We are almost to the end of the school year!! The kids are out tomorrow and we just can’t wait. It has been a long end of the year. I’m ready for no packing of the lunches, no setting of the alarm and some time to just hang out with the girls. Check in with me around the end of July and my tune will have changed drastically!!! LOL! Just kidding. We are looking forward to a vacation in Kauai during August. We have been to Maui before and are really excited to see another Hawaiian island. Now I need to find the quilt shops on the island and plan when I can get there. I looked briefly and found 2 possibly 3. I’ll whittle my choices down to 2 to keep my fellow traveling companions from the requisite eye rolling and teasing. Time to break out that ukulele again.
This past weekend was the music school show. Look who won the raffle quilt…
For a brief moment, I felt I should tell the school to choose another ticket but Leah was so thrilled to have won it, I didn’t have the heart. She loves it and I’m glad. We had a great show that night. Amanda was given the flautist of the year award along with high honors awards in piano and flute. Lindsey came away with high honors in voice and honors in piano and guitar. It was a good night.
This week I’m working on bright project for Quilter’s World magazine’s spring issue. I can’t tell you what it is but the fabrics sure are pretty…
Greg and I had a hot date to the antique store yard sale on Saturday morning. I know, we are so adventurous! LOL. I found this adorable quilt rack for $15. There was no way I could leave it there. I’ve never seen one like it and it’s perfect in my living room.
I had great news earlier this week. My block has been chosen for QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12! I’m thrilled to be part of that magazine again for the 6th time! They are fabulous to work with.
I’ve got a new obsession. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I see something quilting related and then I obsess until it’s in my possession. I promise myself this will be the last purchase and then it happens again…does this sound familiar? Bonnie Hunter posted about her friend
Carla’s adorable hand crank machine. It’s a Singer Model 20 which is actually a toy model. She has brought it on long flights with her and used it to quilt blocks even though it’s a chain stitching machine. Bonnie swears that chain stitching stitches are small and get crossed over with other seams so they are fine to use. Long flights (Hawaii) + adorable machine + my obsessive nature = I want one. Do you see where this is all heading? Here is the link for the post:
So I troll Ebay every night now looking for one that works and has all of its pieces. And yes, I hate myself for it. LOL!!! I’ll let you know how this works out…
Projects I’ve been neglecting for the moment are Amanda’s Love Notes quilt and the comic show sewing. Hopefully I can get back to those soon. I’ve also neglected sketching and handwork. I see I need to spend some time in the garden as well…thank goodness for summer!
What are you all working on today?