Monday, June 17, 2013

Birthday and a Block!

Hubs and I left the boyos at home and went to Brown County for the weekend.
We did some shopping in Nashville and then went driving and hiking in the park.
We spent Saturday night at a Hilton with a jacuzzi tub in the room.  Very good choice after a day of walking and hiking!

There's a Sperry's store at the outlet mall.
These are my spanky-new, birthday shoes...aren't they fun!
Mexican for dinner and sleeping in.

Last week, I painted my yucky, old, rusty patio table a happy Key Lime Pie green!
We call it the "Kermit the Frog" table.  I think this had something to do with my choice-

Such a happy, summer color that matches the grass and the gardens.  It makes me smile.
Some in the family just shake their heads and smile.
Only, I don't think they're smiling for the same reason I'm smiling.

This quilt came out of the pile and asked to be worked on towards being finished.
Measured, it's about 78" x 90".  Not quite a queen size quilt, but definitely bigger than a full size.  I bought queen size batting for if I get there when I get ready to quilt it.
Piecing a back for this...hmmm...

On the floor trying to talk to me and tell me what it wants for a flip side.
Yes.  My quilts do talk to me.
Might go a long way as to why my family shake their heads and smile?

These Rose Star blocks are so fun to pick fabrics out for and sew easy when machine piecing.

So, for kicks and giggles, I made a happy, summery yellow one and had a "lightbulb" moment on how to piece the back.
Yummy.  Yummy.  Yummy.

Linking up with Quilt Story
crazy mom quilts for some quiltey therapy!

Hope the week treats you kindly!


  1. What? No pictures of the bird and berries? N yellow pillow case? Loving the yellow you have got going on there!!!!

  2. Hi! I love your new shoes, your quilt top and the yellow block! Kermit green is great colour!

  3. Love the Rose Star! And the shoes! And especially the Kermit green! Let 'em shake their heads and smile - My family does it all the time, too!

  4. Love your shoes and kermit table! The yellow one is so fun. My favorite I think!

  5. Love,love the last block!!

    Yes I do wish our quilts would talk to us;)

    Love the shoes and of course your beautiful quilts!

  7. the lime green is a happy choice for the table! I really like the way your summery block turned out - very pretty.

  8. Happy Birthday!! Super cute shoes and the perfect weekend!! :0)
    Love your green patio furniture and your quilt as well!! So pretty!!

  9. Cute shoes and I love the green table! That quilt is lovely and it's perfectly alright that they talk to you. You can even talk back without being crazy, or at least I hope so.

  10. Happy Birthday! The shoes are great and I absolutely love, love that Rose Star block, yummy indeed! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a sweet comment!


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