Sunday, July 29, 2012

Project Life Week 30

July 22 - July 28


204:365 Me sailing the Sunfish #latergram 
Sunday: Sailing on Dublin Lake my last day in New Hampshire. 
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  205:365 Came home from traveling to a mailbox full of goodies. 
Monday: Came home from traveling to a mailbox full of goodies. 
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  206:365 One of the packages that came while I was away had this beautiful box bag by @heyporkchop 
Tuesday: One of the packages that came while I was away had this beautiful box bag by Amanda 
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  207:365 The stars I made while traveling last week. 
Wednesday: The stars I made while traveling last week. 
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  208:365 A basket-full of hexagon sections. Ready to start piecing into a quilt top. 
Thursday: A basket-full of hexagon sections. Ready to start piecing into a quilt top.
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  209:365 Excited my new Boat & Tote bag arrived today! 
Friday: Excited my new Boat & Tote bag arrived today! 
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  210:365 It's so hot outside the icing is sliding off my cupcake. 
Saturday: It is so hot outside... the icing is sliding off my cupcake. 
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Weekend in New Hampshire

Right before I went out of town last week I realized my current English Paper Piecing project was too big to travel with. So Monday night, when I should have been in bed before an early morning flight, I cut into some Ruby for EPP stars.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were all too busy in New York & Boston to do any stitching (and I was trying to finish a library Kindle book before my loan was up!) But I managed to make 6 stars while in New Hampshire for the weekend.

The stars I made while traveling last week.

I managed to pack a lot into 2+ days at my mom's house...
    
My view this morning from Mom's porch. 
We had coffee on Mom's porch...

  Lunch in downtown Peterborough 
...lunch at Nonie's Bakery in downtown Peterborough...

  Rosaly's Farmstand & Flowers 
...stopped at an organic farm stand and pick-your-own flower stand...

  Dublin Lake & Mt. Monadnock from my aunt's balcony 
...spent some time at my aunt's house (can you imagine having that view everyday!!)...

  My future home (in my dreams) - Our Lady of the Snows 
...stopped by to see my future home (I toured it 6 or 7 years ago when it was first on the market, and fell in love with it, and it is back on the market again)...

  202:365 Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream @ Kimball Farm 
...had Lobster Rolls and Ice Cream at Kimball Farm (and that's the small ice cream!)...

  Dublin Days 
...went to Dublin Days...

  203:365 Mom's new quilt guild (& her string quilt in the shadows) 
...where we visited with my mom's new quilt guild...

  420s racing 
...and we wrapped up the weekend with some time on Dublin lake, watching 420s race...

  204:365 Me sailing the Sunfish #latergram 
...and getting myself out on a sunfish (only 17 years since I was last on a sailboat!)... 

 It was a great weekend!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Project Life Week 29

July 15 - July 21

197:365 How many quilt tops/backings can I fit in this carry-on bag... 
Sunday: How many quilt tops/backings can I fit in this carry-on bag... 
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  198:365 Megan insisted her purple dolphin join me for work today. 
Monday: Megan insisted her purple dolphin join me for work today. 
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  199:365 What a beautiful shop! 
Tuesday: What a beautiful shop! 
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  200:365 All day meeting & then on to Boston tonight. 
Wednesday: All day meeting & then on to Boston tonight. 
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  201:365 Meetings done! Catching up on blogs while waiting for Mom :) 
Thursday: Meetings done! Catching up on blogs while waiting for Mom 
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  202:365 Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream @ Kimball Farm 
Friday: Lobster Rolls and Ice Cream at Kimball Farm 
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  203:365 Mom's new quilt guild (& her string quilt in the shadows) 
Saturday: At Dublin Days - Mom's new quilt guild (& her string quilt in the shadows) 
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Project Life Week 28

July 8 - July 14


190:365 Cupcake break with my sweetie.
Sunday: Cupcake break with my sweetie. 
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  191:365 What I made today... Inspired by Mega Swoon made by @safieh 
Monday: What I made today... 
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  192:365 More Granny Squares 
Tuesday: More Granny Squares 
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  193:365 This can't end well... 
Wednesday: This can't end well... 
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  194:365 Sitting with her leg up... No doubt she's a Zerkel :) 
Thursday: Sitting with her leg up... No doubt she's a Zerkel 
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  195:365 New tins... Soon to hold sewing goodies. 
Friday: New tins... soon to hold sewing goodies 
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  196:365 My little Cookie Monster. 
Saturday: My little Cookie Monster 
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 It will be a little quite around here next week... I'm leaving before dawn Tuesday for a whirl-wind 6-day, 3-city trip to NY, MA, and NH. I'll be posting on Instagram (and uploading to Flickr) if you want to follow along on my trip :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mega Swoon

Inspired by the Mega Swoon Safieh made, I just had to make one myself.  I had lots of fun watching this mega block come together!

What I made today... Inspired by Mega Swoon made by @safieh

Fabrics are Beetle Boy by Ellen Crimi-Trent for Clothworks.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Project Life Week 27

July 1 - July 7


183:365 Best Buds
Sunday: Best Buds 
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  184:365 Fun mail arrived today. 
Monday: Fun mail arrived today. 
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  185:365 She's so excited to spend the morning at daddy's office :) 
Tuesday: She's so excited to spend the morning at daddy's office! 
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  186:365 Where I'm spending my holiday... 
Wednesday: Where I'm spending my holiday... 
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  187:365 Love my new biscuit tin. 
Thursday: Love my new biscuit tin. 
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  188:365 Fitting end to this crazy week... jury summons arrived today (& hubby got one yesterday) 
Friday: Fitting end to this crazy week... jury summons arrived today. 
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  189:365 Magic Numbers top is done. 
Saturday: Magic Numbers top is done. 
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Magic Numbers Quilt Top

The scrappy quilt blocks I started at the June HMQG sew-in are now a quilt top.

Magic Numbers top is done.

Even on a day with a mix of bright sun and dark rain clouds the bright colors of these scraps shine. 

For the backing I picked one of the prints from Genevieve Gail's Flower Bucket line.
   
Backing pieced.

Now to decide... do I quilt it with straight lines on my home machine, or free motion on my mom's longarm machine when I go visit later this month...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scrap Vomit

Scrap Vomit is done!!
And would I sound like a broken record if I said that I love it...


Scrap Vomit


It took me three tries to get the right shade of purple (Kona Crocus, in case you're wondering) and I think it is perfect. I'm thinking my next one might use Kona Peacock...


Scrap Vomit

And for the back... yards and yards of lovely Parisville by Tula Pink.


Lots of Tula Goodness on the Back!!

The quilting was done by my HMQG-buddy Erin. Her quilts and quilting are amazing!


Scrap Vomit

My second scrappy finish in just a couple of weeks... with one more in the works and another one in the planning stage. I just might make a dent in those scrap bins yet!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Project Life Week 26

June 24 - June 30


176:365 Removing the basting pins seems to take forever. 
Sunday: Removing basting pins seems to take forever. 
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177:365 Seems like it was just yesterday... 
Monday: Feels like it was just yesterday... 
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178:365 I think I'm melting. 
Tuesday: I think I'm melting 
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179:365 SV came home from the quilter this week. Love it so much!! 
Wednesday: SV came back from the quilter this week. Love it so much!! 
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180:365 Almost done. 
Thursday: Almost done! 
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181:365 Kindle & iPod ready for the ride home 
Friday: iPod and Kindle ready for the ride home. 
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182:365 New quilt already in use. 
Saturday: New quilt already in use. 
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