Jun 26, 2023

The Cute Book

 I have The Cute Book, it's super cute!!!

I bought it many years ago at Japan Town in San Francisco.

I have two adorable grand daughters who are even cuter than the book.  Izzy is 8 and Kylie is 10.

Izzy made a little bear with its own little teddy bear to play with. She also drew some artwork for the wall!

Kylie wanted to make a little monkey :)

Kylie made the monkey in his bed for Sabrina for her 2nd birthday which is at the end of August. Sabrina is her cousin.

Hopefully I can show you some of the other things I've been working 
on lately!

Have a great week!

Jun 19, 2023

Works in Progress

It's summer and my 3 grand daughters who live 2 blocks from me, are off out of school.  I invited them over and made a picnic lunch of coconut açaí bowls with fresh lemonade, gouda cheese and Bugles chips.  

Below the fruit is coconut açaí, made of frozen bananas and frozen coconut milk blended together.  It's just like ice cream. I topped it with some chocolate granola and fresh fruit.  It was yummy! 
Then we went swimming in the pool, it was a great day ❤️

I shouldn't really include this photo, but I want to be real 😂
One of my favorite things to eat (not all the time...) is icing.  Yes, licking the beater and stealing a few finger swipes too.  I made a decadent chocolate cake for Father's Day, it was too tall for the cake platter cover.  It was 3 layers of chocolaty goodness!!! I'm sorry that I don't have a photo,  but here's something even better, the recipe! 

I finished my Criss Cross Star quilt!  I'm sorry but the big reveal is on Monday, July 10.  We are having a July 4th patriotic celebration at our Farm Girls quilt meeting that day.  Complete with hot dogs and all the trimmings that you would get a picnic. It will be so much fun!
Here's a teaser as I'm watching a Hallmark movie.  It was really good, The Wedding Contract.

Another teaser...

I've also been working really hard on a commissioned quilt.  Poppie Cotton block of the month for my friend.  These are all the pieced blocks, I have to add the sashing which is very intense.  Almost 300 
2 1/2" squares.  I hope to have it completed soon.  I spy another quilt at the bottom of the photo.

I have a lot of works in progress, and will show you as time allows.

Have a great week!

Jun 12, 2023

Holland Pouches

Holland pouches from Centerstreet Quilts make the best gift ever!

They look so difficult to make, but they aren't! They've got three different sizes, these are the medium.  No matter which size you make though, they each take the same amount of time to make. 

The fabric possibilities are endless ❤️ I really mean that!!!

You don't even have to insert the zipper, you just topstitch them.

I'm sorry but the linings aren't very visible in this photo. They're cute though!

My quilt along updates..

I'm just about done with my Hello Spring quilt, designed by Lindsey at Pen and Paper Designs.  

I'm just about done with my Collector's Edition quilt with all the beautiful Ruby Star Society fabrics.

I'm also working on a Poppie Cotton block of the month.

I'm working on my Halloween Tell me a Story quilt, designed by Amy Friend. It has a lot of paper piecing, which I love!

I'm also working on Santa Hats by Lori Holt.  

I'm also working on a red, white and blue quilt by Lori Holt, in her picnic setting. I made the Criss Cross star block.

I've got quite a few "want to" quilts on my list too!

Thanks for following me :)

Jun 5, 2023

Hello Spring quilt

I've been gone for over a week, we attended our oldest grandson's high school graduation and spent time with some of our children and grandchildren.  

I didn't get any sewing done, but I actually finished all of the blocks for my Hello Spring quilt before I left town. I won this fat quarter bundle a few years and I'm so happy that I was able to use them for this quilt.  They are way cuter in person, each one has a little print that is very tiny. 

I love Lindsey's patterns, they're always so well written and easy to understand.   

This pattern isn't written for fat quarters, so I had to be little creative.  It calls for yardage, but I knew that fat quarters would work.

I'll see you next week :)