Sunday, March 31, 2013

Project Life Week 13

March 24 - March 30

83:365 Weekend chores done... time for a little planning & prepping for #stashbash 
Sunday: Weekend chores done... time for a little planning and prepping for Stash Bash 
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  84:365 I might have checked the status of my #handiquilter a few times today.
Monday: I might have checked the status of my HandiQuilter a few times today. 
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  85:365 Why hello there!! I think you have something for me today. 
Tuesday: Why hello there!! I think you have something for me today. 
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  86:365 Poor neglected hexie project - I really do need to get back  to it. 
Wednesday: Poor neglected hexie project - I really do need to get back to it. 
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  87:365 3 day weekends deserve to be started with a Fuzzy Navel (or two). 
Thursday: 3 day weekends deserve to be started with a Fuzzy Navel (or two). 
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  88:365 Build-A-Bear fun today. 
Friday: Build-A-Bear fun today! 
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  89:365 Had my doubts there would be enough binding...and *just* made it. 
Saturday: Had my doubts there would be enough binding... and *just* made it. 
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Hermes Quilt

A few months late, but Grace circle's quilt for do. Good Stitches is done!

Grace do. Good Stitches

We used a simple pattern... we each used four 10" orange squares... cut, sewn, re-cut, and re-sewn

Grace do. Good Stitches

The color choice was based on a large piece of Kaffe fabric I had acquired for free. I joked with the Grace circle that I'd bind it in brown and call it the Hermes quilt after the famous Hermes orange boxes and brown ribbon. And wouldn't you know it... after auditioning bindings, the brown one really was my favorite.

Grace do. Good Stitches

Finished this one up just in time... the group's April blocks will be coming to me to make the next quilt.

I'm linking up with Melissa and Shanna for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Winner!

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes last week!

The winner of my little birthday giveaway is Beth

Random 3.2013


I had lots of fun making my list of 39 things, but even more fun getting to know a little bit more about you guys!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Project Life Week 12

March 17 - March 23

76:365 She loves her Kindle! 
Sunday: She loves her Kindle! 
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  77:365 A birthday treat... movie, popcorn & diet cherry coke 
Monday: A birthday treat... movie, popcorn, and diet cherry coke 
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  78:365 So this just happened... 
Tuesday: So this just happened... 
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  79:365 A little stitching before bed. 
Wednesday: A little stitching before bed. 
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  80:365 Was lost in my stash, but finally found!! 
Thursday: Was lost in my stash, but finally found!! 
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  81:365 Ready for @amandahall25 screen printing class at #stashbash 
Friday: Ready for Amanda's screen printing class at Stash Bash 
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  82:365 The downside of a big cooking day...the dishes! 
Saturday: The downside of a big cooking day... the dishes! 
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Polka Dot Swap

Last weekend we had another FUN swap at the HMQG meeting!  This month's theme was POLKA DOTS.


I brought in 6 fat quarters... two each of these three fabrics (Michael Miller Ta Dot and 2 dots from the Wanna Be A Cowboy line by Riley Blake)

Polka Dots


And I came home with these fun fabrics...

Polka Dots


Thank you to Gabriela for organizing the swap and to everyone that brought in fat quarters!

Monday, March 18, 2013

39

39 things about me...

1. I am the oldest of three kids

2. I've lived my entire life in Texas

3. I've lived in San Antonio, Hebbronville, Corpus Christi, Taft, Missouri City, Houston, College Station, Bryan, and Sugar Land

4. I want to visit all 50 states

5. So far I've made it to 17... CA, NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM, OK, TX, LA, AR, KY, FL, IL, NY, MA, NH, VT

6. Next month I will add GA to that list (and I guess technically AL since I'll be driving through it 4 times)

7. I've been to 7 countries... Canada, Mexico, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy

8. Top on my International travel list is Australia

9. My first car was my favorite... 1982 CJ7 Jeep with rag top and full rag doors

10. I wrecked that Jeep in the rain, on the freeway, coming home from a job interview right after graduating college.  Seat belts save lives!!

11. I went to college thinking I'd go on to Vet School

12. Freshman Chemistry kicked my butt and changed my mind about Vet School

13. Second semester of college I switched my major to Psychology

14. Psychology offered a B.S. or a B.A. - I went with B.S. so I could keep all my science credits, and so I wouldn't have to take a foreign language

15. Freshman and Sophomore year I participated in Bonfire cut... months each fall spending Saturdays in smelly clothes, developing blisters on my hands from cutting down trees with an ax

16. Freshman year I also raced sailboats (420s) on Butt Lake (okay, really it was Bryan Utilities Lake, but to me it will always be Butt Lake!)

17. If I could own any car, it would be a Shelby Cobra... blue with white stripes (kit or original... I don't care)

18. If I could by any house, it would be Our Lady of the Snows in Dublin NH

19. Last year I started collecting Starbucks City/State mugs... so far I have Chicago, New York, Boston, Utah, Houston and Austin.

