Monday, June 28, 2010


When I was at the quilt shop on Sunday, a book caught my eye too......

Now I don't usually make sock thingys......take too much time and I get frustrated trying to figure out what goes where. But this book.......well is had so many great photo tutorials, it was easy to see how to put things together. And SHE was in the book too.....

Isn't she adorable!!!

And the book had hamsters, bunnies, jellyfish, and dinosaurs too.

After I got home last night (with my new fabric and book purchases). I rummaged throught my sock drawer, hey its summer, I don't need socks!

I stole one of my husband's white socks too.....he'll never notice. Unless he reads this, hmmm.....

Then this morning I whipped her up. She took about an hour and she's heading to Assateague with me today.

Have a swimmingly good week and remember to leave a comment on Vodoo Lady for a chance to win some fabric!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vodoo Lady

I taught the "Couch Potato" today and while I was at the quilt shop, I made a new friend......

See the pin?

Some people at the shop refered to her as "The quilter who's name will not be spoken" as they stabbed pins into Ms Vodoo during a recent quilt block making session. Seems that the blocks were trickier than anticipated. At least they were able to vent on the doll and not stick pins in the real person.

As I was sitting there with Ms Vodoo, I spied this pile of fabric nearby.....

One of these fabrics called to said "Buy me, buy me".

Everyone says you should let the fabric in a quilt doing the talking so I listed to the fabric and bought it.

And then the fabric said, "Do a giveaway". So, I listened to the fabric and I bought an extra 1/2 yard.

Now that 1/2 yard of fabric could be YOURS!!!

Everyone who comments on this posting between now and midnight on July 5th will be entered in the drawing. In your comment you need to guess which fabric you think I bought.

If you guess correctly, I'll enter you twice in the drawing! Only one guess per person though.

Happy guessing!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Candy Cane- all done!

I finished the holly borders this past weekend and got them stitched down........time for the big reveal!

That's Judy from Bears Paw holding up the quilt.....say hi Judy!

Go out and enjoy the day!


Monday, June 21, 2010

The Christmas House

I have been busying working on Candy Cane Lane for the last few months. Here's the house in the quilt. This one stays pretty true to the original colors in the pattern.

Then I got a little wild with Citrus Christmas which more "me".

Today I went to the Gunpowder River for some swimming with Brad and Mikey. It was super hot here, 95 degrees.

Mikey is trying to avoid having his picture taken here but I got one on the sly.

 Jack is already at Assateague Island. He send me a message tonight saying he saw a whale swimming up the coast. I can not wait to head out to Assateague in another week for vacation. It is the best place in the world. Stop by site D-9 if you are in the area over 4th of July weekend. I'll be there!

Have a great Monday!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

School's Out!!

The kids all finished school yesterday! more homework, no more spelling lists, no more science fair until September!!!!!

That means more time to sew, alright!!!

To celebrate, I whipped together a little something this morning. It's a pocket portfolio. You can find the directions to make your own here.

The model of the day is.....Brad, a newly minted third grader.

The outside......

and the inside.......

Wouldn't it be fun to have a pink leopard print bra?!!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It was an itsy witsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini.....

I am almost done with Candy Cane Lane!!! I am sewing up the last two borders.....lots of applique on those borders. All kinds of holly leaves, berries and vines so the going is slow. But it is looking great!!
In the mean's my snow mom from Citrus Christmas.

She's ready for summer!! Going to be pushing 95 degrees here this weekend in B-more.....think she might lose a few pounds??

Keep on stitching everyone and have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spring Madness

I'm back!!! The past two months at my house have been hectic to say the's what I've been doing!

First I was captured by pirates!!!!

Well, not really. But I did take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Cape May, NJ and saw this pirate ship sailing around. That's gotta count for something......

We went camping at Cape May for the weekend. These guys had alot of fun. We even saw some dolpins from the ferry boat.

She came along was her first camping trip. She had a real good time and met a few horseshoe crabs. Plus spend alot of quality time digging holes in the sand.

Janine came for the trip too. She did not spend time digging holes in the sand. Instead she hung out and caught a few rays with the guys.

Then we had baseball that sucks up time. Games start at 6pm and end at 815pm. We had baseball Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Jack umpired too and that was on Wednesdays.

Doesn't leave much time for other interests........but baseball ends this week.

Then we had the birthday boys......

He had tonsils out at the end of May.........

He had his tonsils out at the end of May too.....

In between baseball, tonsils, and birthdays I decided I was going to finally use these fabrics I bought a few years ago......

Hmmmmmm......pretty huh! Not my usual colors but I like the weathered look to the fabrics. They have a very nice hand to them too......You're going to have to wait to see what I am doing with them though!

Oh, I forgot to mention, this guy moved in with us too.....

His name is Rusty.......

Have a good day everyone!!