Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eeek, I'm a member!

I bit the bullet and signed up as an individual membership of the "mothership" a.k.a. the Modern Quilt Guild.  My own guild, the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild is still in process so I decided to see what membership gives me.  So far, a card and a pin but I will keep you posted!  It is a very nice pin.  

Last week when we hosted Monica, Happy Zombie, our guild organized a shop hop but I could not go because I had to work.  Darn those full time jobs, getting in the way of my quilting fun!  Anyway, Cynthia became my personal shopper at Daisu!  The snazzy Japanese dollar store.  Oh my goodness.  She found me some really fun things.  Polka dot zippers, purse frames, fabric, cutey patootey tape, all sorts of fun stuff.  Including high tech "barf" bags.  Just in case.  With detailed instructions.  Just saying.  So silly!  Thanks, Cynthia!  You are the best!

Linking up with Cindy for Random Thursday!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bee Blocks.. That Stash Bee

I made 8 little churn  and dash blocks for April's That Stash Bee for Ginny.  The block pattern came from the great little book, 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Greene.  They are pretty darn cute and finish at 6.5".  Ginny thought she would play an April Fools joke on us and suggested she would like 4 New York Beauty blocks.  Har har har.  Too funny.  Churn and dash blocks on the mossy lawn.  Perfect.  Now I just have to get them in the mail.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

EEEK! Happy Zombie and Ron!

We have had several days of fun with Monica Solorio-Snow, a.k.a.  Happy Zombie!  And we got to meet the Ron Swanson quilt in person.  Tree pants, too, because not every tree wears skirts!  Hi Cynthia!  Hi Monica!  OMG!  What a hoot!  And would you look at the zippy pouch on the table... spools!

HI Darlene!  Hi Cynthia, again.  Hi, Tree Pants!  A full day of quilty people, great food and sewing.  Bliss.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meet Buzz and other random bits

Forgive the slightly blurry shot but these little guys don't hang around for long... usually.  Meet Buzz.  He is a male Rufous Hummingbird and he has been back in our neck of the woods for several weeks now.  This is his spot.  He is hard at work guarding the two hummingbird feeders above his head.  He hangs out in front of the dining room window everyday for great lengths of time.  Just in case, you know, someone else might try to have a wee bit of a feed at HIS feeders.  We like him a lot.

 Do full bobbins make you happy?  Man, full bobbins just fill me with such a sense of purpose.  Oh bobbins, you complete me!

Husband took this picture and emailed it to Stokes Seeds.  His point was that they are wasting a lot of money sending us 3, count them, 3 catalogues this spring.  Seriously, what the heck?  Anyway, the garden looks really good.  We just did a tour of the homestead.  It all looks so promising.  The rhubarb is almost ready for the first picking.  Just saying.

That's it.  Off to quilt guild tonight.  Best night of the month!  Linking up for Random Thursday with the Randomeers over at Cindy's.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It filled up the wall!

I was working away on this last weekend because I want to start another project and I need the design wall.  I cannot just take these blocks off the wall though because I would have to number the blocks and the rows.  The blocks totally fit together like some sort of brain teaser.  The risk of messing up just seems all too possible so on the wall it stays!  Hopefully I will get them all put together on the weekend. But not on Saturday because on Saturday, I will be sewing with  Happy Zombie and the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild!

I have bee blocks and the Lucky Stars BOM also on my to do list and the lovely Mormor from Lolla Jansdotter is all chopped up and a pile of blocks is growing.  So much fun!  Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A sneak peak... Warp and Weft Sewing Society...fabric happy!

Oh my goodness!  I have a lovely bunch of fabric waiting to be chopped up!  These are a few of Lotta Jansdotter's new lines, Mormor and Sylvia.  Esmari from Warp and Weft sent them to me after asking me to join the lovely ladies in the Warp and Weft Sewing Society.  We are all sewing with a selection from Mormor and Sylvia this month.  It is lovely and fresh!  And yes, there are even some gorgeous, saturated solids to go along with the prints.  Fabric happiness!  

And just in case you didn't figure it out, you can find this lovely fabric at Warp and Weft!   I have to stash some of it, quick!  The Mist Little Blomster is a perfect low volume print, don't you think?  And the black and whites in Sylvia are awesome.  Check it out.  It will make you think of spring sunshiny days ahead.  And yes, the forsythia is blooming.  Happy Spring!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Whispery soft voile

While I was home over spring break, I transformed a end of the bolt and on sale of this silky, fabulous voile...from Westminster Fabrics, Bromley Collection and I think it is called Ikat Damask in Citron.  Whatever it is called it is lovely.  Like butter.  Whispery soft and perfect for spring.  What did I do with it?  Scarves!  One for me and one for a friend and I think I have enough for at least one more.