Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, Kelsey (and her laundry) came home for the day. We had terrible storms but we all enjoyed a nice lunch out and a little shopping.
Sunday, we had church, then we went out. We are looking for some new living room furniture. I dont know how we ended up at Joann's but we did!! Maybe because Toys R Us is next door to it and Cade had been wanting to go there and "look around" The picture above is of the fabric I bought. (but didnt need)
It was a nice weekend but now, I need to clean up around here and buy some groceries!!
Hope everyone had a Great weekend!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I will be at the library this week. Sherry has had to miss the past few weeks. She has had complications from the radiation. She says she is feeling better and hopes to work tomorrow! It will be good to see her sweet smiling face!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful week!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I dug around in some of my old fabric and found some blocks that I had from a block swap (a long time ago) I was a new, self-taught quilter, I found an online chat group that was all about quilting. I loved that group, I learned so much! They would host fabric and block swaps. I was always too intimidated to join. After watching for a couple of years I decide to join a swap. The block was from an online site (they had permission) they set up rules for color, fabric style and quality of blocks. Let me tell you, I drove myself (and family) crazy about those blocks!! I worked so hard to make them perfect! The rules were, if the blocks were not good quality, measured correctly, they would be sent back!! I was not going to let that happen!! I even had a nightmare that my blocks were sent back to me and I was kicked out of the group! I did my blocks over and over again, I made Andy measure them to make sure they were perfect!!!! So, what do you think happened?? Some (most) of the blocks I received were off by 1/4 to over 1/2 an inch!!! I was stunned!! I reread the instructions to make sure I had my sizes right....I did...I was floored! By then, I hated the blocks so I stuck them in a baggie and forgot about them!! and, I never joined another block swap!! Now, I know that a 1/4 seam allowance can be hard to get and if all the blocks had been off by the same amount they would have been fine. But, they were all different sizes. Not an uncommon thing when so many different people are making the blocks!
I got the blocks out last night, measured them again and started taking them apart. Before, I would have felt guilty taking someone else's work apart but now I don't. I still have 3 more blocks to put back together. I think this will make a cute little kids quilt. I think I will put flannel on the back and I might tie this quilt. I have always wanted to tie a quilt. I really love all the 30's fabrics in this quilt. This quilt makes me remember how much I loved quilting when I first started. I fell in love with 30's fabrics and quilts. I don't use them as much in my quilts anymore but they will always have a special place in my heart!
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Cade had Spring Break last week. Andy took him and a friend to the Atlanta Zoo. We had beautiful weather all week but our Georgia pollen is out of control!!
I have been going for some walks, enjoying this little break and visiting with my sister! Her and the girls came up from Alabama for a few days! It was great to see them!
Thanks again for reading my blog and I will post again very soon!
Have a great day!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I will be back soon. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter!