Archive for June, 2010

30
Jun
10

Farmer’s Wife-July

Sue has made another 7 blocks for July.  We are so happy that you love getting the directions for the blocks.  Thanks to Sue who has made life easier for all of you!

30
Jun
10

Woopie!

The girls are coming to sew, and show and tell tomorrow… that also means I have to cook..what to make…I spotted this dessert recipe on my desk! Woopie Pies from Red Thread.  Deb gave them out at Quilt Market…decision made…well they are AWESOME! They are moist spongy little chocolate cake/like cookies with this wonderful filling in them.  Kind of like a homemade hostess cupcake, only better.  They are moist but the cookie part is just a little crisp???  I know they are good because I had an orphan so I had to frost it and fold it in half!  The recipe made 13 Woopie Pies.  Thanks Deb for the recipe…I know she won’t mind me sharing with you…Ok…so it is sewing tomorrow back to what I all have to do…I am going to make a new salad which I will make in the morning…then we are going to have little “Sliders” (burgers) on the grill.  Then the woopies after.  My house still had some Christmas decs up so I thought I would make it a little patriotic for my company…so I found a mostly red, white and blue quilt…then I scavenged for more decorations…and it didn’t turn out too bad!…my pic is a little blurry, but that’s what I get for taking it at 11pm…I will post show and tell tomorrow….LB

can’t wait to eat a whole woopie!

Quilt in the Front Entry of my house...

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28
Jun
10

week four freebie basket block…

Aren’t these little basket blocks so cute!  I love making them…do you have them all so far?  By now most of you doing Lisa’s Flower Garden should be well into sewing them.  Do you have a nice sharp fine scissor for cutting the little pieces?  If not visit the site for needful things and purchase a dovo scissors.  You will never want to cut without them once you have a pair of these heirloom scissors.  Every girl needs a “good” pair if scissors or two or three…I love scissors!

27
Jun
10

scrap basket block #5

here is the 5th scrap basket block…there will be more to come soon…click this link for the directionsSCRAP BASKET BLOCK #5   

Here are my Civil War Tribute blocks…I am officially caught up for a day or two…

may and june blocks

23
Jun
10

working and sweating…

Well the “Gathering” is coming along nicely….I chipped tile off the kitchen backsplash most part of yesterday…the plaster guy, the electrician, the tile guy and the carpenter were all there too.  Mom and Mary came to start cleaning windows in the rooms we are going to start to paint.  I don’t think they have ever been washed in the 15 years of the house, but they looked wonderful after they got the one bedroom done.  Jake finished pulling the rest of the carpeting out of the basement and I cleaned and swept all the stairs, and floors to get ready for the underlayment for the wood floor. It was warm yesterday, but at least it didn’t rain…I think all the demolition is completed now and the rebuilding is starting…i know this isn’t a beautiful pic…but they will be coming soon…LB

22
Jun
10

Week 3 Freebie…

Where does the time go…I thought I just posted the new freebie of the week and I have to do it all again!  I really like this block…so today after I was running around picking out counter tops, faucets, paint and so on…I decided to draw the rest of the freebie blocks…so I have all 12 drawn, I have 5 stitched.  I have 6 weeks of blocks of the weeks blocks done (so I am half way done there…I have all of those drawn, but not fused down yet…I hope you all have received your first and second week’s blocks by now…I know the 3rd week got sent off to the P.O. this morning.  It takes Nicole 7 hours to ship all the “block of the week” blocks.  Here is a challenge…as soon as you get a chance to, fuse the weekly blocks down.  This seams to take a little longer than sewing them.  So if you have them fused…they are always ready then for you to sew, like when you are talking on the phone, at the Dr’s office, always take your little blocks along every where you go…you never know when you will be waiting, so now you can be sewing…all for now…LB.

17
Jun
10

Wool Quilt in MN

Mary Chalmers's Wool Quilt

Well we have our first day in, in St. Cloud MN.  I did not get to see all of the quilts yet, but in the room were are in this was my favorite.  It is all wool.  It looks like mostly recycled wools from clothing scraps.  The quilt was embroidered heavily with perle cottons.  Great Job Mary!   She states she got the inspiration from a quilt in a magazine from 1988.  She later was in our booth buying hand dyed perle cottons…What do you think she is going to do with those now????  Below is a close up of the quilt.  As we were going to dinner tonight there were tornado warnings…then came the rain.   We managed to stay pretty dry.  I had almond crusted walleye at the White Horse Inn downtown.  It was to die for and I almost ate the whole thing…we are sewing now and the sun is shining with a fat rainbow forming outside our 5th story hotel room…all for now…LB

close up of one block and the border...




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