Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WOYWW # 107

It's been a few weeks since I have posted to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Otherwise known as WOYWW.

Lots going on here, Christmas Cards for Jingle Belles, Mug Rug and Lanyard for a friend, Birthday card for a friend, Owlie Canvas, Birdie Stitches quilt, Father's Day card used for template.

Have a great week. Hopefully I'll have more to say next week.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

And ... here we go!

1. One of my favorite birthday presents was a surprise party from my DH.

2. I put the car in drive and pushed on the gas, it was as simple as that.

3. The moon and I used to be on the same cycle.

4. A happy me includes creative time in my day.

5. I was tempted by the cheese cake and turtle brownies.

6. Sleep in, swim, hang with Mickey and lounge are some of the things I like to do on vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Busch Gardens, tomorrow my plans include a cook-out at a friends house and Sunday, I want to indulge Danny for Father's Day.

You can find more Friday Fill-Ins here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday #31

Happy Wednesday to you. It's time to take a peek at what we've been up to this week. I know that Lee wants to see quilts in progress, but I can't help but throw in info about my crochet projects too. If you want to see what other quilters are up to this week head over to W.i.P. wednesday and check them out.....


Projects Completed:
do. Good Stitches - Grace June Zig Zag blocks
Mug Rug for Steph
Hot Pad

Projects Newly Started:
Birdie Quilt Along

Projects Worked:
Crochet Granny Square Afghan
250 Crochet Motif Blocks 5/250 plus 4 

Projects on HOLD:
Crochet Flower Afghan - must finish Granny Square first
My Leaves
Melissa's Bricks
Granny's Bricks - need to finish the binding

Have a great week creating!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

do. Good Stitches

I have recently started quilting again. I made my first quilt when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Oddly enough, I made it for my then 5 year old nephew, not for the child in my tummy. Then I made quilted advent calendars. Then I had a baby and quilting was put off for a few months. Quilting with one child is not as difficult as quilting with two. Or three. And I have three. Now that they are old enough and I have that quilt spark back, I have pulled the machine out. And my fabric too. All of the fabric in these two blocks is from my stash. Nothing new. (Except for the white. That's new.)

I have also joined a group on Flickr that makes quilts for various organizations. I am in a group called GRACE. Now, if you know anything about me, you are laughing. A lot. GRACE is a new group this month. And the quilter has picked this design. It was a lot of fun picking the scraps and making the blocks. I didn't realize I had so many different scraps. Makes my mind swirl with ideas.

Hope you enjoy. And if you get the chance, head over to check out the fabulous blocks and quilts made at do. Good Stitches.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

So it's Thursday. These are from last Friday. Oops!!

Picture source: Flickr - Leo Reynolds

And ... here we go!

1. Hey! I can do that!

2. In each statement is at least a tiny kernel of truth.

3. Eat less, move more. It was supposed to be my mantra this year. Not working so well. Yet. 

4. I hate to sit in the middle.

5. First thing to note: temperature. Your outfit should be weather appropriate.

6. Seems like lately EVERYTHING is a distraction.

7.  And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to pizza and a movie, tomorrow my plans include reading and a friends birthday party and Sunday, I want to crochet and read some more!

You can see more Friday Fill-Ins HERE.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (nearly)

Why is it that "FREE" things end up costing a bundle????

Monday, June 6, 2011


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyy dear

Happy Birthday to you.....

And many more.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Mid-Summer Night's Dream Blanket

The Order of the OPUS GLUEI has set the theme this week as A MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The sky is the limit. Summer, fairies, dreams, forests, even jack-asses. Let your imagination run with this one. Mine did...

My thoughts immediately went to fairies and FLOWERS. Flowers in their hair. Dunno why, just did.

I have seen so many beautiful things being made using these big flowers. Scarves mostly, but I really can't see myself wearing one of those made with these flowers. What I could see was me reading a book under a flower blanket. So I am making it happen.

I still have a ways to go on it. I am not sure how big it'll end up being. I'll decide later. When it gets bigger. I'll be sure to post the finished blanket.

Then I'll start another one. In bright colors. With a slightly different pattern. This one is my practice blanket. My first flower had too many petals. It has 16. You only want 12. Makes it perfect for joining them together. But I LOVE these colors, so I stuck with them.

So I looked at more of these gorgeous creations, and studied them a little. If you remember, I suffer from icandothatitis, so I won't allow  myself to actually buy a pattern, so I am looking at pictures of them and coming up with my own pattern. It's been a trial and error. I keep seeing things that I want to change. But eventually, I'll get it.

Have you got a MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM? Head over to OPUS GLUEI and share yours with us all.