Saturday, February 20, 2010
And my second UFO finish for this year! I think I mentioned it before, these blocks are from a swap on the Yahoo site, Backporch Friends.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I got all my stitch in the ditch done on this UFO. I wanted a little something in the border and found a swirly stencil in my collection. It looked a little like an ocean wave but I thought the curve would add a little something to the straight lines on these blocks. Got it all transferred last night but I had a houseful so that's as far as I got.
Working on this quilt makes me happy. I guess it's the bright yellow against the white. And I love the secondary design you get with the kaleidoscope blocks. I hope to get it finished by the weekend. I've got a few things going the next few nights so I don't think I'll get too much quilting done and 'have' to be at work during the day. Guess I should be thankful I have a job, right?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
What's that you say? You looked at the clock and saw it said 7:57? Yes, I start work at 8:00 a.m. Yes, I was late. What's your point? lol No one usually gets to work until after me so I figure if I show up on time, it gets wasted because there's no one there to see it. Really!
So, the boss's birthday is rolling around. I shared how she spoiled me on my birthday with balloons, roses and a hundred dollar gift card. She could've done it cuz she loves me but she might've had an ulterior motive with her birthday right after mine. hehe I had to bite the bullet and do the most dreaded thing ever.....EVER!!! I had to GO TO THE MALL! Ack! The other day I asked her what she wanted. She's very difficult to buy for. She said a small pan from Williams Sonoma. Eeegad, I knew what that meant. I looked online but knew I'd have to go to the store in order to have it on time. Gasp!
Shopping wasn't that bad. I found the pot. It was on sale. It was still ridiculously priced for a pot but I figured I owed her. While I was in the mall, I went and got some face cream at Sephora and looked around Macy's because I had a $50 gift card from Christmas. I thought I better look while I was there cuz I might NEVER go back! I was feeling parched at this point. It happens every time I go shopping. My girls laugh at me. I don't know why it happens. Maybe I hyperventilate while I'm there and my mouth gets dry while I'm gasping for air. hehe
After shopping, I took some take-out home for dinner. Two of my girls were there so after catching up with them I got in my room and sewed a little bit.
I'm getting close to being done with this block. It was a BIG one!
Monday, February 8, 2010
This was card #1. They turned out so pretty. There were four of us doing the workshop, Neena's sister came over with her 8 year old daughter Summer, me and Latoya, a friend of Neena's. I think it's quite a testimonial to the 'product' and demonstrator because I don't think you can really tell which cards the adults made and which ones Summer made.
So last night I sat down to address all of my cards and I was a couple short. I made this one with leftovers from the other cardmaking days. I've been reorganizing my 'paper room' and it must be paying off because everything was within an arms reach and made putting this card together very quick and easy!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
As I was stitching it up, I was getting excited. It was coming out so cute. Yay!! Then I thought about laying on some embellishments like buttons. So I did that. And then I pictured a little corsage so I traced a circle on scrap fabric from the bottom of a spool and made a yoyo corsage. How's that?
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I also played on EQ6 on Tuesday night and created a block that I'm thinking about using for a swap with my online gals. I wasn't sure how it would look so I printed up a pattern and stitched up last night and it stitched up perfect so now to decide on some guidelines!!
I made my hubby a card and he got all the leftover candy. :o) We'll have a yummy breakfast but that's it. I refuse to go to dinner on Valentine's Day. We'll probably have something from a drive-thru!!! Call me a romantic. LOL
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is the beautiful backing fabric. Pretty stuff, huh?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
And.....I moved my paper supplies into the spare room quite some time ago but hadn't moved my little racks with all my punches and ribbon. I did that on Sunday afternoon. I "think" this was the last of the paper crafts to be moved out of the sewing room. Now, I've asked my hubby to cut me a piece of particle board for that bit of wall above my cutting table for my notions.