Thursday, April 28, 2011

Been a long how about some pictures?:)

It has been a very, very wet April so weeding has been put on the back burner but I have been having some fun inside...
...this month's theme at The Sketchbook Challenge is Branching I did...a little weaving on a garlic bag, some cutting, pasting and a wee bit of embroidery and there you have it. This was very out of my comfort zone!

At the STUD Swap our theme was Favorite Things...we listed five and our partner picked one or all. My partner loves Lily of the Valley and Salzburg, Austria. do I do that? A little freezer paper ironed on to some white it through my printer...snip, snip, sew, sew and there you go. I can't believe I stuffed flowers that small! Never again!

You can see what Nan made for me here! It is amazing!

This is what I really want to show mystery quilt....but it has to stay a mystery until May 15th when we emailing the LAST clue to our participants...then I can do the big reveal. I love it so much I splurged for the first time ever to have it long-armed....more details next month!!:)

The boy and his band Hold Tight! will be going on another tour soon...go check out their schedule and if you live near one of the cities they where they still need a venue and know of a good place drop them an email.....they would so appreciate it!:)

My new favorite line at work....Sherbet Pips. You think it might be because of the grey....I'm thinking yes!:)

Seen riding with my exercise pal Sally....a car covered with pink blossoms. Almost makes it worth all the rain to see something like that!;)

I leave you with this....and Easter husband gave me...

....Creepy Bunny......*shudder*!:)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Three for the road!

The Relay for Life road! Made these for my parents' Relay team. They are having a silent auction next month.

(The workshop dear hubby built for dear daddy)

Finished the Crazy Nine Patch, did some wavy line quilting on the big center square and then just went around the outer edge several times....
...was having problems uploading the photos so I couldn't get a close up of the quilting....the binding is red and yellow stripes. I love it!
This little quilt was made from some fabric I won in a giveaway...I FINALLY tried some free motion quilting! It was fun but I still need more pratice.
I'll be brave and show you some is still a bit too big. Need to get my hands and foot in sync!!

(Daddy is refinishing this bench for has a mate....they are going in our day.)

Now for my favorite. I call it Chocolate Boxes. Sew some different width strips together....cut it up one side and insert a long brown strip and there you have it.
Used the leftovers for the back and binding.
This one was hard to part with!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small Stuff....Really Small!

Made my Mom-in-law some potholders for her birthday last week.... ...don't you just love that fabric? Wish I knew what it was, all I had was a fat quarter of each! This was leftover from the grocery bag dispenser I made for my parents....they loved it. Now I need to make one for sis.
Align Center I am participating in the STUD swap this month....see that beauty up there? That mini was made for me by the amazing Nannette (nanotchka). The theme is "My Favorite Things" and we listed 5 favs...gardening was one of mine. I think Nan nailed it!:) Look at all those wonderful extras. I know just where I'm going to plant the of Nan's favs!

Now I need to finish hers....I'm a little intimidated!:o

One of the themes this month for the Bitty Block Committee is Sewing. you think we would have a problem thinking of wee little 3.5" squares to make for this theme? I don't think so!

A little template plastic and fine point Sharpie later and....
....we have a ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat fit for a sewing fairy!:)
Yes...I made 2.5"x.5" rulers!:) I won't tell you the size of the rotary blades!:)


Saturday, April 9, 2011

That Face Part II

Yep....really LOVE this face....yep...proud too. Twenty-four years of amazing adventures.... ...and she is just getting started!!
Happy Birthday Girl!

And Happy 5-0 sweet man... four days late but I know you'll forgive me!:)



ps...the girl had another article published on the Young Adult Fantasy Guide...go read it!:)

Friday, April 8, 2011

That Face Part 1

We SO love that face....are so proud of that face....has it really been 22 years? Yes, 22 amazing years! Happy Birthday Boy!!

xoxoxox mom and dad

ps....the boy's band Hold Tight! just released a B-side to their "Can't Take This Away" album...go download them both for free!:)