Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quilt Around the World...

I am participating in the Quilt Around the World hosted by Summer Sadie.  Each week we make a block for another member's quilt, and pass it along to the next person.  There are 25 of us, and it is so much fun.  I contemplated making the same block for each person, but quickly realized how much fun it is to look through the blocks that arrive let them guide me.  Below are a few of the blocks I have made so far....

This one was my sewing project while we were in North Carolina.  It is hand pieced ( not English Paper Piecing, although I love that technique) hexagons, and was both a  challenge and a pleasure to make.  I hope its new owner enjoys it!  

In other sewing news I am working on my 9-patches for this quilt along, my strip sets for The Old Red Barn quilt along, many ( maybe too many) swap blocks to put together, and a few goodies for my mom to give her when she visits in August.   

Hopefully I will be back here more often as I get into my Summer School schedule next week.
Peace be with you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009



I have spent the day on the beach with the fam.  I have been doing this...

and The Shmoo has been doing this...

and this...

A perfect day with my family, the ocean, and no schedule :-)

Peace be with you.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Yes, you heard me correctly, we are on vacation.  J, The Shmoo, me, and GG are all on vacation.  We arrived yesterday at the wonderful beach, and everyone over 3 is sun burned.  It happens every year...we forget that no sun has seen our skin for some 9 months, and that it needs a layer of protection.  So, it was aloe and lots of lotion this evening!  The Shmoo is just a lovely golden brown, as he was smeared every 3 hours with SPF 55.  Even his Boot ( as he calls his bum) is golden.  We are in the midst of potty training, so he spent the day Nakie on the beach .  Man is he cute...and he peed on the potty twice today :-)

 We plan on spending quality time on the beach, eating out, and reading the stacks of books we all have ( even The Shmoo).  

Not to fear thought, I bought a weeks worth of wireless access from the best shop on the Island and have some hand sewing projects as well.  I'll have pics as soon as my camera's battery is re-charged!

Wishing you all a wonderful week where every you may be!
Peace be with you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

We saw a BIG TURTLE...

If you asked The Shmoo what we did at Tante's house he speak in rapid fire about the BIG TURTLE we saw, and the zebra shark, and the men swimming....continues for about 3 minutes straight.

The Turtle might be big, but he was FAST I tell you.  So, we got this drive by shot. The Shmoo clung to J the entire time we were on vacation, but the minute we got back he could not stop talking about our trip!  Well, I guess it was money well spent :-)

While we were away a package arrived for me from The Kindred Crafters Coaster Swap made by Nikki.  What a lovely bundle of wonderful goodies!  The coasters a beautiful, the mug screams summer, and the tea is one I've never tried which is fun.

I forgot to take a photo of the coaster I sent to Nikki, but they were lots of fun to make, and I'm looking forward to the next Kindred Crafters Swap!  

Happy Weekend.  Peace be with you.