Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sundays are for catching up and naps....

Saturday, I attended Primitives of the Midwest at Quilters Station here in Lee's Summit, MO.  In the class with Lynda Hall, we made a charming primitive doll.  It was a fun little class, and I hope to have my youngin done sometime this week.  She still needs a face and a name....I'm thinking maybe Penelope.

This afternoon, I was able to add three more Farmers Wife blocks, Bouquet,  Country Farm, and Hovering Birds. 

And I am playing catch-up with the Civil War Blocks....this week's went together fairly easy.  If I were to make it again, I would use flying geese units for the star points and reduce some of the bulky seam intersections. 

Thank you for all your wonderful additions to my previous post...I have added them to my journal.
Here are what some of my fellow bloggers have added:

Relax, laugh and love.
Laugh hard and often.
Look at the stars, listen to the trees and smell the fresh air.
Smile at others.  Hold hands.  Laugh a lot.
Share good memories.
Sing with abandon.
Life is too short, take a chance now and then.
Look for the joy in every day things and everyday events.
Thank someone everyday.
Perform random acts of kindness.

and one more that I would end with....
perhaps the best way to apply the philosophy  of God's goodness
 is to constatantly live a thankful life. 


Monday, June 20, 2011

No willpower!

Friendship Block, Contrary Wife, Broken Dishes

Last week I went to JoAnn's...decided that if the Farmer's Wife Samper Quilt book was there and it was on sale, then it was my sign to join in on the quilt along here in blogland.  For the past 3 weeks, I have been tempted by the blocks that are being posted....telling myself, no, you do not need to start another project!  Truly, I have no will power! And if any jusitification is needed, I can use my collection of Jo Morton fabrics and not have to purchase a lot of fabric.  Actually, I think I will just entertain my inner child for now and do what makes me happy...playing with fabric and color and making little blocks.  You must keep the child cannot create without it!

"Plant impossible gardens.  Look forward to dreams.  Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight.  Cultivate moods.  Do it for love.  Take lots of naps.  Take moon baths.  Listen to old people.  Entertain your inner child.  Get wet. Hug trees.  Write love letters. " 

What might you add to this bit of advice?


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Quilts of Valor

This morning, I was able to finally get two quilts in the mail for QOV.   Go check out SewCalGal's blog for more information.  You still have time to send blocks that will be made into quilts for QOV.  So dig out your Red-White and Blue scraps and make a block to send in.  It will be neat to see how many quilt tops will be made from the Call to Action challenge.

This weekend, we are headed to Joplin, Mo for a family reunion.  I will be taking the Rock and Roll t-shirt quilt to my nephew...he graduated last Sunday.  Hopefully, I can get him to pose for a picture and show you how it turned out.  Off to finish sewing down the binding!

Hope everyone is having a great week...and getting some "me-time" in the sewing room!