Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Block of the Month Blocks

 These are the block of the month designs that I have been able to keep up with.  I realized that the pictures are really not that great that I took of my blocks.  The colors are not very true.  I have links to each of these block of the month patterns on my side bar.  It is not too late to join in.

Retro Nine Patch
The colors are a little washed out in this picture, I used some light orange thread and you can't really see it.

Out of the Box Block 5

Out of the Box Block 5

Twelve of Hearts Block 5
The fabric I  am using is not as dark as it appears in this picture.

Birdie Stitches March

Birdie Stitches April

Birdie Stitches May
I had a little catching up to do on the Birdie Stitches Blocks.

Five months in to this and I am keeping up pretty well.  It has been fun so far.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cottage Charm Giveaway Winner!

I used Random Number Generator to select my Cottage Charm Giveaway winner.
My  winner is #24
I carefully counted down through the comments twice and found #24
Holly from Holly Days Closet you are the winner.  
 I will mail  your package on Wednesday, my hubby and I are leaving for a two day getaway as soon as I get this posted.  Thank you to all of you who stopped by and made a comment on my giveaway post.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lilacs and My Mystery Quilt

I was ab;e to catch a few pictures of the Lilac bush in our front yard.  It seems that because of the weather I have missed some of the plants blooming in the yard.  Just before the hail began I was able to snap a few pictures and cut a few flowers.

We have not had spots like this on the leaves before, I hope it is just this years weather causing the problem.

Lilacs in my Flora Doora

This was my Flora Doora with Tulips

I put lilacs in several places around the house.

 I was pointing out both the lilacs and tulips because my Mystery Quilt has both in it.  I had a great time with this and learned a few new things.  I have always known that cutting things out accurately is an important step in sewing.  I made a couple of mistakes that reminded me how important that is but plugged on and made it work.   I cut one of the pinwheel blocks too small so decided to use it in place of another block and had to make another pinwheel.   I really like the way my quilt turned out.  Thank you Tonya at Hillbillly Handiworks for the sew along and all of your hard work.

  I plan to do a little quilting practice on my machine when I finish this project.  I will share the totally finished project when it it totally finished.  I think I see the sun peeking out, I should take advantage and work a little in my backyard garden. 
 Have a great day!

Friday, May 27, 2011


I received a surprise blessing in the mail a couple of days ago.  It was a gift from a blogger friend in Texas.  Donna sent me this special little wall hanging.  Her blog is called Morning Glory Craft Cottage.  Visit her and see the wonderful things she creates.
The blue feather is from a feather fan she uses and the fiber feather she made years ago.  It was fun to read her description of the items used in the wall hanging.

The gift was a blessing to me, it is hanging here on the wall right beside my computer.

Donna made the little birds nest from copper wire and the eggs from polymer clay.

This is the card Donna sent along with the gift.
Isn't a surprise in the mail fun?  It was a blessing to our nest.

Cottage Charm Giveaway!

One more day to enter my Cottage Charm Giveaway. 

 If you would like to enter click here to find the post and leave a comment.  The winner will be announced early Sunday March 29th. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

South Carolina in the Spring

In March we took a trip to South Carolina to visit our son and his family.  I had planned to share some pictures from our trip and here it is two and a half months later.  Nathan and his family live in Bluffton, South Carolina which is not far from Savannah, Georgia.  We spent an afternoon visiting Savannah.

Kacy and Hannah share a gummiworm while visiting Savannah

We had just visited a great candy store.

We had not seen the sun in a long time here in Washington State so while in South Carolina and Georgia we welcomed squinting into the sun.

We didn't visit Paula Deen but we did walk by.

We were able to watch our son Nathan coach baseball.  Nathan coaches the Dolphins baseball team at Hilton Head Prep School.
Also watched Nathan and the girls play their version of soccer.

A little chapel we visited near their home.

Pictures taken at Harbour Town

We had a wonderful visit with Nathan, Kacy, Adria and Hannah.  It was also great to see Kacy's mom Jolene, she encouraged us to watch our very first episode of Celebrity Apprentice with her.  We had a great trip.  It is hard being so far away from them but we always enjoy our visits there.  We flew in to Charleston and were able to spend a little time there before returning home.  I will share a little about that part of our trip later.

Mystery Quilt Update

I am still working on my May for Me Mystery quilt and thought I would share this weeks progress.

Blocks made from the squares set aside at the beginning of the project.  These were new to me but fun to make.

A little closer look

This is this weeks embroidery and I used thread that I know does not fade this time.

One more week to enter my "Cottage Charm Giveaway".  Click here to find the post and enter if you haven't had the chance.
  There is a button on my sidebar linking to Twice remembered Cottage and the many other "Cottage Charm Giveaways".  Just one more week to enter.  Don't miss out on the fun.