Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Back from packing!!!

Slowly but surely, all of our worldly possessions are getting gathered into one location.  Yippee!!  We even have our dog. All that is left are the kitties and we will get them soon.
Of course now we have to figure out where to put it all. Hubby would love to be able to use the garage one of these days. 
We planned our trip to Florida to collect our belongings so that it would correspond to the awards banquet that hubby was being honored at. Also in Orlando.  Getting all decked out and being waited on was a nice break from packing, lifting and sweating. And I just had to show you all a picture of our menu. Now a menu does not sound very interesting does it--but when was the last time you had a menu carved into a giant block of chocolate??????????????????
 Is that not the coolest thing you have ever seen?
And we each got one--lots and lots of chocolate.
It really has been terribly disorganized around here, but I am trying to get some sewing done. I am at least keeping up with my Jelly Roll blocks.  Four is done:
 and 5 is all cut out and ready to get put together.
I have also been working on turning Joy's border design for the round robin into a small wallhanging. I have accomplished a bit more than this picture shows, but I haven't gotten a new picture yet. Soon!!!! 
Now that I am getting organized (ooh I said a naughty word) I should have no more excuses for not blogging on time or not getting lots of sewing done. 
How bout that both my child and my dog are on antibiotics?? 
OK--that is true, but no excuses right. And no they don't both have the same ailment--just the same bad timing. And please all--cross your fingers that neither hubby nor myself gets DS's strep throat.
On that note--I am sure someone needs a pill.
Until next time.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hope you are have a wonderful day spent with friends and family.
Don't eat too much chocolate!!!
And here is the table topper that I am working on that I forgot to take a picture of yesterday.
I am determined to have it finished soon!!!
And forget what I said--eat all the chocolate you want!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I have internet back. YAY!!!!!!!! We have been in our new home for a month and although we had the installers out the first day we moved in, it has been one obstacle after another that they said they had to deal with.  Turns out the first guy was wrong and the last guy was smart!!! Oh well, we are all set up now and I can get back to seeing what everyone has been up too and finding many, many, many more fun things to sew, quilt and stitch.
I did try before using my phone, but somehow a 2"x3" screen does not do justice to all of your lovely handy work.
I have not had too much time to be creative--unpacking and trying to fit your stuff into a new space is somewhat challenging. The scary part is -- the house is not that small and we only have the stuff that we brought back from Australia. We did finally buy some furniture while we were there, so that explains most of it. BUT next week we are driving down to Florida to get everything we own--a lot of stuff from our travels that we have never unpacked. OH DEAR!!! I see a giant garage sale in the future.
We will also be bringing our sweet puppy dog with us so we will be getting our family back together. Our three kitties are with my mom not too far from us here in Virginia, so we will go bring them home soon after we get back. Then I will be a proper quilter and I can get the kitties to test for softness and all.
I also have another stash down there.  Can't remember how much or what colors, there was a bunch and then the bunch got bigger because my suitcase was way, way, way too heavy. So at least that part will be fun!!
I have not been totally uncreative while I was quiet. I did start the jelly roll quilt-along and I am caught up on that. May not last long because Joy has been helping me catch up on all the boms out there and Di has been tempting with those gorgeous Schnibbles she's doing and I must catch up on our Fruit of the Spirit and there is more over at JJ's as well. Go check out Betty and Billy Bunny in three different sizes to stitch or applique or any combination you can think of. 
So here are my photos of my quilt-along. I have used the Spring Fever collection. Quite fitting for my mood and I don't think these pictures really show how bright it is, but I will try again when I finish the next one.
number 1
number 2
and number 3.
 I also have a question for all of you flower lovers out there. We have this gorgeous bush in our backyard that I have never seen before and I haven't seen one at any of the shops I have been in. So does anyone know what this pretty pink bush is:
 The flowers are very small, about the size of a dime. Much smaller than a peony or a camelia.
It is just as pretty without a name, but it would be nice to know.
Well, I suppose I really need to get busy on all these projects I can see now. I also must take a picture of the Debbie Mumm table topper I have been working. I knew I forgot something. I have finished the top so I will iron it all pretty and get my quilt holder to hold it up for me.
Hope everyone is having a lovely spring or fall day no matter where you are!!
L, A-