Thursday, July 31, 2008

SWAP Tote received

I was quite surprised to come home and find a package on my doorstep this afternoon. I received my We the People SWAP tote bag. It is absolutely beautiful. I am so behind on posting pictures but its been a rough week - but pics coming soon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Halloween apron finished!

Well, I finished my Booming Apron's Beat the Heat Halloween Apron just in time. The deadline for mailing is tomorrow and I will swing by the PO on my way into work. I took pics and will post asap.
I have been super busy the last few days and am ready for a break but it doesn't look like I will get one anytime soon. I had a lot of quilting homework this week and I am sure I will have a lot next week. Plus this coming weekend is the last weekend we have before DD comes home from camp and her room is no where near ready. But my apron is done so I can rest easy tonight.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Week 2 of Quilting Class

Well, I just came home from week 3 but haven't had a chance to talk about week 2. During week 2 class, we started sewing our pieces together and had to have one completed square before we were allowed to leave. Here is my very first square:
first quilt square

I am very happy with it and DH even said he liked it. Anyway, all my squares were sewn and ready for class tonight. Yeah!

BTW - I am watching Project Runway and am really enjoying this season so far.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Crafting weekend?

Well, with DD still at camp and DH working, I've spent most of the day alone. Went to church and actually made it to the early service. After church, I ran to Sam's to pick up a few groceries and planned on coming home to craft. However, I ended up cleaning and cooking.
Yesterday, I attended a Stampin' Up Christmas in July workshop. We made 2 cards and a tag. Here are my creations...
cards and tag
A picture will go in the red square on the bottom card. I think this may be "the"card this year if I can get DD to pose for a Christmas pic.
Here is the inside of the "truck" card...
inside of Christmas card

BTW, while I was at the quilting store for my class on Wednesday, I picked up some new fabric. First, I picked up the fabric for the We the People tote swap hosted by Tracy at itching2bstitching ( Here is may fabric. It is from Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom line.
tote bag fabric
And I also picked up fabric for a new apron. This is from urbanfarm by Keri Beyer.
new apron fabric
The top piece is actually an apron pattern - not really sure how to describe it but all I have to do is cut it out and finish it. The main apron, the ties, and a facing our included. The sample made in the store did not use the facing but lined the whole thing. I chose a fabric (the bottom in the pic) that matched the ties and plan on this being a reversible apron.
I have a lot of homework to do for my class - I have to have all of my pieces cut before Wednesday. I will be busy the next 2 nights.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Quilt Class tomorrow

Well, I start my quilt class tomorrow evening and I couldn't be more excited plus I am a little nervous. And I don't know why...
In other news, I received 2 letters from DD today from camp. She reports that while she is having a good time, she wants to come home and sleep in her own bed and get goodnight kisses from DH and me. And she has 5 more weeks of camp. I kinda want to go and get her.
And DH and I had Date Night tonight - that's right and on a Tuesday evening none the less. We grabbed BBQ chicken sandwiches (at home) and then headed to the movies to see Hancock with Will Smith. BTW - excellent movie IMO.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Holiday weekend, end of vacation, and some apron work...

Well, I am about ready to head to bed and my vacation has come to an abrupt end. We took the week off to get DD ready for camp plus we were expecting 2 sets of house guests (one set didn't show). All in all I'd say we had a pretty good week - a nice visit from our friend Shawn, lots of shopping, dropped DD off at camp (BooHoo), a pretty nice July 4th - cookout with friends included, and yesterday we attended Coon Dog Day in Saluda, NC. Today was very quiet - we slept late, ate cinnamon rolls (YUM!), played online, and cut out my apron for the Beat the Heat Halloween in July Apron Swap. I only sewed a little but figured I can get it finished this week - afterall, my house is clean so no housework to do.
I do start my quilting class this week and I am a little nervous but very excited.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Grosgrain: Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

I was doing a little blog reading - nothing else do to on this lazy July 4th and came across this awesome giveaway -
Grosgrain: Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!! Go check it out!