May 25, 2013

Spring Flowers

 Mother's Day Pansies


 Tomatillo blossoms

May 22, 2013

Dance Recital Time!!

V is in her Lyrical Costume and E is in his Hip Hop costume!
They did a fantastic job at Recital!!
Showing off some Hip Hop moves

May 21, 2013

My first finished Around the World swap block!

I finished one!!
There are 21 of us in an ATW swap in one of my Yahoo groups.
I send one fat quarter to everyone who signed up. And they all send one fat quarter to me (and everyone else).
Then each person makes a block for each person using their own fabric and sends it back. 
I have received almost (if not all) of my 20 blocks back. And they look gorgeous (pictures coming soon!).
The block I chose to make for everyone is called 4 Corner Flowers. Pat sent me the floral print, I added the green and white from my stash. And finished! My 4 Corner Flower is mailed back to Pat. And, of course, a handmade card tucked into the envelope too!

May Secret Pal Gift

For my Secret Pal's May gift, I found some cute sewing items.
In the front is a kit to make a pincushion/little bits keeper. The box is made from measuring sticks.
I found this in a quilt shop in Bellingham, while we were there for E's math competition.
The little tote bag I found in a paper store next to where we had lunch one day last week. It is made from measuring tapes. What better theme for a quilter?? :)

May 3, 2013

Black and White and Green Block Lotto

One of the quilting yahoo groups I belong to is holding a monthly Block Lotto.
If you'd like to join in, you make a block following the guidelines, post a picture, and cross your fingers :)
For April the colors were Black and White with Green as the accent color.
I didn't win this month, so off the block goes to Colorado.
I put together a quick Especially for You card with my newest favorite Stampin' Up stamp.