Monday, June 27, 2011

A Trip, Quilts, and a Link

Sometimes plans change. I am leaving town tomorrow morning for a few days. DD#2 has gone camping with my parents for the week and DD#1 and I going to go find them tomorrow. Which means a new puppy + tent + cold mountain nights = no sleep. I will see how things go before I plan on how long I will be gone. If things go well we will be back on Friday ready for hot running water and a nice soft bed. If things go bad I will be back on Wednesday! LOL! I will leave you with a few pictures of a few quilt I saw Saturday at the Boise Basin Quilt Show in Boise Idaho.

And a link I saw this book on another blog and thought I would get me one. This a a cross between journaling and scrapbooking that I can love a lot!! I kind of do this any way. Have a good week! If you don't hear from me until Friday then things went well and we are having a good time!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Vacation and New Family Member!!

What is happening...
This month has gone by. My girls have been out of school since the end of May. We have done a lot of visiting, shopping, resting, over sleeping, eating, and just about anything that makes a summer vacation perfect. I have taken some time off from blogging and I am sorry for not letting you all know before hand. I think it is time to get back to what I love and that is blogging and sewing. I have not done much sewing so I need to get back at it. If I am sewing then I am blogging then also. LOL! I have kept up with my obligations but I have not finished my Le Petite. I have most of the triangles sewn together. Here are the blocks and flowers that I have made this month.

Block Swap Adventure

What I accomplished...
Not much. I am sure I will get more done this week.
Sewing thought...
When you make Yo-Yo's do you use a plastic Clover Yo-Yo maker or do you use a template to make a circle then just sew by hand? I have made them buy hand before when I made my Yo-Yo Christmas Ornaments.
My daughter has been using the Clover Yo-Yo maker and she loves it. She has two sizes. She is thinking she would like more. Give them a try you might like them.
Sewing Goals...
This week I need to finish my Le Petite. It is so cool. I love this pattern. I chose the Ric Rac pattern. I am doing it in rainbow colors. I can't wait until it is finished. Oh one more thing I have a new baby. I got him from my son and his girlfriend. They named him Mr. Man. I am not sure if that is the name that will stay with him, I may rename him. He is 7/8 Dachshund and 1/8 Chihuahua.

Is he not the cutest little thing!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I am not AWOL!! I have permission!

Just a few pictures of a quilt show I went to today. I will be back after this weekend is over.
 I hope that your Father's Day goes well!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Owyhee Damn Again and a Block Finish

What is happening...
We had a great weekend. We took the family and DH brother and his family up to see the Owyhee Damn. Much nicer weather this time. We stayed for about 4 hours and had a picnic. It was great.

This morning the girls and I spent time outside doing yard work. It felt good but I had to take a 1 1/2 nap this afternoon. Now we have had a storm come through and it is going to be like this all week.
What I accomplished...
I have gotten my Let's Bee Together block. I love these fabrics. They are Morningstar by Linda Hohag of Brandywine.

Sewing thought...
How many swap/block commitments do you have in a month? Right now I have 7. One border swap. Two block swaps. One hexie swap. One small project assignment. Two BOM's and one of them is a stitchery block. Starting in August I will have two or three more BOM's that I will be working on over the next year from my LQS. Plus I have two charity quilts to make. I love this amount. It is just enough to keep me busy but not enough to make me feel overwhelmed. How about you, what is your limit.
Sewing Goals...
I am just going to work on the goals I set last week. I got the one block done now I need to make the other one. Also back to those Christmas table runners. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quilts for Kids and Online Window Shopping

What is happening...
I had a good day. Got the bathroom cleaned, did laundry, and finished the two quilts for Quilts for Kids. The weather was nice and the sun was out (for a little while). Did a bunch of window shopping on the computer. I love looking at different shops and wishing I had more money. LOL!

What I accomplished...
Like I said above I finished with the binding on both of my Quilts for Kids quilts. I love both of them. I made a boy quilt from their kit, it has a camping theme. Then I made a girl quilt with my own fabrics. I will have them off in the mail tomorrow.

Their fabric.
If you look about in the middle, you can see a BIG WHITE THREAD!! How funny is that!
 These are my fabrics.

I even finished these three Hexie flowers.
Sewing thought...
Do you have a favorite online shop to buy fabric from? I like Green Fairy Quilts, Quilt Taffy, Fat Quarter Shop, and Erica's Craft and Sewing Center. I have a few more but these are the ones that I have really liked. If you have any please share.

Sewing Goals...
I would like to get my two swap blocks done tomorrow. I already know what I am making so I want to get them done. I would like to see if I have enough of one fabric to make borders for my 12 Days of Christmas table runners. If I need to order more then I can do it while I have some money. I would like to also get started on my hexies for my flower swap.

PS I messed up on cutting my fabric for the H2H Challenge. I need to figure out what I am going to do about that. Darn I hate that.