Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nicely Done

What a perfect day.  The sun is shining brightly, there is a slight breeze and it is that time of the year to go pick some strawberries with the family.  Hubby is with us and all is well.  This morning the guys (Ayden and daddy) hit some golf balls at the driving range while mommy watched her two guys enjoy one another.  Yes it is a fantastic day indeed!

My rose bushes are in full bloom and looking their very best.

Wildflowers have taken a liking to their new home on my front porch. Filled with several surprises in the form of many different flower species ready to emerge their pretty selves:)

One of my blogging buddies, Tammie sent me this bag that words cannot put into a proper sentence to describe its perfection.  I simply adore this bag.  It has been a home for my hand quilting supplies lately.  It will get many years of usage for this girl!  Thank you with all my heart Tammie.  (I did a guest blog post on her blog a couple of months ago and I would do it again in a flash!)

Inside the bag was this cutie bird, some chocolate and jelly beans too:)  Ayden snatched most of it,but I hid the jelly beans---he,he,he...

Hand quilting my bed quilt......................ah....................such a nice process. 

Finca Perle Light Sea Green...the color is so light and wonderful!  Of course you all know how much I adore finca anyway!!

It is a slow process, nonetheless,  loving every second of it!

Since this is the case, I have decided to try to knock out a baby sized quilt for my Etsy shop as well.  

Lovely by Sandy Gervais

Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson (a square)

Fabric Traditions by Denyse Schmidt(couple prints)

Lace Elements in yellow by Art Gallery (border left and right sides)

Yellows,soft pinkish/reds, blues and greens reveals some spring for me!

It's A Hoot Owls by MoMo

 Brown Pin dots by Joann Fabrics

The owl print mimicked all the colors from the quilt top and so it was the winner.  I took the owl print and centered it with the pin dots around it as a frame.  Lookin' good;)

I pieced a lot of scrap batting.  Just waiting to get some sewing mojo and time to go get her pinned up and quilted.  Easy does it:)

I participated in the Colorful Charm Square Swap on Flickr recently so I should be receiving some pretty purple and green fabrics soon!

Kona Berry

 Rise 'N Shine by Glenna Hailey

These are the two prints I had in my stash for the swap.

Another blogging pal of mine and I decided we needed to do a swap many months ago.  Sidenote:don't you love blog friends---they are always sweet and kind and everything else positive..maybe cuz they don't know you in person?!  lol..just yanking ya'lls chain!!  Blogging friends are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

This friend of mine, Jessica blogs over at Quilty Habit and she is pretty cool ya know that!!  We agreed to do some fabric swappin'.   We each choose the other one's favorite designer(s) that was emailed to one another beforehand.  Then go buy some fabric for that lucky friend!  Maybe sneak somethin',somethin' extra in there too;)  How fun has it been?  Tons and tons!!  You should do it..............often:)  

I would love to show off what I got Jess,but she would probably be over here real quick tryin' to figure it out.  Not that she is nosy,but I know she reads my blog regularly cuz she is pretty cool----like I said already.  Really want to..................BUT I can't.

Time to go work some more on that quilt and hang out with my guys!


Terriaw said...

Sounds like a fun family day, the best kind! Your roses and wildflower basket are so lovely.

I'm loving your drawstring bag; what a nice surprise, especially with the sweet goodies inside. It's fun to see your current sewing projects, keeping you busy!

Beth said...

What a beautiful combination of fabrics on your baby quilt.

A multi-dimensional life said...

Hi Sara! It's so nice to meet you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me! I love your blog...oh how I wish I had a green thumb..your roses are beautiful and I love that basket too! My husband's grandma was a quilter and we cherish the gorgeous quilts she left us. I admire your creativity! Have a blessed Sunday!

Sarah Craig said...

You've been so busy, Sara! Love the little quilt!! Whoop whoop!!