Sunday, June 12, 2011

Loaded Sunday...

I'm wondering if I could get by with a post of mostly pictures and very few words??? ;0) It's been a FULL day and my brain doesn't want to get creative...

Pulled out the yellows this AM for some Rainbow Scrap Challenge time. Scrappy Stars has been on my "to-be-made-someday" sidebar, and it really seems like the perfect pattern to use up some yellow. But rather than use purple/yellow, I'll be using Blue-n-Gold, the colors of my school. :0)

Hit the 1.5" scrap drawer and pulled everything I had in blue-n-gold...

Here's a goodies that clearly came from Grandma's stash.

My morning hours were completely used cutting HUNDREDS of HSTs in blue-n-gold (596 Gold, 3## Blue --can't remember exactly how many). But now, ready next to the machine as my next Leader-Ender project until I can hit it full speed :0)

After lunch, it was time to get outside (guilted a BIT by Paul---what a mover-n-shaker he can be!!!!). Besides, I had been avoiding this eye-sore! UGH, right!??!?! So, with the girls' help, we all started removing ALL (MOST) of the rocks....

Four hours, loads of rock, and a sunburn later.....it's ALMOST finished. I need to get some mulch. The reshaping of the top occurred because one of the bushes had perished, and I really didn't to have so much "deadspace."

This is the bottom-view (OBVIOUSLY before....)

And after. If you zoom in, you'll see there's a hole prepped and ready on the left to be filled with a bush being transplanted from a different location. AND, the girls FINALLY were able to play after working ALLLLLLL day for either myself or Paul.

Then, after dinner......I COULD have been done, but I figured I'd do a couple quilting passes on With Heart while the girls were in the bathtub. Although I was ready to be done long before I actually stopped, I persevered and FINISHED the quilting! Tomorrow AM----binding and labeling. Maybe I'll be able to deliver this to Jody tomorrow before she's done with her summer school course.

Okay....NOW, I'm done for the day.

7 comments:

jillquilts said...

Love your energy and stamina to get so much done! I think I was inspired by it last year and it kept me going until about May of this year so I am hoping to get my mojo back in full swing very soon. Thanks!! :)

Andra Gayle said...

Good Job, Amy!

Me and My Stitches said...

Seriously, you make me tired. But...doesn't it feel great to get so much done?

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love the photos of the strips and the HST's waiting by the machine...so exciting to start a new project!

Dee said...

Your day sounds exhausting, but you got a lot done. I'm also liking the blue and yellow together. It'll be interesting to see the quilt you make with them.

scraphappy said...

I love before and after pictures. That leaders and enders project is going to be so bright and happy. Glad you are enjoying summer!

Gari said...

OK, by the time I read through your day, I was ready to go to bed for a long rest. Even when I was younger, I never had that much energy. But I love what you all did with the rocks.