Wednesday, June 15, 2011

4-Patch trip...quilt top almost complete!

 I finished this top tonight...still have borders to put on it and then the rest of the goodies to quilt/bind, etc.  I LOVE these colors and the black and white.

I think my favorite part is the outer that black/white fabric with the skulls!

After I took these pics I realized I sewed my pieces together incorrectly...grr...oh well...not sure I care that much since it's just for me...might take it out...we'll see if I can problem solve!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I love flowers...

Summer feels like it's finally here!   I've been busy with the usual yard work, gardening, and flower shopping! I've also been busy taking photos...for fun of's one of my many passions.  I probably need to learn how to place a watermark on my photos (so if anyone wants to share a fast way of doing this, please send me an email).  I think I tried it once using picasa but I rarely use that program...I have much to learn in the blog world! they are.  (Please do not copy my photos without my permission!!  Thank you.)

I've fallen in love with poppies this year.  Last year I bought this one...and am so happy to see it return this year! :)  I love perennials!

This makes me want to hop on a plane and fly out to Hawaii!  Anyone want to join?!  :)  wishful thinking...!

 I love flowers in the daisy family...anything with lots of petals and large centers!  (I wish I knew my plant/flower names better!!)

Purple....ahhh...I am using this color a lot more lately in my quilting.  Quilt inspiration...visions of sugarplums dancing in my head!!!

I think this one is becoming one of my favorites!  I love the colors...truly amazing how each flower is so brilliant and unique.

And now for the reveal of my favorite part of flowers...the inside center.  I find there is often a surprise waiting, something that I may not observe until I take time to actually stop and "smell the roses"! This is the inside of a poppy.  Oh just lovely.  (kind of reminds me of a hedgehog or porcupine!).

The best part of my photo adventure was spending time with a friend.  I am a lucky girl to have some very amazing friends.  ;)  Thanks friends for everything...xo!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Laughter makes the day so much better!!!

I have had so many good laughs tonight...thanks friends!

And my blog friend, Rachael, has posted a fun adventure you must check out! (click here for a fabric adventure) and prepare to at least chuckle!

Laughter is certainly the best medicine and certainly a heart warmer!  I hope you find something that makes you laugh today.  It's one of my favorite things to do... ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pile o' fabric =

a whole lotta 4 patches...can't wait to show you!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

If I had a girl...

I'd be sewin' up a storm of these!

Tonight I took a sewing class from one of my favorite teachers.  I learned how to make this super cute little girl's dress that can easily become a shirt as they grow.  And the best part was learning how to do a french seam...will be using this and many more easy tricks very soon!

I don't have my own kiddos so I will be outfitting my family and friends with these this summer!  And I think I'm just going to have to make one or two or three for myself...pull out my favorite fabrics and put them to good use!

Starting a new quilt tomorrow...more sewing with friends.  I pulled a bunch of my favorite colors/patterns off the hard to let it go and cut it all up...almost thought about putting it back on the shelf...maybe a bit of my fabric hoardiness (is that a word?!)...and knowing that some stuff I can't find ever again.  More posts tomorrow as I cut and cry!!

That's all folks...til another time!  Sweet dreams!