Tuesday, April 24, 2012

a little of this, a little of that

My Mom, Aunts, and a couple friends of theirs get together to sew from time to time at a beach house that belongs to one of the ladies.  Last weekend they invited me, too!  {If it hadn't been rainy and grey, I'd have taken a picture of the ocean view for you - it is fabulous!}

Anyway, with a whole weekend of kid-free sewing time, you'd think I would have lots to show you, right?  I wish, but my seam ripper saw a lot of action this weekend.  And I had to leave for a few hours because the boys went fishing with their Dad, who got a lure stuck in his finger and couldn't find his health insurance card.  I had to bring him mine so he could go get the lure cut out of his finger.  {I think Dad made sure the first fishing trip of the year was a memorable one!}

Most of my progress isn't photo worthy yet. 

I did finish another Pink Penguin fabric bucket {I love making these!}  My Aunts oohed & ahhhed over this little bucket, which made me so happy because my secret plan is to make them and my Mom each one for the quilting retreat we will be going on together.  Won't they be perfect for holding small sewing tools on the table?

I think fabric ariving in the mail is one of life's greatest pleasures, don't you?  :)
I ordered an assortment of Kona Cotton from Hankocks-Paduccah recently.

These are destined for various projects, but don't they look lovely together?  Left to right they are: Mango, Lemon, Burgundy, Zucchini, Honey Dew, Clover, Kiwi, Pear, Jade, Teal, Blue {ok, after reading all the other creative names, the simplicity of this one gives me the giggles.  Yes, I know I'm easily amused.}  Peacock, Windsor Blue, & Snow. 

I really love that they labled each cut of fabric - by hand even.  Somebody hand wrote lables to help make my life easier  :)
I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday & TGIFF @ Quilt Monster in my closet - head over to check out what everyone is up to!


Dorothy L. Wills said...

Love your fabric bucket. I have been wanting to make one for my husband's keys, wallet, etc that get piled on the counter every day. I think it would look much nicer. I will have to make one without flowers in order to get him to actually use it.

Kelli said...

Swooning over all that Kona. Blue made me laugh, too. :) Esp. since it's the most pale of all the blues. Your fabric bucket is too cool, and the beach house sounds like heaven, even with a seam ripper in hand. ;)

Cherie said...

The bucket is adorable. What a nice idea making one for your mum and aunts!
What a great selection of solids =D

Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love your stack of fabric. You are absolutely correct that the arrival of fabric is one of life's great joys--and yours is really beautiful fabric!

Anonymous said...

An entire weekend of kid-free sewing time sounds divine. And the seam ripper is just part of the experience, right? Ha! What quilting retreat are you going on with your mom/aunts?

Megan said...

Oooh, such a yummy stack of fabric - that's great that Hancock's labeled all the colors for you. Dangit if I don't forget what's what by the time a stack of solids arrives at my doorstep.

Tamara said...

I loooove the solids! so pretty! A weekend with an ocean view... im jelous!

Christine L said...

That Scrap Bucket is perfect... I could use a couple of those :) *wink* The Kona's are just YUMMY! Thank you for linking up with TGIFF.. I look forward to seeing what those Kona's turn into :)

M-R said...

I need to make me one of those! Adorable! Thanks for linking up, Allison.