Monday, July 30, 2007
Well that's all for today my sweets. I wish you all a happy Monday!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Ok, Crossing Jordan is now on twice a day, so I can really get some sewing done. I have started machine quilting my little yellow quilt and I could easily get that done if I applied myself.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Have a good Monday my sweet Muggles, and I'll see you soon!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This rose is so lovely, I hope that I can keep it alive. It's a Palace Rose. It looks like old silk flowers doesn't it. A lot of people wondered if it was even real. I just can't get over how beautiful it is. Thank you so much Leslie.
So here's the start of my latest project. Totally shocking, not my kind of colors at all, but I was just moved to make something different. I really like the oranges in the Urban Chicks line Summer in the City. It's on of Elizabeth's patterns, At Home. It calls for Jelly Rolls but I just calculated how much to buy for the stack of fabrics I collected and made my own roll!
Here's what I ended up choosing for borders. It will also have a piano key border. Quite cute. Not what I was thinking I'd do, so I'm glad I waited to buy the borders till it was put together. My original plan was to use the Chez Moi floral but just didn't look good. I know when I first started quilting I always wanted to choose everything in advance but now I like to wait, see how the project goes before committing myself.
Today I'm off with Frankie and Elizabeth to this month's opening of Room with a Past. We're hoping to find some apartment goodies! Anne says that's where she's really scored lately, so we're going to try our luck. It's been a while. Should make for a fun day. I hope you have a fun day peoples.. thanks again for the birthday wishes. I appreciate you all so much.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
The packaging was just as wonderful as the gift, this came swaddled in some black and white tissue. I could barely bring myself to open it, but my friends you know how greedy I am, so I did.
A package filled with Japanese goodness, magazines and craft books. Two books on studio organization, which has been on my mind lately with all my Celebrity Stunt Quilting. I'm not sure I'll ever be really organized, but I bet I could do way better than I'm doing now. ( You may or may not believe my table is still cleared off. I know, shocker! I wouldn't have believed it. )
I have spent some time on the swing with my books and they're wonderful. The evenings have been cool and breezy, one of the many perks of living in this valley. Let's hope the breezes find you my friends. Happy Happy.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Sherry, thanks for letting me take your picture for my blog.I can see why you have a big smile on your face! This foundation pieced star is amazing. I love your color selections, and particularly that you used some Amy Butler and some Jinny Beyer.Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum.
I can't believe how great this turned out. The kaleidoscope effect of the center is amazing.
I think we all agree Sherry, this one needs to be entered into PIQF!
All right my little pineapples I hope you all have fabulous weekends! Off to the coast!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Here's Melissa, Anne and Brenda (from left to right)
And look at Nireko peeking out, she's a silly one! We went off for some Mexican food and some gabbing. After a long lunch catching up, we parted ways. Have a safe trip to Bend ladies! And show off all your finds when you get home, we want lots of pictures.
Frankie met up at the end of lunch showing off her new doo, which I totally do not have a picture of, and came with me and Elizabeth for an afternoons outing. Frankie's friend British Kelly joined us and hilarity ensued. It was a fun gals day and I had a wonderful time.
Thanks Anne, Brenda and Elizabeth for letting me be part of the Celebrity crowd. I had a blast!
This was it for my fig tree this year. I need to settle on a spot and plant it. It doesn't enjoy pot living.
The very sweet Karen was in the shop yesterday. Last week she told me about a quilt she was finishing for her cats, so she brought it in to show. Isn't it cute? And of course I love that her cats will have their own quilt. Karen is so sweet. She wouldn't be in the photo because she hadn't done her hair. Karen, you are so beautiful and kind you don't need to do your hair to be on my blog. But I respect your wishes.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
And bees on flowers. A favorite. I'm not very patient but I'd wait for that. There were a lot of bees but they were minding their own business so we didn't have any problems.
The last two evenings have been deliciously cool out, so I've taken a magazine out back to the swing to read. I love that kind of cool crisp evening where it's just a degree or two away from being too cool. There's enough light still left for reading, no one in the neighborhood is blasting off fireworks so the dogs are quiet. All good.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
And now for the confession. I've had my lovely Koala quilting table for several years. Nice huh?
This is the first time it's been cleared off. Ever, in the history of sewing tables at my house. I have some more Celebrity Stunt Sewing to do, and it requires the space. Don't even ask me what I did with all the stuff. There's a reason why only the table shows.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Frankie dropped in on her way out to Santa Cruz for the day. Here's all my girls, right to left, Leslie, Elizabeth, Frankie and Sandy!
And here's the quilt we made kits for last week. I noticed a few people buying them, phew, I always worry that as much fun as it to make them, they won't sell!!!
Melissa and Leslie did a wonderful job with the event, the store looked amazing and cake delish and just everything perfect!