Monday, June 13, 2011

What you missed...

Trust me.  You missed a lot!  This is going to be a picture laden post!  I went to a quilt show in Cullman, AL this weekend...gorgeous quilts!  I made lots of pictures, but here's a few of my favorites:


                                       Got to make one like this!


                                               My kind of colors!


                                 I need to make one  for Halloween.


                                                        Love the batiks!


                                                     One after another!


                          Somebody in the family needs to have a baby girl!

The next pictures are of a couple of sweet vendors at the show:



Ladies, I have apologize..I lost your names.  I had a freak accident this weekend.  A kitchen fire.  The fire department had to come and everything!  But thankfully, no one was in the house, except Chance...and he's okay.  I was out on the tractor mowing near the pond and when I came back to the house, I opened the door to a lot of smoke, but no flames.  Apparently my paper towels had blown onto my stove (off, but still hot from previous use) and started a fire.  My cabinets are blistered and my countertop is ruined in one place...and the house smells like smoke.  But everything is okay, no worries!  So...sometime during all the confusion, the bag that had your cards in it has disappeared...if I find it, I'll add your names later.  Or, if you want to email me, I'd be happy to add them sooner!  Again, I'm so sorry!

To end on a happy note, here's some of the fabric that I bought and a clue to the next quilt I'm making!


Well, gotta go!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Same song, second verse...

could get better, but it's gonna get worse!

It's not even summer yet and I'm sweltering!  11 days above 90* and no rain in the forecast.  But there's not a lot I can do about the weather, is there?

I haven't done much lately except spend time in the pool.  David was home this weekend and just left yesterday.  We're on the retirement count-down for sometime in August!

I did work on  a couple of  projects last week:

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I made curtains from drop cloths and hung them on the porch area outside of our bedroom.  (No sewing project...they're hemmed on all sides!)

Here's the view from inside:


And I also made a couple of pillows:


Since it's so hot, I think I'll stay inside and maybe do a little quilting this week.  I got a new template for a Twister block in Decatur the other day.  Another quilt shop is going out of business and everything was on sale, but between you and me...they were really on the pricey side.   But, luckily another one is expanding just a few doors down.

Well, guess I'll go look at my fabric stash and see if there's anything that interests me!