Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Craft project with the boys

Caleb and Jack came over last Friday, and we had a "craft time".  We decorated t-shirts for the 4th of July.  We used pipecleaners bunched together, then spread out to look like a starburst, dipped in glitter paint, and stamped on the shirt...pretty easy craft for little guys.  Of course, both boys wanted to do their own designs with paint brushes, so fortunately I had bought extra shirts.   When Jordyn comes this weekend, she will have to make her t-shirt to match!

Sunday evening we went to the Sprint Center to see Lady Antebellum, and Tim McGraw.  What a HUGE disapointment!!!  We could not hear a word of singing...the band overshadowed the singers...I was so upset!  Am I getting too old for concerts?  I would at least like to be able to hear the singers and the words to the song.  We have tickets to Brooks and Dunn in August, hope it is better, or that will not only be the Last Rodeo, but the Last Concert for me!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Charming progress

Progress is being made!  These are my blocks for the Between Charming Friends Quilt Along.  These little blocks are so much fun! 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Between Charming Friends' Quilt Along

OK....have you ever woke up out of sorts and just can't figure out what is up?  That is how my Saturday started...I think I will blame it on menopause, that seems to be the rule of thumb these days!   So what did I do?  First I baked some Oatmeal Cherry cookes...yum-o...used dried cherries instead of raisins. 
Still felt rather unfocused...so I jumped in the car and drove to my favorite quilt shop.  I purchased 2 charm packs, and a background fabric so that I could join the Between Charming Friends Quilt Along. This is what I have decided to use, Moda's  "Looking Back".   Brannock and Patek have always been some of my favorite designers, and it is a delightful journey into the past, as these are fabrics from some of their previous lines.  So far I have it all cut out and have started in with the piecing.  I love it!  And it is perfect for a stormy Saturday afternoon! 
 Go check out the instructions, it is not too late to join! The directions are excellent, with great photos to help you follow along.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Patriotic give away!

You need to rush on over to Quilt Hollow and put your name in the pot to win this fantastic quilt...isn't it just perfect for 4th of July decorating?


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So many birthdays!

June is a busy month for birthdays in our family!  Baby Jack turned 2, and Caleb is now 6!  Mommy had a birthday as well. They traveled to Disney World to celebrate...I am jealous!  But we are going in September...a first for me...so excited! 
Our grand-daughter celebrated her 16th birthday, another daughter turned the big 40 and our daughter-in-law, had a birthday....all of these occured within one week!

Saturday, our quilt guild had an all day "Sew-In".  I got all of my stars made and my quilt top put together for my Patriotic Strippy Stars quilt.  It was a good day to be inside sewing with friends while the thunderstorms as they rolled through.

I decided to start getting out my patriotic quilts for Flag day and the 4th of July.  This is one of my favorites...can't remember the name of it, but it is a design by Barb Adams.  It was made a few years ago at one of the quilt retreats I attended.

Hope everyone is getting some stitching done, and enjoying family times!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tuesday tidbits

At last, it is quilted and bound!  I made this "Bull's Eye" quilt at least 10 years ago for a class I was teaching for our quilt guild.  Then it spent the next 10 years in the tub of quilts waiting to be quilted.  It will probably become a birthday gift for my son.

Thought I would try to get my "Patriotic Strippy Stars" done in time for the 4th of July.  If I make 3 or 4 stars everyday...MAYBE it will be done.  It is hard to get much quilting done in the summer, the flowers are always calling me to come outside and take care of them!

Hope everyone has a great week, and can find some time to sew!