Sunday, May 1, 2011

Where does the time go?!

Wow... where does the time go?

Easter was wonderful... Al, Jenn and I went down to Mom's for a wonderful dinner with the family. Mom made ham, potato salad, RIBS plus LOADS more. Then she made about 8 desserts (there were 9 of us)... so we went home stuffed. It was a fast trip.... We drove down Saturday, came back Sunday. Quick but fun.

My sister stitched me a few goodies. She's a beginning quilter and learning fast. She made me this cute Dr. Suess pillow for my sewing room:

Don't you love it? It's perfect with all my stuffed animals and children's books. And then she made me this cute Easter mug rug:
I have it on my coffee table for now. Looks pretty with all the Easter eggs out. Guess I'll have to put all of that stuff away soon.....

So since I've been back home, I started working on one of my UFOs that has been in a box for... hmmm... years? The block is called "Corn and Beans". The quilt is going to be a lap size. I'm running out of the background color so when I finish up this last row, I'll start on a border or two.. and then bind it up. We're having a fabric challenge at the lqs and I put all five fabrics in this quilt so that I could "kill two birds with one stone"... get a challenge done.. get a ufo done. :)

And here's another item checked off my to-do list. We have the block frenzy going on at Hearts to Holly. The fabric to use in our blocks was chosen by the last winner ... it's Moda's Faith Collection (collection for a cause). OH, I hope I win this time. Your name goes into the draw once for every block you make. Make one, goes in once, make 5... goes in 5 times. I probably should make a few more blocks... So yesterday, I went out to the mailbox and found a wonderful squishy goodie! My good friend, Jenell, sent me some Aussie fabrics. We've been talking about ordering these for quite a while but I just haven't gotten around to it. Jenell, THANK YOU. I'm going to fussy cut one a "happy" man and tuck him into my black and white quilt. The quilt top is already done but I think some unsewing is needed. This will make quite a conversation piece, don't you think?


Impera_Magna said...

Love your quilt-in-progress... and the "Faith" block... very nice!

Rebecca P said...

Wow, love your Corn & Beans top, very pretty.
The block for the exchange is so yummy, hope you win.
Glad you had a nice Easter, being with family is always great.

Northern Deb said...

So nice to hear from you, Rebecca. I've missed chatting with you! That fabric is yummy, isn't it?! It's an 1800's reproduction. You'ld love it... has lots of red and pinks along with florals and dots. So pretty.

Mary-Kay said...

I love your Corn and Beans quilt. And your block frenzy is beautiful. that's a nice fabric line. And your Aussie Happy Man fabric is a hoot. Take that in to the shop and show it around but don't say anything about the happy guy. See if anyone notices anything.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the Dr. Seuss, I need to get some of that. Your Corn & Beans is great - gotta love a project that fills 2 shoes. Glad you had some wonderful family time.

Mary said...

I really like your happy man! Took a sec but I got it! Real cute. Mary