Saturday, May 31, 2014

I think it's Summer already!

     We've returned from a trip to Missouri to pick up the grand babies and they are just as adorable as ever! It was a very long drive, but worth it. It was so nice to see my wonderful daughter and her family. We just brought the 3 "big" kids back, left the baby there with mom and dad. They will be joining us for Father's Day and staying until after the 4th of July.
     Our remodeling is almost finished!!! After having the house torn apart somewhat for the past 3 months, I realize how people can live in squalor and stop even noticing it! When Mr. Handsome let the painters in this morning, they all had to squeeze by two doors that need painting and have been hanging out in the entryway for a month, Mr. Handsome didn't even notice them and forgot to ask the painters to paint them! I am no better, I was here all morning with them and forgot to tell them about the big splotchy patches in the hallway, which I passed by multiple times! Luckily they are coming again to finish and can catch that patchy hallway!
     I will not have much time to quilt over the next month while the amazing grandchildren are here;  Here's what I've got done for now:  this Asteria quilt is nearly done, I just need to add the borders and it will be complete. I am not in a huge hurry though, since it doesn't really match my new fabulous bedroom (which incidentally still does NOT have closet doors on!) So I'm not sure what to do with this king-sized beauty! I'm sure I will figure it out.
     Here are my latest blocks for my "Rotary Club Quilters" group, we were supposed to do "scrappy" blocks, so here is my interpretation of that edict: (I was going to make the backgrounds scrappy too, but it was bleck!) I am glad I got them done before the party started around here for sure!
 And, I have added a star to the top of my Christmas Tree and voila! No need for a point after all!
Am enjoying my family and such, but I do believe it is a little warm already for May 86: degrees, which is nothing if you're from that sort of place (HOT), but for my hot-flashy self, I am just thinking it's going to be a long, hot summer. Luckily, I have an excuse to go to the pool, since I now have 3 kids! And, I can always look forward to the rest of the summer spent in the basement studio that is freezing with the A/C on.  Happy Quilting and such!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Life is Good

I have turned into the worst blogger EVER, I used to post twice a week, now it's more like twice a MONTH! I don't know if I'm running out of things to talk about, or if I have a sneaking suspicion that I've possibly already blogged about certain things, and can't quite remember in my advanced dotage, oh well.

Here's what I've been up to on the quilting front:
 I finished this cute quilt, from a "layer-cake", with a few other fabrics added in. It's for the "Grandchildren's Room", the other quilt I had on the bed was really too small.
 Here is my newest "mini quilt" to donate to the Utah Quilt Guild this year. It is a block I made for one of my quilt groups block exchange, I had a couple of extras, so I quilted it up and it made a cute little mini. Notice the clothespin holding it at the very top of the tree, I totally lost my point (no news there), but am looking for a nice large star button to put on the top to hide my faux pas.
Here is my haul from the HMQS show (Home Machine Quilting Show). I got some cute fat quarters, some of the "pounce" quilt marking stuff, some great pre-cut log cabin blocks and a few other sundry items. I took $150 cash, but had to break out the debit card on my second trip around the vendor mall. (Happy Mother's Day to me, right?)
Here is the latest block exchange in my little quilt group. We were supposed to bring our favorite blocks, mine is the log cabin. We should be done pretty soon, so I can start thinking of a project for these little babies (6.5")
On the remodeling front, still no closet doors installed (!!!), no transom window, but the linen closet in the hall is done:
While waiting for the paint touch up, etc. We decided to do a quick little remodel in the home office, since Mr. Handsome is working from home now (yay!). So we are still living in a bit of chaos, but it will soon someday be behind us, I know this because this is not my first remodel and probably won't be the last! Hope you're all having happy quilting times!