Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Charming Girls Update

I have had loads of fun checking out the "Charming" blogs of bloggers who have joined the Charming Girls Quilt Club. So many inspiring blogs to check out!

For my update...moving a long slowly, but it is summer after all...can't move too is way to hot! Last week my goal to walk more...well, it did not happen. We were under an excessive heat warning for several days...I did try, but turned around and came back. Early morning seems to be the best bet for now!

This is my first Schnibble! Plan C, using Kansas Troubles for my fabric. I am addicted! And I am cutting out another one, using the pattern Reveille, and Barbara Brackman's
Civil War Homefront charms.

On Saturday, we had a birthday party at the tea room for my friend, Jenny.  It is a delightful antique shop situated in an old church in downtown Lee's Summit.  The food is wonderful!  It's always so much fun to have "girl-time".  Hope your week is full of lots of "Self-Care"...I'm off to the pool with a good book!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Charming finish!

A few weeks ago, I joined a fun quilt along sponsored by Kelly...
I am happy to say that I got mine done!  Monday evening, two of my favorite shows came on, The Closer and Lie to Me...a perfect time to stitch on my label and stitch down the binding!   Thanks to Kelly and Darlene for such a fun quilt along!  Not only was it fun to make the quilt, but it has been great to meet so many wonderful quilters and visit their inspirational blogs!  Can't wait for the next project!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Charming Girls

I failed to meet the deadline for the post for Charming computer will not access the internet, and I am having to share my husband's computer...not a bad thing, but we seem to want to be on the computer at the same time.  So today is Friday...I'm Home Alone!  I love Kelly's idea to post our goals for the next two months and also a bit about Self Care.  It is very inspiring for me to visit other blogs belonging to so many talented quilters.  I get to see the beautiful quilts and hear the thoughts and ideas of others!
Les's see...goals for July and August?

1. Finish my first Schnibble quilt...Plan C.
2.  Get the binding on my Between Friends quilt.
3. Start on a Christmas present...rather than wait until the last minute!
4. Start on a fall quilt project that I have had in mind for over a year...I always get inspired in the fall of course!
5.  Quilt and bind at least one charity quilt...I am very behind on this project!
6. Get back to walking everyday...I have lost weight, but I still feel "fat" is all around the middle of course.
But I read yesterday that a study had been done that put forth the idea that women who are "apple" shaped have a better memory than those who are "pear" shaped.  Guess that explains why so many people tell me I have a mind like a steel trap.  Will I lose my memory if I lose the fat?  We shall see...that is one of my goals, but will I remember it?

Off to start my walk...hope I remember my way home if I should happen to lose any of the fat as I walk around the lake!  Then to the quilt shop to get the binding fabric for my Between Friends quilt....and a few supplies for the Harriet Hargrave quilt I am taking in August.

Have a pieceful day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Something finished!

I finally finished my Patriotic Strippy Stars, not in time for the 4th of July for this year...but the 4th will come again and it will be ready!  It is laying on the back of my sofa, and I love the way it looks...makes a nice summer quilt!
I am struggling with fatigue, what is up with that?  Is is menopause?  I am so ready for it to be done!  I need some energy to get some things accomplished, and all I want to do is take a nap!  I think I will try to work on my little Schnibble quilt for a bit..."Plan C" is my first Schnibble!  I have a feeling it will become an addiction.  And I have my Between Charming Friends Quilt ready to quilt. 
Hope everyone is having a great weekend...Saturday was spent with friends at an antique and craft fair.  I managed to come home with a few goodies of course!  Then we had dinner with some friends and spent the evening playing Spinners....and the ladies won, I might add. 


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Holiday fun!

It's hard to get pictures of squirmy little people, but we managed to get one.  Mom is 85 and she got to spend the Fourth of July holidays with us.  There is only one great-grandchild missing in the picture, John lives in Virginia...maybe I should try to photo-shop him into the mix?  Pics like this make me wonder about what it will be like to see my own great-grandchildren and how fun it is to see the grandchildren grow up and develop into delightful little individuals.

As you can see, there were lots of boomers going off in our street!  Eventually the rains came and the umbrellas came out...they were not to be deterred by the rains!  Lots of family, friends, food, ladder golf, board games, conversation, 2-year olds chasing each other through the house, and fireworks made for a great Fourth of July!
Today is a R&R day in my sewing room...hope to get something finished!  So far I have the binding on my Patriotic Strippy will be ready for next year!  Hope to work on my Between Charming Friends quilt today!