Monday, August 6, 2012

All Over the Place!

Sometimes I surprise myself with what I can accomplish if I get off the couch and get to it already!  To all whom read my blog, you know how pic heavy it can get.  It takes me forever to get it together,edit the
 photos and have the time to sit down here and talk to you!  Maybe when the hubby gets home I will have some more free time to be lazy=====I mean be productive====yes, that's what I meant.

Part of the problem excuse, is that there aren't enough hours in the day I tell ya!  Now I know I am not the only one that feels this from time to time or maybe even every stinking day?

Maybe too many hobbies.  Likes.  "Joys" in my life to tackle.


Well you can come to your own conclusions while I show ya some pretty pics k?  lol;)

My new fave combination.  Greek yogurt and cherries or cherries and cacao powder in=====ummmm====well a smoothie of course.

This is definitely one of my top hobbies lately.  Eating!  Not only eating,but eating healthy

Another food that has walked into my life recently====lettuce wraps!

I got this green eating goodness from Angela over at Oh She Glows!  I may move to Canada to be closer to this woman!!  She has the best recipes for healthy eating.  They fit me anyway!!

Speaking of green I also tried her Green Monster Smoothie before fighting the heat outside and cutting the grass in my forever growing back yard;(  Hellooooo energy!!!  Great booster before some serious yard work!  These are going to become a part of my every day routine folks:)  And no you do not taste the spinach in there.

Go see what she has in store for you,you may be surprised!  Here's to your health!

Alright I will get off my soapbox about food now.  That was teaser I know.  It kept you reading on maybe??  Anyway as you know, obviously I quilt on occasion...............................

I am onto the binding for my scrappy border quilt.  You know what that means.  I finished quilting it!!

Some binding has been sewn into colorful dotty strips and attached to the back of the quilt sandwich.  Just have to sew it to the front and ======another finish.  This may. be. a favorite quilt.  It's been a thought:)

Hobby number 3:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

swapping my pants off or tryin' for that matter!

I did do a  great swap with Jamie over at Busy Bee Quilts last week.  She is a really sweet gal!  Her quilts are really pretty too!

The Neptune print is from another swap on Flickr.  The stack on the right is from Jamie.  Looks like some Full Moon Forest to me;)  Lucky,lucky me.  In return she received some vintage sheet goodness.

I decided to try some Connecting Threads cotton thread in parchment to take advantage of their 30% off sale.  Heard from many that the Clover seam ripper is a must have too so I added one of those  to the shopping cart as well.  I have one seam ripper a blonde kid living with me broke the cap to awhile back and one that just isn't much to hype about that came with my sewing machine.  Since my other white thread has run out on me today,the Essentials thread will be hitting my machine real soon.

Last week I came across this pattern over at Penny Dog that Kerry was nice enough to send me the link for right away.

Paper piecing made easy...That is what I have been told at least!  I had the hubby pick out some colors for this one since I would like to display it in the living room when it is finished.

He came up with========================

Isn't he a sweetie?:) He is really good with color too!!

Last night I was in the mood to sew!!!  You know how that can be right?!

I had found a tutorial on a really great blog called MADE. a couple days ago and I was ready to bust these out already!!

One yard of a fun print

Some 1" elastic

Magic happens:):):)

The whole sewing adventure took around 2 hrs and then I had some cute new pj shorts.  I am liking them.
 Very much so.

Here is my little guy hanging out with mommy today in my sewing room:):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Linking up to Fabric Tuesday:)
Joining in here too:)


✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I am totally going to try that tutorial to make pajama shorts! Thanks for linking to it. I used a tutorial from the same person to make nightgowns for my daughter. I might try to make us all matching shorts...I have the cutest flannel with whales and rainbows (apparently they go together) that I bought years ago and never got around to using.
ps. I think you'll like the CT thread. Let me know what you think. I just bought a motherload last month during the sale. If you find any good matches for Kona, I'd be interested to know. I know their "grey" matches Kona ash perfectly. But the "aqua" is NOT a match for Kona aqua. So far "ocean mist" is the closest I've come to matching. Have a great day!

Terriaw said...

Great random post! Reminds me of our really random thursday parties. I tried a Green Monster Smoothie earlier this year, good stuff!

Jessica said...

Those healthy foods look yummy! Will check out the blog. Post some quilty pictures soon! =D

heather said...

The food looks great!

Susan said...

Hi! You were my first commenter on my blog (besides my mom)! Thanks! Those cherries look yummy and I think I will have to find that pattern for those shorts - they look comfy!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

That is a lovely scrappy binding. I love that photo when it is neatly rolled up! Thank you for stopping by littlemushroomcap!

Colette said...

I love that binding and the shorts too, just a shame the sun seems to be missing from the UK! x

Janice @ Better off Thread said...

I'll have to check out that food blog. I LOVE lettuce wraps and green smoothies!
The binding is really cute! I can't wait to see the whole quilt finished!

Jerimi said...

Oh my goodness, that smoothie looks amazing! I love your pieced border, too. So cute.

shawn said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me @studio57artz. Looks like you are REALLY busy! Have fun :)

Sabrina said...

Mmm, green monster smoothies are the best! Also, I love how random you are! Keep up the good work. :)

Angie said...

You have been quite busy! I love the scrappy binding, I have a whole drawer of binding strips left over that I could utilize for one like this. Thanks for stopping by!

Rose Smith Quilts said...

Love the pyjamas. They look really comfortable. Look forward to seeing the star when you've sewn it.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

You have been busy! I love your scrappy binding and I'll look forward to seeing your paper piecing :)