Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quilt for Organ Donation

Theresa and I are making a quilt for the Hospital in conjunction with One Legacy, an organ procurement group.
The ribbon color for One Legacy is teal. We are trying to keep the colors in the teal and pink family. Here's our first block:

Long Beach International Quilt Show

Before I even went to the show I got a present from Theresa! She made me this awesome bag:

So I felt OBLIGATED to completely fill it at:

Got enough projects to do for the rest of my life! Will have some great Christmas gifts made this year!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Swap Recipient

My squares from the Red, White and Blue Swap came in the mail today:

I also received my red and white 5 inch squares (charms) from the Red and White Block swap:

I really don't have plans yet for the red and white squares--still thinking. But I will make a Fourth of July quilt next year with all the squares from the red, white and blue blocks--it will be great to revisit them in June next year and have a quilt almost already made!

I finally figured out the best arrangement of the block for Scott's 50th b-day quilt. You may remember from a previous post that I did not have enough contrast in the block. The green was just the right fix. One block down....a million more to go!

Somebody please tell me why blogger wants to turn your pictures for no reason!

Another Concert for Me

Jana, Julie, Jeff, Amanda, Sarina and I went to: SUSHI TIME

Then off to:
To See:

Patrick (from Train) and Adam (From Maroon 5) have absolutely amazing voices! A great time was had by all!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I Hate When This Happens

So, I was having a fantastic quilting day...nothing but time on my hands...rolling along, singing a song.....and then:

Now, if all the squares are the same size, how in the world is this row so uneven? Yikes, looks like I've got alot of ripping out to do, but as they say:

"As you sew, so shall you rip"

So, being discouraged about that, I decided to cut the squares for my brother-in-law's 50th bday quilt. Put that together and realized......not enough contrast:

Well, that was a big bummer. I will have to go to JoAnn's to get a darker color.

So, when all else fails, and you are feeling discouraged, what do you do? Rely on an old trusty pattern that is failproof. So I whipped up 3 cosmetic bags, forgot to take a picture of the Dallas Cowboy one that I gave to Tony (my youngest daughter's boyfriend).

Saturday, July 23, 2011

When the children become the parent

So... Darkel (my oldest daughter's boyfriend) got leave from the NAVY to visit his dad. His dad is doing well after the motorcycle accident from earlier (6 weeks ago). He is finally at home, but has rehab for his cognitive thinking and physical therapy for his shoulder, etc. This is rehab from 9am-5pm five days a week.

Darkel was able to break away and meet us for lunch yesterday at San Clemente Pier--

So we are sitting at the restaurant, enjoying the view and waiting for Darkel

AND DAD GETS THE FOLLOWING TEXT FROM MELYSSA, as she had to stay in Virginia:

"Be appropriate. Don't embarrass me. Act your age. Be smart. Be safe. Don't talk about your thong or the time I sharted in the library parking lot when I was 7"

REALLY.......since when did the daughter parent the parent....and do we really need the advise????

Funny how I remember having almost the same conversation with both my girls not too long ago when we were meeting my friends for lunch......oh the tables have turned!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Sayings:

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us!-----Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Friend Won!!!

Theresa entered a quilt into the Orange County Fair and won a Ribbon!!! I am so proud of her!

This is her "I Love Lucy" quilt--you know with fabric of Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory....


Friday, July 15, 2011

Finished quilt for "Quilts for Kids"

Just finished this quilt for "Quilts for Kids". I am working on the second one, but thought I would share this one hot off the press (or rather, frame).Today was the perfect weather to use my quilt frame in my patio without roasting to death!

June Secret Pal Swap

I received my package from my Secret Pal yesterday. She sent me a bunch of goodies that I will use:

Isn't the raggedy doll just the cutest?

Thank you so much!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Double Sided Quilt

Theresa and I made this double sided quilt for our friend/fellow nurse as she is celebrating her 50th birthday.
Lisa, the recipient, loves "I LOVE LUCY" and she is also known to frequent and e-harmony---so we gave her a bunch of fireman on the back to cuddle up to at night!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011