Friday, May 29, 2009

Such a Lovely Surprise!

I recieved a lovely little Quiltie and "papers" envelope in the mail today from Margaret in New England, where she says the black flies have heralded the arrival of springtime.

I am going to hang the little piece at my son Isaiah's bed.

Well, I have been having some fun...

I love doing little projects and the Quilting Around The World project is really a fun way to play with blocks, color, and design! Here are a couple of the blocks being sent along their way this week!
Isaac was the recipient of a really lovely swap package from a Swap-Bot partner. He got a wonderful package of the photo he is thrilled with his stuff, but mad at his Baba for making him stop long enough for a photo!
He really loves dinosaurs right now and the dino-magnets sent to him were a huge hit.

I have posted some projects that I am working on over at the Great Hexagon Quilt-Along Too! Beware! These hexagons are way addictive...I am working on just making hexies now!!!

And...I have finished my Wonky House blocks and will be getting ready to put together a wee quilt with them...huge thank-you to Jenny for this fun embroidery BOM!
Fun I have to take a look at the other BOM I am working on and am starting to think about a layout for my Rainbow Swap Blocks! The Blocks are out of sight...thank you to all the folks in sections 1 & 5 for the beautiful blocks!
Question for folks to comment about...Sho & I just entered our items for the Alameda County Fair...Have any of you entered in your local shows or fairs...tell us about it and link to some photos!! We love the county fair and being able to put items into the fair is a great way to support and participate!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy 100th post to Sew Fantastic & Giveaway

Hurry over to Sew Fantastic and check out her giveaway in celebration of her 100th post.

She makes beautiful items!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Giveaway To Get In On Before End of Day

Check out the wonderful giveaway at Yellow Bird...You have until 7pm her time tonight to sign up!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

UPDATE: What kind of cake do you get for your birthday if you cannot eat any flour or sugar??? Sho made me a wonderful whitefish, dolma, pickled cabbage, and seaweed salad starfish cake. It was my son's idea that I needed a starfish!!
Oh to be turning only 5 and be able to wish upon a dragon! No, instead I am a wise ole 48 today. Have not been terribly creative the last weeks, but instead am percolating on life, getting older, and trying to still figure out who or what I want to be when I grow up!

I could use some advise and opinions...
Are any of you out there in the bloggosphere involved in spiritual direction, making a living with your own business, or have gone or are going back to grad school in the 2nd half of you life??? I would love to hear about your experience.

Happy Birthday to all the dear Taurus folks out there.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Swapping and Gifting

I have been blogging and swapping now for about 3 months and I am so amazed at the talent and generosity out there. I don't really know too many crafty, quilty, fabric folks out there in my real time life...but all of you out there in blogoland have been fantastic.

The photo above is a sampling of some of the fun surprises and amazing craft that have arrived to my mailbox over the last few months. Also, check out Swap Bot if you are not already there. It is a fun way to find inspiration and swap crafts, supplies, and other ephemera with folks all over the world.

Have a great Thursday folks! To all my swapping and gifting friends...thank you so much.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Some of this last month's projects...

A big shout out to Lynette for offering this amazing BOM last year. I got a really late start but completed my little Noah Quilt. I loved the Batiks I found for the borders, matched the hand dyed varigated floss I used for the outline of each block.
Also would love to give a shout out to the little pattern I found online for this cute dog, but the whole site was in japanese and I could not read it. I was looking for a quick and easy "pitbull" design. This looks a little more like a jack russel, but it worked for dog I was looking to make.
Have a great weekend everyone. I am diving into some fun with dottee dolls, hexagons, yo-yo's, and putting a Quilts of Valor quilt top together with Sho. "Best laid plans... eh?"