Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Break!

You would think that I could get so much done during spring break, but not to happen. I still can't sit very long, so I can't sew for any length of time. I have managed to get the binding on the monster quilt so it is ready for delivery. And just in time as my friend is getting bigger by the minute. I want to get a label put on it before the week is out but I haven't even gotten that done yet. I cleaned my family room and bedroom really well, you know, windows and all and washed the curtains and switched winter clothes for spring/summer clothes. I have had every intention of cleaning and organizing my sewing room, but it just hasn't happened yet. Every time I come in here I get distracted by something and don't get to what I intended to do. I did get the windows in here cleaned today since it was so lovely outside and I opened them!!! I also cleaned the living room windows but that is about it for accomplishments. I have several in progress things I want to get to but I just seem to be spinning my wheels! I really don't know what is wrong with me. No pictures to post, maybe next time. I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely spring weather. It is so nice after a long, cold, snowy winter!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Check out this give away!

Artist Lani Kent from Healing Expressions is giving away a Vintage Journey Acrylic Cube. Check out her blog for all the details. She is choosing a winner on Monday, so don't delay!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jelly roll sampler block 2

Well, here I am at the end of another weekend with not a whole lot to show! I had to get report cards done this weekend and my back is still bothering me so sitting for any length of time is still difficult. I did manage to get the binding sewed on the elephant quilt. I like it because I didn't just sew on a black binding, but I found some multi-colored fabric in my stash and it seemed like it was just made for the quilt. I am still looking for elephant beads. I am not sure how I want to embellish it yet. I am still looking for the right beads.
I also sewed the second block in the jelly roll sampler quilt. I like this block much better. I am noticing that my quilt will be much darker than many of the others. I usually use lots of brights but for some reason this quilt is calling me to use the darker colors. I may remake this block in lighter colors, I really liked the pattern. I can't wait to see what comes next!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend end!

Here it is, Sunday afternoon and I have accomplished nothing creative this weekend. I have been struggling with back pain and I just can't sit long enough to do much of anything. I end up laying on the floor most of the time. I can't stand this. I am hoping that it will get better with stretching and therapy, but since it got worse after I went to physical therapy I am beginning to wonder!
I have no new pictures to post since my son's girlfriend doesn't want her picture on the internet for all to see. Trust me, she is an absolute doll and sweet as she can be, I wish I could post the picture. But I respect her wishes.
My youngest headed back to college yesterday and the house is quiet. He doesn't make much noise, but he did commandeer my kitchen table for his computer all week. He moved all his furniture but his bed down to his apt. at school so he has nowhere else to park himself when he is home. We just ate in the living room all week! Something I never would have allowed when my boys were growing up! Oh how times change!!!
I appreciate all of you who regularly check my blog looking for new art, I am sorry I have been unable to post much. I think I will post a picture of my african head quilt that I am desperately trying to finish embellishing. It is quilted and bound, but needs headdresses for all the silhouettes. I would appreciate any ideas.
I hope everyone out there has a great week.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Baby!

My pup Rappy has a chair in my sewing room where he spends most of his time. When I am home and in here he is there supervising my work and napping!! When I am at work or out, he is in the chair waiting for "mommy" to come home. He has a comforter over the cushion to lay on and he has a blankie to cover himself with. Well, he doesn't actually do the covering. My husband or I will cover him when we are here. Can't have him getting cold, now can I???


These are the glass beads that my son made while taking his fireworking class. He says he is still mastering the process! I think they look pretty good for a first try! I am thinking they might end up on my African heads quilt.

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Block #1

I finished my first block for the Jelly Roll Sampler quilt through Moose on the Porch Quilts. I even figured out how to get a Flickr account and put the picture of my square on the Flickr page with all the other people that have joined the group. I am so proud of me. And I didn't even have to ask my dear hubby for help. Yeah for me.
Now I am going to get a binding on the elephant quilt and then I have to go to the library to pick up some books for my class. I am going to stop at the bead store on the way home and see if I can find some fascinating beads to add to this little quilt.
My son is taking a fireworking class at school and he came home for spring break with a baggie full of beads he had made for me!!! He is just getting started so they are not perfect but they are perfect for me! I will post some pictures of them later. For now, just the picture of the square for my sampler!