20. My hit list for mugs this year... Atlanta, Florida, Orlando (from my road trips next month), California and San Francisco (need to ask my sister to pick those up for me)

21. My family is scattered from coast to coast... CA, ID, OK, FL, NY, NH

22. Despite growing up in Texas, only my brother and I are still here.

23. Favorite Vodka drinks (in order): Sea Breeze, Cape Cod, Screwdriver, Bay Breeze, Salty Dog

24. I rate the quality of Mexican restaurants by their margaritas (chips and salsa are used for a tie breaker)

25. But if given the choice, I'd take champagne over any other drink

26. Favorite movie of all time is Fletch

27. I tried to convince my husband to name our child Fletch if we had a boy

28. My second choice for a boy's name was Cameron (after Boston Bruins #8 Cam Neely)

29. Hubby wasn't on board with either of those... guess its a good thing we had a girl

30. My favorite books are John Sandford's Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series

31. When I read the Virgil Flowers books, I imagine Virgil to look like Billy Lush (in Chicago Code)

32. This summer I will have lived in my house for 10 years, been married to hubby for 12 years, and been with my company for 17 years

33. I've completed 3 half marathons (Houston, Austin, and Disney) and 4 full marathons (Houston twice, New York, and Disney).

34. I still want to run Medoc, Chicago, Marine Corps, and Nike Women's in San Francisco

35. I truly believe Grande Non-Fat 2 Splenda Lattes and Diet Cherry Coke make the world a happier place

36. Peter Pan Crunchy Peanut Butter is about the most perfect food... peanut butter and honey sandwiches, peanut butter smothered Oreos, Ritz crackers with peanut butter and chocolate chips... YUM

37. I'm currently in love with The Black Keys, reading, sewing, and netflix

38. I have 1 tattoo, and really want a second

39. Today I turn 39.


So if you're still with me after all that... I'd love to send someone a little "birthday" gift from me... just leave me a comment and tell me one thing about yourself.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Project Life Week 11

March 10 - March 16

69:365 Finally organized my thread & ready to start the #springtimesampler 
Sunday: Finally organized my thread and ready to start the Springtime Sampler. 
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  70:365 So excited to watch these!! 
Monday: So excited to watch these! 
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  71:365 All time favorite Easter candy! 
Tuesday: All time favorite Easter candy! 
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  72:365 Lots and lots of hippos in the sewing room tonight. 
Wednesday: Lots and lots of hippos in the sewing room tonight. 
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  73:365 Wasn't really part of the plan for today, but rolling with the punches. 
Thursday: Wasn't really part of the plan for today, but rolling with the punches. 
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  74:365 The fantastic goodies my coworkers brought in for my pre-birthday celebration. 
Friday: Some of the fantastic goodies my coworkers brought in for my pre-birthday celebration 
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  75:365 Beautiful day to sit in the window and watch the birds.
Saturday: Beautiful day to sit in the window and watch the birds. 
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Hippos!

13 Hippo Zipper Pouches... With a rainbow of zipper colors...

Hippo Zipper Pouches

All ready to find their way to new loving homes.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Project Life Week 10

March 3 - March 9

62:365 My first #graze box arrived last week. Lots of yummy goodies! 
Sunday: My first graze box arrived last week. Lots of yummy goodies! 
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  63:365 Fun mail today! 
Monday: Fun mail day today. 
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  64:365 Thanks @qnmag ! 
Tuesday: Thanks Quilters Newsletter! 
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  65:365 Running late today so it will be a short one. #sweatnsew 
Wednesday: Running late today so it will be a short one (SweatNSew) 
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  66:365 Trying the first thing from my graze box. 
Thursday: Trying the first thing from my graze box. (loved it!!) 
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  And so ends a 3 second long Mutton Bustin' career. Fractured shoulder to be in a sling for 3 weeks. #hlsr
Friday: And so ends a 3 second long Mutton Bustin' career. Fractured shoulder to be in a sling for 3 weeks.
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  68:365 Fun little project today. 
Saturday: Fun little project today. 
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March Goal

Time once again to set a goal for Melissa and Shanna's A Lovely Year of Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes


I'm a little bit embarrassed that this project is still outstanding.

October do. Good Stitches Blocks

These are blocks made by the ladies of the Grace circle of do. Good Stitches. The blocks arrived throughout October and November, and as each arrived I set them in a spot next to my sewing table. Then came the holidays... Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's... and over time they got covered up with other projects.

And if I finish this one up in March, I'll be all ready for my next turn as the Grace circle quilter in April (which won't take me 6 months to finish!!)

Project Life Week 9

February 24 - March 2

55:365 Beautiful morning with my little one. 
Sunday: Beautiful morning with my little one. 
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  56:365 This little guy will be done before the March pattern comes out!! 
Monday: This little guy will be done before the March pattern comes out!! 
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  57:365 Why yes, that would be a second bill, within a week, for fixing the water heater. 
Tuesday: Why yes, that would be a second bill, within a week, for fixing the water heater. 
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  58:365 One chapter left. Now to decide what to read next...
Wednesday: One chapter left. Now to decide what to read next... 
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  59:365 Bull Riding #hlsr 
Thursday: Bull Riding at Rodeo Houston. 
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  60:365 My new cell phone cover is here! Hexies & a Red Panda... Doesn't get much better than this!! 
Friday: My new cell phone cover is here! Hexies & a Red Panda... doesn't get much better than this! 
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  61:365 Let the trashy reading begin! 
Saturday: Let the trashy reading begin! 
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