Monday, April 14, 2014

A Sunny Sunday Afternoon ....

While the big kids were off doing this .......... 

We little kids did this ....






It was a long day for one little one .....


And .... Friday, Gabbie-Lou-Who lost two teeth!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TQA - Week Three - Piecing Rows


I finally got all my triangles cut out and onto the design wall. 

(My design wall is simply a twin sized batting thumbtacked to the wall in my hallway.  Not ideal, but working for now.) 


Three rows pieced and sewn together so far.  I'm hoping I can get at least two more done each night this week.


I am sooooooo excited about how my points are lining up!!  


I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished tops.  I don't have an exact count but I think there must be over 100 of us in the quilt along, and I haven't seen any two that come close to being the same!  It's so exciting! 

You can see everyone's progress in our flickr group

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Check the links in my right-hand sidebar to sign up to quilt along with us.
And don't forget to visit some of the other great blogs I link to each week!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TQA - Week Two

Triangle Quilt Along - Week 2 - Cutting

I'm a little behind because of being on vacation last week.  But I'll get caught up soon I hope.  Although after cutting these triangles, this may turn into a baby quilt rather than a lap sized quilt.  

See all my TQA photos on flickr

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Zip It!

I actually made these little cuties over a week ago, but am just now getting a chance to blog them (though I did put them on facebook).

I was eating my way through Franklin TN last week.
(Yes, that is what I do on vacation - eat!) 


I used this pattern and it is so easy!!
(Who knew I could actually like zippers!)

And then I stayed up way too late the night before I left on vacation making a matching purse.  I've made several of these, but none for myself yet. It was really great on vacation because I could tuck all my small purchases in here and not carry so many shopping bags.
(Kind of overcast today so this pic is not so good)

And now I have to work double time to catch up on the TQA!

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Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced today. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Vacation ...

Last week was my annual week in Nashville with my friend Linda.  (This year we actually stayed in Franklin, rather than downtown Nashville, and did most of our eating and playing in Franklin)

We heard lots of great music. 

Tuesday night, Danny Wells, T Graham Brown, Eddy Raven, Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols. Every year we manage to see at least one "iconic" show and this was the one this year.  

Friday night, our friend D Vincent Williams.

And Saturday night, FAB, a Beatles cover band.  This week they counted down the top 30 Beatles songs according to Rolling Stone magazine.  The drummer, Tim Buppert, is an acquaintance of ours and has a great voice. 



And of course food, lots of food ....

Those sweet potato fries are from Puckett's.  Best sweet potato fries evuh!  No matter what I order to eat at Puckett's, I always get a side of sweet potato fries.

The malted shake (mine) and mango smoothie (Linda's) are from Mike's Ice Cream on Broadway in Nashiville.   The best ice cream and milkshakes I've ever had (and ok, I've had more than my share). 

And I tried escargot Thursday night. It wasn't too bad.  Truthfully, about all I could taste was the garlic.  I'd like to have them again sometime, cooked some other way than just swimming in garlic. 


We did some sight seeing.  This is The Carter House


And The Lotz House and the Franklin Courthouse.


We ran out of time but will visit The Carnton Plantation on the next trip.

I visited a couple of quilt shops.  At The Quilting Squares I bought a kit for a quilt top with the Giggles fabrics and they also had the 'welcome' sign pictured below.  At The Stitchers Garden I was so overwhelmed I just rummaged through the fat quarter bundles and got the Dr Seuss bundle and got the heck outta there.  It was a huge place and it was floor to ceiling bolts of fabric.  It was piled everywhere, even stacked in the floor.  I couldn't make head or tails of it.  I'm sure if I'd gone in there looking for something specific I could've asked for it and they would've gotten it for me, but it was just not a 'browser friendly' place for me.  

I bought a few fabrics (the pink and aqua ones) at Hobby Lobby, and the shelf came from a going out of business KMart.  The shelves are wonderful, and I'm regretting not getting two of them.  I might have to do some online shopping later.  :-)


It was a great vacation.  Tomorrow it's back to "the real world" for me.  And I have to catch up on my Triangle Quilt Along with Sassy Quilter!! 

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Joining up with some great linky parties this week.  Please visit the fine folks listed in my right-hand sidebar and comment on some of the wonderful projects thay have linked up! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

TQA (Triangle Quilt Along) - Week One

I'm doing the TQA with Paula @ The Sassy Quilter.  

The Sassy Quilter

Week One is for signing up and sharing our fabrics.  

I bought mine a few weeks ago actually, but just finally took a somewhat decent pic of them today.  

I went in search of a pink / turquoise variety, but when I didn't find what I wanted in that I just grabbed a couple of prints I really liked and when I saw they both had black in them, I followed through with fabrics that all have a bit of black or grey in them .



I got my triangle ruler several weeks ago (right after Paula announced the quilt-along) from JoAnn's (online) for half price with something like $1.29 shipping and I used eBates and got 4% cash back!  Yay me!  


This is going to be a great way for me as a newbie to learn something new, to share with all my newest bestest friends and quilters, and there are prizes too!!

It's not too late to join!!  It's gonna be fun!!
Updates are posted on Fridays (and I'll be out of town next week so I'll get to play catch-up!)

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And just a couple of other odds n ends ...

This is my 100th blog post!! 

I also recently got a website/domain name so you can just remember one url and find links to and updates from all my sites (blog, facebook, etsy, and email) in one handy place!

www.sewystuff.com

And, if you'd like to find out more about eBates and sign up to get your very own 'big fat check' please use my referral link and I'll get a little bonus when you make your first qualifying purchase (of $25) and you'll get a $10 gift card then you can get all your friends to sign up with your referral link!  It's a win win!!

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Linking up with:

Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sewy Stuff Website!

Ok y'all, it's pretty low-tech, but I've finally got a website with a SewyStuff.com domain.

Mostly it's just a place to navigate from, to all my social media outlets.  But it means you can use, memorize, bookmark only one URL to get to all my stuff ... Etsy, Blog, Facebook, and Email.


Please come visit!!