Monday, August 29, 2011

Coming to a close

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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.

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

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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. :)

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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….

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

From a stack

I love how a stack of this…

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can be transformed into this:

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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. 

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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?

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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.  :)  

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

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Forties chevron

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

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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.

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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)…

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working on my stack of unfinished projects…

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

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

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Upside down Little Apples

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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

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(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?

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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.

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