Monday, August 29, 2011

Coming to a close


I love the end of summer. By the end of the summer I’m ready for some routine, schedules, cooler weather and warmer food. I’ve hardly touched the sewing machine in 2 weeks….I guess I needed a break from sewing.


Instead I’ve been sitting around watching my kids play and eating zucchini in truckloads….since we have literally truck loads.


I did manage to get Bizzy Kid into a hard copy….it’s so nice to cross that off the list. It only took me 3 months. :)


Thank you for all your kind words on my Seville quilt. I’ll get the finished quilt pictures edited and posted this week. More on that quilt later….

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

From a stack

I love how a stack of this…


can be transformed into this:


It’s amazing how much I like cutting up fabric and sewing it back together again.   This one was inspired by a photo of tile in Sevilla, Spain….where I met my husband.  :)  The fabric stack above is from my fat quarter bundle at the Fat Quarter Shop. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

A coat of paint

A coat of paint can do wonders.   This lovely vintage dresser got a much needed fresh start…but not before my son took a black permanent market to it when we weren’t looking.  How do they always find the permanent markers?


It looks so much better.  I thought it looked good before, but now its fresh and ready for a new coat of black permanent marker.  :)  


My Bizzy Kid Quilt is being featured over at A Quilt Story today.  I finally took some decent pictures of it too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Forties chevron


Scrappy chevrons inspired by this quilt that was bookmarked ages ago:


I love how all the chevrons are solids or semi-solids.

Note to self….wait until destructo-baby and his stuffed duck are asleep before laying out blocks.


Monday, August 15, 2011

On vacation

The kids and I are in my hometown for the next 2 weeks.  Enjoying chocolate cake for breakfast (me…not them)…


working on my stack of unfinished projects…


while the kids are loving lazy-man wagon rides with Poppie.


Gotta love being home.  Especially with this nice cool weather Seattle has….love it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Upside down Little Apples


I was given 2 seconds to take these pictures before the other fisherman returned to see my husband holding up a quilt.   So those cute little kids are playing ring-around-the-rosies upside down all over the quilt. 


The trickiest part of this quilt for me is spacing all of the colors and fabrics evenly.  It took me a ridiculously long time to lay it out and stare at it before it got sewn together.

And in other exciting news….we caught a fish!  We only had to go fishing 19 times but hey…at least it’s a big fish.  It’s a darn good thing too because my sewing machine is getting dusty.


Friday, August 5, 2011

5 (random) things

1.  The winner of the Joel Dewberry giveaway is Kathy@mishmashmom.  I emailed you Kathy!

2.  I pulled out this stack of abandoned Shortcake blocks today.  Not sure if I want to finish it or not…I’ve had it so long I don’t even remember the name of that fabric!


3.  I gave up soda. 2 1/2 weeks without and I hate to admit it…..but I feel much better.


(like that picture of my dirty glass?)

4.  I went on a freezer meal rampage last week.  I was sick of eating out…and freezer meals are perfect for our lazy/busy nights.  I need more good recipes though…any suggestions?


5.  Ryan pulled the button off my sprocket pillow for the 586th time.  I’m sewing it on with fishing line this time…I think it’ll work.