Saturday, June 26, 2010

Too many things to say 'em all in the title :0)


I began my day downstairs after lunch catching up on my QOV-Mysery: Dizzy. Step # 4....

and Step #5 - DONE :0)

I also wanted to work on the A Scrappy Picnic blocks some more today.

The "S" block took about 45 minutes...

and after 1.5 total hours today, both the 32-"S" and 32-"Z" blocks are ready to be pieced together. At this point, grand total = 5 hours.

My design wall was still covered with the Paintbox blocks, and I didn't want to just take 'em down without actually piecing them to make room for the A Scrappy Picnic blocks. And since the "random" choice seemed to be bringing in the most votes...off I went. I needed to cut up 2 yards of white to get the ball rolling (WHEW!!! I needed to burn some stash numbers this week---see why later in the post...)

...OOhhH! This was fun too! This is the "patch" that shows up on the back. Here I decided to use more of a chromatic layout. I need to give a HUGE thank you out to Carol - cornfield quilter because these fabrics were from a jelly roll she gifted me as part of the PIF of 2009. She sent them along with my Perkiomen Daydreams that she quilted. As IF that wasn't enough!!!!!

Cassie spent some time ironing today.

...AND some ripping. Yup, yup---there were two seams that were QUITE a bit off! (more like a 3/4" seam rather than a 1/4"). Even she agreed it needed to be resewn! :0)


Cassie has made it a bit further than just these 4-patches pictured. She is already sewing some rows together. She decided to make a book-bag to start. I think that's a GREAT idea! We hope to finish it up together tomorrow!!!!! In the end, I think she put in right around 5 hours on-n-off today. Very pleasing ;0)

Cailtyn and Candace grabbed the camera again while I was piecing away....
Caitlyn with Candace as photographer...

Candace with Caitlyn as photogragpher.


Yeah, Okay.....cute pose of Cailtyn, reaalllllly showing off the MESS that my make-shift sewing area is {{until my room gets finished}}. Mind you, this is also where the girls "hang-out" quite a lot while I'm sewing, hence, the puzzle pieces and other toys in the frontal part of the photo.

Today, my purchase from Thousandsofbolts.com arrived. THE ONLY reason I placed an order was because of my $10.00 gift certificate won by Lori's "Name her Machine" post. I didn't go TOO overboard, but definitely spent more than just the $10.00. ;0) I'll tell ya, though.....GREAT PRICES!!!!!!!! If you haven't been to this site, YOU REALLY NEED TO!!!!! Really!!!!!! These FQ's actually DO have a project already in mind. I wanted to make up some more of the Buckeye-Beauty blocks for a swap I'm involved in, and to build my own quilt a bit larger. The theme is "fall colors"---these fit nicely :0)

And remember the other day when I needed some red thread to finish quilting up the Olivia Quilts 4 Kids?...
I DID try to resist the "sale table," but these two were just chanting out to me! Seriously! And at $2.00/yard SALE PRICE, it didn't take much twisting of my arm. Oh...and get this. I finished off each bolt. They BOTH came to exactly 2 3/8 yards. So...does a "Fate of Fabrics" exist out there? Maybe these two were destined to be together! They look nice next to each other....yeah...maybe I'll need to keep my eye out for a two-fabric design. Or maybe a third....a nice soft yellow? cream?....

And so, here I end my evening, updating and enjoying a drink. I haven't had an Amaretto-Sour in quite awhile, but it sure is tasting yummy!

And I couldn't resist, {{even though the girls are in their skimpies! Don't report me, okay???}}. This image doesn't happen all that often. It's almost 10:51, and they are still watching the movie right in front of my ottoman. ..... Actually, I just glanced down and Candace has finally given up the fight. She's out. Cassie is still going strong and Cailtyn was just sharing a biiiiggg yawn.

So, I'm off to see how everyone else spent their day :0)

OH!! I almost forgot! I EVEN got into the garden tonight for a couple of hours before the rain came (AGAIN!) One nice thing about this consistent rain over the past 3 weeks----I don't need to WATER the garden!

9 comments:

Andee said...

WOW on all you got done! I thought about sewing today but then I knitted and sat around way too much! I also have to say way to go on the Phillips' alcohol...my dad used to be an owner of Ed Phillips and Sons til he retired...that is how he met Margie, she owned the liquor store in Spooner!

Miss 376 said...

Isn't Cassie doing well? Great that she has a project in mind, it will keep her motivated.

Amanda said...

Too much to comment on! Love the blocks; great fabric; really like what Cassie's up to, hope her motivation keeps up once the book bag is finished. I've no idea what an Amaretto Sour is but it looks thirst quenching. And could you please send some rain our way, but only over night! We've been having glorious summer weather here for the last couple of weeks, though I think it's probably going to be too hot for me today, but nary a drop of rain, so lots of watering going on.

Cornfield Quilter said...

I really love all the different projects you have going, the one with the Mary Englebreight (SP) fabric especially! And your daughter is doing a great job with her sewing, I love seeing what she is working on.

Jackie said...

Let Cassie know that we're all following her progress and she is doing fantastic! hmm....I think it won't be too long before she needs her own blog! :)

木堯木堯 said...

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jillquilts said...

Great pics!!! Love all that you got done! Very ambitious to work on so many quilts at a time! :)

jillquilts said...

I also meant to add - I love amaretto and never thought to make a sour with Squirt. I am definitely going to have to try this! thanks!!!

Andra Gayle said...

I am pretty sure you are superwoman!