Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blogger's BOM # 9

Here we are on month 9 of our Blogger's block of the month!! WOW!! This months designer was Cathy from Cabbage Quilts. So far I think every designer has hit a home run!!! Love them all!!

My second block.

This month I did some thing a little different...I didn't think at all about color choice. I just grabbed any Kaffe...and grabbed two solids with out looking! I wanted to see what would happen. I was very happy with the colors. We only have 3 months left...I can't wait to put this one together!!
Thanks Jackie for hosting such a great BOM!!

....as I was putting these blocks together...someone was having a little fun....

I quickly grabbed my camera..and when I called her name...she looked up at me with this face..."I'm not doing anything...I promise!"

Puppies!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!





Monday, May 28, 2012

With A Thankful Heart !!

I am very thankful to God for allowing us to live in such a great country.

I am very thankful to the men and women who serve our country.

I am very thankful to the men and women who sacrificed their lives to keep this country safe.

I am very thankful my son went over and came back safe and whole.

I have a very THANKFUL HEART to be an American!!




Monday, May 21, 2012

Block Exchange With A Friend!!

My very good blog friend Lesley and I decided to do a quilt that is made by both of us. I saw the idea over on Bonnie Hunters blog....I thought, who could I do this with...and Lesley came to mind. When I asked her,... she was all in!! Yeah!! So...we are making 10 baskets a month...and keeping 5 for ourselves and mailing the other 5 to each other. When we are done we will have equal amounts of blocks made by both of us. We will then put our quilts together..She will have one and so will I. They will become treasures of friendship. I am very glad Lesley said .."Yes". Thanks Lesley!! Above is my first batch. (I made 2 of every block)

Here is Lesley's first batch.

....and all the blocks together.... Lesley and I have talked, and we both want a big quilt...so I think we will do 100 blocks in each quilt...which is really 200 blocks total.   We will be doing this for a while...but we have no timeline..just make blocks for however long it takes :):)  These blocks finish at 4 inches. They will make an awesome scrap quilt when we are done!!

Again...I am very glad Lesley said yes!!

I have met the coolest people in blog land!

On a different note...I got a new baby!!....no, not a real one or another puppy...

I love these all metal toy sewing machines. When I come across one...my butter starts to melt!!! LOL!!

Speaking of babies.....

Sweet Bella is growing fast...I did a new post on her. Come check it out..HERE.

Happy sewing to ALL!!!!





Saturday, May 19, 2012

Art Journal Pages!!

I have a traveling art journal...that goes to Florida and back every few months. My dear friend Lori and I are swapping books between us. We both work on the books we have then switch...work again, then switch. When we are done we will have 2 art journals made by both of us.        Here are my pages for this month. Tissue paper base, white paint, markers, then clear embossed.

here is a different angle...hopefully you can see the texture from this view.


a closer look :):)

My friend photo page.

close up.

Lori and I wanted 2 pages facing each other...with our photos.

Lori is the Queen of textures. Can you see all the different textures she puts in her pages?!! Love her pages. These books are going to be so cool when they are done. Lori and I are very different artists. So the journals will have wonderful art in them.

Here is another page from Lori.....it is filled with just yummy texture.!! Lori loves the ocean and beaches. 

I miss the ocean..so Lori made this page for me. She used real sand and shells!!

She even made this page on a sheet of plastic...so you can see through the back too!!! 

Well, that is it for me today!! Have a great day!!









Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Let's Get Em' Done!!

Yeah!! It's here again!! How have you all been doing this month?? Me...so, so. I got a few things done. I have been super busy with a new puppy. But, I have put one foot in front of the other and am trying to get things done. :):)

Do you remember my scrappy trip blocks last month? Here is the top!!!

I got this cute little tool bag made. With my favorite fabric...Kaffe!!!

.....and of course here is my batik quilt....I got my backing done. It is on my shoulder...but the reason for not getting to much done this month.....is the little bundle of cuteness in my arms. Bella...is like having a 15 month old move in. We are potty training, taking things out of her mouth ALL day long, trying to teach here to play softly with the smaller poodles, no biting, no chewing on electrical cords.....needless to say I have been a wee bit busy!! But...she is just to stinkin' cute to be frustrated with!  :):) ( side note: Bella is only 9 weeks old..LOL..big puppy!!!)

I hope you all had a better productive month than me!!

Please join my linky party...and show us what you have done!!




Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quiltie Class Show and Tell

Well, we had Quiltie class again this month!! ...and as usual it was so much fun. I really look forward to seeing every one and playing for a few hours :):) The quiltie above is what I showed the girls how to make. You layer 5 different fabrics on top of each other. Then sew some lines over them. Then cut away each layer...revealing a different piece of fabric. Cool idea!! and quick!!

Next I will show you what they girls made in class.

Lesley

Susanne

Sandra Kaye
Then they brought some extras that they wanted to trade with each other.

Lesley

Tova

Sandra Kaye

Susanne

Susanne...she has a great sense of humor :):)

Thanks for stopping by....I know I haven't been around for a while...I have a new baby (Bella) who is like having a brand new toddler in the house. Trying to potty train her, get her to know her name,  no biting, and then trying to teach her to play softly...the other poodles are very little. As you can see I have been a wee bit busy. Many hugs to all who follow my art life journal :):)









Monday, May 7, 2012

Just A Pile Of Blocks!!



I have been working like a crazy woman trying to keep up with ALL the blocks I committing to making for one reason or another. Above is my Block Swap Adventure trade for Brenda!

My Cotton Club Block of the Month!!

And here is a sneak peak of my basket trade with Lesley!! I will show them better when she gets hers in the mail :):) Don't want to ruin the surprise :):)


...and then I flew to Colorado to pick up a very important package :):)

Our new Big baby!! BELLA
Come over to my Poodle blog..and see how big she is at only 8 weeks old!!
She is a very sweet puppy! We are just in love !!




Thanks for stopping in!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blogger's Block of the Month....and Baby Bear All Dressed Up!!

Well, we are now in the 8th month of the free Blogger's BOM. Wow!! Time flies when you are having fun:):) Jackie is hosting this BOM on her blog here. Just check her sidebar and you will find the sites for all the blocks. Thanks Jackie...this BOM has been a blast!!! Above is block one...

My second block!

Both together!! Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts is the designer for this months block. You can find her directions here. Thanks for a cool design!!

I wanted to leave you with a couple of pictures of Baby Bear!! He came home on leave in his dress blues!! He is soooo handsome!! (or is it just a momma's love ?? )

Oohhhh, So handsome!!

Baby Bear and Daddy Bear!! My handsome men!!

Then Baby Bear decided to surprise his baby sister with a lunch visit to her school in his dress blues!!

She was happy to see him there. And the kids went crazy when he was walking through the halls. Many of them were saluting him :):) He was very gracious to all the kids. He even posed with a bunch of kids.

Very happy Sister Bear!! 

Thanks for visiting me today!! I love to hear from you!! Leave me a comment :):)
Have a wonderful day!! 

I am off to get Bella tomorrow!! Soooo, excited!!






                                                                                 



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