Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Flick Pick #8



Let’s sing this weekend!!!

Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion
….

Friday Flick Pick # 8

Rodgers and Hammerstein
State Fair (1945)


Staring;
Jeanne Crain
Dana Andrews

Director: Walter Lang


Jeanne Crain (Margy) heads to the State fair with her family, does she find romance? Wonderful music, you will be singing all day. Won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song,
“It Might as Well be Spring”.


Take a peek!!!



Jane’s vote 5 stars

This movie just makes me happy! And my Mom’s hair used to bounce like the girls in the movie.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wedding Napkins

This is what has been keeping me very busy. I am making napkins for Emily's Wedding. I try to make four a day. i will be making 150 and I have about 50 done!!


Here is the fabric I am using

a petal pink print...



and a soft yellow....




When the Wedding is over they will be washed cut and made into a quilt.
Now I need to go and make my four for today!!
Have a nice day!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Quilt Around the World Round Two

Our Quilt Around the World Bee is coming to an end. This is such fun and a wonderful group of women that I did not want it to end.
So...
I volunteered to host...
Round Two
Christmas!
This is my starter block.

If you would like to see what the other talented ladies in our group our doing, just click on the world on my side-bar

Monday, April 26, 2010

QATW Blocks

Hi, I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
My was filled with shopping...
I found my dress for Emily's Wedding!!!!!!
Softball, in the cold to watch Maggie.
Laundry, oh my Heavens, laundry!!
and some sewing.
Here are my latest blocks for the QATW bee.





Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hmmm......

What do you think?
Does anyone have the Accuquilt Go Machine?
I am thinking of getting one and was questioning a few things. I called the company and of course, silly me, they raved about the machine. but I would love to hear what you think.

Does it waste fabric?

I feel my fabric might look like swiss cheese!!

Do the squares stretch and then are not the same size?

Would it just be easier to cut the squares?
I feel that when I cut squares if the ruler is not set exactly on the same mark the same way they are off a smidge. And as we know a smidge can add up to another and another until you are way off!

So I am thinking this may solve my problem, but I just cannot decide!!!

Hmmmmm..............


Friday Flick #7






It has been a very long week and I need a good movie!!

Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….


Friday Flick Pick # 7

North by Northwest (1959)


Staring;
Cary Grant
Eva Maria Saint
James Mason

Director: Alfred Hitchcock


Cary Grant (Roger Thornhill) is mistaken for a government agent and as he tries to clear his name he meets Eva Marie Saint (Miss Eve Kendall) and then is set upon a trip around the country trying to avoid being killed.
You must watch for the climatic ending on Mt Rushmore.

Jane’s vote
5 stars

This movie ranks in my top ten list of favorites. I love all of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, but there is something special about this one.
I really need to see Mt. Rushmore!
Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Are the stars out tonight…

I don’t know if it is cloudy or bright
For I only have eyes for you……….

“LILY”




My shipment from Timeless Treasures arrived today. Now I knew I had ordered the line

Lily by Alice Kennedy

BUT

When I opened the box, I just had to screen, I mean really scream, my daughter thought I was hurt.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I was just fine!!!

For a girl who likes pink, this fabric is a dream come true. I could hardly breathe!! I must make little Janie a quilt using this fabric, I have no idea when, where or how, but it will happen, so please do not buy it all!!

Now I would be remiss if I did not also show you the other pink goodness I received.

Paper dolls in pink



Retro Scooters on pink



All listed in

Ebay

Or

etsy


BTW do you remember the movie Lily starring Leslie Caron? I have been singing that song all night!

The song of love is a sad song
Hi Lily
Hi Lily
Hi Low
The song of love is a sad, sad song
Don’t ask me how know
(I know it is spelled Lili in the movie)


OK I will stop now,
now that it is in your mind!!!

Have a great weekend!


Friday Flick Pick #6







Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….

