Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Back!!!!


I am back from spring break.  We had a blast!!!  We didn't go far (Memphis), but it was so nice to get away.  I think we did every thing you can do in Memphis.  I thought I would give everyone a look into my world for a brief moment.  It was raining so much the first day that we were there, I never took the camera out of the car :(  We went to the Pink Palace Museum (which is really, really cool BTW) and later that night, once the rain dried up, we took the boys to play putt putt and ride go karts.  They had a ball!

 This is Joshua with Forest.  The kids got a paper doll to color and cut out.  We were supposed to take pictures with Forest to show the class where he went on Spring Break.

 My favorite picture from the Memphis Zoo.

 This is Joshua in front of the spot that Martin Luther King, Jr was shot.  Joshua is my brainchild and ever since Black History Month, he has been infatuated with MLK.  He was showing his sad face.

 Trying to get a cute picture of the boys and little man was trying to cheese it up!

 That's better!

 My favorite picture from the trip by far.  This is a RARE moment.  They never hug or act sweet!!!

 We went to Sun Studios.  This is where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and others got there start.  It was a really cool tour.

 This is a TERRIBLE picture of me, but I didn't get many good pictures of me with my boys and this was probably the best one.

 The boys standing at Elvis's microphone!

 Joshua trying to break it down for us.  He is such a ham!!!!

 Joshua and I both hamming it up at Hard Rock Cafe.  
Gibson guitar factory.  My oldest, Jacob, and Tom both play guitar.  This was a real treat for all of us, but especially those two.  You get to see every step in making a guitar.  They only have two stations that use a computerized machine.  The rest is done by hand.

When we got back I was dying to sew.  The only thing I really have going right now is my granny squares quilt, so I started busting out all of them.  I am in the process of sashing right now.  Speaking of granny squares... I won the granny squares quilt along giveaway!!!  I have never won anything.  I was so excited.  I got to choose a jelly roll of my choice.  I gave my top three choices.  Can't wait to see what comes in the mail!!!!

Hoping to finish the sashing and start work on the border tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting the blog!!!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A giveaway with a twist

Diane, who blogs at From blank pages is having an awesome giveaway.  You can find it here.  The twist is that the giveaway is a traveling charm square swap.  How cool is that?  There are some rules, so hop over and see if you qualify to enter the giveaway.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilting a-long.....

I feel like the only thing I have to show lately are granny squares.  I guess that is because that IS all I have.  I have been working on these for four days.  I have completed 19.  I think that I have 11 to go.  Here is my most updated photo

I know I keep talking about how much I love this fabric, but I really LOVE this fabric.  I think that Fandango came out before I really started to pay attention to the quality of fabric.  I will never turn back ;)

Here are my next 11 blocks!

All stacked up and ready to be chain pieced.  I think there are 189 2.5" squares stacked up right there!!!  I am going on vacation this weekend, so I don't think I will finish, but maybe next week.

Trying to think about what my next project needs to be.  Any ideas????


P.S. Lori at Adventures in Fabric is having a giveaway for hitting the 50 followers mark.  Hop over to her blog and congratulate her (all eight of you)!!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Busy Busy

It has been one busy week for quilting around here.  I haven't finished an actual quilt, but that doesn't mean my sewing machine hasn't gotten a workout.  I finished Ursula's block for the beejeebers quilt bee.

This is the block before it was sewn together.  I was so excited to finish, I mailed it to Ursula before getting a photo of its completion.  It is a beautiful block and I think that her quilt is going to be just stunning!!!   There are 48 different prints within this block, and I think almost everyone in the bee is doing the same.  Wow!

I have also been turning out Granny Squares left and right this weekend.  You can see the original tutorial here and the flickr group for the quilt-a-long here.  There are some beautiful blocks being shown off over there!  I decided to use a Fandango jelly roll.  I am totally in love with this fabric.  It is gorgeous!!!!  Here is what I have done so far:

Aren't they yummy?  The last pic is a close up of my favorite so far (I think).  I might try to make some more tonight or maybe tomorrow.  Tom and the boys have been so sweet to let me have some "me time" this weekend.  I love all my boys :)

Hope everyone else is having a fun, safe, and productive weekend as well!!!


Friday, March 2, 2012

All about the Bees

I finished Lindsay's block for our beejeebers bee.  Man, this thing was a lot of work, but so totally worth it.  I think that Lindsay is going to have the coolest quilt when she gets done!  I used a zig-zag stitch to outline as many pieces as I could, as well as the "cavities".  I found this great fabric at my LQS for the border.  It is from Deb Strain's fresh flowers line.

If you have some free time and you want to see some of the other blocks that Lindsay has received, you can visit the Beejeebers Flickr Group.

For the month of March, Ursula has asked for this block.

I am soooo excited about this block.  Get this... 48 different prints and I found that many!  I have all the prints cut, only the Kona white to go.

I am thinking if all my boys will give me some "Me Time" this weekend, I might just finish this block.  Hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend.