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Friday, October 29, 2010
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Friday, October 15, 2010
My husband hates halloween.
He hates the costumes.
And with party after party on the calendar
for the next couple of weeks
we thought we would come up with some easy costumes.
Me as Batgirl:
And here it is upclose:
And Chris' Spiderman:
And the graphic upclose:
To make your own,
simply print this photo!
So...I am in love with this fabric.
And when I went to the store to buy the blue backing...
for my Blue Jelly Bean Quilt.
the Joann's lady convinced me to buy the rest of the bolt.
(It was not such a hard sell.)
SO! Who wants some?
The giveaway is simple.
Leave your favorite flavor of jelly bean as a comment on this post
and a winner will be randomly selected Monday morning.
The winner will get A YARD of this fabric!
Who wants to win?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I was so close to being done with the top
I stayed up until 1:30 am.
But "Blue Jelly Bean" is pieced
and waiting to be quilted.
Which is made up of 20 of these blocks
which started off as these
Now to do some basting.
What do you think about a blue backing?
And then quilting with blue thread?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
So I am working on two different black/white centered quilts...
trying to use stash...to prove to my hubby I can handle more fabric!
A Disapearing 9-Patch
When it is done,
I am thinking about calling blue jelly bean...
Mostly becuase my daughter loves blue jelly beans!
We will see...
And then here is the other one...
from a pattern called paradigm shift
here it is laid out...
What do you think?
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday, I posted about our trip to the Crayola Factory Museum.
With our admission price, we also got in to
“They have one of those?”
I thought the same thing too.
But it was very cool.
My three-year old had the time of her life,
learning how locks work – just like an elevator for boats!
She got to put cargo on a toy boat and then travel it
from one side of a room sized water table to the other.
And then you went to another room where you could
learn all about simple machines
(like levers and pulleys).
when locks and trains were the life.
They also had a floor of how to build materials.
Quite a surprise. We all loved it!
Worth a trip!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I grew up museum spoiled.
Living in Washington DC, I was blessed to have total access to
history, creativity, beauty.
From the American History Museum to the National Zoo,
So when I heard about the Crayola Museum Factory
in Easton PA, I was a little nervous.
Not only was it worth the drive and worth the money,
So laid back.
So child friendly.
So, so cool.
(yes, this is me and my mother-in-law rocking out
at the video dance party. What of it?)
And lots of projects to try. Something for everyone.
With our admission, we got in free to the Canal Museum.
I will post about that tomorrow. Very cool too!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I participated in an owl block swap earlier this year.
With the move, I never got around to doing something about it.
When my husband got home, he took this picture.
As he did, he said, "Nice hooters."
I think it will be something fun to use while sitting on the couch this fall.
(I guess I better go ahead an quilt it then!)
Friday, October 8, 2010
I have a great love of black and white.
Some think that my whole wardrobe consists of black and white…
Because I also have a great love of pink.
So I found a wonderful quilt pattern that capitalizes on my love for both…
I have finished 6 blocks (out of 24).
It looks like I have more shifting to do ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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