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*had breakfast with my mom via Skype while discussing fabric strike offs (she is going to love this photo! ;-)
*signed 20 papers for various school things, packed lunches and sent two boys to school
*folded and packed up patterns
*caught up on orders
*cleaned up the weekend mess
*ate a leftover roast beef sammy and Dr. Pepper for lunch (and missed you, dad!)
*ran a bunch of errands
*downed a bag of Riesens that were hidden in my office
*lost my cell phone - Twice.
*chased around a silly 2 year old who tries his hardest to undo all the stuff I'm getting done before putting him down for a nap (hooray!)
And tonight, after school pick up, piano practice, dinner, homework, more cleaning up, at least one more phone disappearance and another dr pepper, I'm going to stay up late and sew something (fingers crossed). New fabric should be here anytime, and new patterns are in the works. Yay!
Yep, life is pretty exciting over here from day to day.
Meet Monkey and Robot, they are the favorite stuffed animals (and so creatively named, might I add) of my oldest two boys. They have been dragged on trips, stuffed into pillows, and snuggled with every night for the past 2 years.
My little sister Emily made them for the boys using her mad knitting skills. (What I'd give for some knitting skills...) My grandma taught her to knit years ago, and I've been jealous about it ever since. In fact, after an afternoon of trying to teach me, she may have very sweetly suggested I stick to quilting. :-)
her cute little family
Anyhow, Emily is all grown up and in college now, and decided that she wanted to open a little shop selling these cute little guys and a few others. In fact, I ordered the Monster set in aqua, lime green and cream for Nic for Christmas. Yay!
Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought you might just want to stop by, especailly if you are knitting impaired like me. Or even if you arne't. (Lucky!)
It had been too long since I had hopped over to the Bonnie&Camille/Thimble Blossoms flickr group, and gosh it was fun to see what you've been posting there. Here are just a few of the many (many!) that caught my eye. I wish I could post them all, but that might be a little much.
(Note: Click on the photo to see more info and the flickr feed for each of the quilters. And if you have a minute or two, leave them a nice note. Everyone loves a nice note!)
Marmalade flannel quilt by Sleepy Time Quilts
Marmalade cushion by Sandy Murphy Design
Hopscotch Butterscotch and Roses quilt by Anita Kusova
Another Vintage Holiday quilt by Syelsklev
(Did you see the finished quilts from the Vintage Holiday Quilt along at Heidi's? You should!)
Merry stockings by Oregon Surfers
Hopscotch by Simply Reverie
Dilly Dally by Martha
Wild Thing in Flurry by Sarah Jo
Spools by Shelly
Swoon by Karen
On a Whim by Sampler Jane
Swoon by Michelle
Chevron Quilt by Bending Pins
Swoon by Cassie
Lucy's Crab Cakes by Jennie
Swoon my Melissa
Double Dip by Christy
Great Granny by Lilabelle Lane
Swoon 3 (She made THREE) by Jill
Mad love for Monica and her Mini Spool pouch!
Butterflies by Kelly
And last but not least, Vanessa's unbelievable Farmer's Wife quilt, which I absolutely adore, especially because I know exactly how much work it was!
Speaking of Vanessa, she is doing a Knock Our Stockings Off competition with some pretty awesome prizes. It looks like a ton of fun, and you can even win more fabric, which I'm sure we all need. Right? Go check it out!
On a bit of a cheesy note, thank you so much to each of you who not only make projects from our fabric and patterns, but post them there for me to see. It makes my heart so happy!
I've had these photos on my desktop waiting to be uploaded for a month, it feels so good to finally post them! If you've been following along, you know I've got my Farmer's Wife quilt all assembled, and have been hand quilting it, but I didn't ever get the chance to show you the last 10 blocks. So here they are:
90- Storm Signal
101- Wedding Ring
87- Star Gardener (Yep, in case were wondering, I spotted that top right corner right after I took the photo and fixed it. I may have been hurrying a little too fast to get these done!)
106- Wild Rose & Square
40- Friendship block
85- Square Dance (I switched this one up a little bit)
92- Streak of Lightning
And last but not least-
110- Wood Lily
So there you have it, all 84 Farmer's Wife blocks. Good heavens that was fun.