Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great Adventures

My Mother's Day trip to Colorado was so much fun. The weather was 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas and I met my new grand baby. She is as cute as she can be and just as sweet. Oh, and the kids are great too!

Vesper May 2013
She is a Great Dane puppy that will end up about 150 pounds in a couple of years!

Vesper - 14 weeks old  43 pounds
She is as gentle as her breed describes. She has the biggest feet I have ever seen on a dog. Now, I have another grand baby that is an 85 pound Rottweiler so I am used to big dogs with big feet but...  

May 2013
Here is the drip watering system I helped my son put together for his veggie garden. In the foreground you can see my knitting project I worked on on the patio in the cool weather with a gentle breeze. I spent more time outside than I did in the house I think. 

Hanging basket - fuchsias 

These peonies are lining both sides of my son and DIL's new house. They are huge and I can't wait to see pictures of them blooming. I thought these were going to explode while I was there but no such luck.

Two days after I returned home I went on a 4 day retreat on the other side of town. It was a 30 minute drive home so we had a sleepover for 3 nights! It was a blast. Lots of sewing, eating, laughing, knitting and learning to play Mindcraft on the Xbox, being taught by a 7 year old. He was really patient and gave me lots of help without any 'old' comments when I couldn't remember what button did what!

My friend did the quilting on my Lighting quilt. She also zigzagged some gold cording down in the shape of a sun which is hard to see in this photo.

Lighting - quilted May 2013
Every section is quilted in a different way. I will take a more detailed shot after I get the binding on.

Lighting - detail
Now on to the Tuesday group. I keep a clear bucket on my cutting table I put scraps in when cutting. One of the ladies was talking about having no scraps so I brought her a full bucket. She took them home and made these. These are probably 10" blocks!  

Improve blocks
This belongs to the the lady that made me the tree, the quilter and the knitter. This is silk that was given to her by a dear friend that she is knitting into a scarf. It is so soft and beautiful I could hardly leave it alone. The colors so saturated. Pretty much like the photo.

Silk detail
Now that I am caught up on my adventures I will have the projects I have been working on ready for the next post. Let's see, there are the dish cloths, hexagons and the white squares with colored corners.

Until next time sew happy!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

What a wonderful Mother's Day this is! First, I work my Sunday shift at my LQS and have lots of fun with my coworker and some out of town customers. We actually had more customers than either of us expected since it is Mother's Day. I had an unexpected dinner invitation from my daughter and her husband to my very favorite restaurant, Roys, Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Not sure what that is but their food is to die for including their chocolate souffle. My fun continues as I'm off to my son and DIL house in Fort Collins on Wednesday for 6 days. 

As far as quilting goes I am busy working on my trip around the world play mats for the latest grand babies born to my friends. I only have furry grand babies of my own!

Trip around the world class.  may 2013

May 2013
Mine is the one in the middle with the red stripe going down the center. My blocks are all literally scraps but they will all have a red strip in the middle for continuity. I love the pink, red and aqua one in the top picture. That one belongs to Zany Quilter. It is so organized and sweet. Check our her blocks. There is another one I love in monochromatic lime. Maybe my next one will be somewhat organized, some how! I will let you know the minute I am organized in anything. 

Until then sew happy.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

To Clean or Not to Clean

I know, I have been busy and have not posted for a few weeks. I will start now and try to get back into the habit of posting regularly. I now have a job working at my LQS. I work Sundays so it doesn't cut into my sewing time much! I'm having too much fun for it to be a job.

I finished binding this quilt that Zany Quilter quilted for me. She did a wonderful job and thank you. It was picked up today to be auctioned off at the gala for the Living Grace Home. Check out their website here.

Donation quilt May 2013

I have been sewing a lot away from home. With all my sewing and cutting surfaces covered with fabric there is not a place to do anything until it is cleaned up. I would rather sew than clean up so there you have it! I am only a few yards of fabric away from being on "Hoarders". Do you think it could possibly be true?

What a mess!  May  2013

And you thought I was kidding...

Stay tuned for large hexagons, pick up sticks, dancing stars and other assorted projects I have been working on. 

Happy sewing!