Saturday, March 24, 2012

Flower Vase Wrap

Someone special to our family needed a little extra sunshine this week... the kind of sunshine that a colorful bunch of daisies can bring. And for a little extra touch I sewed up a wrap for the vase.

Flower Vase Wrap

A fun and quick little project!

Flower Vase Wrap

Fabrics are Love U by Deb Strain for Moda and tutorial is from Sew4Home.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March do. Good Stitches Blocks

I got stood up today... by the repairman. I rearranged my day to be home for him and he called to cancel... because it might rain (3pm now and not a single drop of rain by the way). But I guess it was all for the best. No excuses not to tackle that nagging to-do list before I fly out to Chicago Sunday (for a week... without hubby and the little one... I'm sad already).

First must-do thing on my list was the March do. Good Stitches blocks for Grace circle. Our quilter for March came up with a tutorial for these adorable tulip blocks. Can't wait to see this quilt come together!

Spring Tulips for do. Good Stitches

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Project Life Week 11

March 11 - March 17

71:365 Such a serious face!
Sunday: Such a serious face!

72:365 Birthday gifts from my mom came today.
Monday: Birthday gifts from my mom came today.

73:365 Grandma knows how to make a 4-year old happy!
Tuesday: Grandma knows how to make a 4-year old happy.

74:365 Ready for a road trip.
Wednesday: Downloaded a new book & new album and updated my iPod, iPad, and iPhone... Ready to roadtrip!

75:365 We picked up a hitch-hiking beaver.
Thursday: We picked up a hitch-hiking beaver!

76:365 She said she needed a job so grandpa put her to work.
Friday: She said she needed a job so grandpa put her to work.

77:365 Camel ride with cousin Ashleigh at Tulsa Zoo
Saturday: Camel ride with cousin Ashleigh at Tulsa Zoo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Houston Modern Quilt Guild Swaps

I finished up a little sewing last weekend for 2 Houston Modern Quilt Guild swaps.

First up was the birthday swap... we take turns bringing in a little gift for birthday girls... a little fabric, a little chocolate, and a handmade item. This year I'm gifting Gabby as her birthday is the next one after mine.

I know Gabby likes the Washi fabric collection, so I used scraps from a quilt I'm working on to make her a little clutch (pattern is Strap Clutch by Keyka Lou)

HMQG Birthday Swap

HMQG Birthday Swap

Since I won't be at this weekend's HMQG meeting Gabby and I were able to get together for lunch Sunday and so I could deliver her gift.

I loved putting together the clutch! I've got fabrics picked out for another one (this one will be for me).

March also brings to a close the Scrap Swap we started in January. I brought home a selection of flannel scraps from Pam. After much thought I decided to make her a patchwork basket. After all, who doesn't need a little additional storage in their sewing room.

HMQG Scrap Swap

I'm excited to see what my partner made for me... maybe I'll get a sneak peak before the April meeting.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Project Life Week 10

March 4 - March 10

64:365 Sunday routine: prepping cereal bowls for the week.
Sunday: Sunday routine - prepping cereal bowls for the week.

65:365 Solids + Inspiration fabric
Monday: Solids + Inspiration

66:365 She loves to sleep on the floor of my sewing room.
Tuesday: She loves to sleep on the floor of my sewing room.

67:365 Dutch Oven Bread
Wednesday: Dutch Oven Bread

68:365 My favorite Easter-time treat!
Thursday: My favorite Easter-time treat!

69:365 My little cowgirl.
Friday: My little cowgirl

70:365 What I made today.
Saturday: What I made today.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dutch Oven Bread

An early birthday gift from hubby...

30:365 Chris surprised me with this today!

... lead to the most magnificent bread I've ever made! (okay... truth told I really don't make any breads other than banana bread and zucchini bread, but still this bread is AMAZING!!)

Dutch Oven Bread

Dutch Oven Bread

67:365 Dutch Oven Bread

I could't resist a little nibble while it was still warm!

The recipe is from Joy the Baker Did you know she just published a cookbook? Think I might need to buy myself a little birthday gift!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Quilt Along Finish

Another Work in Progress is done! This was KarrieLyne's Charm Pack Quilt Along from Summer 2010.

Charm Pack Quilt Along

I finished piecing it October 2010. And then it sat... waiting to be quilted (kind of a common theme around here.) Around October/November of last year I sent this quilt, and one more, off to Lindsay for quilting. Lindsay got them back to me super-fast! And then it sat again... waiting for binding.

Charm Pack Quilt Along

The quilt now lives on the sofa (since Megan claimed the Sugar Pop Tumbler for her bed.)

And because I'm still in love with my little labels... here's another shot

Charm Pack Quilt Along

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Project Life Week 9

February 26 - March 3

57:365 Artist at work
Sunday: Artist at work.

58:365 Almost done cutting
Monday: Almost done cutting.

59:365 Trip to Chicago booked.
Tuesday: Trip to Chicago booked.

60:365 A selection of WIPs
Wednesday: A selection of current WIPs

61:365 I could spend all day in this store!
Thursday: I could spend all day in this store!

62:365 Perfect end to a long week.
Friday: Perfect end to a long week.

63:365 Climbing the rock wall (with a little help)
Saturday: Climbing the rock wall (with a little help.)