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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm Back In Blogville!

Well, my "stay-cation" turned out very nice. But of course I didn't get half of the things done
that I had hoped to.
I did do the deep cleaning and yard work.
I had family come and go and more that came and went.
My favorite thing is to entertain and cook, so it was perfect for me.
I tried to get on the computer and visit blogs... and answer email but I wasn't very good at that.

I managed a couple of sewing days too. Because that is my other favorite thing to do.
This is just a block for
Dianne who is in my quilting "circle". There are 12 of us in the group. Our monthly challenge this year... (starting last month) was to put a block of our choice in a bag and we would each take a turn over the next year making a border row around each block.  I got lucky and picked Dianne's block that was red and white. I added the yoyo border to it.

This is sitting on my cutting table... and Swoon is calling to me.
I think that pattern and these fabrics might be a good match. I love the
Thimble Blossoms pattern so much when I saw it at market (in photos)
that I had to order it... the PDF was PDQ!
It was in my hot little hands in minutes!
I love that!
The other pattern that called my name was...

Vintage Dishes. I started this during my stay-cation too.
I am still working on the border... but I just love this fabric of Lori's and
her pattern is just so darn cute.
I had wanted to put together a list of goals for the month... but then I blinked and the month is nearly half over with! So of course I don't have an official list put together as of now, but I know that there is a Le Petite project that needs to get started next. Before I blink again and it's the end of this month!
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13 friends stopped by to chat:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Perfect fabrics for Swoon. I'm patiently waiting for Ruby so that I can make Swoon myself. Welcome back to blogville!

Jules said...

Wow! You got a lot done! Love the fabrics for Swoon!

Cindy said...

I'm working on some Swoon blocks and it's really a fun project. Your fabrics look great - I think you'll enjoy it!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it was a productive stay-cation. I really need one of those and have been thinking about doing it myself.

I love the red and white with the yo yos and Swoon is gorgeous!

Betty Lou said...

You got a lot done------are you sure it was a vacation. Love the fabric and pattern. said...

I love those fabrics and patterns too. I need a staycation! With no one home but ME!

Mary said...

Love the fabrics, Glad you had a good staycation! Sometime those can be the nicest.

Dandelion Quilts said... that vintage dishes, super cute. SWOON is on my list. PLEASE let me know what you think of the piecing. Love the fabric picks...super cute.

Kim Brackett said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time off. The challenge block turned out really nice.

I could just drool over the fabrics on your cutting table. The colors are yummy.

Denise :) said...

Vintage dishes -- too cute! Welcome back! :)

Linda said...

Love the yo-yo border!!!

Broken dishes is just so pretty!! Looks like you had a great staycation! :-)

Michele said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your staycation :-) it sounds like you were busy....I love the red yo yo's.

Nanette Merrill said...

I love this quilt too. I really really like the staycation! I want to do that.