Friday, July 25, 2014

Tripoly Dime Bags

Going to Palm Springs today for a much needed relaxing day of just floating on a raft in the pool and reading my latest novel. At night my sister's brother and I will get into a competitive game of Tripoly!

Well I already have my "dime bag" and so does my sister, Jana, but I made Juli and. Jackie one with rolls of dimes in it for their July bdays!

Juli's has the aprons on it because she is our resident cook on our vacations!

Jackie's has Mary Engelbreit fabric just because it's so darn cute (just like her)!

Jeff's (my baby brother) is the 49ers bag:

Janeene's ( my oldest sister) gets the USC bag!

On another note: here are Melyssa and Darkel arriving in Las Vegas for their

National Championship!



Sunday, July 13, 2014

On the Frame (love my Bailey!)

I am finishing this Hello Kitty Baby Quilt for one of the secetaries at work. She is due in August and I am proud of myself for being ahead of the game for a change!






Tonight I will will quilt this and tomorrow.....binding!


My Favorite Thing

My niece, Emily spent the day with me! We talked about her upcoming 11th birthday and decided she would take home her Janome sewing machine, "Ruby". In order to make her sewing corner successful, we traveled to JoAnns to pick up the necessary tools of the trade: pins, seam ripper, tailor's chalk, scissors thread, sewing case, tape measure......

Back at my house, Emily got a few lessons about cutting, threading her machine, bobbin winding, etc

She made a mat with pockets for under her Janome: quilted her "cherry blossom fabric" and made pockets and all:





Auntie Jo's favorite......passing quilting skills on!



Friday, July 11, 2014

I Won 3rd Place

Surprise, surprise! And happy dance!!

I won 3rd place ribbon at the Orange County Fair for Darkel and Melyssa's Wedding quilt!



Now I Gotta get ready for next year....I better pick up a few things.....


Saturday, July 5, 2014 we come

So Darkel competed today, won 2nd place:

I am so's only his second competition!

So these two will be going to Nationals in Vegas, July 25th!

Very exciting for the newlyweds!

We will be cheering them on!




Happy Fourth of July