Project 365 - Week 10

Monday, March 29, 2010
I'm still going strong with my picture a day "journal." I must admit to cheating a little bit though. Sometimes I take a few pictures on the same day (especially to make up for cloudy bad lighting day.) On those days I take pictures of common occurrences at our house, like dirty dishes or toys all over the floor.

It does take a lot more time than I thought it would, not in the picture taking, but in the photo editing, and watermarking of the images. Not to mention uploading and then adding captions and blogging about it! I love it though, it has been fun capturing our daily lives through a lens.

1. Project 365 week 10, 2. 3-5 DQS8 Ready for binding, 3. 3-6 House Party, 4. 3-7 Yet again..., 5. 3-8 DQS8 on it's way, 6. 3-9 Re-purpose, 7. 3-10 Car Trip, 8. 3-11 DQS8 Received

I know there are a lot of pictures of the doll quilt this week, but that is what I was trying to finish up. My favorite image this week is the doll quilt I received from my partner.

See those little black frames? I'm making something super cute fro my sewing room. I'm almost done with it so I'll be showing it to you soon.

Slice of Paradise

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I made this yummy cake for my NEW 6 year old. {I can't believe I have a 6 year old, that makes me sound old... but at least I'm still be mistaken for one of my YW (12-18 year old girls)}

This cake is awesome! So light and fruity with it's strawberry-kiwi lime goodness, I could almost eat the whole thing myself.

You can find the recipe here from Pillsbury. I changed it up a bit just to keep it looking more like a cake. I have also made it just like in the recipe and also in a trifle bowl. It's super easy and always a crowd pleaser. I may just have to make it again for Easter dinner next week.

Project 365 - Week 8

Friday, March 26, 2010

1. Project 365 Week 8, 2. 2-19 Spring Surprise, 3. 2-20a Gardening Seminar, 4. 2-20b Mittleider Gardening, 5. 2-21 DQS8 Progress, 6. 2-22 Modern Fabric, 7. 2-23 Impromptu Picnic, 8. 2-24 Thrifty Find, 9. 2-25 New Tableware

From this week:
- I love the fabrics that I got to play with.
- I love that having children keeps you on your toes and let's you be a kid yourself, like with our indoor picnic.
- I love that little iron I found at the thrift store.
- I love my new red and teal dishes I got from Target.
- ... and yes I love the girl in the red sweat shirt!

*Note: you can click on any of the links to see the image larger and to read the caption.

Tons of giveaways!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Don't forget to check out my giveaway section to see all the wonderful giveaways I have found recently. Just click on the "giveaways button" on the right hand side!

National Quilting Day...

Thursday, March 18, 2010
is this Saturday March 20, 2010 (annually the third Saturday in March.) So get some quilting in this weekend! {I'm just sayin'}

... or you could just make one of these lovely skirts:

You can find the free pattern for "The Saturday Market Skirt" on Sandi Henderson's "Portabellopixie" blog. I think it would look just as good in some Meadowsweet (which I have in my stash!)

** The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991. You can download a free pattern on their site.

I Never Thought...

Thursday, March 11, 2010
That I would approach quilting in a prayerful manner. Sounds weird doesn't it? Let me explain.

I have a super awesome dear friend who lost her dear husband recently. Actually a month ago today {and I can't believe it's been that long already.} My friend is moving across the country to be closer to family and I have been helping her paint her current home in order to put it on the market {which I might add is looking pretty awesome so far!} Well today she gave me this:

Those are her husband's dress shirts. He was a professor at Jacksonville State University so he wore a lot of button down shirts. A few weeks ago I offered to make a quilt out of those shirts for her and their lovely 3 year old daughter.

Now that I have those shirts in my possession I have to decide what to make! I want to make something special and meaningful for both my friend and her daughter. I think this quite the honor {and task.} So yes, I have been praying for guidance so that I can be guided to make something truly special for a friend that has taught me so much. Something that will truly be a little piece of "Phil the Brave." {who, did I mention, was an amazing artist and graphic designer... eeep! talk about a tough task! Gotta make sure the quilt is harmonious! LOL}

...and can I just say the top 3 shirts on the right are calling my name? Must be spring fever!

Etsy Love Wednesday

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's a very dark and stormy day here in Alabama, lots of rain, thunder and lightning. I hope your day is sunnier and brighter, if not here are some Etsy picks to brighten your day.

On a day like today I wish I was here:Can't you just feel the nice warm salty air? Irina Photography has several other awe inspiring prints available too!

Look at these adorable ties by JasmineArtWorks. I think these would be perfect for Easter Sunday.

Wow! I love this vintage owl planter made by fruitflypie. The great news is that there are different styles and colors available.
Have a super Wednesday!

On It's Merry Little Way

My DQS8 (Doll Quilt Swap) is on it's way. I shipped it out yesterday and should shortly be in the possession of my partner.
I made it a point to challenge myself with the quilting and to use my newly acquired skills from the "Quilt Whisperer" class I took. I really hope my partner likes it {although I already know they do and that is just the icing on the cake!} I had a lot of "favorites" from the flickr pool and can't wait for the mail lady to deliver my mail each day. Sadly a few of my favorites have already reached their new homes but there are still quite a few unclaimed ones out there so I'll just have to deal with the suspense.

Etsy Love Wednesday

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It's been FOR-E-VAH since I did one of these fun little Etsy finds posts.

First up is a lovely purse and awesome pillow cover from one of my newest bloggy buddies Rosa Maria.

Rosa Maria and her sister Veronica have teamed up to open their new shop, Mi Hermana y Yo, on Etsy. Head on over to check out their other cute wares including a line of embroidery patterns.

Check out these super cute Monster Cupcake toppers by Joosy Card Co. My little guy will be celebrating a birthday this month and since I've decided cupcakes are the way to go, these might me just what I need {assuming he wants a monster theme.}
And last is my favorite find of the day:How super cute is this owl necklace by RachelleD? I love everything about it and love that she even has an aqua version!! Go check out her shop because she has some really beautiful pieces. Maybe I'll get one of her necklaces for Mother's Day {Hint, hint, hint!!!}

So far so good

Monday, March 1, 2010
I've done a little bit of work on my DQS8. I had hoped to get more done but my poor little boy came down with bronchitis, missed most of school last week and then decided to share with mom. I didn't come down with bronchitis {at least not yet, but I think I'm getting better.}

Here is what I have accomplished so far:

So far I have stuck to my original plan but I already have some slight changes in mind for the remaining areas.

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