Monday, September 27, 2010

I Love the Old Lucketts Store...and taking my Parents There!!:)

Mom and Dad were visiting this weekend and we went to the
Old Lucketts Store...I saw something on the porch that made me catch my breath.
Do you see what we saw?
How about this old 84"x30" soapstone topped lab table by Sheldon Labs?!!:) They don't make them like this least not with soapstone tops. Now they are made with epoxy resin tops. It has wonderful white oak legs and weighs about 200 lbs!
Craig liked it!
But we liked it better....and my parents paid for it!! Love you Mom and Dad!!Now it is happily sitting in our utility trailer... until we can get someone to help Don bring it inside cause it ain't gonna be me!;)
I also got some embroidery done this weekend for Hoop Up. This is for Kate....Kate broke her ankle last week and had surgery to put in plates and pins ....
Kate....I hope this weird scientist puts a smile on your face!! Get better soon!!

Thanks again M & you bunches!!;)

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Want Me Some Habitat!!

I'm in love with Habitat! I finished this in the time it took to listen to two Fiction Plane, one Matchbox 20, one Springsteen and one Kings of Leon CDs!
Carly was nice enough to let me have some trimmings we cut from the crooked edge of new bolts...these pictures don't do the fabric really need to go check them out here!! This is the green I NEED to get some of the grey know me and my grey!!
I was able to make 15 squares and wanted one more so I literally went through the trash bin for the bits I cut off when I squared up all the blocks!
See that one bit on the left...about the width of a toothpick!:) The solid is
Bella Stone, the aqua sashing is Nature's Palette.
Really...go look at the fabrics....this is only a wee bit of the gloriousness that is Habitat!!:)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

All Amped Up!!

Amped because I appliqued my ampersands on my wall hanging for Round 8 of the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt-Along....
....Amped because I put together my 3.5s from the August Bitty Block Committee Swap....aren't those blocks all ROCK!.....
....Amped because West Virginia University beat Maryland 31-17 and Nicole (Maria's WVU roommate) was in the UK with Maria to share the WVU love!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ORBC Round 8 and Earl Didn't Keep Us Away!

We've started Round 8, Lucky Charms, at the Old Red Barn Quilt Along...
I'm going to learn more about applique this time around....I need the learning!:)
We are using a charm pack and a few extras....I'm using Moda Pure....LOve it!:)

This month at the Bitty Block Committee we have a Halloween is my contribution. Remember these are 3.5 inch squares!;)
I needed to make a birthday present for my SIL. I thought I would make a hotpad and used some of the Pure scraps for one and 8 of my mistake triangles from my Mystery Quilt for the other. I gave Lu the one on the left. I have 52 mistake triangles left!
Thursday, Sept 2, Hurricane Earl was already spreading his clouds up to northern Virginia and we headed down to my parents house since they had been evacuated from OBX. Luckily there wasn't a direct hit...just a grazing.
Two days later Hwy 12 reopened and we headed out...with thousands of our closest beach friends. What should have been a 3 1/2 hour drive from my parents turned out to be a 6 hour drive with the last 25 miles taking 2 1/2 hours because of the sand and water over Hwy 12 on Pea Island. I'm driving the white Bronco and Don is pulling my parents 5th wheeler in front of me. He had A/C....I didn't!
It was all worth it, the beach was amazing after the storm and I have never seen so many shells! We collected a couple bags worth to put a flower bed.
Going to the beach AFTER Labor Day....what do you think?!;)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My DQS9 Has Landed...Right on my Doorstep!;)

I'm being brave tonight...or this morning since it is 12:40am...I'm posting a photo of myself with the Doll Quilt Swap 9 I received from Shayla. I didn't know how else to express my glee!;)
Ok...maybe I do...this is what I wrote in an email to Shayla:
I'm feeling faint.....I mean....I have no words! Hold on...some are coming to me....OH MY FREAKING GOSH!!! Shayla...I am tearing up here while I type this....wait...let me get a tissue. Sniff.

Ok...I'm composed. I really,really don't know how to express how much this means to me. This is definitely going into the livingroom WHEREVER I live!! You lady are a truly talented person....Counting the ways....
1. Colors, perfection
2. Stitching, amazing
3. Subject, spot on
4. Continution of the theme...mug rug, mini pins...brilliant
5. green and too favorite colors...guess I'm an open book that you read perfectly!!;)
6. I LOVE goldfish!
7. The label, another mini piece of art
8. The back, splendiferous
9. Fabrics, Now that's what I'm talking about!
10. Bragging got them and I'm going to continue them!!!

Yep....time to get another my husband seriously has to get our house finished so I can put this in a place of honor....ALWAYS!

Thank you sooooo much Shayla....I'm even keeping the card!
xoxoxo dolores
Yep...I found the words!!
Go check out her blog to see more photos.
Thanks again Shayla!!