Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Catching Up a Little

Anyone else tired of summer yet?  One way to avoid the heat and humidity here at our house is to escape to the basement and my sewing room.  One quilt top is done (photos will have to come later) and delivered to the LAQ and now is as good of time as any to play catch up.  These are the January, February and March BOM's that I finally started on the other day. April is almost done and May and June are waiting.  I still need to go pick up the July block.  Maybe I'll finally be caught up by the time the August block is available! I've still got the 2009 Among Friends Block of the Month quilt that needs to go to the quilter too.  Just need to piece the backing and give it all a good pressing.  I'm liking the colors of this quilt much better than that one.  


Here are my newest projects.  I'm having fun making pillowcases and then using my new embroidery machine to stitch names on them.  I downloaded this cute font the other day from Embroidery Designs.  I made the two oldest grandsons each  a car pillowcase and little J's "girlfriend" one too. (She and J are sharing a two-year old birthday party this weekend.  That should be lots of fun!)  There are so many different websites with cute embroidery designs that it gets overwhelming to look through them.  I'm still learning how to use my machine but I'm signed up for another class in a few weeks so hope to get some tips. 

See these wonderful Happy Daisy fabrics?  I purchased these this past spring when Fat Quarter Shop had them half price.   I must have had something in mind for them, because there's a jelly roll, 2 half yard pieces, 1 full yard and 3 yards (for a backing I suppose).  Since I've evidently forgotten what I intended to make - any suggestions are welcome! 

 Beamer hasn't had a guest appearance here in awhile. He celebrated his ninth birthday a few weeks ago and though he doesn't look too happy about it he's out-lived any  other cat we've ever provided a home for!  I  was browsing through my old posts and realized that it has been almost exactly THREE years since I started this silly little blog.  Guess who was in one of those very original posts.....yes, Beamer!  It's kind of embarrassing but you can see that post here.   I swear he's not been sitting on this same chair the entire three years!  But I should thank those of you who've stuck with me through these 290 posts!


Michelle said...

NOt tired of summer...no no no!

Love your quilt blocks and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the font on the pillow case! Check out my blog side like for a link to fonts I just learned about the other day!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm a Summer kind of gal, so no... I'm never tired of Summer. I love your pillowcases and am going to skip on over to the liked embroidery site to find that cute font. The Happy Daisies are fantastic, whatever you do with them will be great.Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

Linda said...

Those are great blocks and the pillow cases are such a cute idea! Yes, I was tired of summer as soon as it started getting hot:(, but it is a good time to sew:)

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- Beamer's been on the same chair for three years. Looks like you're having fun sewing. I love the blocks in your first picture. I'm not sick of summer yet -- it's passing SO quickly!