Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Terrific Tuesday

Great news today!
Rafael and Jenny went in for an ultrasound today
and the results are the they will be the proud
parents of a healthy baby girl.
I've been busy making these pull over the head
baby bibs that I loved when my kids were little.

Click Here to find the pattern.

I really like this embroidery!
Can you tell?

So I've got a story to tell you.
Last friday I attended the Rusty Barn Craft and Sewing Festival
with my friends Carole and Christina and Ramona.
We were to meet at Mimi's at 8:30am.
The show did not open til 10am and it is about
20 minutes away so I figured
that we were having breakfast at Mimi's
and I'm ALWAYS ready for breakfast
(my favorite meal out!)
So I get there and find out that they just
 MEET at Mimi's.
Turns out they wanted to go down and get in line early.
They kept babbling about being one of the first
100 people in line because of a great give-away bag.
So we get there about 45 minutes before the doors
open and get in line.
About 15 minutes before they opened the doors
a man came by and gave out blue tickets
to the first 100 people in line.
(I guess last year there were ladies rushing over
to the Mulqueens booth for the free give-away bag
and there were some pushing and shoving and someone got hurt!)

Here is a picture of the bag of goodies:

Now I understand why they wanted to make sure and be there so early!
Look at all the loot that was in the bag!
You can bet that next year.......
I'll be in line early!
Thank you Mulqueen Sewing Center!!!

Work day

What a great day yesterday!
I was able to accomplish alot!
First off I finally finished piecing the top that has
been on my design wall for weeks!
This is a Maple Island pattern called
BQ2 that I redesigned to
fit a rectangular shape instead of a square.

I love the red fabric with the yellow daisy flowers.
Now to get it quilted!

I quilted a little quilt yesterday.
This is another quilt that will go
to Camp Reach for the Sky.

This little quilt does not photograph well.
The actual quilt is beautiful!
The black and silver fabric is very glitzy and shiny!
This quilt is going to make some child very happy!

In between quilting and piecing I did a little embroidery.
I made this happy little motif:

And this shirt for my daughter:

While I was quilting I also worked
on transfering my VHS tapes to DVD.
Yesterday I watched the birth of my daughter.
So hard to imagine that she will be having my
first grandchild in July.

Today is the day that Jenny goes for her ultrasound.
We just may find out today if she is having a girl or a boy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Man o Man....
It's February already.
Where did January go?

My design wall contains all of the
embroidered & applique animals
that I have been working on this last week.
These blocks are looking a little puckery.
Good thing I took a class this past weekend at the
Rusty Barn show on stabalizers!

I have been working on learning how to use my EQ5
and plan on designing a quilt around these blocks.
I am in the middle of Lesson 1!
Any EQ5 users out there with advice?

My yellow and red quilt is shaping up nicely.
Love the addition of the thin black border.
I think it is going to look really nice.

This quilt label is ready to go
to Tallie to sew on the back
of the heart quilt.
I have been spending some time
getting familiar with
all of the features on
my embroidery software.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Winey Saturday night

Just another winey Saturday night here in AZ.
Mike and I have been talking about hosting a
wine tasting party
for some time now.
Key words......."talking about"
Our friends Bob and Jenni
finally took the bull by the horns and
actually SCHEDULED IT!

So here is the group
all sitting around a lovely table
filled with friends, food and WINE!
We met some new people
and tried a few new wines......

11 people......11 bottles
Well actually the 1st bottle did not really count.
Mike brought a bottle of Boones Farm
for old times sake.
It took many of the folks back to
the "good ole days"
when they were in college and Boone's Farm was
the wine of choice....
OR the wine they could afford!  LOL!

We all had wine charms on our glasses and
at the end of the evening we took off the wine
charm and "voted" for the wine
we liked the best.
The person who brought the "winning" wine
got a prize!

This wine, while having a really interesting label,
was not one of the better wines.
Mike brought this one back from one of his
many trips to India.
Not sure if it just did not travel well,
or just was not a great wine in the first place.

All in all we had a very lovely evening with old
and new friends.