Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wind vs Tree..and the winner is....

Wind! No more tree in my neighbors front yard!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Good news for the fabric report!

Finally, some finishes!

Finished the binding on a charity quilt.
It is going to the Happy Chemo charity group

I also finished the bumper pad for
Granddaughter-to-be's crib.
(Nope, she has still not arrived.....)

Fabric in this week: 5 yards
Fabric in YTD: 38 yards

Fabric out this week: 9 yards
Fabric out YTD: 97.5 yards

Adjusted yardage: 59.5 yards

Goals for the week of 27 Jun-2 Jul

Make & create:
Binding on UQG mystery quilt
Attend fabric dye class
Trace Nativity pattern-start embroidery

Health & Weight:
Exercise 30 minutes each day
Keep track of water consumption
No eating out

What are your plans for the week?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vintage fashion of World War 2

I went with my Husband last week for a mini vacation.
He went to a teachers conference for 2 days.
I had a fun adventure of shopping and museums for 2 days.

I attended the World War 2 exhibit at the
The exhibit was primarily made up of posters
and graphics used during the War to recruit soldiers

and remind the public what was needed to run the War.

They also included fashions made of the time period.

Interesting waist accents...

I wish more detail came out in this photo.
There are side pockets with little button details that looked great!

Another stunning wedding dress!

Close up of the lace detail...but what is the lace made of?
Wheat! Woven wheat that was painted white...amazing!

As I was leaving, I snapped a photo of these creative Palm Trees.
Shiny, sharp cut metal...signs all the up the staircase
reminded you to NOT touch the palm trees.

I love museums!

Ah, come on.....

Yes, she is still pregnant!

Coming up on her due date in 3 more days,
but has been having contractions for a few weeks now.

On a similar note....

Happy Birthday to my Handsome son!

25 years ago I was sitting in a hospital
recovering from giving birth to him.
All 9lb 13oz of him...he was only 18 inches long-
a perfect square of baby!

At 6' 5" now, he definitely stretched out.
Love you, Boy!

Happy Summer Solstice World!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quilters are amazing people

I borrowed the following post from

 Joplin, Missouri..... was our first trip there since the May 22 tornado. I’ll do a separate post with photos but I took the quilts that have come in so far. I thought I could drive through the neighborhoods and find people who needed them but you just can’t believe what the neighborhoods look like. There is so much devastation and just not many people around. It was a struggle to find people in the neighborhoods who weren’t cleanup folks.
 I had 12 quilts to give out.
When I walked up to the people, I asked them if that had been there home. I didn’t want to give a quilt to a looter! But, I guess if I were a looter and someone who wasn’t a policeman asked me if that was my home, I’d probably say yes too but . . no one looked like a looter to me. They all looked tired and sad. When I asked them if they could use a quilt that was sent to let those in Joplin know that quilters all around the country cared about them, almost every one of them said “Oh, it’s so beautiful . . but there are others who need it so much more than I do!” I insisted they take it and I got several sweaty hugs! Thank you all . . I’m sure we made the days brighter for the recipients.
The first quilt I gave out when to Eddie. I didn’t ask the others if I could take their pictures but I did ask Eddie.
Eddie is the old guy who runs . . maybe owns . . our favorite sushi restaurant. We told him we were so glad the restaurant was ok. He said yes, he was glad too but he lost his home and everything in it and was lucky to have survived the tornado. He said he was staying with friends and it was really hard. When he walked away, Chad said “Mom, did you hear the sadness in his voice?” We had not yet begun giving out quilts and I said . . A quilt! For Eddie! So when we were finished eating, I went to the car and got him this quilt. When he brought our ticket, I told him I had something for him. He kept saying .. “No, No! I’m going to be ok!” I told him that we wanted him to have it . . that my friends had sent quilts for those who had lost everything and we just wanted him to know that those of us who can’t help in any other way, wanted to share our quilts.” He was so happy! When I took his picture, I was saying “Smile, Eddie!” He said “I can’t smile . . I’m about to cry!” He followed me out to the car thanking me so thank you all . . those who sent money to whatever organization, those who donated quilts or quilt supplies . . those who have prayed . . thank you all . . from Eddie!

I am so proud of the sewing community...
Way to go people!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paintstik class sample

I have the sample for my paintstik about 1/2 finished.

Still some printing to add in the lower part....

Embroidered Sunshine above the sailboat....

and some other handwork-accents.

I spray painted around the outside...don't like it...oh well!

Weekly fabric stash report


Will be teaching a fabric painting class on Tuesday.

We are on Baby Watch...already made a trip
to Labor and Delivery, but got sent home.
Daughter V is a little tired of being pregnant.

Hopefully this baby comes soon...

For your viewing pleasure,

A photo of my other granddaughter
born a little over a month ago.
Yes, she is gorgeous!

How are you doing?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Harley must be feeling better!

My husband must be feeling better...

He got his Harley out of storage
and has ridden it for the first time since December.

(I promise he did not ride with the
3 year old grandson on it!)

Finally...he's feeling better!

Fabric Dye day

I am teaching a class on fabric
dye and painting techniques next week.

Today was making samples day

I'm thinking this is going to be used for a sea-ocean project

I also did 10 squares of the same blue...really like it!

I re-dyed this square that I had early spray painted.

I always dye in bare feet.....
Wow, I seriously need a pedicure!

Now to move onto paint sticks...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Birdie Block

Since Granddaughter #2 is on the way any day now,
I thought I better get my June Birdie BOM done.

I really enjoyed this block!

Stash busting report

As many of you know,
my husband had surgery nearly 2 months.
It was suppose to be a simple surgery.
10-14 day biggie.
It's turned into a biggie.
He is finally beginning to feel human again.
all these weeks later.

Consequently, I have done very little of anything sewing related.
My days are filled with the everyday chores that keep a house,
and family, running smoothly (well, semi-smoothly)

One thing I have discovered in being home alot more...
hand stitching!
Here is my May BOM for the Birdie stitch project

For my fabric stash new changes!

Goals this week...get thru the week
with everyone getting healthier.....and hopefully Happier!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June's UFO...#8

My UFO #8 is

the challenge fabric for the
Utah State Fair 2011 quilt challenge.

I purchased it last year when I went to the fair with a friend.
She has entered the quilt challenge before,
but this will be my first time.

I need to design, make, quilt and bind a mini quilt.
The turn in date for judging is the 1st of September.

Hhhmmmm...what can I do with this fabric?