Saturday, July 24, 2010

Will Work for Fabric

A few weeks ago I started making shop samples for my LQS.  They used to be located a good 30 minute drive from me but recently moved a lot closer,  about 8 minutes travel time including the long Florida traffic lights.  I was so excited!  I went in today and got "paid" for my samples ~ Two yards of the dotted fabric, one yard of the lime green and a Jelly Roll of Eden with pay deducted ended up costing me eleven dollars and change! 
And then I took advantage of some of those July Fourth sales on the internet and got,
Bliss by Bonnie and Camille.  It is so pretty!  I think the yardage will be out in September.
And two charm packs from my favorite designer Fig Tree Quilts.  I almost used these for my Joy Luck Schnibbles but couldn't quite bear to cut into them yet.
And lastly, Block 11 of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along over at Moose on the Porch Quilts. The center is a leftover charm square from Holly Jolly.   Hard to believe there's only one more month.  Here's  the rest of the blocks altogether.
Talk to you later ~

Friday, July 23, 2010

Joy Less Schnibbles

Here's my Schnibbles for July, a new one by Carrie, Joy Luck, and I got to say I did not enjoy this one.  I used 3 charm packs, 2 of Holly Jolly and 1 of Merry and Bright that I had in my stash.  Three because the Holly Jolly packs had too many lights to work right.  I also used a Sandy Gervais for the background.  It turned out cute but I think I am all Schnibbled out!  I find them to be so much work, cutting and sewing, for what you end up with. 
Those little lanterns would look cute in Japanese fabrics too.  Here's a closeup view.
This represents all my sewing for the month.  I don't know about you, but I think the summer is rapidly evaporating.  I have been doing a lot of reading having just finished,
I highly recommend it.
I am off to do a little packing (and maybe sewing) as my daughter and I leave for  vacation on Monday.  We fly to Vienna passing through Paris {sigh}, board a small ship and cruise down the Danube and Rhine through Germany to Amsterdam and then back home. 
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


 Hi all, I hope you all had a nice July Fourth ~
I totally forgot to make the top block what with my trip to Ohio in early June.  It is block 9 of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along and the bottom one is block 10.  I'm all caught up now.  For new readers, info about the Quilt Along can be found at Moose on the Porch Quilts blog.
The last block was a challenge as the directions were a little, ahem, screwed up and the clarifications a bit confusing.  All caught up now.  I took these with my daughter's camera as mine is at the Canon Repair Center.  I mailed it right before the holiday weekend and it took forever to get there.  The weekend seemed interminable.  It rained starting the Friday before through the Tuesday after.  There are literally mushrooms growing everywhere. 
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I thought I'd share some pictures of my trip to Ohio.
Here's my daughter and niece (in pink).  We were visiting for my niece's graduation from High School.  It looks like they planned to buy similar dresses, but it was pure coincidence.

And the quilt I gave her.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but it is sized to fit a long twin bed.  And the best part she loved it! 
My brother's cat is a Bengal.  They are half Asian Leopard Cat.  Wild looking and wild behavior!  I personally think he should have just gone to the Dog Pound and rescued a kitty but you know how brothers are, never listens to their older sisters!
I'll end with a picture from the Cleveland Zoo where we went one day.  A mother Koala asleep with the most adorable baby!  We were standing not two feet from them.  No one seemed to think they were as cute as we did!
Thanks for stopping by.