Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thimbleberries Sew Day!

I just joined this group. If you have read my blog for long, you know I love Thimbleberries. I have made many of Lynette Jensen's patterns. I did not think I would have time to do anything this month, but the deck went better than we thought. I will do a separate post showing it. We finished today.

Anyway, I drug out my Thimbleberries books and decided to make something from Pint-Size Traditions. I also have Pint-Size Traditions II and love both of these books. While it is so  hot, I like to stick to small projects. This book never fails me. (grin)
I chose to make Sunflower Glory. What better time to make a sunflower wall hanging than the dog days of summer! This little quilt should only measure about 15" square when done. Perfect to work on in this heat.
Then I headed to my stash to come up with the fabrics for this cute little quilt. Here is what I have chosen, but I can always change my mind. Happens all the time. LOL
Now I need to get it cut out and ready to sew on the next Thimbleberries Sew Day! I'll try to figure out how to add the button over in my sidebar later. Sometimes I can figure it out, other times I can't.

Thank you all for the happy anniversary wishes. We had a good day. I think we will be going out to eat in the next day or so. Just didn't have time on Monday. I bought myself a few goodies for my gift. Kevin got wood clamps. His cost as much as mine did. Those things are not cheap. Anyway... I received a 50% off coupon in my email box from Joann's. I decided to treat myself to a new quilting book. I found Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith. I really ohhed and ahhed over these little quilts. So I decided to get it.
I was ready to go, then, what is this? Pat Sloan's Redwork with a Twist. Oh my goodness! I had to have it! Ok, I also had a 40% off coupon. Kevin wouldn't mind. I got both of them. (grin)
I have spent the past 2 days drooling over these two books. They are magnificent! Now I need to decide what to make first. That may be hard. LOL

After buying two books instead of one, I decided to just go all out. I stopped by Hobby Lobby and found some cute fabrics that needed to come home with me.
Rhonda is sharing a cute as can be BOM  called 'When Nature Calls'. I think I can use some of these fabrics in it. Rhonda just posted the first block this morning, so hurry on over and check it out. Again, if I can figure it out, I will put the badge over on my sidebar. After Hobby Lobby I went for a haircut. My dh says I was scalped, but I like it short in the summertime!

Well, that is it for me this evening. I was going to post about our deck, but I think I will save that for tomorrow. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Have a good night.



Paula said...

I love those books, Winona~ I can't wait to see what your fist project is. (I LOVE the sunflower... *hint hint*)
I do the same thing with patterns. I buy several then have to toss a coin to see what I want to make first. *grin*
This is the first summer in a long time I've had my hair really short, and it has been so nice. It's been so easy to wash and dry it's going to be hard for me to let it grow back out this winter.
Stay inside where it's cool and start sewing! *giggle*

Cyndi said...

How fun! I like the quilt you chose to make, Winona, it's so cute! And it looks like you had fun picking out your anniversary gift....and I would have done the same as you... just jumped right in there and got exactly what I wanted! LOL! Looking forward to seeing your new deck!



Stray Stitches said...

The quilt you selected to make is so cute! Love what you picked out for your anniversary :)

Crispy said...

Oooo love the quilt you plan on working it done yet? LOL I saw you won over at Barb's blog...lucky you :0)


Bren said...

I love ANYthing Thimbleberries. I only have 3 of her books, but look at them all the time and have made many of the quilts.
Your new books look good too! ;)

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