Friday, April 7, 2017

House Closure

Two years ago today, we were moving out
of our yellow house.
I remember, because today's my anniversary and
I clearly remember that anniversary of
 multiple trips to the rental.
I also remember crying at how much stuff
there was in the garage.
Moving is tough.
We lived there for 10 years and even though we
were on large lots, the houses were close and
we shared a driveway with the neighbor.
The neighbor and our family ended up both moving
out of our homes the same week.

Everything was rushed.

I don't remember saying goodbye. 
I don't remember saying anything.
So I made a quilt to say goodbye. 
I like to take my time. :) 
(I stitched our house numbers and
 there's a little grey driveway between the two.)
Luckily they still live nearby.
This is Camille Roskelley's Dwell Quilt pattern
that is in her book - Simply Retro.
The pattern is fat quarterly friendly so I used Zen Chic's
aqua minky on the back.
Here's to Goodbyes
and a little surprise;
they certainly won't
be expecting it. :)


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Off to Vegas - Queen Bee Market

Talked my husband and son into a quick trip
and Market!
Win for him - there was
lots of college basketball in town to watch
and definitely a Win for Me!
I met up with Carol from Just Let Me Quilt -
we talked, painted,
waxed and glued non-stop.
(Carol, Thanks for being spontaneous
and even sweeter in person!)
We received 3 projects, I only got these two done,
 and I was going as fast as I could.
Learned hands on about chalk paint, wax, buffing, 
stain, and pocket frames,
 and ate a few petite
to-die-for sugar cookies.
We had an amazing dinner, one of the items was
 root beer short ribs or something like that = so good.
And then we had these pretty treats.
A very fun night to get away
and create.
Then the next day was the Queen Bee Market.
(We got amazing swag at the craft night and at the market.
Thank you to all of the generous swaggers.)
So we're standing outside in line
for the market looking at our swag
and I was the only one around me
 that got a coveted
I got a lot of offers to trade for it :).
Nope.  It was delightfully delicious.
Two floors of talented vendors

Fun stuff from Buttercream Forest
Regret not buying the succulent :(
and such cool soaps
I did buy some fun things and Jessica
had some puffy pillows
and funny cards - I got the llama one
"With a llama love".
And to end the day,
we all needed some


Monday, March 6, 2017

Would You Like Fries With That?

Long ago, my sis had these
fun Happy Meal toys
and my little boy played
with them for hours.
So of course, I had to find them on eBay,
and have our own set to play with.
Then I thought they needed a home,
because a ziplock just wasn't that cute.
So I found this purple McD fabric
probably 6 years ago. :)

And finally, I made her and I
a tote for them :).
It's kind of a mix of the What's In Your Bag?
 and the Whatcha Got patterns.
I just shrunk it down.
These are McDino Changeables from 1990.
Awesome - Food Robot Dinosaur Transformers
Hey Des, they are kind of $$ on eBay,
maybe we should sell :).  
But I have a little grandson on the way,
and he'll love these.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

These little Goldilocks scenes are
 just so darling.

Goldilocks fabric is by Jill Howarth
for Riley Blake Designs.

I got totally distracted
with bears and
sequins and beads.

Did a little embroidery on his bow tie
and her basket...

And added sequin sparkle to the flowers.

And then it needed a companion...

Baby Bear, you are too sweet.

Wish you could see the little details.

There is some Goldilocks yardage
in the shop along with the precuts.

The coordinates would be pretty
'hooped' too!

Goldilocks, you can sit
on my chair
any time.