Sunday, September 30, 2012

A little "Speck" of Christmas

When I saw this month's project was small quilt, I knew I wanted to make a quilt for my vintage doll bed.  Knowing that Christmas is less than 3 months away and this bed needed a Christmas quilt, I pulled out some of my old Christmas fabrics to get the vintage look I wanted.   I'm sure some of the fabric was over 30 years old!   Such a fun pattern to make.  I changed up the border a little by adding the embroidery. 

Can't wait for tomorrow to see this month's parade.  I've already seen a few on blogs and they are all so cute. 


Monday, September 24, 2012

Welcome Fall and BOM Rehab Time

We had an absolutely amazing fall weekend with warm days and crisp nights.  I did manage to get a little sewing done on Saturday.  I spent some time finishing Speck and starting Hubble for AYOS.  I love both of these patterns.  For both of the quilts, I dug into my scrap pile for the fabrics.   I really need to do this more often!  I just seem to REALLY like all the new fabric lines I see!  The only BOM I worked on was the Designer BOM from the FQS.  I am so glad to say I am now caught up.  It just makes you happy to sew with Vintage Modern! 
Sunday after church and lunch with 2 sons and families...(sorry should have come home this weekend), we went to the Farmers Market in Greensboro.  Too many choices for pumpkins and too many decorating ideas on Pinterest to decide on which ones to buy!  Carter and Callaway picked their favorites.
But I think Callaway enjoyed papaw's ice cream cone better!
Have you ever had unexpected breakfast guests?  This morning after Callaway and I were finishing with ours, I looked out the back door and saw some visitors.  They were happy to stay outside and munch on acorns. 
I counted at least six and they stayed about 45 minutes eating and frolicking. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

And the Winner Is.........

.................Apple Blossom!   A winner was selected with the help of!   I've sent you an email and as soon as I get your address this great layer cake will be on it's way to you!  Congratulations!
In addition to meeting new bloggers, getting quilty inspirations, and just having a good time, there was an important discovery during this Back to School Party.   The cause of "Global Warming" has been solved.   Too many trees were sacrificed to provide the paper needed for everyone to write lines for all the mischief that occurred in school!   I love how some adapted by taping 2 or more pencils together...( I never thought of that)  The best was the commenter who had pre-written her sentences at home and had them ready for the teacher as soon as the punishment was announced.   That would not have worked with one of my teachers, he would just randomly open the dictionary and we would have to copy a few pages.   All the comments brought back so many memories of school and classmates.  Hope I didn't stir up any bad memories.  Some of the "nun" stories and "ruler" stories were kind of scary!   How we made it through school without years of therapy is amazing...Maybe that's why we started quilting... Just want to thank Michele for hosting another great bloghop!

I had to smile last weekend when we were at an antique mall and I spotted a paddle!   Looked like it was from the 50-60s.  The fun part about it was that it had Dick and Jane characters painted on it.  Really cute.   I wonder if it was a giveaway from the publishers to the schools.  I wanted to buy it to display with some fabric, but it was a little pricey. 

Thanks to everyone who visited during the party.  I have briefly viewed your blogs when reading your comments, but will go back and take a better look over the next few weeks.  

Happy Fall!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Rehab tiime

How are you spending your Labor Day?  I'm trying to spend a little extra time in Rehab!   I finally made the first block for the FQS Designer BOM.   I must say Vintage Modern has become a favorite fabric line.  My goal is too get caught up before the next block comes! For some reason my flash isn't working so my pictures are a little dark.

I also made another block for my Civil War BOW that was offered by Barbara Brackman last year.  I got behind on these blocks and they got pushed to the side.  I only have a few more to go plus a few more connector blocks.  I really want to get these done just in case I decide to start her next BOW that started this week.  Grandmother's Choice will focus on the fight for women's rights.  I will definitely follow along on the blogposts even if I don't make the quilt.  I love Barbara's history lessons. 

Were you in rehab this holiday weekend?


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Are you still Hopping?

It  has been a great Back to School Party, but the celebration is not over.  I'll keep my giveaway open until midnight Monday night.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday and get the layer cake in the mail to the lucky winner. 

Don't forget the Glorious Autumn Block Party starts next week.  Always something fun at the Quilting Gallery.