Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bee's and Swap's

Yes, I am knee deep in Bee's and Swap's.
I mean school is out for summer so this is the time for me to sew and swap, shop, and have fun!!

 I just finished my Wonky Stars and Traditional 4 - Patches for the
 (you can still play as long as your blocks arrive by July 1st)

 Finished my paper piecing blocks for the
 (this quarter closed, new quarter starts in July)

I was Invited to join...
I am waiting for my fabrics to arrive and then I will post some pictures.

Charm Swap's...

3 X 6 Rainbow Swap (swap full)

My Colors

Light Blue

One yard of each cut into 5 inch charms.

Fabrics you bought and thought,"What was I thinking"
My swap fabrics.

A brand new one ; I so excited about this too.
Kona and polka dots.
 5 inch charms of a Kona color and a dot to match.
Hew cute is this name?

Well, I hope this will keep me out of trouble for awhile!

What if???????

Friday, May 25, 2012

I just have one thing to say..

Well to sing..

♫ School's Out For Summer ♫ ♪

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Rainbow Block Swap

I have seen rainbow block swaps around blogland and have now joined one!
Come on...
You can play too!
Here are the

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shop Hop Part Two

Sorry, it took me awhile to get this posted. I must have been so excited about the Berenstain Bears that these other fabulous fabrics slipped my mind!!

I have started to collect "text" prints so here are a few I purchased.

Some, red, white, and blues for well, you know, The Blog Hop!

I also picked up some fabrics for my bees. Purple and yellow are not colors that I seem to have in my stash.

I mean really!!! I probably already have it but gee what's a girl to do?

Lastly I picked this one up for a future project.
I loved the bright colors on the crisp white background.

My Heavens, I LOVE fabric, like we all do!!

Happy Sewing!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sorry Part Two Delay BUT....

Sorry Shop Hop Part Two is delayed
I did make a block for the

For this round I am in a paper piecing hive.  My colors are red/white/blue. So I made a test block with my colors.
I think I like it!

Yippee, it is Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino weather!!!


OK, on to more wonky stars.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quilt Shop Hop Part One

My friend Elaine and I went on a quilt store shop hop. For those of you who do nit know what that is, you go to several quilt stores in a day (or two) and shop! You have a passport and the store will stamp the passport.
At the end you turn it in and you may win a prize.

Nope, I did not win a prize
Look at my new treasures!
When we were looking around one store, I peeked on a lower shelf and then let out a squeal(really a big squeal)!

Berenstain Bear Fabric


Why oh Why did I not know about this?

I immediately grabbed the bolts and held on tight!

Not only did I buy the fabric I bought all that was on the bolts!!

First bolt I finished...

Next bolt I finished...

Third bolt I finished...

I was so in love with this fabric that I went on-line to find more!

I see some fussy cutting in my future!

The Berenstain Bear books are very dear to my heart. I have read them literally hundreds of times to all three of my girls.
 I now get to start over with my grandbabies.

This cross stitched picture has hung in all my girls rooms at one time. I made this when my middle daughter was one and yes when I could see!!
It is now hanging in my office.

Yep 1985! Gee Whiz I am old!!

This quilt will be my summer project.

I cannot wait to pull out all my books and stuffed family.
Yes, I own the whole family!!

While we were shopping one of the shoppers mentioned that Jan Berenstain has passed away not to long ago; very sad news.

But their books will always be a very important part of our lives.

Hmm, off to eBay to see what Bear goodies I can find.

Shop Hop Part Two Tomorrow!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Few Things...

Just a few things on this Sunday evening....
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Full of family, fun and love.
I had a lovely day! I thought I would show you what Maggie made for me.

How about this for color inspiration!
It is now hanging in my sewing room.
I love it!

The schedule for the
Red/White/Blue Blog Hop will be sent soon.

What I have been working on....

Wonky Stars for my Wonky Swap.
I love to make these stars and (giggle) I am using my own tutorial!
(Found on my side bar)!!

I am also working on my niece's quilt. I want to have it down by June 10th for her celebration.
I have such GREAT RESPECT  for machine quilters. I just cannot "make it work"!!  I was going nuts just putting on the border for her quilt.  All that fabric on my lap, on the floor, slung over my shoulder! YIKES!!  You machine quilters are amazing!!

I also am trying to learn EQ6! Well, I am happy to say so far so good.  What, yes I am still on lesson one!

So, off to softball this week!  Our team is conference champs and we are so hoping to go to state. Please wish us luck!

Happy Sewing.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

3 X 6 Bee

 I had taken some time off from the 3 X 6 bee
I really missed it!

I joined again!
I was very lucky to get in a hive that is all paper piecing.
 You pick 3 colors and the members on you hive will make the same block for all the hive members in their chosen colors.
It is funny that I choose
Red, White and Blue before I knew I was helping with the Hop!!

The link to the

My inspirational mosaic for the group.

I also spent the weekend sorting out wonky trees. They are ready to be mailed.
We are on Round Three of this Swap and blocks are not due until July First.
Come and check us out.
You will be glad you did And we would love to have you join.

Link to the Wonky Group.

As I sit here and type we are having a thunderstorm.  I love that sound, so I am going to crawl into bed and enjoy!

Happy Sewing!

PS....Still waiting for.....

Holly Hlb123

To fill out information form for the R/W/B Blog Hop.