Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's our 35th anniversary!

Sometimes it is hard to believe that Kevin and I have been married for 35 years. We have raised 5 children and still love each other. It think that is something to be proud of. Kevin does not like to have his picture taken or posted online, so I will respect his wishes. He had to work today, so no plans. I did send him a Snickers bar in his lunch with a little love note wrapped around it. (grin)  Maybe we will do something this weekend.

I finished the July block for the Aurifil Designer BOM. It is called Colors of Summer by Sarah Fielke. I even figured out how to do a Colonial knot to represent the grains of sand.
I am doing the Temecula summer quilt along. I am using a bundle of 5 fat quarters. This is kind of fun. It will be a small wall hanging when done. I think a new block is posted every Friday through August. I still have to do block 3 because block 4 will be out on Friday.
Please excuse my ironing board cover. I am in dire need of replacing it. LOL

Look Bren, what I found at Walmart. It is a lap desk. I am loving it. I use it when I embroider and when I am quilting on a small wall quilt. It is so nice to use when sitting in my rocker.

Before I forget, this is Thimbleberries Day. I have not done very well with this for the past few months. It seems like there is always something going on at the last of the month. I am still working on Sunflower Glory.
I am making some headway. It will eventually get done. LOL I am thinking about doing a hand applique around the sunflower. I can't remember if I used wonder under or heat 'n' bond lite. If the heat 'n' bond, I will have to machine applique it. That stuff is too tough to hand sew through. Anyway, here is where I am on this project.

I have also been working on my Borders and Promises BOM. Almost caught up with it. Yesterday I worked on my Farmers Wife blocks. I am doing the Barristers Block Sew Along. Randy has given us a break till August, so I figured I'd try to catch up. Why am I always behind? LOL

Isaiah stopped by for a while. I always love to see my kids. Even if it is only for an hour or so. I was able to catch up with him.

Well, that is all for today. Thanks for visiting. Please come again. Have a wonderful evening. I'm praying for rain. We have some in the area, so I hope we get some.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Love Aurifil Thread!

My summer has not been great, but I will talk about that another time. Our whole state is in a drought condition and it is so hot here. It has been 107* for highs for the past couple of days. Tomorrow is town day. I am hoping to get my groceries and get home before the heat gets hideous.

Since it has been so hot, I have spent my time sitting in the a/c doing some embroidery. I finished the June block for Thoughts in Threads and have the July block prepped and ready to work on. Since I am behind on my Promises and Borders, I have been working on it.
Here is block 6 of Thoughts and Threads....
While cruising around the net, I found a free block of the month stitchery. It is Aurifil's Desighner BOM and hosted by Pat Sloan.  Hmmm, since I had won some Aurifil saize 12 thread, I decided to give it a go. Oh my goodness, this thread embroiders like a dream. I am loving it. Of course, I don't have quite all the colors I need, so I use my DMC to fill it.  I will share my blocks so far. Sorry, I didn't look up the links, but you can google. (grin)
Jan.'s block is called Snowbird, by Roseann Kermes....
Feb.'s block is Snow Much Love by Sherri K. Falls.
March's block is called Spring if We're Lucky by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
April's block is April Showers by Gail Pan.
May's block is called Maypole Dance by Thimbleanna.
June's block is Summer Flowers by Pam Kitty Morning.
I have July's block done but guess I haven't uploaded it yet. I am using a charm pack of Urban Cowgirl by Urban Chicks for Moda for the sashings. Cyndi sent this to me for my birthday. I am having so much fun stitching these blocks.

Well, I need to run out real quick and do my evening chores. I try to wait till it drops below 100* before going out. I also need to get my grocery list ready for tomorrow. So I'll get this posted. Thanks for visiting. Have a great night.

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