Saturday, July 12, 2014

one + one + one= five....and a 1st finish of the 3rd quarter!

In a week the girl and I will be flying over the Atlantic to visit friends in the know who you are!:) The girl is staying with her friends and I'm bouncing about but it will be fun! Several days I'll be staying in an Oxford University room at Magdalen College where Oscar Wilde and C. S. Lewis did some creating! The other days I'll be staying with one of the girl's pals from The Story nice of her to offer up their spare room.  Of course I need to show my gratitude.
 (Thanks for the great benches daddy!xo)
  Angled Frames to the rescue!  Yep, I made them a quilt and it's my first finish from this list of WIPS of the 3rd quarter
 The family has two small boys so I had the best time picking out fabrics.
How about Batman surrounding London...a bit of dinosaur eggs and Star Wars to boot.
There are robots, pirates, The Hulk and Clifford the Big Red Dog, Snoopy, books, pencils, rulers and Alice cards.  Just a bunch of fun for this picnic quilt. Now I need to roll it as small as I can and mush it into my suitcase!  That is number one...
Here is number two, one of the original eight samples tops I made for Round 15 at
 And here is number three...or rather....
three, four and five!  Yep, I had originally planned to use this fabric for a couple of quilts for my in-laws puppers but thought it would be a great larger sample.  So I made the above top...then cut it up and made three littler quilts.  The third went to the the boy's girlfriend.  All three doggies love their quilts!:)

See...I'm not so bad with math!

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's third quarter time already!

Is it really July already?'s hot outside and we still don't have our ACs in.  Soon I hope!
In the meantime I managed to finish all...that's right...all of the WIPs I listed last quarter! Yeah!!
I don't know which project was my crowning achievement for the last three months. I love them all.
But I have to say getting that tee shirt mat crocheted was a very happy moment!

So without further dribble here are my hopeful finishes for the third quarter Finish Along 2014. It's not to late to join in the fun cause I'm sure you all have WIPs taking up room everywhere!
Where do I begin? is a project I've been wanting to make ever since my boss Carly gave me this Moda Slice pack.  I had the print in my stash.  What to do, what to do?
 Blocks made from PB&J.  Tired of seeing them laying in a pile.
 This golden oldie is from....oh my goodness I made this top August 2010!  Yep...about time it comes out of the closet!
 Ugh....the girl is always wanting something for her friends. I really need to get on this one!  
 What a hot cause it's hot outside and mess cause it's a huge pile on the floor!
Final hopeful for the third quarter is a dress the girl was going to wear for a wedding....two years ago!

So there you have it.  Don't think I'm crazy....just crazy motivated! 
Want to go see what others are pulling out of their to-do piles...go here and thank Katy!!!