January 21, 2012

Sneak Peek

Just a little peak at the beginning of the baby quilt.  I think it's going to be really pretty.  I decided to make snowball blocks because I think they show off my friend's fabric choices better.  I'm also planning on a scalloped border.  

I also appliqued the first letter of their last name on one of the blocks.
More later!


January 15, 2012

Pretty Fabric

A little while ago I bought some of the new Pam Kitty fabric by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods.  I really couldn't bear to cut into it - but we have been invited to dinner with some friends at their new house and I thought it would be wonderful to use for a hostess gift.  I made two pillow cases with it and oh my god, it's adorable!
The reds in this fabric are the EXACT color of strawberries!  I'm not kidding.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  Thank you Pam for designing such beautiful fabric.
If you haven't visited Pam's blog, PamKittyMorning, please do!  Oh, and Pam, this isn't even close to all the fabric I bought!  LOL!

I also worked up a little baby quilt for a shower yesterday.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time and it didn't get finished.  I'll keep it and use it for another baby gift.  It was a good project since I've been so busy at work it was nice to come home and just sew some squares together.  I used part of layer cake of Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister Designs.  I'm very drawn to their fabric lately.  It just makes me happy to look at it.

Ok, back to sewing.  Have a great weekend!

Talk to you soon,


January 8, 2012

An Entire Weekend!

Can you believe it?  I actually had an entire weekend off.  It's been so long since that's happened.  DVS and I headed down to Daytona Beach on Saturday for the Grand-Am Roar Before the Rolex.  This is 3 days of practice for the drivers and crews.  However, it was even more fun than going to the Rolex 24.   Since it was just practice, the drivers and crews were pretty relaxed and very happy to talk to people, take pictures, and sign autographs.

Boris Said
Graham Rahal (big fan of his dad, Bobby)
Dario Franchitti

How about this guy?  For those of you that remember AC/DC, that's lead singer, Brian Johnson -
and, oh, the guy on the right in this pic?  Patrick Dempsey!  Very, very cool!

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas
We also enjoy watching our local dealership, Brumos, run it's car.  They won the championship last year. Yay Brumos!

Patrick Dempsey's Team Car
Target Chip Gnassi Cars
Oh! I also started my friend's baby quilt and I've actually made great progress.  Pictures to come.

Talk to you soon!


All Photos by Dan Van Slyke, Jr.