by the way, you need to check out her quilt patterns
(camille's, that is) they are really cute!
Hope your day was a happy one!
I'm so glad you've stopped by.
i finally got this quilt quilted and ready to deliver to norma jean. she made this for her new grandbaby, brighton rose. i loved the quilt for 3 reasons.
1. i LOVE aunt grace fabric.
2. it was fun to quilt and
3. i loved the pattern.
i worked a little on putting together these blocks for my ongoing class.
i'm still trying to empty this box of valentine's decorations.
when's valentines day???
i'm still working on my experiment. it's going well.
and, in an effort to keep it real,
i am working on picking up this mess in my sewing room.
the after math of christmas, the little princess and her creations and a destructive baby boy.
i love the dresden plates of yesteryear, but i have no interest in hand piecing all those darn plates. here is a link to an easy way to make them.
i hope this inspires you to make that quilt you've admired for so long.
(p.s. if you hand piece, i bow down to you!)
especially when it's ninety percent off! yes, you heard right. i got this beautiful garland, regularly $29.99, for $2.99!!! actually, i bought 7 of them. how could i not!!! when it took up the back of my van, i knew i needed to take a picture. i wish i had a picture of it in the cart. i barely made it through the isles. i was worried about how i would adequately spruce up a bigger house (keeping my fingers crossed) and michaels came through. now i'll have more than i'll know what to do with.
so can i tell you that i have almost every one of cheri's patterns and every one of her books, it's a problem. the quilt above, crimson and clover is hanging (unfinished) on a ladder in my living room (you might have seen it on the home tour from christmas).
want to know something else...the 2 applique quilts in the picture above are started...not finished. i've completed the one on the far right, my country week, but i haven't quilted it and i am working on seasons. the santa quilt that's tucked in the left corner is proudly featured at christmas time. yes it's done. although, i wanted to get it done so i didn't put "merry christmas" on it as shown on the pattern.
and one more thing, i know...it's ridiculous, the quilt featured on the front of this book...you guessed it another unfinished project. i need to get my act together!!!
hope you enjoy the show. tell michelle, julie sent you!
(p.s. if you can't physically get to the shop, call them and they'll ship your product to you)
here at the isa home. i love when my kids are happy. nothing gives me greater joy than seeing pure joy radiate from the faces of my children.
today was a great day!
first (and i don't have a picture, sigh...) sissy faxed her application in and paid her deposit on an apartment in utah. her official move in date is may 5th. she is SO excited to be going away to college and being on her own. i am very excited for her, but at the same time my heart is heavy. my mind is racing...what haven't i taught her...what will she need...i need to put a recipe book together...i need to make lists. ahhhhh!
puter, if you read this...i love you and i know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what and where you need to be going. i know you'll be successful in all the things you put your mind to. you are talented and strong and you are great! focus and stay the course!
ok, now that i got that off my chest...let me share with you the reason for the happy smile on bub's face.
if you don't already know, bub loves nothing more than to ride motorcycles. he has been since he was 3. for a long time now he has wanted to go from his current yz80 to a yz125, but he needed to grow alittle and save a lot. well, he grew a lot and saved some and somehow he found a great deal on craigs list. long story short. the bike needed a ton of work, the parts (ok the engine)finally came in and bob stayed up until 3 am last night(well, this morning) to get all 600 pieces put together and running. the sound of the engine running put a smile on bub's face that i'm not sure i've ever seen before. i heard him say as he was going to bed, "this was a great day!"
it's been a good day, a very good day.
tonight my sister brought me a little valentine goody that she made. i love it.it's a garland made from vintage valentine images.
i quickly went to work to create a perect place for my garland. i love valentine decorations, there just isn't enough of them.
thanks suz!!! i love you!