Monday, November 18, 2013

Another Hop!

I had so much fun with the For The Boys blog hop that I signed up for another hop.

Wake Up to Kona!

Sew we quilt
I've been playing around and collecting Kona solids for a while and this is just the kick I need to create something with it. For more details, click the logo on the right sidebar.
As you can see, the hop isn't until January so that should give me time, right?
Stay tuned...

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's My Turn!

It's Friday and it's my turn to show off my For the Boys Blog Hop projects!

First and foremost I'd like to thank Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt! and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy for this awesome hop.

This is not my first  rodeo blog hop, but it never ceases to amaze me how these women are able to organize such successful hops. I know it's probably not true, but everything seems to run so smoothly and all I have to do is sew my project and then sit back and enjoy everyone else's creations. I think I've been living the good life. Thanks Ladies!

This has been a fun hop and I've truly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations from some very talented individuals. It's the last day of the hop and here are my cohorts for the day. :-)


As soon as I signed up for this hop, I knew what I wanted to make. I sketched it out, pulled fabric and happened!
I think that my fabric and design sat in my sewing area for a good two weeks before I decided that I had better get working on it. I was able to quickly piece the quilt and make the pillowcase. That was the easy part. It was the quilting that was slowing me down.
Actually, it was everything else that was slowing me down, but if I say that I just sound like I'm whining. Well, two weeks ago, I finally finished the quilting and binding and I love this.  I think it will make a great "sleep over quilt" or "get better while sleeping on the couch at Grandma's house quilt." What do you think?

I love the big strip of dinosaur fabric across the lower section of this quilt! This is one of those fabrics that would have been very difficult for me to cut into small pieces. I decided to leave the strip pretty big so it could be a play area for a little guy while he is waiting to fall asleep or for everyone else to wake up.
I really do enjoy the piecing process of making quilts, but sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. The big, simple dot fabrics, separated by the solid brown just worked for me. I don't think I could make this any easier.
Lately, when I've made a child's quilt, I make at least one pillowcase to go along with it. I couldn't resist using the dinosaur fabric for the pillowcase.
I do like these two items together!
I had every intention of making a vinyl mesh bag to carry the pillow and quilt in, as well as a fabric box for some toys; but alas, that didn't happen - YET. I will do it...soon.
I'm hoping that a special young boy will like his Christmas gifts. And yes, the box and bag will be ready for Christmas.  :-)  Enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

For the Boys - Day 5

It's Day 5 already of the For the Boys Blog Hop and I continue to be amazed at the talents I see. WOW!  My day isn't until Friday, the 15 - the final day of the hop and the other participants continue to raise the bar.



Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day and "For the Boys" Blog Hop

First and foremost, thank you to all the veterans who have served our country. There really are no words to thank you for the sacrifices you made. I am honored to be part of a family that has MANY veterans and that makes me very proud. THANK YOU!

Today is day 4 of "For the Boys" Blog Hop and here are today's participants. Enjoy!

By the way, my posting day for the blog is Friday and I'm really looking forward to it.

BQuiltin Studio ( not up, can't do reminder, comments not working)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 3 - For the Boys Blog Hop

It's day 3 of the For the Boys blog hop and here are today's contributors.

It never ceases to amaze me how creative some people are.

Maybe some day....

Enjoy the eye candy!

Quilting, Losing & Tea ( crashed, no post, no photos, maybe someday soon)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

"For the Boys" Blog Hop

It's the second day of the For The Boys Blog Hop and here's the list of today's contributors.

Here's yesterday's contributors for your "blog hopping" pleasure. (Sorry that I forgot to post these yesterday!)

Enjoy yourselves!  I'm sure you'll find the perfect inspiration for that baby shower gift, birthday gift or Christmas gift that still need to be made.  :-)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Good Things Happening

The last week or so has seen some really wonderful things happening around here; and although it's been busy, it has been great.

Halloween has always been a fun time for our family and Nikki has ALWAYS loved to make really great costumes for herself and her kids. Check out what she made this year.

Quinn was The Cowardly Lion until she got her badge of courage. Notice the courage?

And a close-up of the head. The ears are great!

I think Glenda the Good Witch (Sadie) was a little more interested in today's technology (a cell phone) than her magical wand.

Of course we all know that Dorothy was chased by those nasty little Flying Monkeys, right? Well it took me a long time and lots of shots to get a picture of Ronan as a Flying Monkey. It was really cute and he sure seemed to be flying around when I was trying to take his picture!

The only bad thing about these costumes was that it rained on Halloween and trick or treating was postponed until Saturday.
Unfortunately Nikki and Zach were busy on Saturday and couldn't take the kids out that night.

They were getting married!!!!  YEAH!!!

They did take the kids out with Zach's family on Sunday before they headed back to Cincinnati, so all of Nikki's efforts were not wasted. The kids had fun and it was a wonderful weekend.

I'll share more pictures later. Life sure is good!