Friday, June 29, 2012

I really should be...

This is what I should be doing...

Tho, this is what I have been doing...  Last night in the heat my sisters & I painted our parent's deck...

It looks nice doesn't it? It took the 5 of us (Hubby helped for alittle while) about 4 hours from start to finish.

I really should be sewing tho...

Friday, June 22, 2012

i win!!!

I saw this idea on Pinterest. <3 Love the site..  A sharpie (any color) + A porcelain dish (You can even use super cheap mugs from the dollar store!) Just draw and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow them to cool completely before washing or using.

I of course put my own spin on it as I always do. 'She with the most Fabric Wins!! 

 I drew 2 of my favorite blocks.. flying geese and the 8 pointed star. :) I love making these blocks..

If you saw my sewing room.. you may agree.. :)   Happy sewing!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Quilt Block Challange

I really wonder some days where the Procrastinator Gene came from. Neither of my parents are procrastinators, is it a learned trait?  We got back from Cold Spring last week and lately I haven't felt like doing ANYTHING.. Minus, playing on the computer. My old stand bye include : email, facebook & pinterest.  Tho, I've been playing alot of Sims 3 lately. :)   It wasn't until I was walking through the local Variety Store that inspiration hit. I got in to a conversation with the owner whom I've known for years. It's nice to walk into a store and they know your name. :) She was packaging up the 'Annual Quilt Block Contest' at the Dodge County Fair. It was something I was totally unaware of.. 

The rules are simple: available to the first 20 quilters, you MUST use all 4 fat quarters in the block (DO NOT ADD ANY EXTRA FABRIC) and make one 12 1/2" square. Next year the blocks will be sewn together and auctioned or raffled off.  So, as I walked out to my car with my treasures 'Quilt Block Kit' included.. I now wonder what kind of block I will make.. I'm really partial to 8 pointed stars and I know this REALLY cool way to make 3D flying geese..

Here are the fabrics, I'm wishing there was a cream. I showed my sisters on Sunday and we decided the closes thing to a cream would be the light blue. So, this will be a challenge for me. I love the fabrics tho.. The swirly blue, marblie green and the loon print. They remind me of the Minnesota Shop Hop Fabrics..