Sunday, August 19, 2012

Busy Week

Some weeks are just busier than others,
and more fun too!
I've made progress on my Blue and White Quilt.

Most of my week was spent in South Carolina
with my family celebrating my mom's 75th birthday.
We had so much fun!
A giggle fest for sure.

The Little Man got his superman cape,
and was whizzing around the room.

The other littles got lots of beach time.
It was just beautiful.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day with 
Bambi Shapiro and her side kick, Miss Cutie Pie.
We went to the sculpture garden at Pepsico.
I had never been and it was beautiful.

Some of my faves . . . 

All in all a great week!
Busy is better!
Hope you had a fun week too.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blue and White Quilt

Back in March, my friend Kate gave me a yummy
fat quarter pack of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

I have been fondling it for months, 
and have just jumped in and cut them up!

I decided to make sixteen patch blocks
to show off these great fabrics.

I cut the fat quarters into 3.5 inch strips and sewed four together,
alternating them.

Then I cut that piece into 3.5 inch strips.

By flipping the alternating rows,
you get a quick and easy block.

I made sure that I pressed the seams in one direction,
so when you flip and join,
they match up perfectly.

I have about twenty more to make and then I'll have a cute top!

This quilt is going to be a wedding present.
If you can believe it,
I was a girl scout leader a million years ago,
and one of my girl scouts got married last week.
Man that makes me feel so old!
How could this be when I'm only about 28 myself?
Hehehe.  Just kidding.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Flea Market

This kid wanted to go to The Elephant Trunk Flea Market
for her birthday jaunt.
So we picked up Gidget and off we went.
It's always a fun outing, although today was HOT!
These lovely sun bathing dolls greeted us at the entrance.
Fun and creepy at the same time.

 A pile of action figures.

The kid browsing.

White glassware.

Children's tractors.

A bongo drum.

A view up the aisle

A baby carriage with a mexican hat!

Flamingoes, that color pink always gets my attention.

A unicycle.

Gidget looking at trunks.

This trunk had beautiful initials on the top.

A mermaid!!

 They also had a farm stand.

The kid bought a sewing box.

Gidget bought some fabric with monkeys on it.

I bought a fabulous quilt top that just needs a bit of repair
before quilting it.  It's got great colors and fabric.
I think I have the perfect vintage bed sheet for the back.
Maybe I'll try practicing my free motion quilting on this one.

On another note. . . . 
This weeks sewing was making a superman cape
for my nephew, the little man.
I am going to see him in a week!
I'm not used to sewing with this kind of material,
it ain't easy!

So Happy Birthday Kid!
Fun day, I hope you all had a fun day too!