Friday, July 19, 2013

Whoop! All the white spots on this quilt are finished!

Currently I am working on the 13 year old unfinished quilt for my bestie Connie... Wednesday the 17th I finished hand quilting all the white spots on the quilt using yellow quilters YLI thread :)
 Here was the quilt before I started hand quilting... it is a queen sized throw quilt :)
Also I have now started using YLI white on the colored areas!  They look rockin awesome already... and I just started...
Connie pieced this quilt so perfectly my stitches by hand are flying through this quilt :)

Linking this to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for a big whoop whoop check out her blog!

Have a blessed weekend and do something crafty just for you!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What's goin on around here :)

We are all busy with projects... at least me and my honey and my dd :)

I am quilting away on a 13 year old unfinished quilt my bestie Connie pieced...
and I am hand quilting it!  It is sooo fun!
I am currently about 1/3 done with the quilting on this baby and have only been at it 10 days thus far :)  Exciting to have time to handquilt that much :)

My honey has been busy removing part of the wall as you enter the kitchen here...

He is a very safe and excellent electrician... our hope is to redesign the kitchen on a shoestring budget and lots of skill... that is lots of skill from my honey :)

My darling daughter is doing great!  The medicine is working :)

We had a girlie day the other day and I got a pedicure...
While she got a manicure....
We also found a beautiful fountain when we stopped by the library to renew some summer reading books :)
Then she repainted my toes as I just didn't like the color... what do you think???
Brandi has also been riding a bike she got as an early birthday present quite a bit... she is loving being able to ride a bike as she never was able to balance before... now she is riding fine :)

Also, we did an experiment from the clearance rack... and watched to see if these little animals grew in water as was purported on the advertising...
 So here you see them before....
 And a close up of after a week in water :)  Yipee!
Here is a pic of me and my bestie Connie I just got framed.... her visit remains high on my best times ever list :D

Have a blessed rest of your week and hope to hear what you have been up to! :)


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Memories of my summer quilt retreat :)

So many happy memories to share... my bestie Connie and I planned a week of quilting fun and here are some highlights and details for you to enjoy.  Plan your own quilt retreat with your quilty friends :)
Me n Connie

Birthday quilty shirts on and beach approved!
First we pinned this quilt....
All pinned here but it took some effort from all of us :)
We had to touch up iron the backing... thanks honey for the nice tile floor to lay the quilt tops out on!
then Connie, me and my dd all pinned the quilt
Brandi put the last pin in!
Making quilt tops that we both got pinned and pictured....
Sister quilts
From a pattern called Picnic in this book!
And this great fabric from Basic Grey for Moda "PB&J" line... jelly rolls :)
Connie used cream background and I used tone on tone whites for my background... LOTS OF FUN!

We also celebrated birthdays!  First was Connie's on the 3rd, me on the 4th, my honey on the 20th and my dd on the 26th :)  July is a fun month in this home :D

We also squeezed in shopping and beach time... and of course a snooze in the hammock :)

Finally my dd and all of us worked on a quilty puzzle that we mod podged and sent home with Connie as her personal souvenier :)

Hope you enjoy this quick trip through our quilty week!

Have a blessed week :)


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back from a quilting retreat!

After being off the grid for the last week I have a finish to post... and much to share... too much for this post... for now though... check this out :)

Me and my bestie made "sister quilts" ... we used the same pattern for the blocks but set them differently... hers is also smaller by mine by 1 row each way :)

We both used the same Basic Grey by Moda "pb&j" jelly rolls for our quilts and had hardly any left over in the end :)

Now we are both gonna hand quilt our "sister quilts" :)

Linking this to Confessions of a Fabric Addict this week!

Have a blessed weekend!