Sunday, July 28, 2013

Project Life Week 29 & 30

July 14 - July 27

195:365 I've been waiting all weekend for a few free minutes to start this. 
Sunday: I've been waiting all weekend for a few minutes to start this. 
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196:365 That 4 mile drive just took 45 minutes. Ugh!! 
Monday: That 4 mile drive just took 45 minutes. Ugh!! 
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197:365 Turn my back for 2 seconds... 
Tuesday: Turn my back for 2 seconds... 
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198:365 Such a good little traveler. 
Wednesday: Such a good little traveler. 
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199:365 My mom's pretty little New England town. 
Thursday: My mom's pretty little New England town 
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200:365 10,000 Teddy Bears 
Friday: 10,000 Teddy Bears 
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201:365 Cousins are the best! 
Saturday: Cousins are the best! 
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202:365 One last trip to Kimball Farm. Seafood platter (that 4 adults ate from) and the kids ice cream cup. I'm stuffed!! 
Sunday: Second time at Kimball Farm this trip. Seafood platter (that 4 adults ate from) and the kids ice cream cup.
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203:365 Megan & Grandma made a potholder (fab metal loom, like the one I has as a kid, found at VT Country Store) 
Monday: Megan and Grandma made a potholder 
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204:365 Landed in Houston & on the freeway home. We've been up since 2:30 am (local time) and this one insisted she wasn't tired. 
Tuesday: Landed in Houston and on the freeway home. We've been up since 2:30am (local time) and this one insisted she wasn't tired. 
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205:365 Kitty, I don't think the dog left that there for you. 
Wednesday: Kitty, I don't think the dog left that there for you. 
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206:365 Went for a spin in my parents' new toy. 
Thursday: Went for a spin in my parents' new toy. 
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207:365 Megan has gotten me hooked on playing Littlest Pet Shop. 
Friday: Megan has gotten me hooked on playing Littlest Pet Shop. 
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208:365 Good grief... Just shoes & uniforms for my Kindergartener.  Nothing for mama (not even the spotted Converse I've been lusting after). 
Saturday: Good Grief... just shoes and uniforms for my Kindergartner. 
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Project Life Week 28

July 7 - July 13

188:365 Instead of organizing the scraps, how about making a new quilt from them? 
Sunday: Instead of organizing scraps, how about making a new quilt from them? 
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189:365 Kitty & I are up past our bedtime (all the fault of a good book). 
Monday: Kitty and I are up past our bedtime (all the fault of a good book). 
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190:365 I'm all ready for some morning runs. 
Tuesday: I'm all ready for some morning runs. 
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191:365 SockSack is almost done... need to figure out ribbon & pick up some snaps. 
Wednesday: SockSack is almost done... need to figure out ribbon and pick up some snaps. 
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192:365 Wicked Whoopie pies. Yum! 
Thursday: Wicked Whoopie pies... special ordered from Maine. 
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193:365 I love baby shower shopping! 
Friday: I love baby shower shopping! 
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194:365 Hexies at swim lessons. Has probably been a year since I last worked on this project. 
Saturday: Hexies at swim lessons. It has probably been a year since I last worked on this project. 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Authentic Quilt

Nothing like a good to-do list and little determination to get things done...

Authentic Quilt

I didn't purchase Authentic when it first came out. No specific reason why... some days I'm better at the whole 'I can't buy everything I like' thing. But we were on a trip visiting family in Tulsa OK, and I stumbled upon a Jelly Roll and a little bit of yardage in a quilt shop there. Out of Print fabric in the wild... it is almost like you HAVE to buy it, right?

Authentic Quilt

As the quilt top was coming together I started thinking about a backing fabric... Kona Coal maybe? Or some of the Riley Blake Essential Dot in grey that I like so much? On a whim I did a Google search for Authentic, and I found some... enough in stock for the backing... and on sale! WIN!!

Authentic Quilt

Sometimes procrastination pays off!

Quilt Details
Top Fabric: Authentic Jelly Roll by Sweetwater for Moda and Kona Coal by Robert Kaufman
Backing & Binding: Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda
Quilting: large meander done on my HandiQuilter

I'll be linking up with A Year of Lovely Finishes at the end of the month.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Project Life Week 27

June 30 - July 6

181:365 My sewing helper this afternoon. 
Sunday: My sewing helper this afternoon. 
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182:365 Finn is here!! @hellofromcat @hellofromvee I love them!!! Thanks! 
Monday: Finn is here!! Thanks Cat & Vee 
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183:365 Always feel pretty pleased with myself when I take the time to fill a bunch of bobbins. 
Tuesday: Always feel pretty pleased with myself when I take the time to fill a bunch of bobbins. 
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184:365 Found out today I'm headed to Chicago in a few weeks. Seemed fitting to watch The Chicago Code while sewing tonight. 
Wednesday: Found out today I'm headed to Chicago in a few weeks. Seemed fitting to watch The Chicago Code while sewing tonight. 
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185:365 The minions were AWESOME!! And I loved listening to Megan's giggle throughout the movie. 
Thursday: The minions were AWESOME!! And I loved listening to Megan's giggle throughout the movie. 
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186:365 Hello beautiful deer... hope you had a pleasant trip over from Austin. 
Friday: Hello beautiful deer... hope you had a pleasant trip over from Austin. 
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187:365 Swim lessons & quilt binding... such is my Saturday. 
Saturday: Swim lessons and quilt binding... such is my Saturday 
(this is not the swim coach that bailed on us last week... this is Megan's favorite coach and he took over her lessons after last week's issues... I big fluffy heart him for making my little girl smile!) 
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