Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some time away from home.....

Have been spending some much needed time away from home at our cabin.  A couple of days were spent sewing.  I finished up more of the Buggy Barn Convoy blocks.  Need to still applique the wheels on the trucks plus add the front ends to the tractors.
Middle child worked on her Buggy Barn Crazy Sails.  Got it all done too!  I really love the colors of fabric she used!
Next border for the Patchwork Posse Round Robin.  Still need to sew it to the rest of the top.
Daughter's coupon purse.
Inside look so you can see her handmade organizers.
Wouldn't you know it....we got lots of this again!  About 6-8" fell while we were there.
The start of the snowfall.
There was a day that the sun came out and middle child had to get some sun!  Brrrr!

Was pretty funny to look up one day while sewing and find middle child doing this to her frozen strawberries.

Am now home and ready to finish some more projects!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Round Robin Quilt Along

I am finally catching up on the Round Robin quilt. While my daughter sewed her various projects on Tuesday, I sewed on this. Am now working on the next 2 sides. I am loving the colors from the fabrics. Not what I usually use, which is funny since I am the one who bought it.  I think it has sat in the cupboard because of all the orange but now I love the orange color!  The fabric is Serendipity by Piece O' Cake Designs for P&B Textiles. Date is 2006. Hey! It's getting used up from my stash! Yea!
Can you see my snow on my porch?  It snowed all day on Wednesday!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Tuesday was sewing day

Middle child came over and sewed on Tuesday.  She had to play catch-up with the Jelly Roll Sampler quilt.  I finished my 3rd block.  It's always funny to place the blocks on the design wall to see how they match up.  Not sure if Middle Child will redo her first block or not.  Can't we all relate?!  :)  (I'm unpicking something right now)  I look at it this way....every block or quilt we make is a learning process.  I'm just proud of her for beginning to have a love for sewing!
Middle child is also a first grade teacher.  Two of her fellow teachers are retiring at the end of this year.  Tradition is that the other teachers make a levi quilt for them.  These are the blocks Middle child will add to the quilt.
Middle child has sure been busy!  Or not...just depends on how you look at it.  I bought her this quilt kit a few years ago with the hopes that she would take up quilting with me.  Ummmm....she finally finished it.  The flowers are wool.  Now she needs to get it off the design wall and quilt it.  She thinks I will do it for her.  Don't think so!

Hopefully I can show you her cute coupon wallet she made soon!  Tuesday was a very busy sewing day!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Spring!

April Fools!
Here's what our place looked like early this a.m.
Love the heavy snow on the trees!
I don't think I will shovel....will just hope it melts quick.
Looking back towards my garden area.  Not going to be out there until the middle of May!  I'm jealous of of seeing blog pictures of beautiful flowers already!
Looks like another good "sew day" since the snow has started up again!

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Almost April and it's doing this outside!

It was snowing all night and still going strong all day yesterday late into the night. Even had the Interstate closed for awhile and then chain law in effect.  Spring always comes late in these parts of the country.  While everyone else is starting to garden, we still have this on our lawn:
I had to laugh the other day when I read Rae Ann's blog post about having no self control when it comes to buying fabric.  I'm afraid I am the same way.  No matter how much I tell myself that I will not buy new fabric...something always comes along that I fall in love with and "have to have".  Here is one of my latest purchases:  it is from Katie Cupcake called Marabella.
I am using the fabric to make another hat and the sunsuit in the pattern below.  Do you remember these patterns?  I use to make alot of little dresses for my girls with these patterns.  So glad I kept them!
More purchases.  I fell in love with this from Blank Textiles also called Maribella  Love the richness of the colors.  I saw this made up into a purse.  Not sure what I will do with it but it was one of those "got to have it" purchases.  I'm sure no one can relate.  

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