Sunday, September 25, 2011

Girl Pals in the HOUSE!:)

Look what my pal Mandy (Mandalin18) sent me from all the way down under! I mean just look...isn't it amazing? Perfection in cloth!:)
Between the amazing dresses the ladies are sporting, the tree fabric and squirrels frolicking at their feet and that awesome paint by numbers sky this little treasure almost made me cry!

To top it off Mandy spoiled me with postcards, batik squares and that adorable neon green Kewpie Doll...which is now hanging out on my bulletin board! You can see what I sent Mandy here...but alas I didn't spoil her with extra booty!:o

Thanks so much outdid yourself and I'm so glad to reap the benefits!;) xoxo

Now how about some thoughts of Christmas.... you say? But how could you resist this fabric from Alexander Henry? I sure couldn't. I think it will go nicely with some holiday fabric I bought from Amy (Diary of a Quilter) last year. What do you think Amy?:)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

It was supposed to be a tablerunner....

....but I went a little overboard!
How have you all been doing? I can't believe it's been since the end of August that I last posted...I have no excuses except I really didn't have anything interesting to show or tell...just life happening and it's been good!:) I did finally finish this quilt.

It is going to the UK for Maria's flatmate Rose's family as a thank you for signing as Maria's guarantor....paying rent monthly is soooo much better than having to pay three months at a time!

We so appreciate their trust in her and felt a little thank you was in order....but I was having so much fun stitching this and became a lapquilt!

The print is In the Beginning's Botanica....I just love it...I hope they do too!:)

BTW...notice the new Webfabrics button I have over there on the right? My sister Foo made it for me...that's where I work and now when I talk about a fabric I bought from work you can click over there if you are curious!;) She made my flickr button too! If anyone is interested in a button and can't make me...Foo's your gal!!:)

This IS a runner I made for my SIL's bday....I made the photo skinny on purpose because the runner is only 7 1/2 inches wide. Scraps of brown and black sewn into a long strip and then cut into squares...easy peasy. Was looking for something really cool for the back and found the perfect thing in my stash...and it was only 8" wide...awesome!!:)

Went to the Bluemont Fair last weekend....

...such a cute town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where Washingtonians used to go to beat the heat of the summer...until the train stop going that far!

Lots of yummy food...this being the heathly stuff...didn't take a photo of what we ate!;)

Lots of great Flea Market goodies...Hey Dad...think you could make one of these?

And lots of flowers to be planted for the Fall...but I need to sew and that's just what I have been doing. I just can't show anything else to you....sorry!

How about this....Maria.... is this good for your curtains? Better be since they were mailed today!:)