It was a fun one and a busy one and the weather was sweet...for the most part. Saturday, the kids and I hit some garage sales. It is the season, they were everywhere. Liv was on the lookout for "the big score" according to Liv which means stuffed animals, her passion. She found them. Andrew found a "hot wheels size' school bus and I found some cool crafty stuff and a new keyboard as my old one is a sorry looking beast. It now as a new home in the garbage. The kids dad, Mark, came up on Saturday Evening and they were happy about that. Yesterday it was a group effort in the garden, we finally planted tomatoes and some flower seeds, then off to the beach. There was a pretty good breeze going or otherwise it would have been darn right hot. We all got in the water anyway and had a good splash and then the kids and I built fairy houses out of little pieces of wood and dried seaweed...A clam dig and bbq followed....Today was a pretty quiet day as we were up late last night. The kids watched a movie and I sewed...The other day I made a skirt for Liv from the new Better homes and Gardens "Quilts and More" issue and today I made a very pink quilted pillow....It is 18" and really pretty....I also cut out a couple pairs of shorts to sew up for Daniel. He is growing like crazy right now and eating like a horse or maybe two...So anyway, Happy Memorial Day everyone..........
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I worked on my Washington shop hop 06' quilt top today....I just cant seem to get the thing finished! I have told myself I can't go to this years shop hop, unless this quilt is done. I did make some progress today and thought I would post pictures...I have a blue and red big border to add to all sides and of course it needs to be quilted and bound, but I thought I would show my progress so far. Maybe it will inspire me to finish the darn thing, who knows? I didn't use any kind of a pattern, just built it around the blocks...I have said before that I am about charm, not about being precise...After looking at it, I realized that if I had planned, I probably could've had matching points all over the place but sadly, I am not much of a planner either...Oh well, maybe in my next life...
Monday, May 19, 2008
Olivia had a big Brownie (girl scout) camp out this weekend and Andrew and I tagged along. We had so much fun and the weather was just perfect...I have been washing clothes and putting things away all day, but I did take time to make a couple of Atc's. We are having a flower themed challenge on Fab atc's....I just used free motion sewing and jazzed them up with crystals...We sure get some beautiful cards out there in our group! Once I get caught up on the laundry, I am going to start a skirt for Liv. There is a really cute and simple pattern in the "quilts and More" Better homes and gardens this month....back to the washer and dryer!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am in the second year of a round robin for my "color me silly" group...This year we are just mailing out pages for others books instead of the whole books...I think in part it is because my book and another persons book got lost in Canada for quite a while and then the postal expense...it IS easier, but I miss seeing every ones books...This layout is for a garden themed "Mary Mary Quite Contrary,"book...I stumbled around a bit trying to think about what to do but in the end I just started playing and quit thinking...I used organza to print the vintage girls on.I like the look of it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I am playing in a Summer Swap hosted by Karla...We are supposed to swap a ten dollar limit summer themed gift with another player..I finished mine today...It is a Tussie Mussie with Dried rosemary and lavender in it and I have a couple of surprise summer goodies to include and wrap all pretty...It has vintage bathing beauties on it, old sheet music and beads and buttons...I had fun making it. This is the second one I have made...the first has been given as a gift...If you click on the sidebar for the summer swap you can find out more info about the swap.
Monday, May 12, 2008
I got the best book and have had so much fun looking at it! It is called "Crowns and Tiara's". I saw it, and had to get it off Amazon. Once I got it and paged thru it a couple of times, I got all kinds of crazy ideas spinning around. I am a child at heart still and what little girl doesn't like a crown now and then. Saturday I hit the mother lode of all garage sales and got all kinds of crafting loot! (I guess the stars were aligned in my favor cause this usually does not happen!) When I was paging thru the book and looking at supplies needed I realized I didn't have a lot of them...rats! After the garage sale I had pretty much everything so I came home went downstairs and a crown was made....Olivia adores it and wore it all day on Saturday..She is envisioning it with a princess skirt for her birthday party. We will see if she gets one!
Monday, May 5, 2008
The cupcakes are more little bottlecap pincushions...I think they are so cheery and cute. I really don't know any embroidery stitches and am probably to lazy to learn, so they are simple and sweet...These are for a swap where I will get three in return. I also have a friend who had surgery and she loves the colors blue and yellow about as much as I love pink! She also loves cabinet cards so I altered one for her and am going to mail it out. This lady, I thought was of the homely sort and she actually looks better altered....I love the saying about the shoes and if you look close, you will see a pair of shoes on the card. Today I made a list of things I want to get done and it is huge! I would like to say that it is mostly art and sewing but I think household chores are dominating the list. Better get going on it!