Sunday, March 15, 2015

Project Life Week 9 & 10

March 1 - March 14

60:365 Rainy Sunday morning at the movies. 
Sunday: Rainy Sunday morning at the movies. 
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61:365 Our Simpsons house is finally done. #Lego #simpsons 
Monday: Our Simpsons house is finally done. 
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62:365 Finally getting ready to quilt the mug rug for my #starbucksmugrugswap partner. 
Tuesday: Finally getting ready to quilt the mug rug for my Starbucks Mug Rug Swap partner. 
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63:365 @j_riley08 can't wait to see you in a couple of months!! 
Wednesday: So very thankful for lots of vacation time and a hubby that doesn't mind holding down the fort while I travel. 
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64:365 This is either going to be amazing or disgusting. 
Thursday: Final verdict - Mac N Cheese was okay, but Mango Salsa was very odd. 
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65:365 Have I given any thought to packing for my trip? No. Have I made progress on any one of a dozen other projects recently? No. Did I decide to open a Jelly Roll last night and start a new project? Why of course!
Friday: Have I given any thought to packing for my trip? No. Have I made progress on any one of a dozen other projects recently? No. Did I decide to open a Jelly Roll and start a new project? Of course!
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66:365 Slow start to this road trip. 
Saturday: Slow start to this road trip 
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67:365 We love Chip n Dale! #Disney #waltdisneyworld #chipanddale
Sunday: We love Chip N Dale!! 
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68:365 Eeyore is my favorite!! 
Monday: Eeyore is my favorite. 
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69:365 Year of the Sheep at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. According to the sign, good careers for people born in the year of the sheep include actor, gardener, or beachcombers. 
Tuesday: Year of the Sheep at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. According to the sign, good careers for people born in the year of the sheep include actor, gardener, or beachcomber. 
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70:365 Begrudgingly I agreed to a no-parks, nothing-planned day... and it has been awesome! Slept in, found an Orlando Starbucks mug and now some pool time. 
Wednesday: Begrudgingly I agreed to a no-parks, nothing-planned day... and it has been awesome!
 Slept in, found an Orlando Starbucks mug and then some pool time. 
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71:365 By far the longest line we've waited in so far ☕️
Thursday: By far the longest line we've waited in so far at Disney World
 (but who can resist a Venti Frappaccino as a dining plan snack credit?!?) 
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72:365 On this road trip we've stopped at Raising Cane's and Zaxby's - just need to stop at Chick-fil-A and we'll hit the southern chicken trifecta. 
Friday: We hit the Southern chicken trifecta on this trip... 
Raising Cane's, Zaxby's, and Chick-fil-A 
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73:365 2000+ miles, 32+ hours on the road and this kid has been smiles all the way. She watched 6 movies and finished 2 books along the way (plus played hours of Minion Rush).
Saturday: 2,000+ miles, 32+ hours on the road and this kid has been smiles all the way. 
 She watched 7 movies and finished 3 books along the way. 
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Friday, March 6, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March Goal

There's so much I'd like to get done this month... some old WIPs, a charity quilt, some pillowcases, and a new quilt I started last night. But March already seems to be speeding by.

March ALYoF

The number 1 item on my list is to make a Tessa Basket for Megan for Easter. Target has this adorable table cloth full of bunnies and Spring flowers which I'm going to pair with a bit of some (long hoarded) Ginger Blossoms.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Project Life Week 8

February 22 - February 28

53:365 A fun project with our Daisies today. We talked about conservation and recycling and then made bookmarks out of cookie boxes. #girlscouts #daisy 
Sunday: A fun recycling project with our Daisies. 
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54:365 My stash of mini-charms is growing. What should I do with them? 
Monday: My stash of mini-charms... what to do with them? 
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55:365 We moved this chair into the living room & someone has already claimed it as her reading chair. 
Tuesday: We moved this chair into the living room and someone has already claimed it as her reading chair. 
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56:365 It's been a week since I was in my sewing room and now I want to work on all the projects. 
Wednesday: A week since I was last in my sewing room and now I want to work on all the projects.
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57:365 Don't spend it all in one place. 
Thursday: Don't spend it all in one place. 
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58:365 New fabric and it has the cutest selvedge ever!! 
Friday: New fabric and it has the cutest selvedge ever! 
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59:365 Meerkats are on duty. 
Saturday: Meerkats are on duty. 
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stained Glass Quilt

Another old WIP is finished and ready to be used and loved.

Stained Glass Quilt

The Stained Glass Quilt

This quilt started out a bit different. It is based on the Turning Twenty Stained Glass pattern, and was supposed to have a large piece of fabric in the center with these blocks around the edge. I picked out the large-scale Summer Totem from Loulouthi for the center and got started making the blocks. The blocks came together quickly (even fiddling with that pesky 1" sashing). And once they were done, the whole project sat... and sat and sat and sat. I was a bit worried about everything matching up... there isn't much wiggle room with that sashing, and accurately cutting a single large piece of fabric, on an 18" x 24" cutting mat, isn't all that easy. So I put the blocks aside.

Stained Glass Quilt

When I picked up the project again this year, I gave some thought to the reasons I stalled out last time. And decided there was no reason I couldn't re-imagine the project. Even without the focal fabric the blocks made up a nice lap-size quilt. A quick turn on the longarm and this WIP was finally done!

Stained Glass Quilt

It feels so good to have one more project completed!

Quilt Details
Quilt Top and Binding: Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner
Quilt Backing: Milly by Erin Ries
Pattern: Turning Twenty - Stained Glass
February ALYoF goal here


Monday, February 23, 2015

Project Life Week 7

February 15 - February 21

46:365 I may be the only person at #quiltcon without a single new handmade thing, but I did pick up these Orla Kiely bags (on clearance) to hold my supplies. #quiltconprep 
Sunday: New Orla Kiely bags (on clearance) to hold Quiltcon supplies. 
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47:365 The giant squirrel has found a home for now. I snicker every time I pass him in the hallway. 
Monday: The giant squirrel has found a home for now. I snicker every time I pass him in the hallway.
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48:365 Auditioning fabrics for a #quiltcon class. 
Tuesday: Auditioning fabrics for a Quiltcon class. 
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49:365 Today kicked my ass. But then I came home to this ❤️��❤️ 
Wednesday: Coming home to this made my day! 
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50:365 It's officially a road trip now that I've stopped at Buc-ee's 
Thursday: It's officially a road trip after a stop at Buc-ee's. 
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51:365 A finished Meadow block. #meadowquilt #quiltcon
Friday: A finished Meadow block. 
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52:365 Last stop before heading home from #quiltcon 
Saturday: Last stop before heading home from Quiltcon. Yum! 
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