Friday, July 22, 2011

Prince Charming Quilt

Here is the latest quilt top I have been working on using Tula Pink's Prince Charming collection and some solids. 

I have to say I love this fabric.  I still feel happy every time I see it.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out and I can't wait to do the back and quilt it!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fun on Friday

Jessica from How about Orange posted a link to a great quiz.  So, after taking it and having the quiz nail my style completely, I thought I would share it with you!

Enter the HomeGoods stylescope quiz.  A quick and fun quiz that will tell you what your style is, how to make it work for you and what your happy home colors are!! 

In case you are interested, I am Country Classic.  I like things organized, yet inviting and my happy home colors are yellows and oranges.  Oh, and I may enjoy layering different fabrics and patterns to make my home more inviting and I need throw pillows.  I should get on that!

So, what are you??

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rescued

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." ~B. Franklin

Well, I caught me some happiness today!  I had to share my new found gem, SCRAP, with my dear friend.  Upon going today, just two days after discovery, I found all new treasures!!

Here is what I caught...



  $10 worth of unfinished quilt pieces that someone just threw away.  To them I would like to say, "Thank you!"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SCRAP

After taking a sewing class yesterday, my teacher told me about SCRAP.  She said it is a donation based place where you can find all sorts of things.  I was then interested and being that I was childless for the afternoon, the adventurer in me won out.  
Needless to say, I was not disappointed.  It is very well organized.  A venture like this could easily get out of hand, but the people of SCRAP do a fantastic job on keeping things under control.  Now, if you are looking for a nice clean feel, DO NOT come here.  But if you are looking for a fun, unexpected treasure hunt, look here.  

The saying that kept coming to my mind is, 
"One man's trash is another man's treasure."
Like this used tea bag dress.  AMAZING!!  Who would have thunk??


If you can't make it to the store, check out the SCRAP website.  This tells you everything you could possibly want to know and more.  

Do you know of any rare jewels that I should know about in the Portland, OR area?  I would love to check them out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tula Pink ~ Prince Charming

With a collection this yummy...
and a pile of half-square triangles...
the options are endless!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Speechless

Yesterday I taught my first kids quilting class.  I have a class size of one, but she is not from my immediate family, so that is huge!  I am so excited and thankful for the opportunities that knock on my door. 

On another note, I was browsing through blog land and noticed I was featured on So You Think You're Crafty!  Can you believe it!  Someone featured me.  Little ole me!  I am honored, and speechless!  You can check it our here... SYTYC.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dog Sitting

My mom got this new little girl recently and we have the privilege of watching her on occasion.
She is so much fun and the kidlets love her.  The great part is, she gets to go home.  This must be what being a grandparent it like!

Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-Long - wk 6

Look who's caught up!!!  Not only that I already have one square done for next week!!!  I can blame that on these little squares being so much fun!  Here are this week's squares...

#4   Basket weave
As I have said before, I know pretty much nothing about my fabrics, but I do know that these ones are not modern!  That being said, I love this block.  I love how this reminds me of sweet ladies I knew when I was little! 


#92   Streak of Lightning
This one is sideways, but you get the idea, right?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-Long - wk 4

#47   Homemaker  
I think the reason they named this one homemaker is because it is hard!!  I will probably redo this one later as I am not happy with it, but I was too tired to fix it!

#80   Single Wedding Star