Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Outside my window...bright blue skies with white puffy clouds...it wasn't like this a couple of hours ago though!
I am thinking...that I can't wait to devour some pancakes tonight!
I am thankful for...my women's bible study.

From the learning rooms...Things are going great!! we are almost halfway finished with 3rd grade math!! Yes, we did just start at the beginning of this month....however 384 pages into it, there were only 2 or 3 not previously taught lessons! Also, I just counted and we have 28 days of his English left!! So glad we're right on track!
From the kitchen...cutting carbs/starches/sugars from our diet. Luckily all three of us LOVE a huge variety of veggies!
I am wearing...Jeans and a shirt...but soon I'll be changing into pj's and slippers for Awana!!

I am creating...blocks....5 left for my boomerang swap. A wall hanging for my home for Spring, my cat wall hanging, and a gift.
I am reading...Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs, The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini and Arizona Embrace by Leigh Greenwood. Yes, all three at once. One is an audio book, the other two are regular books.
I am hoping...that Ronnie does GREAT Saturday!
I am hearing...nothing.. :)

Around the house...starting to sort and sell things. I sold my first item towards the move!
One of my favorite things...sesame rice crackers

A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tonight, Project Linus on Thursday, race track on Saturday and probably nancy's for a bit, then Easter Sunday we have sunrise service at 6am, breakfast at church following that, then regular service at 9:45--in which I am teaching the children, so I plan on having an egg hunt and goodie bags!!! We will spend the day worshiping our Lord and Savior. Then Eddie and Nancy are coming over for dinner that evening!
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Me and my Matter Moo's!                                                         

Monday, March 29, 2010

Design Wall Monday!

Well, my design wall has three projects on it. One I cannot show you b/c it is a gift for someone!!!! <3
Then there is the wall hanging I am making for my sewing room. These are the three blocks Lisa sent to me...LOVE them!
Here is what I have done thus far:
Initially I was onnly going to add two borders, then decided to add the brown one again...now looking at it I am unsure if I am going to leave it or seam rip it off....what do yo think?

Here is the other thing on my design wall:
Spring wall hanging for my dining room.

What are you working on?????????
Happy Monday all!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bringing you up to speed in my quilting world

OK, so it's been TOO long since I've blogged..........
The fat 8, boomerang swap is winding down. Just a couple more weeks until deadline. I only have 5 blocks left to make...so I am happy about that!
2.0 Starts in April (I think) and I already have my fabric chosen and washed for that one. This has been such a FUN FUN swap that I definitely want to do it again!!!
OK...my OCD brain usually makes me list everything from oldest to newest vertically down the page but I just HAVE to show you what my bestie made for me!!
Aren't these the absolute CUTEST!!!???!!!
She appliqued all the adorable kitties AND even tried CURVED piecing! That is HUGE!!
Here's what I've done with them so far..I want it to be a wall hanging for my sewing room:

I haven't decided if I need to add a border before quilting and binding or not. Any suggestions or opinions?

ok...back on track.....
I bought a couple of machines....

I also re did my sewing room:

Block I made Nancy for the Spring block swap:

Blocks I received from the Spring block swap:

And here is a block from last years spring swap that I would like to put with some of this years blocks!

Here is my completed Winter Time Mini Quilt. I still have not received mine =(

Blocks I made for others:

Here are blocks I received for my "pink and green" quilt!

Here are blocks I received for my cat quilt!! These are from my fat 8ths!


Here are my flannel squares for the ispy swap I am entering in!

Here's a pillow I made for a friend for her birthday!!

Here's a Batik wall hanging I am making!!!
Here is a fleece rag-top I made for Project Linus!!
This was completely from scraps!!

And here is the Spring wall hanging I am making for my home!!

OK...I think you are brought up to speed now!!