Sunday, February 23, 2014

Project Life Week 8

February 16 - February 22

47:365 Sunday selfie with the kitty.
Sunday: Sunday selfie with the kitty. 
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48:365 Back at the Economy Blocks. Six more stitched up tonight.
Monday: Back at the Economy Blocks. Six more stitched up tonight. 
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49:365 Two 18-wheelers full of cookies. Yum! 
Tuesday: Two 18-wheelers full of cookies. YUM! 
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50:365 Time for lunch and a bit of the USA CZE game. We're recording to watch tonight, but I can't resist taking just a little peek. 
Wednesday: We recorded the game to watch tonight, 
but still couldn't resist taking a little lunch-time peek at the USA CZE game. 
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51:365 This snuggle bug has been up 4 times in the last 2 hours. Hope that's not a preview of the night ahead. 
Thursday: This snuggle-bug was up 4 times in 2 hours. 
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52:365 Father-Daughter dance tonight. 
Friday: Father-Daughter dance. 
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53:365 Could not resist the cuteness in the Target Dollar Spot.
Saturday: Could not resist the cuteness in the Target Dollar Spot. 
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Swell Quilt

I've probably said this here before, but I'll say it again... I'm amazed at what I can accomplish when I set my mind to something!

I knew February was going to be busy, so I kept my A Lovely Year of Finishes goal conservative.  All I wanted was to finish piecing a quilt top.  But after a surprise day home (while my 15-year old truck spent the day in the shop) I had a completed quilt top early in the month.  So I moved on to quilting.  A few hours of peace and quite while the kiddo was on a play-date and I had the quilt loaded and all stitched up on the longarm.  And the binding... that got stitched while on my own sewing play-date.

Swell 
Photo by Jacey

I'm so excited to have this one completed that I'm already plotting to finish up another quilt this month (and this one is a LONG outstanding UFO).


Quilt Details
Quilt Top Fabrics: scraps, scraps, and more scraps! Moda Bella White
Backing Fabric: Flea Market Fancy (reprint) by Denyse Schmidt
Binding Fabric: Bella by Lotta Jansdotter
Size: 54" x 60"
Pattern: Swell (Simply Retro) by Camille Roskelley
February ALYoF Goal here

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Project Life Week 7

February 9 - February 15

40:365 "Since you put my favorite quilt in the wash I'll just snuggle between the pillows to keep warm." 
Sunday: "Since you put my favorite quilt in the wash I'll just snuggle between the pillows to keep warm." 
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41:365 Cookies, cookies & more cookies. 
Monday: cookies, cookies, cookies 
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42:365 I love this fabric I picked up in the great fabric destash! squirrels and deers and bunnies 
Tuesday: I love this fabric I picked up in the great fabric destash! squirrels and deer and bunnies 
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43:365 Rushing from thing to thing tonight - 8pm & I'm finally thinking about grabbing some dinner. Frozen pizza to the rescue. 
Wednesday: Rushing from thing to thing tonight - 8pm and I'm finally thinking about grabbing some dinner. Frozen pizza to the rescue. 
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44:365 I deal with math & money for a living, but this Cookie Mom math may cause me to loose my mind. 
Thursday: I deal with math and money for a living, 
but this Cookie Mom math may cause me to loose my mind. 
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45:365 From my Valentine... Bruins @alexandani bracelets 
Friday: From my Valentine 
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46:365 I made out like a bandit at today's #HMQG meeting! 
Saturday: I made out like a bandit at today's HMQG meeting. 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Fabric, Friends, and a Little Challenge

Back in October six of us... me, Becca, Julie, Brooke, Joanna, and Sally... were gushing over Vanessa's new fabric collection when an idea sparked.  Six creative ladies, some super-cute Color Me Happy fabric, a little challenge... and the Love a Challenge was born.

I knew almost right away what I was going to make... a pillow version of my I {heart} Floressence quilt.  This time I made the patchwork piece with the 2.5" Moda Candy pieces, rather than the half-square triangles of the original quilt... partly to show off the fabric better, partly because making 2" half-square triangles would have taken forever!

I love how it turned out!

Color Me Happy Pillow


And in true Tammy fashion... I bought a pillow form for it this weekend, and 2 days later realized I was making an 18" pillow, not a 14" pillow.  Guess I'll be making another trip to the store this weekend.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Project Life Week 6

February 2 - February 8

33:365 We spent the morning working on Megan's 100th Day of School project. Think I need to go ahead and email her teacher an apology for the size of this thing ☺️ 
Sunday: We spent the morning working on Megan's 100th Day of School project. 
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34:365 Working on a little challenge project tonight. 
Monday: Working on a little challenge project tonight. 
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35:365 Handmade Valentine Card idea # 1 was a bust... So maybe some itty bitty bunting sewn onto a card? 
Tuesday: Handmade Valentine Card idea #1 was a bust... 
so maybe some itty bitty bunting sewn onto a card? 
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36:365 Stayed up too late  finishing a book, so it's a Venti kind of morning. 
Wednesday: Stayed up too late finishing a book, so it's a Venti kind of morning. 
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37:365 Super cute Project Life kit + 40% off coupon = no willpower for me 
Thursday: Super cute Project Life kit + 40% off coupon = no willpower for me. 
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38:365 Love my new stamps! Now, what can I make so I have a reason to use them? 
Friday: Love my new stamps! Now, what can I make so I have a reason to use them? 
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39:365 @msrobincorrea Thank You!! It arrived today and I love it! #starbucks #youarehere #hawaii 
Saturday: Hawaii. Online quilty friends are the best!! 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - February Goal

Is it too early to say that this month is flying by?

Since we're speeding through February, and I've got a to-do list a mile long, I decided that for the first time my goal will not be a completed quilt. Instead I'm going to finally put together this quilt top I started back in July.

Scrap Quilt - February ALYoF goal

Maybe...just maybe... I'll get it quilted too.

A Lovely Year of Finishes


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Project Life Week 5

January 26 - February 1

26:365 Getting cookie orders organized and entered. 
Sunday: Getting cookie orders organized and entered. 
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27:365 There's a chance I'll be spending tonight at a hotel... packed the important things first 
Monday: Expecting to spend the night at a hotel... so I packed the important things first. 
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28:365 If I were home I'd be having something healthier for dinner, but since it's night 2 in the hotel I'm having a burger & chips. 
Tuesday: If I were home I'd be having something healthier for dinner, but since it's night 2 in the hotel I'm having a burger and chips. 
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29:365 Niagara Falls! I love that the box is in English & French. Thanks for the swap @krrley !! 
Wednesday: Niagara Falls! I love that the box is in English and French. 
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30:365 Third time in 2 weeks I've pulled these colors for a project. 
Thursday: Third time in 2 weeks I've pulled these colors for a project. 
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31:365 @bunnysdesigns @gina_pina Thanks for the extra special pieces in my order! I love them!! 
Friday: Awesome extras packed in with an order I received today.
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32:365 The scraps of scraps have now become their own little project. 
Saturday: The scraps of scraps have now become their own little project. 
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