Friday, July 29, 2011

Totally Addicting

I started my Farmer's Wife blocks last Sunday and it's so hard to stop! I'm actually glad I got in on the game a little late. It's been fun to play catch up. And I'm only half way there! So without further ado, here are my first two blocks:

I didn't have any trouble with these first two. I am finding that I love to use the templates. I know a lot of people are using paper piecing and "doing the math" to avoid the templates. But I actually enjoy cutting them out and having teeny tiny triangles that turn in to a beautiful square. Each one is like completing a mini quilt. It's totally fun. And totally 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Resistance Was Futile

You might have seen the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-Long floating around sewing blogs. It looked like fun, I admired the blocks, but I swore I would not partake. Then I found myself thinking about which fabrics I would use, dropped by the flickr group, I just couldn't stop thinking about it! Then they actually had the book on the bookshelf when I was in St. George at Barnes & Noble. And that was it, I was sunk! Not only did the blocks look interesting and fun, the stories were fascinating! Haven't you always glamorized the farming life? I could not resist any longer and yes, I bought the book.
So with book in hand I have been enjoying reading the letters and contemplating the perfect fabrics for this quilt. It's not a small project and just any old fabrics would not do for me. I wanted bright colors and country prints that I could pair with white (I love white!). Well, I found the perfect fabric. Annie's Farm Stand by Holly Holderman. I mean seriously it even has Farm in the name! It has sweet little roses, ginghams, polkadots, strawberries, stripes, oh me oh my! I sold some stuff on Ebay, and these cute little fat quarters landed on my door step today. Yippee! I am so excited. But really, like I needed another project?

For more information on the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along visit the gals who started it all,
Angela at Fussy Cut and Amanda at msmcporkchopquilts . But be careful, you might get sucked in too! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


One thing I love about summer is that I get a little more free time to work on projects. And I've been productive! I finally finished the Oliver + S Jump Rope dress for Charlotte! I LOVE how it turned out. And the pattern was so great and easy to follow. 
I used Oliver + S City Weekend fabric. I just loved the shade of blue and decided to accent using the yellow mini dot.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


So, we're still adjusting. It takes me a while to adjust back to life after a vacation. A friend just said it's like that scene in "Somewhere in Time" when he sees the penny from 1976 and he sucked back to that time. You're just not ready! Why can't the whole summer just be a vacation?
But I can't complain. We live in SoCal where everyone loves to come on vacation. And we spent this weekend at the beach. My parents were visiting and we had us a picnic on Salt Creek Beach.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Wishing all of my American friends a very Happy Fourth of July! We're spending ours in beautiful St.George, UT with family and friends. I love spending holidays in small towns, they know how to have fun! We've already had a great time at the annual Gunlock Rodeo, swimming and barbecuing with family, and enjoying wonderful church services.
 Tomorrow's docket includes an early morning 5K (I'll be walking, not running:), pancake breakfast and parade at the park, games and launching rockets with my brother, more swimming and BBQ'ing and of course fireworks!
Hope you have a blast!
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