Monday, March 8, 2010

Fabric, Fun & Some Characters

I parked next to this little group of guys today and I couldn't resist taking a picture of them.
Don't you think they are a handsome group of characters?
I guess this sets the mood for some Monday randomness.

I have to show that I completed my Jelly Roll Sampler block!
I decided to make it out of soft "shabby" fabrics. I figure you can't go wrong with that.
There are certain combos that are always "safe".
Red, white & blue;
blue and yellow;
black, red and white.
I am such a woosie when it comes to "mystery" projects! It really unsettles me!
Now I have to figure out Flicker so I can submit it to the group!

Last week I went to Quilter's Paradise in Clovis, CA. They are one of our featured shops.
They have really cute displays and thousands of bolts of fabric!
I had to take this picture because I had bought the pattern and have been on the hunt for black & white stripe for the basket handle fabric. QP sold out of the stripe. I saw on Freda's Hive that she was just at a workshop and this was one of their projects! She kindly lead me to a resource for the stripes:)
The other pictures are just some eye candy for you!
It's like taking a stroll around the store! They have such cute displays. Color coordinated.
So next time they have the gift certificate giveaways for our A Year of Schnibbles, you'll have an idea of the store you would be shopping in.
I also wanted to show you what we have been doing
the last two Saturday evenings.
(Yes, I do allow myself time away from my never-ending-list-of-projects.)
Watching soccer!
I had been a "soccer mom"... and have missed the sidelines since the boys have grown up.
But now, we went to the Fresno team's game with a couple of the boys
and my sister and her family. It was so much fun!

This one next to me still plays soccer.
My BIL is the assistant coach for the Fresno Fuegos team...
which kinda makes it a little more fun.
Don't you think that they are a handsome group of characters?
This is just part of the catching up... I also have quilt show pictures
and my Fig Tree Club class... I will be back soon.
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Sherri said...

Oh, I think I'm going to have to do the jelly roll quilt along! Love that basket quilt pattern as well...and looks like a fun time was had by all at the soccer game!


Oh My--what great pictures tonight you showed!! I love those dogs--and I really like your jelly roll block--they are fun to do--wander what one we do next Monday??? and soccer is one game I can get into--what neat family pictures.
thanks for sharing
Hugs, Di

Cara said...

Your block is amazing! Looks great and you all look like you had a blast.

Angela said...

Love, love, love your Sampler block!
I have shopped at Quilter's Paradise, online - neat to see *inside* the store! Thanks for the tour!

Needled Mom said...

LOL....I just figured out Flickr today so I coupld post my block!!!

Thank you for the tour of the shop. It looks delightful.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You've been BUSY!!! Love your new block - and the picture of your dogs is so cute! Great to see you out having such fun with your family - very nice looking family, I must say! Can't wait to see the coming pictures!

Ginger Patches said...

That picture of the dogs is sooo cute! Love your jelly roll block, very sweet :)

Cindy said...

Ooh, ooh ooh. Love all the family photos, love the quilt shop photos and love the block photo.

But that doggie photo - oh my word - is that too cute or what? I guess that's what they call a "group shot"...LOL How absolutely adorable.

thank for sharing such fun photos today.

Been to Fresno a few times. I'll have to ask hubby if we'll be passing through on our way to Oregon this summer when we go to Sisters to the quilt show there.

PunkiePie said...

Thank you for sharing your fun! I wish there was a cute quilt shop like that in my area. Boo! there is not. LOVE your JR block! I'll have to find it out on the flcker site and comment on it. :)

call me crazy said...

Oh wow~ love that basket quilt! And your block is cute as can be! Looks like very fun times at the soccer game. I was a 'soccer mom' too. ;-)

Julie said...

Ok first of all I have to say those are the best looking guys I have ever seen. No not your family the puppies. Not to say that your family isn't cute they are but I'm a dog lover at heart!

Your block is wonderful I can't wait to see more!

Sue said...

Those are some cuties in the top photo! Love the quilt you are working on. Very pretty fabrics!

Am new to your site and enjoying it quite much :)

J.Rae said...

That looks like fun! I want to go to a soccer game sometime. I always find it entertaining to see your life on this blog.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the fabrics in your block....perfect.

clare's craftroom said...

I want to live in that shop ....with those gorgeous dogs !

Kim said...

Hey, we've been to Fresno for soccer! Both my kids have played FOREVER and so we've been there for tournaments and State Cup. Now my son--who is (YIKES!) 29--still plays (outdoor and indoor) and coaches (high school boys and girls), so we're still involved to some extent. Looks like you had fun!