Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Summer Beach Quilt

Our Summer beach quilt is done! And just 2.5 weeks until our super-tiny, mini vacation which will include a day on the beach in Galveston.

Seaside Quilt

I'm looking forward to 
sand 
sun 
salt water
seagulls
naps in the sun
good books
cold drinks
fresh seafood

Seaside Quilt


Quilt Details
Fabric: Seaside by October Afternoon for Riley Blake
Pattern: based on 12th Street 
Size: 60" x 72"
June ALYoF Goal here

Project Life Week 26

June 22 - June 28

173:365 Had an awesome time checking out a Little Free Library this morning. 
Sunday: Had an awesome time checking out a Little Free Library. 
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174:365 Break out the Mickey Ears... Our next trip to Disney World is planned!! 
Monday: Break out the Mickey Ears... Our next trip to Disney World is booked! 
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175:365 Mason Jar + old scrapbook stickers = new change jar for our Disney World trip. 
Tuesday: Mason Jar + Old Scrapbook Stickers = new change jar for our Disney World tip 
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176:365 I still remember sitting in the interview and thinking maybe I'd stay for 2 years and then try something else. 
Wednesday: I still remember sitting in the interview and thinking maybe I would stay for 2 years and then try something else. 
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177:365 decisions... decisions... which one to read next. 
Thursday: decisions... decisions... decisions... which to read next. 
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178:365 This might be the first time I've made it home in time for dinner this week. 
Friday: This might be the first time I've made it home in time for dinner this week. 
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179:365 This kid!! She has read 105 books so far this summer. 
Saturday: This kid!! She has read 105 books so far this summer. 
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Project Life Week 25

June 15 - June 21

166:365 95 degrees (& feels like temp of 100) - I'll be hiding in the a/c with Jack, Virgil & Sean for the rest of the day. 
Sunday: 95 degrees (and feels like temp of 100) - 
I'll be hiding in the a/c with Jack, Virgil, and Sean for the rest of the day. 
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167:365 I love playing with scraps! 
Monday: I love playing with scraps! 
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168:365 I almost didn't start this book, but now that I'm half way through I'm eager to get to the end and solve the mystery. 
Tuesday: I almost didn't start this book, but now that I'm half way through I'm eager to get to the end and solve the mystery. 
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169:365 A little treat yo self after work! Fully staffed I have 6 people on my team... today we had 2. Boy am I glad that's over! 
Wednesday: A little Treat Yo Self after work!
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170:365 Scraps from some fun itty bitty sewing tonight. 
Thursday: Scraps from some fun itty bitty sewing. 
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171:365 Hallelujah - The work week is over!
Friday: Hallelujah - the work week is over! 
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172:365 She earned her free summer book from Barnes & Noble 
Saturday: She earned her free summer book from Barnes and Noble
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Project Life Week 24

June 8 - June 14

159:365 Made good progress on my beach quilt today. All the rows are pieced. Next time I have a chance to sew, I should have a completed quilt top. 
Sunday: Made good progress on my beach quilt... all rows are pieced. 
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160:365 THIS was my Monday. I shall now go sit on the sofa with a PB&J and watch the hockey game.
Monday: THIS was my Monday! 
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161:365 Full bobbins... Now to sew! 
Tuesday: Full bobbins... now to sew! 
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162:365 My beach quilt top is all pieced. 
Wednesday: My beach quilt top is all pieced. 
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163:365 Break out the old scrapbook papers! Megan & I are going to have fun with this.... kitty notes for everyone! 
Thursday: Break out the old scrapbook papers! 
 Megan and I are going to have fun with this. 
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164:365 Rainbow of tiny scraps as I cut through my scrap bins tonight. 
Friday: Rainbow of tiny scraps as I cut through my scrap bins. 
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165:365 #widrn Quilting my Beach Quilt while the dog keeps watch on the neighborhood. Tagged by @drkornea Tagging @sallykeller814 @smazoochie and @lindazsews  - what are you up to this Saturday morning? 
Saturday: Quilting my beach quilt while the dog keeps watch on the neighborhood. 
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Nesting Fabric Bowls

This is long over-due... sort of a Catching Up Part 2

A few months back I was involved in a couple of swaps. First up was the Yarn-Stitch Swap organized through Instagram. This swap paired up fabric and yarn folks... I stitched for someone and she knit for me. One of the things on my partner's wish list was a rainbow selection of fabric bowls. I searched the internet for inspiration, and kept coming across pictures of bowls made from the Nesting Fabric Bowl pattern by Nova/A Cuppa and A Catch Up.

This is an awesome pattern! Lots of sizes, lots of options, and very detailed!

Rainbow Fabric Bowls

So I raided my scrap bins and pieced together a different patchwork strip for each of the six bowls I made for my partner.

Rainbow Fabric Bowls

I paired each bowl with Moda Crossweave in grey (one of my very favorite fabrics).

Rainbow Fabric Bowls


These bowls were so much fun to make, that I made one more for my The Stash Bash Secret Sister Swap. Ella was my partner and I knew she's a fan of the BBC show Sherlock, so when I found some Sherlock fabric on Spoonflower, I was excited to turn it into a bowl! And good thing these bowls sew up so quickly... my fabric arrived from Spoonflower the day before we left for GA. And I would have sewn up the bowl that evening, but watching the hockey playoffs trumped sewing that evening. So with my cut and prepared pieces packed away in my luggage, I took everything with us and was able to whip this bowl up on the first day of The Stash Bash.

Fabric Bowl

Now I need to make one (or ten) for myself.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Project Life Week 23

June 1 - June 7

152:365 Fun end of year party with our Daisy troop. 
Sunday: Fun end of year party with our Daisy troop. 
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153:365 Super busy, super stressful day - but coming home to new fabric in my mailbox makes everything better! 
Monday: Super busy, super stressful day - but coming home to new fabric in my mailbox makes everything better! 
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154:365 I think this might be my first 'Jackpot' sticker (for an extra 4"). 
Tuesday: I think this might be my first Jackpot sticker (for an extra 4"). 
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155:365 So #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap partner - how do you feel about HSTs and PBJ? This bag is trimmed & begging to be used. 
Wednesday: Maybe some HSTs for my Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. 
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156:365 Hard to believe she's already finished up her first year of school! 
Thursday: Hard to believe she's already finished up her first year of school! 
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157:365 Hard at work on her new Lego Friends set.
Friday: First day of summer break and she's up early working on her new Lego Friends set. 
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158:365 Summer is for sharing ice cream cones at DQ. 
Saturday: Summer is for sharing ice cream cones at DQ. 
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