Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rainbow Scrappy Challenge

Two new album blocks were made this week--

Indigo/black blocks

I like blocks with black in them.  Almost a restful change from all the other colors I use.  Please see everyone's design wall at SoScrappy.

~LORI!~

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday Design Wall

I've been MIA the last week.  Mason came to visit and then the rest of the family arrived and camped over the weekend.  I played with Nick and Laura Beth's smoker--a chicken, ribs, pork chops and a rolled pork roast all were cooked.  Tasted retty good, I'm going to try doing some more this week.  A few pics--

Asher with Rocks
What's the most fun while camping?  Playing with the rocks!  They are scoopable and Grandma plays too.  Mason and I had a "pajama day"--he played games on this tablet and I sewed.

Mason having a Pajama Day
 I was able to finish a few projects.  The flag wall hanging--

Mason holding Flag Wall Hanging
 And a UFO wall hanging from Pat I finished--

Nick holding Pat's Wall Hanging
Enlarge the pic, I am the quilter in the lower left corner.  3.5yds of stash used.  Please see everyone's Design Wall Posts at Patchwork Times.

I was able to watch the smoker from my recliner in the camper--

Smoker from my recliner
 I took Mason to the beach--

Mason at the beach
Mason missed his brother Asher, there was no one to play with! 

I was in Parkston on Monday and visited my stash, a large box of fabric came back with me.  I also checked my flowers, the morning glory vines are taking over the deck----

Morning Glories taking over deck
 The trumpet vine is going wild--

Trumpet Vine going wild
The flower beds are becoming a jungle.  

I did a little shopping and found shoes I liked.  I wanted short black boots with closed toes and smooth leather.  These are as close as I think I'll get--

New Shoes
This week is River Boat Days.  3 days of volunteering and Laura Beth, Nick, and boys will be here for the weekend.  

~LORI~
 


 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

The flag wall hanging needs to be finished this week--


I think I will have the binding match the edges, it will take a bit longer but I don't think it will be too hard.  Famous last words maybe!  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--

Finish Flag Wall Hanging
Finish Binding Purple Wall Hanging
RSC Monkey Wrench/9 Patch blocks

Need to pick up the pace, I was crowned UFO Queen on Stashbusters Yahoo group.  I have a week to produce a UFO finish or pay a FQ penalty.  A FQ penalty is no big deal, its the PRINCIPLE of the challenge!  

~LORI~

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Stash Report

Oh, it was a great week!  I found lots of fabrics to add to my stash.  One order came in the mail, and I shopped while on a weekend girls trip.  At least 30 yards have been added.  The new numbers are--

Stash in this week--30 yards
Stash in YTD--228.25 yards
Stash out this week--0 yards
Stash out YTD--162.5 yards  


Stash is ahead 65.75 yards! 

Please see everyone's stash report at Patchwork Times.

A few pictures from my trip-


We stopped at the Quilted Moose in Gretna Ne.  They have a wonderful selection of Civil War Reproductions--


 This shop was in Walnut Iowa--


 We also did a little of this--


 And this--


We stayed in downtown Omaha and walked to many fun shops, restraurants, and Saturday was a Farmer's Market.  This car caught my eye--I'd love to have one--


I LOVE a little Zoom Zoom car!  

~LORI~

 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

A few more blocks--


The last of the reds mixed with some blacks and gray.  A few light monkey wrenches for variety.  Please see what everyone has been working on at SoScrappy.

Thursday a priority mail box was waiting for me.




You can see I opened it immediately!  Inside was a LOT of fabric!



Look at all of it!  A wonderful variety, lots of fondling and petting of fabric!  I was as happy as a cat in a bed of catnip!  How much was in the box?  I weighed it--9#--or close to 30 yards.  Why did I get it?  A challenge with a few friends.  We sent one person three fabrics to be used in a quilt.  The three I received are these--


Oranges and browns and golds and greens!  Some of my FAVORITE colors.   I especially love paisley.  The challenge is to use the three fabrics in a project.  It has to be at least 40" square.  That's it.  Isn't it a great challenge??!!   And since I didn't pay anything for this fabric I won't put it on my stash report.  Don't worry, I bought plenty of fabric last week.  

~LORI~

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rainbow Scrappy Challenge Red

RED album blocks--


The Monkey Wrench/9 Patches are still in pieces, they will be the last of my RED blocks.  Please see everyone's RED posts at SoScrappy.

~LORI~
 

Motivation Friday

I have a finish!   The album blocks were made in 2014 & 2015 just for fun.  All sorts of red, white, blue, and tan fabrics.  It f...