Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wow! I've got a lot of catching up to do!  Lots of Vegas pictures to post but they will have to wait. I do have pictures of a quilt I made for a friend who moved back to snow country.  It's two quilts in one!  The back is almost as good as the front!  I had to buy more fabric for the front and then had extra so I used it for the back of the quilt.  I love the turquoise fabric and the turtles are cool!  I almost kept it for myself!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Woo Hoo!  I got all the blocks done for the Hexagon quilt and the border on my granddaughter's I Spy quilt!  Now I can start putting the Hexagon quilt together and I need to get the back done for the I Spy quilt so I can get it quilted.

I got two more blocks done on the Jelly roll quilt but I'm behind and need to get two more done and the new block will be up tomorrow!  I need to get busy!  I'll blame it on the heat!

The Arizona heat has finally hit us.  It was about 102 today.
The Dalias and Petunias are looking good.

Have you ever seen balloon flowers?  They're pretty awesome!!!

I'm listening to The Cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg and I'm reading Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson and Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews.  All are good so far.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm now listening to Between the Plums by Janet Evanovich and it's totally hilarious!  I've almost finished reading 100 Cupboards and The Memorist.
I got some more blocks done on the Hexagon Star hand pieced quilt.  I think I only have eight more to piece.

I also got two more blocks finished on the Moose Quilts Jelly Roll Sampler quilt.
We went to Phoenix this weekend and I found a nice little quilt shop in Mesa called Quilter's Oasis.  I found some green to finish my granddaughter's quilt, some reds and pinks for a watermelon quilt I want to do, some white tone-on-tone for the next hand pieced quilt I want to start soon and a piece of green that I just had to have!  The staff is very friendly and I will definitely go back when I get a chance.
The main reason for our trip to Phoenix was to see Brooks & Dunn's Last Rodeo concert.  They've always been my favorite country stars.  The concert was awesome and sad.  They will be greatly missed!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm listening to a great book!  The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley is an awesome book.  Flavia is such a great character.   She was also great in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.  The stories are read by Jayne Entwhistle (don't you just love her name?!?) and her English accent makes them a pleasure to listen to. 
I've finished another block in my hand pieced quilt and I'm terrible!  I started another quilt!  We don't have a book budget at the library so I decided to donate a quilt (actually 2, one for a girl and one for a boy) to raffle off for money for children's books.  I've got the girl's quilt cut out, I just need to piece it together and quilt it.  We'll see how well they do! 
I also found one in the new Fons & Porter magazine that I want to do - the watermelon quilt on the cover.  I've always wanted to have a quilt or two to sit/lay on to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.  This one looks perfect!!! 
Time to get busy!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wow!  Time sure flies!  It's May already!  Our weather has been crazy.  Nice then cold and windy then hot then cold and windy again.  Today it's cloudy. 
We had Jessi spayed Friday.  I didn't know dogs could look and act so loopy!  She's almost back to normal today.  She's prancing around and feels a lot better.
I got four block done this week, two of the hand pieced ones

and two of the Moosequilt jelly roll sampler.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I finished reading Fantasy in Death and finished listening to Apple Turnover Murder.  Great books!  Now I'm listening to James Patterson's Worst Case and reading Stella Cameron's Out of Body and M. J. Rose's The Memorist.
I got one more quilt block done.
Here are some more pictures of the flowers in the yard.  The petunias have been blooming all winter long and are starting to fizzle out now.

I love geraniums!!!  The pink one is a peppermint geranium.

These are one of the miniature rose bushes.

These are from the big rose bush in the front of the house.  They smell great!

This bush is full of blooms!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I have two more blocks done on my hand pieced quilt.

And two more on the Moosequilt Jelly Roll Sampler.

Not much work going into the quilts since I've been working in the yard and playing with the puppy.
This picture doesn't do my Iris justice and of course you won't be able to smell the gorgeous scent.  I need to get some pictures of my roses.  They're blooming like crazy!

Here's another picture of Jessi.  She's really turning out to be a good dog for us.

I'm enjoying J.D. Robb's Fantasy in Death and listening to Joanna Fluke's Apple Turnover Murder.  My allergies have been so bad, working in the yard doesn't help, that everything has slowed down.  Hopefully we'll get some rain to settle down the pollen and dust.  We can hope anyway!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I got some more blocks done on the hand pieced quilt.

A friend told our quilting group about the Jelly Roll Sampler at  Oh what fun!  Walmart had some jelly rolls on sale so I got 2 and I'm making 2 quilts with them.  Both are batiks and I'm really enjoying how fast and easy they are going together. I can't wait till the next block is up!      
We have a dog.  Her name is Princess but we're changing it to Jessi.  She's six months old and a chihuahua/dachsund mix.  We'll see how we get along.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The trip to Vegas was fast and furious but lots of fun.  We got into town on Thursday night right in the middle of a nasty dirt storm!  It blew off a sliding door at Excalibur, destroyed a hot air balloon and knocked out the power to one of the monorail tracks.  I don't know what otherI damage was done. 
I wasn't feeling very good (sinus headache) the next morning at the quilt show but I enjoyed looking at everything.  I ordered the CD with pictures of all the quilts but it hasn't come yet.  If I lived in Vegas, I could join the doll club!  I haven't made a doll in a long, long time!
We rode the new monorail from Monte Carlo to Bellagio.

We got some yummy cupcakes at the Cupcakery at Monte Carlo.  I got chocolate, of course, and my husband got a strawberry shortcake one.  I wish I had gotten the one that was Bubbly Champagne buttercreme frosting on raspberry cake.  Next trip for sure!
We saw the largest chocolate fountain in the world at Bellagio and their cakes were awesome!

The cakes at Aria were amazing too!

The Bellagio Conservatory was awesome!!!  We're used to seeing it in the fall with the big water wheel and all the chrysanthemums so it was nice to see it during a different season.

Can't wait till we go back in September!!!