Monday, June 30, 2008
Then came along Peg's challenge of finishing five quilts by the end of July. So I got up earlier this morning and loaded this baby quilt onto Dolly. If this quilt looks familiar, then you are right. It has the same fabrics as my Summer Breeze quilt. I had cut too much for Summer Breeze that I made Summer Breeze 2 and still had enough leftover fabrics that I made Dancing Butterflies.
This quilt will be for Project Linus. My goal this year is to complete a quilt for each month for the total of 12 to donate. However, I'm falling behind with only two quilts so far. Therefore, I'm happy to almost have this one done; I only need to sew the binding down.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
We spent the day with Sweetie Pie's girl scouts troop at the aquarium. It's their last activity for the year until fall. We went behind-the-scene tour, and the girls fed the fish and the sharks! Hmmm... that sure is a funny looking fish in the above photo. lol
Then afterward, we stopped in at this restaurant (photo below) that is across the street from the aquarium. The food were really good.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The machine looks good, and it came with a lot of accessories which I will have fun trying them out. However, I haven't try sewing on the machine yet because it does not have a manual with it. In my excitement of bidding, I forgot to ask. :[ I have only turn on the machine and run it. The light is working, sounds great... it's quiet, and it has a new belt and been serviced. Overall, I think I got a good deal.
With a little bit of research, I found that my machine was made in Elizabeth, New Jersey, from 1948 to 1950.
It's been fun playing on Ebay, but it's a bit dangerous to my financial pocket. There are plenty of things to bid for, and it is easily to get carry away. So I better stay away from ebay for awhile... well, maybe just one more time, afterall, I need the manual right? He he
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
It was a slow progress, but it is done! After piecing the whole thing together, I noticed that I have a few of those 4-patches turned the wrong way. Oh well... no frogging stitches here! I'm planning to do the same border treatment as Bonnie's, so I'm off to do the borders.
This is the perfect push I need. I have quite a few quilt tops that needed to be quilt, but what will I finish first? Hmmm...
Well, the first one that came to mind would be my Pink Lemonade. Then, Orange Crush if I get the top done. I will have to look through my quilt tops for the other three...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Yeah! My prize from Catherine's 700th post giveaway is here! The ribbon is so pretty!
Thank you, Catherine!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday was Father's Day so we made breakfast for John. Well, the kiddos made the breakfast and I cleaned up after them. I really don't care for cooking that much... only cooked out of necessities (he he)... and like it much better when someone else does the cooking... I'd prefered the cleaning up.
Then, for lunch, we headed over to my parents for my little niece's(5yrs) and nephew's (2yrs) birthdays and celebrating Father's Day also. Their birthdays are not on the same day...just close together so their parents decided that it's easier to celebrate both at the same times. There were a LOT food! Of course, I stuffed myself there and then brought even more food home... did I mentioned I don't like to cook? LOL
I wished that I had not forgotten the camera because my new baby nephew (almost 3 months old) was there. He's adorable! Ohh, how I missed my own babies!
We left later for home and made to our friends' house who live down the street from us for a BBQ and swimming. Same friends who had to cancel their previous BBQ due to rainy and cold weather a few weeks ago. Again, I stuffed myself. I guessed the whole point of the story is that I ate too much all day yesterday and will need to go on a diet soon because it's getting a bit difficult to button up my pants. *LOL*
Alright ... about that Pink Lemonade, my baby Orange Crush is now a flimsy!
I used more of those 2 inches strips and sewn 4-patches together in a row around the white border. Then added 4 inches of white border around that. Done!! Nice and simple! :o)
Friday, June 13, 2008
Ah, where did the time go? The school year has flown by too quickly. I see the end of the school year as a big milestone for the kids. They brought home their yearbooks, and it's fun to look through them to see what the kids did during the school year. But for me, I always noticed how much they changed from little bright-eyed youngsters, to a bit older and more matured children as they are today. It always a bit sad for me to see the kids grow up so fast.
Well, when I'm feeling blue, I always head to my sewing corner.... the kiddos were with friends to kick-off their summer vacations. My machine was humming along all afternoon.
Later on, I played with the regular OC again and laid out all of the blocks. I really like how this mystery is turning out. Thanks again Bonnie for another great design!
And another giveaway, Lynette Anderson Designs is giving away some cute stitcheries patterns!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thank you, Catherine! I can't wait to recieve my prize all the way from Australia! :D
One more thing that I forgot to mention, Ghislaine is the winner of my giveaway, and she commented that she loves purple. I will fill that box bag with some purple FQs! Ghislaine, please email me your postal addy ASAP. Your comment came in as a No-Reply, so I can't return your email. I'm gonna make a run to the postal office tomorrow to get a few packages out and would like to get yours out too. With the way gas prices now-a-day (oh-no...won't go there!)*lol*, I have to plan my errands.
And now, I have to go pick up my Buddy from school who also has a driving lesson today. Yikes! I know that he will be fine.... but why is it so nerve wrecking when it comes to your own kid learning how to drive?!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Congratulations, Ghislaine!! Please email me your snail addy ASAP.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Yep, these are what I've been working on in my spare times. Recognize that red butterflies one?
I saw this Box Bag first over at Lisa Boyer's blog. She is the author of That Dorky Homemade Look. Click here to check out her site. She is taking a break from blogging at the moment due to a busy schedule, but her blog is worth taking a lookee... fun, fun, fun.
Lisa made these bags and has a link to the tutorial, so that is where I got the pattern to make those bags. Click here for the tut.
All of those Box Bags in the photo have been claimed except for one...
I mentioned before in my previous post that I will have another giveaway real soon. Well, here it is! I'm giving this Box Bag and a few goodies to go inside it. This is my way of saying thank you to all of you who stopped by and leaving a comment. All you have to do to be in the drawing is to comment on this post and tell me what color or colors of fabrics you want to see in this Box Bag. The winner will get their preferences of some FQs in this bag. I do have 1930's fabrics and Civil War fabrics, so if you prefer those, let me know. And if you like scrappy like me, then I will fill it with whatever in my stash!
This will be a quick one! This giveaway is open until Sunday night my time. I will do the drawing on Monday afternoon. Good luck!
I found this blooming in the corner of my yard while taking pics of the Box Bags. I forgot I have these lilies. What a pleasant unexpected!
Friday, June 6, 2008
My Sweetie Pie has been letting her hair grow long since last year from a little below shoulders-length. With the hot season almost upon us, we decided that it's time to get her hair cut. However, it is not any regular haircut.... she will be donating her hair to Wigs for Kids, and it's also her first time at a beauty salon. I had always trimmed her hair for her at home. Look at how much was taken off... almost 15"! Wigs for Kids requires at least 12" long.
Even after all that was taken off, the hair stylist took off another 1" to 2" of her hair during the final haircut.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
finally, pushed one out of the basket...
Anina at Dear Baby Jane blog!