Saturday, July 11, 2015

My Faves ~ July Edition :)

My Faves ~ July 2015


Recent Pictures...

Great friends!

Great Memories!

and Great Looking! lol




 We did it together...

Matching Tshirts
Pedicures... she went back for a mani before leaving too! lol

A pic I worked on as a sweet memory of her short beach time this trip

Birthday Memories...

Yep, I am a firecracker!  Born on the 4th of July :)  So we celebrated and had dessert..
Such a yummy dessert we got for our birthday celebration at a local restaurant :)

It didn't last long.. there were 4 of us celebrating birthdays in July! lol

My dd made me red velvet brownies too!  Yummm :)
And I was blessed with lots of loot... My daughter painted me a special large canvas in a cool way...

My honey really spoiled me this year though!
I got my fave chocolates.. in mini size!!

And this pattern on the left is a BOM style pattern of a quilt I want to make.. I will share more on that later... and the fat quarter bundle on the right is the fabric to make it with that I had already picked out!!!!

I can't believe how generous he has been to me for a birthday too!

 Now what to do for him!!???  His birthday is coming on the 20th

I also got a host of cards and other gifts... Connie had given me a wall hanging to quilt, and the matching t-shirts to wear during her visit!  My favorite card was from my grandmother who is 96 years young and never forgets my birthday or to send me a card on my day :)  That means sooo much!

I certainly feel loved this year for sure on my special day.  Do you enjoy your special day each year??

 

Quilting Accomplishments...

I am so excited about this part of my week I am linking with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday on Sunday morning... that is my fave spot to read on Sunday's and my fave thing to do!!! lol   Today she shows her hand embroidery and talks about how good closure on a project feels! 

So come on now and check out how well my week has gone...
Got this quilt layered and pin basted ready for hand quilting...

Close up of the center block :)
 This block measures about 16 x 22 inches and is a little 18 month old jumper.  I only need to quilt every 8" with this particular batting (it says how close/far you need to stitch or the batting to remain secure within the quilt on the batting packing or insert if getting off a roll) but I want this to feel cozy.

My friend Wendy suggested something like this and I LOVE this more interpretive quilting idea...
I plan to stitch in white YLI 40/3 thread to keep it super sturdy for years of snuggles too!

And in the meantime I have been working on my Bulls Eye wall hanging...
 I am now on the 11th of 16 bulls eyes.. hope to make better progress on this before my next report to you! lol

And finally choosing which of those luscious fabrics from the fat quarter bundle and which from my own stash to put together for the pattern I received for my birthday...

Although the official pattern is called "Journey of a Quilter" by Leanne Beasley... I will be calling mine "Kathi's Friendship Journey" quilt... It will hold my first embroidered patchwork done from scratch  and my first applique... needleturn or otherwise.. will be my firsts!Yay!  Do you have quilts you enjoy that are full of firsts too?  I love to see my first hand quilting too!  I sleep under still every night! :)

So that is what is up with me... hope you enjoyed the ride today!

Thanks for visiting :)


7 comments:

  1. Happy Florida (Salt) Life! Happy belated birthday!

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  2. everything looks great, glad you had a really nice visit from your friend - what is the name of the fabric bundle that you got - it looks lovely! nice presents!

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  3. Happy birthday and happy slow stitching!

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  4. Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a great celebration. What a great take on a memory quilt. I've never seen the shirts appliquéd on top like that, but it is a really nice way to include all those uniquely sized items for full effect.

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  5. What a nice birthday for a firecracker :)

    Enjoy your stitching today !

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  6. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had fun. I love all the stitching you have in progress. Enjoy your slow stitching.

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  7. It looks like you had a simply fantastic birthday! I LOVE that pattern and have long been tempted to make it myself. I'm sure I'll be even more tempted once I follow along on your progress - I can't wait!!

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