Monday, December 27, 2010

Brown Bag Block

Say that three times fast :)  I was able to squeeze in a few minutes of sewing over the last week, but only a few :)    I got some of the basic piecing done for my Brown Bag quilt and put together a few blocks just because I was so excited to see how they would come together.  I fussy cut the centers as I wanted that beautiful "medallion" fabric to be highlighted.  I can't wait to see the blocks put together with the sashing as it creates a beautiful secondary design.  (We'll at least it does on my design, we'll see how it turns out in fabric :)

My mother got me this adorable mug for Christmas.  Doesn't it just ring true!!!  I have decided that I need to fill it with mini Snickers and keep it next to my sewing machine for mini burst of energy :)  Don't you just love the colors!! I think it will need a little mug rug before too long :)

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

The last few days have been filled with lots of time with the kiddos as they are out of school.  We have played numberless games of Uno and watched lots of family movies with popcorn and hot chocolate.  I finished wrapping gifts the other night so we are all ready now.    I am so looking forward to tomorrow morning :)  I can't wait to see their little faces light up with the wonder of the season!

Wishing each one of  you a very Merry Christmas filled with love and happiness!! 

And since I wouldn't want to leave without a picture, and since I forgot to post this at the last holiday, I will post it now.  This was my Black Friday purchase.  I figured at 50 % off and then another 20% off that, I might as well just buy the roll.  Saved me time standing around at the cutting table :)

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Brown Bag Revisited

So do you remember when I showed you this amazing fabric way back in September for my Brown Bag Quilt.  We'll it has been sitting on my pile of  "to do's" for quite some time.  We'll no longer.  Yesterday I sat down and created a design.  It was a super fun challenge to design something that used up at least 90% of what was sent.  Talk about fabric limitations, but I really enjoyed it.  When I was happy with the design I immediately whipped out my mat and rulers, it had been in the "to do" pile long enough.  So here it is, all cut up, and ready to be pieced.  Stay tuned . . . :)

The green floral print that you don't see will be used for the backing :)
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Sun . . . Again

So do you remember Robin Hood Prince of Thieves??  Ya, clear back from 1991.  There is a part where Robin and Azeem are standing on a wall and Azeem turns to Robin and says "Is there no sun in the cursed country?!".  So that line has been running through my head all day.  I just need 10 minutes, that is all I am asking for.  But no, nothing but overcast grey as far as the eye can see.  Maybe tomorrow :)

P.S.  My husband and I watched this for the first time in years the other day after finding it at a garage sale.  It truly is an oldie but a goodie!!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh yes, Central Park

So I just have to add the binding and then I am done with my to finish before Christmas list.  This last project is actually a little "baking" due to come out at the end of January.  I am so excited about this new design!!! And oh yes, that is Kate Spain's newest line Central Park!!  It is amazing, I absolutely have fallen in love with these prints!!!  So here is a sneak peak to hold you over until January.  (Tee Hee Hee)

And since we are on the subject, do you remember this sneak peek from way back in October???  The tutorial for it will be coming out on the 28th!!  That is just 9 more days!!!  I can't wait :)
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