Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oy! I'm sewing again!

This has been a whirlwind!
But I have managed to get some sewing in this week.

This was May's block for Meg at IMQG.  I loved the patterns and colors she had us work with.  She wanted a wonky Log Cabin.  I'm a little late, but it's been crazy I tell you.  Crazy!

Another project I started was a way to tame the scraps!

A scrappy, stringy Ohio Star block.  This measures 12.5" unfinished and I love the subtleness of it all.  I have a huge tote full of scraps.  I'm cutting 2.5" strips and randomly sewing them into fat quarter size pieces and cutting the fabric for the pattern from that.  I know I have other things to do, but this was a mindless kick start to get the quilting mojo back into action!  It's working and again, I have another new WIP to post on Lee's Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  So don't forget to go and see what other quiltey people are up to this summer

I've also been working on these:

snowball blocks.  LOL  See that cute lil' something taking a nap?  That, my friends, is Tundra.  A male kitty we adopted last week.  He's about 6-8 weeks old and the cutest lil' thing!  They were having a sale...so we went for the twofer...

and this is Gizmo!  She is a tiger calico that has also staked out a claim in the sunroom on my sewing projects.  Tundra is a little bit bigger than a Coke can and Gizmo just a bit bigger.  She's about 8-10 weeks old.  Yes, we are crazy.  We've always had multiple cats.  The last of our original three passed away a week ago and we decided to adopt kitties while all the boys were still at home and these were the cuties that came home with us.

Hubby sweets and I also attended our niece's wedding.  He is my best friend, confidante, counselor, buddy and all around nice guy.  Don't know what I'd do without him!

Off to work on more strips for the Ohio Star!
Have an awesome week, my friends!

Edited to add I'm perterbed blogger won't let me log in to leave comments!  What is up with that!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Sweet Life

Josh graduating from basic.  He and his sister, Julie.

Two weeks spent building, assembling and decorating sets for Arsenic and Old Lace for our co-op.  Middleman was Dr. Einstein.  Bean and Javi were dead men.  LOL

Late night jam session after the co-op talent show.  These kids are so smart and talented!  Middleman in his "hippy" stage in the red shirt.

Middleman out of his "hippy" stage on the left.  He played an alcoholic plastic surgeon who is soft and cuddly!

Plus a wedding.  Co-op graduation program, niece graduating and then a wedding today as they head off to Texas.  Awards programs for Bean and Middleman and last days of school.  Javi made the Dean's List.
My cup runneth over.
Humbly thankful.

On the down side, I asked Javi to help me sort through the boys' toys in the sunroom and clean it up.  That was three weeks ago and although I did get my machine moved out there, it will probably be time to move it back to the den before I can actually get to it!
No matter.  Sewing is always there and these moments in life aren't.

Enjoy and live life with others to the fullest!