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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Count On It

I finished the banners for June and July. I think these are my favorite so far. :) Actually it would be hard to pick. I love them all! These are so fun.

Don't the flip flops just make you want to be at the pool or the beach?

I'm hoping this works...but here's a slideshow of all the banners so far.


Happy Quilting!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whew...time flies...

I'm always amazed at how fast time flies. I realized I haven't blogged since before retreat, so I have a bit of catching up to do! The month of May just whizzed by...between a trip to California and the quilting retreat, I just don't know where the days went! :)

First off...here is my traveling buddy, Miles. He has traveled the "miles" with me in the car since leaving Idaho a year ago and he's finally lost a little of his shyness and agreed to be photographed. :P (More photos of Miles will follow in another post.) We left at O-Dark-30 to start our journey towards Indiana (actually earlier...it was 3am!!). We had to take a little detour and head to New Jersey to pick up Peggy and Robin.
Retreat was so much fun, as usual! We did a little shopping, a good amount of sewing/quilting, and tons of laughing! These ladies have such a special place in my heart and I so look forward to seeing them each May.
I'm happy with what I accomplished at retreat and have a couple of pictures to share. I started the Points of Pride quilt and I love love LOVE these blocks.
I also completed the flying geese border of my Patchwork Party quilt. I'm debating about adding the last border or not...the pattern as written is not big enough for a queen bed. I do not have enough of the original fabric to make the last border(s) big enough for a queen. My daughter loves it and said, "It's big enough right now for my twin bed!" LOL So maybe there is my answer...just stop now, quilt and bind it and give it to her for her apartment.
Look at this little cutie! Robin gifted me with this adorable pincushion kit from "Just Another Button Company." I just had to make it right away. Isn't it just the cutest thing! Speaking of gifts, I was totally spoiled by Robin AND Peggy...they are just the most generous people in the world!
This was a quickie birthday gift I made when I came home from retreat. It's for a friend that loves pumpkins...so even though it's not pumpkin season, I know she'll appreciate it in the fall. :)
Whew....I think that's all the pictures for now. I have a few others I'd like to share, but they deserve to be in their own post. :)

We are finally feeling a touch of summer here and I'm loving it! I have flowers planted and they are thriving and growing nicely. I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying a bit of sunshine!

Happy Quilting!
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Secret Retreat Projects....Revealed!

If all goes as planned, this post will publish while I'm away at retreat. I've been working on a few secret projects for retreat and now I can finally share pictures with you!! :)

First up...I made a couple of Amigurumi dolls. Do you crochet? I think I'm hooked on making these! I'll definitely be making more!

The first one is an "Angry Bird" for Robin. For those of you that are familiar with the App, you'll know what this is. LOL
Next is a cute little owl for Peggy! I just love him....
The third one is a cute little frog for my Secret Sister, Nancy.
Here are all three of them...all lined up!
Woolfelt ornaments for the ornament exchange....

A sewing caddy for Nancy....(she likes frogs, can you tell?!) LOL
Strawberry pincushions for a pincushion exchange...
Schnibbles pincushions...one for each retreater! Set one....
Set two....

So you can see...I've been busy!! I hope everyone enjoys their gifts!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Road trip!!

A couple of them actually! I just returned from a week long trip to the west coast for a mini family reunion in Nevada and California. It was a great time and went by much to quickly!

Me and my sister...

With just three days between trips to unpack, do laundry and repack...I leave for my quilting retreat tomorrow! Yay!! I'm so excited!

Needless to say, I am way behind reading my favorite blogs...I have almost 300 unread posts in Google Reader. I'll be back after the 15th, so hopefully I will catch up then! I should also have lots of fun pictures to share from retreat!

Happy Quilting!!