Friday Flick Pick # 6

How about something new!!
Princess and the Frog(209)
With the talented voices of:

Anika Noni Rose as Tiana
Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen
Keith David
Michael-Leon Wooley
Jennifer Cody
Oprah Winfrey
Many more talented actors


What a wonderful animated tale, it true Disney style. It has been a while since I have loved a Disney film. This is one of those. If you have not seen it yet, please do so.
Set in New Orleans, Tiana has a dream, to own her own restaurant. But kissing a frog, may make that dream only a dream. It also has a wonderful musical score.

Warning, there are some intense scenes so a little one might want to close their eyes, but that seems to be in all Disney movies. All in all, fun to watch.

Jane’s vote 4 stars

I had no idea Oprah was in the film, now I guess I will just have to watch it again!!
Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ding Dong~~~~ Oh How Charming!!!

More goodies arrived at my door step today!! I love this time of the year! All the new fabrics start to arrive.

Today


Charm Packs


Summer Song Riley Blake Fabric 5 inch Charm Pack





Andrea Victoria Minds Eye Riley Blake 5 inch Charm Pack





Bloom and Grow Riley Blake Fabric 5 inch Charm Pack





Rainy Days Mondays Riley Blake Fabric 5 inch Charm Pack





Delft Remix Green Studio E Fabric 5 inch Charm Pack



They can be found here:

and here
etsy


And there is more fabric on the way!!

Yippee!!!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Super Giveaway!!!!


I have a Notion is having a month long once a day giveaway celebration. They are celebrating one year of their site. It is not too late to enter these giveaways! Hurry you will not believe what they are giving away next, an Accuquilt GO, yep you heard me, so head on over and good luck!! and take a peek at their store, you will be glad you did!!!








Friday, April 9, 2010

My doorbell keeps ringing!!!!

Spring has sprung and new fabrics are starting to arrive!! How exciting is it when the doorbell rings and it is my UPS man!! Feels like Christmas, as each box holds a surprise. New fabrics will arrive at my store over the next month, so please come and visit often.

Look at what I listed today:
Rainy Days & Mondays by Melimba & Beccabury for Riley Blake Designs






“Wheels” by Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs





“Summer Song” by Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs






“Bloom & Grow” by Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs



I have charm packs on the way and a new line from Timeless Treasures arriving next week.. Such fun!!

All these fabrics can be found in my

Etsy Store

Or

eBay Store

Stop by, you will be glad you did! Have a super weekend!!


Friday Flick Pick #5







Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….

Foe some reason it has been a long week and I would like to sew this weekend. When I sew I like to watch movies, especially ones I have already seen, otherwise I would not get any sewing done!! So this week's pick……

Friday Flick Pick # 5

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Staring; Too many to list!!
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Quote from The Internet Movie Base
“"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Written by Larry Cousins “

Jane’s vote 4 stars

My favorite part….
What in the world is that thing???
A little tid bit from my SIL
HAL stands for IBM
H next letter I
A next letter B
L next letter M
Hmmm….

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Advice Please.....

WARNING PHOTO HEAVY!!


When Little T was first born, I decided to make him a wall hanging using vehicles. I asked everyone who they would suggest to make these embroider pictures for me. The answer was unanimous, Michele form CalicoDaisy. We chatted on the phone (such a lovely lady) and came up with some designs. As you will see, she did an amazing job!! It has taking me a year to think about how I wanted to use the embroiders. I decided on a simple border for each as to not take away from the work. Here they are in all their glory;










Now I ran across a problem, one of the blocks was too big and part of the wings would be cut off, so I then had to eliminate another block.



These have been on my design wall for months as I have no idea how to proceed!!
Here is where I am asking for you advice…….

Should I put them together like this?



Should I put the plane in the middle? If so what color border should I use?



Should I make it 4 X 3 and just have part of the wings cut off? What color border should I use?



Should I keep the two out and eliminate one more for a 3 X 3 layout?



Sashing, border?? Holy Moly, I am so overwhelmed, I just have no idea how to proceed! Any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you for bearing with me on this long post!!