March 26, 2011

Suzie Purse

I finished the little Suzie purse I was working on.  Not sure who this will go to, but I have it for a little gift just in case. 

Not much going on.  I'm back to working on the block of the month that I've had forever.

The weather has been gorgeous all week.  Just in time for my friend, Angela's Spring Break with her family.  They are leaving to go back to Illinois today and from what I hear, it snowed again.  I told her she could move down here.  :-)  We had a wonderful dinner at Buca di Beppo and then did a little Spring shopping at the mall nearby.  I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends. Safe trip Trask family!

Ok, back to cooking breakfast and getting some chores done.  Have a great weekend!

March 19, 2011

The Birthday Present

My mom's one request for her birthday was for me to make her a purse that was "bright" (she lives in South Florida and it's always warm and bright there).  Thanks to some help picking out the fabric from Lynn at my local quilt shop, Cinnamon's, this is the final product.  The pattern is from Lazy Girl Designs and it's the Summer Tote.  This is my second purse from this pattern and I love making it.

The base is Felicity by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake and the pockets are Breakfast at Tiffany's by Joanna Figueroa for Moda and Mingle by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman.

My mom kept saying "it's very bright".  :-)  Happy Birthday again, Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's 74th birthday, Happy Birthday Mom!  I Love You!

Picture taken in 2007 at a party we had for her and my brother.  They were 50 and 70 that year.
After she opens her present later today, she is a stickler for not opening her gifts until her birthday, I will post pics of it.

March 14, 2011


Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Japan dealing with the devastating earthquake(s), tsunami, and now the power plants.  It breaks my heart to see such devastation.  I hope the supplies and food they need reach them quickly.     

March 13, 2011

Spring Flowers

Our azaleas are in bloom this week.  We have to enjoy them while we can since they only bloom for a week or so.

I love Spring!

March 9, 2011

T-Shirt Quilt - Done!

I finished the binding last night and my wonderful, wonderful husband took the pictures this morning. 

I know it looks a tad wonky on the bottom, but it's really not.  Thank you Joanie Clinton for the quilting!

March 3, 2011

Checking In

Just a quick check in.  These last couple of weeks have been busy, busy.  I got the t-shirt quilt back from Joanie and am in the process of preparing the binding.  As I said before, I'm using the Moda jelly roll in red so I don't have to cut.  I thought I better wash them first since most the quilt is white and I didn't want any bleeding.  Do you know those things raveled like there was no tomorrow.  I should have put them in a lingerie bag.  Anyway, I've ironed them and cut most of the loose threads so I should be good to go. 

No sewing this weekend since my friend from Illinois is coming for a visit.  Yay!!!  We've been friends since about the 6th grade and I'm really, really looking forward to catching up.  She still lives in Illinois and I really don't get back there much.  Looking forward to a lot of shopping, laughing, eating, etc. 

Anyway, I'll be back later with pictures of the quilt, hopefully with the binding on it.

Have a great week/weekend!