From there we headed down to Bar Harbor...but stopped in Camden for lunch...this tree was in someone's side yard ...stop the car, let me take a picture of that gorgeous tree......it was breathtaking...there were about 4 shades of red/orange in this tree. While we were in Bar Harbor we went to Acadia National Park...what a beautiful park...if I lived near there, that's where I'd go walk every day...the views were beyond belief. This is the top of Cadillac Mountain...this is the place that dawn breaks first on the Eastern Seaboard...pretty, pretty, pretty!
I was really hoping to see a moose...no luck...well we walked into LL Bean in Freeport and right there......a moose...Oh I was so excited! I don't know if he'd ever been a real moose or not, but he was pretty darn big...and looked like a moose...so I'm calling him my Maine moose. Andy's still laughing at me.
Saturday morning on the way back to the airport, i still needed more leaf pictures...I just couldn't get enough...so 70mph, from the back seat...leaves and more leaves. I just loved the way there were pine trees mixed in with all the other trees, so there were some beautiful greens mixed in with all the shades of red, gold, orange. We live in a BEAUTIFUL country!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
When we got back I had the most wonderful package waiting for me...my prize package from The Year of Schnibbles Parade...I still can't believe I won Carrie's prize...I am still absolutely doing the dance. This box was filled with the best goodies...Layer Cakes of Punctuation (and you know I love that), and brand new layer cakes of Wild Rose by Blackbird Designs and Le Encole by French General...charm packs from one of my favorite design teams, Brannock and Patek...these are older lines and I don't even remember there being charm packs for these groups...Gatherings, Four Seasons, and Rites of Spring...I couldn't be more thrilled with those...and look at the wonderful wooden box that Carrie put those charm packs in. I've had that box in lots of different places in my sewing room, I think I've finally settled on where it's going to live, well for a little while anyway...LOL! There's an autographed copy of Schnibbles Two, a rotary cutter,all of Carrie's individual Schnibble patterns tied with a cute ribbon, a Schnibble project bag, my favorite Prescencia thread that Carrie has me hooked on, and a 6 1/2" square and a 6" X 12" OLFA frosted rulers...now I'm going to tell you that I'm not a gadget girl and I don't buy new rulers just because they're the NEW thing so I've never had these...I've used them this week a bit and I LOVE them...they don't slip but my favorite thing is that there is no glare on the ruler. The lines are nice and thin and it's very easy to read...I'm hooked! This was the most amazing prize! Carrie is not only an amazing designer, she's an amazingly generous person...Thank you Carrie! Thank you again to Sherri and Sinta for a fun, fun year!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
They arrived last Friday and went back to Birmingham on Tuesday. I went and got Mom and brought her here too...we had the whole family here and it was so much fun. Mom had a blast! We crammed lots into a short time...the kids swam in the pool...Hampton loved Grandy's raft and thought it was a wonderful boat... He figured out how to paddle all over the pool using his little kick board. He also thought this would be the perfect spot for a nap...Camden loved the waterfall...she never wanted Josh to move away from it.
We colored in coloring books a lot...we went to the playground in our neighborhood...and they went to DowntownDisney and Hampton got his face painted...he was the cutest Pluto ever. He really didn't want to go to bed, he was afraid all of his paint would come off on the pillow...a little came off but he still looked really cute when we went to Disney World the next day. I didn't take many pictures at Disney...we were way too busy having fun...here's one of them waiting in line to meet Buzz Lightyear... Disney is such a wonderful place to visit with little people.
As they were getting ready to go on Tuesday I could hear Camden giggling in the living room...she was having so much fun... trying to walk in Mamie's shoes.
We had a wonderful, wonderful visit...I feel like we laughed and smiled continually from Friday to Tuesday. I couldn't believe how quiet the house was when they left...Wednesday morning I kept waiting to hear Hampton call me from upstairs..."Mamie I'm awake"...can't wait to see them again. We'll head up there right after Christmas. Hampton wanted to know if he was going to have 2 Christmas' again this year...you betcha!
Before the kids arrived I did get Camden's Short Story finished...this one was as fun to do as the little one for her doll carriage. I'm still in love with this Bliss fabric.
Well I know I just came back, but I have to tell you, I'm leaving again for a bit...Andy and I are taking a trip to Maine...we're leaving early, early Tuesday morning and we'll be back on Saturday evening. Our favorite pet sitters are coming to stay here with the boys...they're great and they just love the boys...so, I'll see you next Sunday...have a great week!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I also got this month Designer BOM block from The Fat Quarter Shop done......gosh I'm loving this fabric too...it's so much fun! I have no clue why there's a pink tint in the white background...it really isn't there...
And all day, my wonderful scissor fob from Darlene kept my scissors safe and sound...I always knew right where they were. Thank you my friend!
I must apologize for being remiss in giving credit to the designer of the quilt in my last post...AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts did this as a quilt along...you can find the directions on her blog side bar...Round and Round Quilt Along. I didn't have time to do it when she did the quilt along, but remembered it and knew it was going to be the second twin's quilt. Thank you so much AmandaJean!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tomorrow I'll start working on Camden's quilt that will match her doll carriage quilt..I get to play with Bliss again...gosh I love that fabric. I'll keep you posted.
I was the very lucky recipient of one of Darlene's wonderful scissor fobs...sorry I don't have a picture...my battery pooped out. Darlene I love it...thank you so much.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
8:00...they are pooped...they crawled in their bed and weren't heard from the rest of the evening...except for a few snores...it was a big day!