Friday, May 21, 2010

Kitchen Clothesline

Isn't that a great blog title?! My friend, Sally, recently started a blog and has opened an etsy shop to sell her goods online! Her blog is called Kitchen Clothesline. I hope you will check her out! In her etsy shop, she sells original aprons. They are so darling! I want them all!!!
Look at how cute this apron is with the bagels! Doesn't it make you want to go into the kitchen and whip something up?!
I notice the ones that I fell in love with are already sold. Hope you take a look.....Sally sells all summer at craft fairs too. Maybe you will run into her if you are ever in Washington state.

Monday, May 17, 2010


The Honey had a business trip in Loveland, Colorado this past week and asked if I wanted to go with him. If you have ever driven I-80 in Wyoming (or for that matter Nebraska) you know there isn't much along the route. We stopped in Rawlins to have dinner at an interesting restaurant. Sanford's. I have never seen so many tv's in a eating place! Before we left, I went into the bathroom and while there I had to take a picture. Here's a picture looking towards the toilet.

This is a picture looking toward the sink from the toilet. Can you see them???? This bathroom had 2 tv's in it! Made me laugh so I had to take a picture of it! Oh! The food was fantastic though! So stop, if you are ever in Rawlins. It's down on their old Main street.

Eastern Wyoming is always interesting. You never know what the weather will be like. Between Laramie and Cheyenne is some beautiful country but it can be foggy, windy (always), snowy, etc. There is one little spot with a gas station in the midst of it all. Ol' Buford, Wyoming. Population 1. I really don't believe the sign anymore and was afraid to comment on it because I didn't want to insult the man but you see other houses popping up in the area now. The Honey had to ask about Buford though. The owner of the gas station said that Buford use to be bigger than Cheyenne back in the 1800's but that now it was just him living there for the past 30 years. If you can read the other signs, they tell you that it is the highest town between San Francisco and NYC. Have to have a claim to fame out in the middle of nowhere I guess.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Some days you should just not sew!

Just walk away from the sewing machine and come back another day!

As you know, I am participating in the Jelly Roll Sampler. Nanette from Freda's Hive made this week's block. Let me say up front, she had very good directions and lots of pictures to follow. Should had been a easy, quick block to make.
This is how my block turned out on my first try. Ummmmm......not like that pattern at all. I first had trouble just cutting the fabric. I don't know where my mind was but let's just say I had to get more jelly roll strips out and recut. Then I STILL didn't cut everything correctly! After sewing the 4-patches wrong, I just decided to give up for the day and finish the block "Jana's way".
I was going to just leave it as is since this is a jelly roll sampler. Who would know that I sewed and cut the block wrong? No one but me. Yesterday I decided that the block wasn't going to get the best of me so I remade it. I even followed the directions correctly this time. Here is what the block should have looked like in the first place.
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Goodies from HMQS

Of course I couldn't walk by the booths and not buy anything! I curbed my buying though by only purchasing these 2 "big" goodies. Was quite pleased with myself since I saw several other fun things I would have liked to have brought home with me.
Bought another quilt rack. This one I will take to the cabin to hang a quilt. I like these compression hangers alot. This one is a bit different from my other ones though. It used "clips" to hang the board onto the wall so I can easily take it down to switch quilts from time to time. With my other hangers, there has to be 2 people to switch a quilt and hope we don't pull the hanger off the wall while doing it! Made by Westenskow and Sons (435) 528-3155. No website.
Can you guess what this is? It's a ruler rack that will hang on the wall! I'm looking forward to getting it hung up and then having my rulers all in one place! Small mats or bigger rulers can slide through the back slots. Will try to remember to take a picture once I have it up. From RomWoodWorking.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

HMQS part 6 More Gorgeous Quilts!

We were always amazed at what fabrics were used in each quilt. I know nothing of color and design but all of these quilts were done to perfection! I would love to watch in action how each designer picks their fabric especially the picture quilts.
Can you see the numbers quilted beside each bear? When I saw this quilt I wondered who it was made for. So much detail and work!

HMQS part 5

Are you tired of this yet?






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HMQS part 4

Do you know Green Fairy Quilts? Judi is am amazing quilter! She had a booth at the show so I was able to meet her and her mom. I asked her if I could send her a quilt...she is taking orders for September already! Busy gal but as you can see, she is good!






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