I snapped this picture from my backyard last night…Mammatus Clouds. So cool!
Today is May 15th. I have to say – it feels like it should be a lot later in the month than that! I have had a dozy of a May – threw out my back, scratched my cornea and had duct surgery… At least that’s three things so much luck is bound to change! Through all that I have managed to get some of my ‘goals’ worked on and even one finished! Let’s take a look at my May goals and how I’m doing on them… for the ‘A Lovely Year of Finishes’.
The final piecing has begun! I snapped this picture before I came upstairs to have some lunch… If things go smoothly – I hope to have it pieced before I go and get Pip from the sitter… If it goes super smoothly I would LOVE to have it loaded on the quilt frame…Wish me luck!
This Fat Quarter Shop Challenge quilt HAS to get done this month though so wish me luck!
All 20 of the blocks for the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’ have been posted and it’s PIECED!
I still haven’t started the May off season Pantone Project QUILTING Challenge. I do have an idea and even my ‘neutral’ fabric picked out for it…but I have not even thought about starting it. We’ll see if this one ends up happening or not…
I have to say – with all my ‘delays’ this month I’m pretty proud of what I’ve still managed to accomplish so far…
I just loved Kym of Fabric Fascinations Pincushion and Dancing Spool Block for the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’ Quilt. I especially loved the wonkiness of the ‘Dancing Spools’. I decided that I wanted at least one 6-inch ‘Dancing Spool’ for my quilt so I came up with an ‘enlarged’ pattern for it.
Fabric 1 (grey/white print)
2 – 3.5” squares
1 – 4” squares
Fabric 2 (black)
1 – 4” squares
Fabric 3 (orange)
4 – 2” squares
Draw a diagonal line on the 4” square of fabric one. Face it right sides together with Fabric 2
Sew along the line you drew with a 1/4” seam on either side.
Cut along the line and iron toward your darker fabric.
Square your two half square triangle blocks up to 3.5” squares.
You can lay out your block like shown above to see where things are heading.
Draw a diagonal on the wrong side of each of the 2” squares you cut for fabric 3. Lay them out on the blocks as shown above.
Sew right on the diagonal line you drew. trim off the excess corner.
Iron towards the smaller triangle or Fabric 3. Layout as shown above.
Sew together to make a 6.5” square!
Isn’t that fun!? I love this block!
I have so many things on my list of ‘to blog’ but tonight I’m going to keep my post pretty simple.
Yesterday I opened a box from my daughters to find this lovely mug from Blue Sky Pottery.
Isn’t it gorgeous!? I admittedly did a little shopping for the girls…for me…BUT I had forgotten about the mug since I purchased it back in early April! I was so happy to see it again and was reminded of it’s beauty, craftsmanship and uniqueness. This is not my first pottery item from Blue Sky Pottery and it most definitely will not be my last! I had a big smile on my face as I sipped my coffee this morning.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day today and show your mom’s some love!
Here’s a picture of my mom and I from a few years ago. My mom has been an incredible force in my life. She has raised me to be honest, hard working, and loving. She brought stability to my crazy mind and showed me how important responsibility is. I would not be the woman I am without her.
Here is a newspaper picture my Aunt Betty gave me when I got married to Jared. It’s me on my mom’s shoulders when I was five picking apples. I was destined to marry an apple man I guess…
As I raise my three beautiful girls I try to take the best things she taught me and instill them into my children. Of course – I had to share some pictures of the three beautiful girls who made me special on this day.
Jared snapped this picture of me and my three beautiful girls on Pip’s second birthday a few weeks ago. I will cherish this picture forever!Me and my baby!My middle child Capri is going to be a rock star.
Pip realized the other day that Capri forgot her coat for school so she had to bring it out to her as they waited for the bus.
Here’s Papa (aka Jared) and Pip. I have to also give him a HUGE thank you today. Without him I wouldn’t be a mother. Without him I wouldn’t have these three beautiful girls. And without all the support and love he gives me, I wouldn’t be the mom I am to these beauties. Thank you Jared for all you do for our family.
Cedi fell asleep yesterday with her face still painted for Apple Blossom Days.
I snapped this the other morning. It pretty much perfectly depicts the three girls. Cedi’s happy when she’s in charge. Capri’s mad because she wanted to be the only one in the picture, and PIp’s just like, “What? You’re taking a picture? I want to be in it.”
And my Mother’s Day Haiku is how I spent the first hour of mother’s day.
The house is quiet
Tip-toeing to the basement
Stitch. Snip. Press. heaven.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!