Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Just Lovely Plants, Fabric and Smoothies

I just love hens and chicks! Mine is doing really well and is full of little chicks! Below is my fabric pull for my new crazy quilt. This is the fabric for my CQJ quilt for 2012. This quilt will have more than 12 blocks, I have been sloooooooow to get them made but am almost finished making the blocks. My muse had taken a vacation and I was left with no creative juices flowing. I am happy to announce that she has come back and is well rested and ready to go forth with this project. This quilt will have a theme that I am excited about, this will be my Marie Antoinette tribute to a queen who I find really fascinating. I will show the blank canvas sometime this week hopefully. I do have one block completed, but I am thinking on using it as a pillow cover....not sure yet.

Next is a great mixed berry & spinach smoothie. You can get the recipe here, I really enjoyed coming up with this one. We are trying to get more healthy around here and add more fruits and veggies to our diet and this is the least painful way of doing so for some of our family (especially the green stuff)lol.

Until next time,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day here in the US. Thank you to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we so enjoy. Thank you to each family that has lost a loved one who has given their all to protect and keep us in the freedom that we are accustomed to. May your day be blessed and filled with good food, fun and laughter.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fools Gold RR Finished Block

This block was really hard to send on. It is my favorite so far in this rr. I love fans and the color pallet that Arlene chose is just wonderful. This one took a lot of work but it was so worth it in the end. I did make a few changes, but I let the block speak to me and it developed well I think.The first pic is of the blank canvas I had to work with. Just lovely.
 And the finished block for Arlene.
 A good amount of time went into this block design. I think my favorite is the spiderweb roses in gold. I used Krenick ribbon to make them and they are just so pretty. The pic really does not do this block justice. I hope that Arlene likes what I have created for her. I was going to go with bullion roses at the bottom, but my practice ones were really not very good. So I opted to forgo them and use the hummingbird and french knots instead. This block is now winging its way to the next person in the rr and will arrive soon hopefully to Arlene.
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Santa Sack Swap"

It's that time of year again. I have been waiting several months now for the sign ups for this swap. I participated last year and had so much fun gathering items for my swap partner. You send out two gifts per month from July to December and then open when Cheryl gives us a date. It was so much fun last year. Participation is limited so you need to hurry on over to the blog that Cheryl has set up and sign up before it is too late!

Great Weekend

I had a very good weekend, as I was with all three of my children for Mother's Day this year and spent time with my mom as well. This is my loot for MDay! A kindle, k cover and money for books, flavored coffee and a mug, a dozen red roses and two cast iron with enamel dutch ovens!(these will be used to bake bread in)

The pic of the roses do not do them justice. They are so pretty, but it has been rainy here all weekend and no sun for good pics. They have stripes in them and are so pretty.
Until next time,

Monday, May 07, 2012

Karen's Finished Fools Gold Block

I had thought that the pic for the finished block was gone. My camera stored it in another place! I really think my camera is going out on me, so time to think about getting a new one. With that said, here is the finished block for Karen in the "Fools Gold" RR that we are doing. 


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