Tuesday, June 26, 2007
We had a wonderful dinner on the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal the other night. I had never had crabs before so it was a lot of fun. My nephew was having a great time showing me how to destroy them! My sister thinks he likes to eat crabs just because he can pull it all apart and break things!
Well back to reality - I"m on my way home to IL this morning. I feel like it is going to take me forever to catch up!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
And I went to Zook's! Oh what heaven I was in! I got a boatload of fabric!
We also found a winery and look at the cool bottle of wine I got! And it tastes awesome!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
And another project I did the last few days. I got this pieced for a Christmas gift. I have 4 more to go! I got the fabric at the Quilter's Hive here in Delaware. Yes I'm having a great time fabric shopping! I"m happy with how this turned out - especially since I HATE paper piecing! But this went pretty fast and will be a breeze to quilt. It finishes at about 15" x 15" - so not bad. The pattern is one I"ve had, so I don't know if it can be found anywhere still, but the website is still up. It is called "Silent Night" by Sweet Peas.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Today mom was feeling good so we went to my favorite quilt shop out here - Li'l Country Shoppe. This store is all prims and folk art stuff (well mostly) and I always find tons that I love. Today was no exception. Mom treated and I brought all these goodies home! We had so much fun shopping and picking out fabrics. First the fabric above is just misc fabrics I got for projects I"m working on and/or I know I will use and can't find by my house.
Then these are going into a prim project I"ve been dying to make but never found the right plaids! I'll keep the project a surprise because I'll probably start it when I get home! (Well home in IL).
Then the coolest purchase we got were these fabrics and book. The book is "Laps from Fats for Family & Friends". This is the 3rd book EllenReplogle has done on fat quarter quilts. I just loved the other two and picked this new one up, opened the front cover and there was a quilt I fell in LOVE with! Mom took one look and practically begged me to make it for her! So we then started over and picked out fabrics for it. The big stripey fabric is the backing.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Last night I played a really fun game with my sister, mom and nephew called Ticket to Ride. It was a lot of fun! They left today for Myrtle Beach, so I started my quilt project. Here is a quick peek. But don't think I'm even giving it away! There are plenty of surprises to come yet.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
The back has 1 leftover block and leftover signature blocks. The rest of the fabric has bandaids and Rx bottles - why? Because she is going to college for Pharmacy! So how fun is that! I figured this was as close to Pharmacy as I was going to find for backing. I doubted I would find a fabric that said "morphine", "prozac" and "viagra" all over it!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Thanks - I have to go fix that right now before I take it to the long armers tomorrow! Better finding it now than later!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Emily is my active sportsy type girl. She also can ride a unicycle and juggle. She also LOVES to make balloon "things". I am hoping she doesn't decide to join the circus! Her dream is to move to Alaska and raise sled dogs. (She made the penquin and Bart this weekend).
I went to the movies with my friend yesterday afternoon (right after Emily figured out Bart) and look who I ran into!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
When I get a chance I keep plugging along on her graduation quilt! Here are some more blocks/colors. Look at the adorable one my niece drew for her (she is 13 but handicapped) and then the other one is my sisters for her! Leave it to Darci to think of something perfect and unusual! I"m not sure but I think she said this is the life cycle of carbon or something like that. I can't remember!