Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This is my sis sitting in a field of poppies. We have some very pretty hills that are just full of flowers near our town. My sis and her friend went for a little drive to enjoy them and these are her pictures. Isn't she sweet to let me post them for everyone else to enjoy too. She assured us that she did not squish any flowers by sitting on them, and she didn't step on any as she walked out in the field. California is known for it's poppies. It is our state flower.
This next one is my favorite picture. I like how there are a couple poppies amoung the other flowers. I think sis does a good job of taking pictures.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This makes two projects finished for April. I have one more I said I would like to finish, and only one more week. Strike that 3 days left. Hmmm....I haven't even started it. I think I'll pass it onto May's projects.
Oh, in May I'm taking a quilting class so that I can quilt all these quilts I've been piecing.
Friday, April 23, 2010
One April project down.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I was so lucky to get the very last of the penguin fabric at the store.
I think it turned out pretty cute!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
1. which magazines do you prefer?
The only magazine I subscribe to is Quilt. I only want one mag at at time - my poor brain couldn't handle the overload of all those good ideas! LOL!! This month's is especally good. Almost every page has another quilt to I would love to make. I like almost all of the quilt magazines. My second fav is Quilter's Newsletter.
2. have you ever made any projects from those magazines?
I haven't made the whole quilt, but only because I have too many projects going already. But I used the ideas to inspire me. I used a bird here, a flower there, and a bush in another one and then I end up with something totally different. I would love the make the picture on the front of this month's "Quilt"!
3. maybe you want to show us the project(s)?
I wish I could, I've given them away.
Friday, April 16, 2010
My co-worker is the one that really got me started on this. She wanted to start right away. So I put off doing my paper for that night and of course once you start it's so much fun, that the next night it's easy to sit down and sew another couple rows. My co-worker's I Spy quilt is coming along just as nicely. We are both hoping to get the rest of the rows on this weekend.
I only finished up the green stem around the butteryfly. I wrote my college paper instead - a compare and contrast between two minority groups. Just not as much fun....but at least it done.
And check this out...I've finially have Kelly's Charming Gals and Guys Button on my sidebar. Yeah Me!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Is this cute or what? I like the little beads she added. I'll have to do something like that too. Well, I will once I finish the 1st BOM!! Click of the side bar button for Val's page.
It may look sad that I've made so little process in the last couple days on this block - yet I'm not disappoint because I've finished a report on Women, Sports and the Media, wrote another essay on discrimination of women in our culture, read 2 chapters and took a quiz. Whew! So working on this bom - even a little bit - is a great joy to me.
And check this out - I've even worked a little bit on Violet's quilt. I've separated the light squares from the dark. Added some purple sashing to some of the blocks. This quilt is going to get cuter - I promise!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I have some DMC floss that I've had a long time and just picked a color for doing the word "Peace". I originally bought the floss for some counted cross stitch pictures I made when my kids were little. About 25 years ago!! Yikes that thread is old! Amazingly it still in very good condition just like new.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Some of the trails were paved. Here we (hubby and daughter) are walking with our dogs.
Here's a picture I snapped of the creek we were walking by.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Okay first up is this free BOM by Val Laird. Isn't this just the prettiest little
butterfly flying around. I've already started on it, and my goal is to finish this block.
And then hopefully, I'll also be able to do Val's March BOM.
Thanks Val for such cute BOMs!!! Here's the link to Val's blog: Http://Val-laird.blogspot.com/
And for my last item, I have my granddaughter, Violet's I-Spy quilt to start. I doing this as a quilt-a-long with a co-worker. She also is doing the I-Spy quilt for her granddaughter. We each have 120 5" squares, some of which are seen here. I plan to use the purples in the center to put it all together. Thursday we start cutting.