I found this list on pinterest.com and I felt challenged to try something new. So today is the day - well, actually tomorrow is the first day - August 1. I am not a great photographer, and in fact use my phone instead of my camera most of the time, but I thought it might be interesting to see how I interpret the goals set out in this list.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
that my monthly card exchange met on Sunday. When did I remember? Well, while I was quilting early Saturday evening. I decided not to fret about it, but just get up and design a card on Sunday morning, something simple of course.
Everything is cut and ready to go.
I straight stitched the outside edge of each panel.
Here you can see it gives a feeling of light dimension.
Done! Fifteen cards with two extras.
Yeah, I'm happy with it.
Monday, July 29, 2013
While in Florida recently, we were going through some things at my parents' house. My mother loved sewing and especially quilting. My sister found 1 finished quilt and 3 quilt tops. We divided them up and I came home with one of the quilt tops. I wanted to get it quilted, so I bought fabric for the backing and went my friend, Diana's, house to start the process. You see... Diana has a brand - new - quilting machine by Babylock.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Remember that weekend I spent with Diana and her sisters, nieces, etc.? To recap, it was a craft weekend of cardmaking, quilting, cooking, and laughing - LOTS of laughing! I met Diana's niece, Jenny, on that weekend and shortly after that, she announced she was getting married.... and would Jean consider making her wedding invitations? Answer? Absolutely! So after emails and phone calls and sending samples back and forth between here and California, this last weekend was spent printing, cutting paper, and putting the invitations together.
First I went and picked up white envelopes and cardstock. I needed to make sure I had the right stuff. I previously ordered the "Tiffany Blue" cardstock, so I had that ready to go.
It's 10:00 and I AM DONE. Whew Hoo! Eighty invites and RSVP cards - finished!
Tomorrow? Quilting - maybe.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Kylee had a shirt that was missing a tab - lost in the laundry or something - don't really know how that happened. So she asked Aunt Jean to fix it.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Myah's turn! Here's my day with Miss Myah...
The fabric she selected definitely have a lot of color and design.
One was a purple batik and the other one a cartoon print.
I worked on the straps.
Myah loved on Jack...
.... and sewed ...
... and modeled her bag!
Her bag is batik on one side and the cartoon on the other.
Very unique but EXACTLY what she asked for!
Another fun day of sewing, lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, movies, and chocolate chip cookies!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Nicole and Sam's daughters both wanted to come over and "sew with Aunt Jean." So we set up a weekend where I would have one on Saturday (Kylee) and the other on Sunday (Myah). They went with their mom and picked out their fabric about a week ago and so their bags are definitely unique and special. Let me show you my day with Kylee...
Kylee loved practicing and especially enjoyed the zig zag feature.
She is definitely concentrating.
The bag is finished!
We even had great moments with Sophie.
Before heading home, we had dinner with Kimmy.
It was a really fun day (which included pizza, cookies, and swimming), and we hope to do it again soon.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
My dad loved photography and cameras - he always has - and he still does. There were always photos of us growing up, Easter Sunday morning with our new bonnets, dresses, and shoes, family reunions, family dinners. So there are a lot of photos to go through. We found a small box that my mother had tucked away in her sewing room (??) and it had letters and baby cards for when each of us were born.
Monday, July 8, 2013
A friend of mine, Laurie, blogged about a bi-weekly delivery she gets, which intrigued me. She subscribed to a mail order snack through Graze.com. You go to their web site and select the types of items you like, don't like, etc. Then every 2 weeks, you get a surprise delivery. My first one came last week...
(2) open the box! It is a small thin box and contains four different snack size treats (and nutritional information is also provided). I have it delivered to my work place. There's dried fruit, dips, chocolate and nuts, and granola bars. I believe there are over 80 selections. It is just something a little fun - just for me.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
I took this picture back on July 4, 2009 at a trip to Washington, D.C.
We attended the fireworks display put on by the Capitol.
It was an amazing sight with over 250,000 people in attendance.
We were sitting on the grass and this was behind us.
Quite a memorable year!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Okay, so those of you that know me, know that I just recently started quilting. I fell in love with jelly rolls and the first one I bought was called "Lucy's Crab Shack." It is a beach theme. Well...
Here it is! Finished! I finished the trim tonight...
... and placed it on my bed.
Not that we need quilts here in Phoenix when it hits 118 degrees!
This was the temperature on my friend, Geri's carport last Friday.
Crazy hot here in Phoenix.