The first block I did my triangles were coming out like I was too sleepy or intoxicated with too much starch perfume?! Ha! I don't know, but they were not long enough. I had to cut a few over.
The second block I decided or rather my seam ripper decided to have some fun with me. Sewed the individual blocks together and boom it hit me(yes. just. like. that.) I had sewn the wrong pattern together and it looked real silly too let me tell ya:( Out came Mr Seam Ripper and away I went to ripping out some threads. It wouldn't have been too bad either,but this new
Red and green block for what you ask? July. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............an early Christmas project?? You guessed it!! No one said there was a rule against it so I am at it!
I have another block I found on Crazy Mom Quilts, AJ did for a QAL on her blog. I don't know its specific name,but I am really excited to incorporate it into these 2 QST blocks for a runner. This will be my 2nd runner now and I love it! I have a dining room table, a fireplace mantel and/or a countertop to work with here folks! Watch out! hehehehe.......oh and I forgot also a foyer side table. Aren't you bubbling with excitement for me??
As for my vintage sheets,they are going to a new home soon. Some of them at least. A nice reward is on the other end. A swap made in heaven? OR maybe quilt paradise? My ISO on Flickr will be happy too:)
A couple days ago when it was dreary outside, still is,but besides the point,Ayden and I went off to Monkey Joes (kinda like a Chuckee Cheese's but nicer) he played and I had some off time to dabble on my laptop and then chase him around to get some cute pics. All in a days work for another mommy of this world!
We gotta stay fueled all these long,hot summer days too ya know. Beside smoothies, we also eat a lot of fruit around here. I think I mentioned that,but it is very true.
My hubby made this for us when he was home and it was sooooo refreshing that I decided I had to make it. Well there are just way too many good,healthy things to make that I snatch from different blogs and such online,that I didn't get around to this specifically until yesterday.
Pineapple and Mango(papaya if you have it,I did not)
1/2 tsp salt(makes it really juicy sweet)
1/4 tsp pepper
clove of garlic crushed
2 tbspns lime juice freshly squeezed
mix it altogether and linger on every bite(it's an order!)
I have already had it with my steak last night,in a salad today and straight up sneaky bites straight from the container. So very good!!
I also made this granola the other day. The best I have tested so far. Here ya go----->http://friskylemon.com/2012/03/20/grain-free-granola-this-stuff-is-nuts/ If you like almonds like I do,like you crave them,then you are in for a treat with this stuff. She used hazelnuts,but I used pistachios because it is what was in my pantry of nuts. Yes we are a little nutty at times! Now I need to restock the pantry which is surprising. I had quite a selection. They are such a great source of good fats and protein though. OK I could go on,but I will leave you with that. Eating healthy is becoming my new leash on life perhaps.
I had a request from my dad the other day for some new sheets and a pillow case. I found an excellent source online for the measurements here. I also know I need 96" for the fitted sheet and 102" for the flat sheet. What I don't know is if Joanns perhaps carries sheeting fabric. Time to call those guys! I found a store online too. They have 122 count sheeting fabric. What kind of count is that?? Another store online only had white. Challenging for sure.
I am going to make it happen!! Not only because it is for my dad,but well because he has been cleared of all cancer in his body. Yep he had lymphatic cancer and they removed a lump in his neck. Then another area in his leg I believe a year ago approximately. Then they were a little worried recently again. They were wrong. God is GOOD!! My dad doesn't have to go get another colonoscopy for another 5years now. Praise Jesus!
Be blessed today and I hope you can turn some pretty fabric into something worthwhile!