~ Enjoying fresh fruit, and veggies. Drinking green smoothies and pretty flowers. Our farmer’s market just keeps getting better and better! I am so thankful for all the farmer’s that provide me with wonderful goodies that I am unable to grow myself.
~My mom is planing a huge move soon to her lake house.. she has tons of “extra” furniture that she needs to find a home for. She had a rocker and I needed a rocker. It was comfortable.. but .. I wasn’t loving the cushion.
So, I made a new cushion. I thought it was pretty cute. I used the quilt as you go technique from Patchwork Style. Penny did a sew as you go quilt a long using the same technique. I think whoever thought up this idea is really clever. I am thinking of doing a quilt for my bed using this technique, but I am not completely sold. Anyway, it is great for cushions and pillows! Which is what I made next, because the crochet pillow was not working for me either.
~see, not really cute!
~here is the pillow. Much better!
Here is my “after” I think it is better. I love, love, love this rocker. I love to rock. I sit in this chair and watch my shows and I crochet. The little pillow above? It was my test swatch for Lucy’s Granny Stripe Blanket. When I saw her blanket, I knew I wanted to make one. It is not a fast project, but it is a really good one for sitting and rocking, and watching the Housewives!!
Today is not the same without my dad. Emma and I recently traveled to Nashville to participate in a walk for MADD, to remember my dad. It was a good way to reflect on my dad and join others in remembering their loved ones.
I know my dad was in the arms of an angel when he was taken. I know he is in a good place. I know one day I won’t feel so sad. I wish I could have called him today to tell him Happy Father’s Day and you should get your card tomorrow.. I am a really bad procrastinater, just like he was. We kind of laugh about it, but it’s true. I just wish I had one more chance.
I love in the beginning when all I have are thoughts. Nothing is certain except for the fact that ” it” will one day be something. No time right now, but I have big plans for this little stack of fabric and Perle cotton!
Fat quarter bundle from Hawthorne Threads, I believe I ordered Friday night and my goodness it was here by Monday lunch time. Crazy fast service, got to love it!
This cool picture is from My Big Backyard Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden. We went on a first grade field trip and I just could not take enough pictures. It was the neatest place ever!!
Oh my gosh! I made bagels and they are GOOD!!
I read this post and I was like oh yeah, I am so making that!
Right, so I pretty much followed this recipe . I used 3 c all-purpose flour and 1 1/2 c whole wheat white. I guess I might try the bread flour next time. I did not have parchment paper, no biggie. The only awkward part was when I transferred the bagel to the boiling water they kind of wanted to stretch out a bit, but after I dropped a few it went better. It was surprisingly easy. The best part is that I made them at home and I know exactly what are in them. Fab, fab I tell you! Now you know, you can go make them yourself!
Very, very good with cream cheese, butter, or turkey and provolone. I especially like these bagels under glass on my cake plate. Don’t they look pretty??
I just finished my mom’s birthday quilt. Yikes. A little late, but you know what they say about that!
I had a lot of fun making this quilt. I had a vision of what I wanted and I think I achieved what I was going for. I am calling this quilt the Happy Scrappy Birthday quilt because it is made mostly from my scraps. I found my main inspiration fabric from one of my very favorite thrift stores.. can you spot it? Hint: it is in every one of the blocks….
Well, my good camera still has not been repaired, so the quality of these pictures is off, big time. But, perhaps you can see the main fabric?
When I found this blue floral fabric, I felt as if it had a sort of vintagey feel to it.. and I knew I wanted to start my blocks with varying sizes of this fabric. I then selected scraps that I felt complemented this fabric.
This quilt makes me really happy. It has a mix of my favorites, Anna Marie Horner, Amy Butler, Tanya Whelan, Lizzy House. I mixed in some lovely linens, my favorite brown gingham,and some Kona cotton.
I realized that little pieces of all of most of my previous quilts are included in this quilt. Cool. Each quilt I made was necessary and needed in order for this quilt to exist. I love that thought.
That is how I work, one idea slowly builds upon another until I am propelled to produce. This is part of my creative process, if that makes any sense.
Mom, I am sorry you have to see this quilt here. With the way things are going.. it might be a minute before this gift is in your hands, but I can promise it is even better in person!