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.