Sunday, March 21, 2010
The rest of us used the time to either work on our own projects or do some extra community service.
l to r bottom CN pin bastes a lovely scrap quilt in her typical fallish colors, and JB adds sleeves to her back
l to r bottom CH our president joins us for lunch after a morning Cub Scouting and a couple of samples of the day's projects
I didn't get pictures of everyone, myself included but we had fun and I got 3 blocks finished for my CWLL
We should have now finished or in the process of finishing over 100 of the blocks...actually next month and May covers the last 9 of the 123 including the two applique blocks. Amazing! This month's batch looks kind of on the blue side of my fabrics. Next month I am going to use some of the fabrics that have not been "right" before because I want to show the whole range of my 18oo's fabric collection. I will admit I have 6 blocks from Jan. to do but I am hoping I will be all caught up by May's get together at my home.
Twilight Series challenge just starting up last month and after printing out and staring at this block I decided to go for it! It was a very very challenging block and I didn't make the best choices for one of the fabrics but on the whole I can live with it for now. I want to embroider the apple stem and you can see a tiny spot of white on the right side of the block where I miscalculated on the background but I think I can fix it with some strategic piecing LOL I think this block is much better from a distance but I wanted to show all the tiny pieces.
Next is Charlie's police patch from his uniform... but who knows...I have a couple of Harry blocks just for fun too.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The pink ones are just leftovers from some pages from my cruise album (still in progress I must say) LOL
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Supplies: PP DCWV Spring stack, cardstock various manuf., Numbers cut with my Cricut and Alphalicious, shapes cut from Doodlecharms and the hangers from Tags Bags Boxes and More. I used the Design Studio to get the sizing the way I wanted.
I actually remembered to use my Cuddlebug this time, usually I don't think about it until the layout is complete LOL I just loved how it turned out when I sanded the Coordinations paper. Kind of like weathered suede our leather isn't it?
Supplies: pp from stash, cardstock mostly Coordinations, Cricut carts. A Child's Year,Graphicly Speaking and Lyrical Letters, sticker Storytellers Club
Supposed to be a quick St Pats day card but as usual it took longer than I thought it should have! LOL
I wanted to use the Studio G stamp I had bought from Archivers and of course my Cricut for a challenge and the color green, which isn't hard for me as I love all greens. When I used the Cuddlebug again on the clovers I sanded them and love the interesting effect it gave.
Supplies: Card base DCWV, pp DCWV Spring stack, cardstock from stash, Studio G Lucky stamp, CTMH Playful font stamps, ink CTMH and SU.
this is one of my most favorite pages I have done in a quite a while. I have always loved this paper and kit from Storytellers Club but it was supposed to be a "girls" kit and since I haven't had girly things to scrap in quite a while it has been waiting.
When DD did the pictures in 2008 she and her family ended up in the perfect colors for me to finally use this kit! I thought it would be a great background with all the movement and colors so I searched my stash for other papers that would be "right" I did use a few of the embellishments from the kit but really tried to let the photos speak for themselves.
Supplies: bkg paper and embellishments Storytellers Club, pp oldies but goodies from the stash, Title cut with my Cricut with Graphicly Speaking and Cuddlebugged. Ink from Colorbok
This past Tuesday a few of the members showed off their recent work. I love that when you finish a project you know that your quilt friends will appreciate it! LOLAbove r t0 l: CM shows a version of the National Quilt Day Celebration project with the 6 blocks to be taught to the community for free.
E shows her 09 retreat project Purple Ginger Jars,
Bottom: N shows us her Noah's Ark quilt and a close up of her meticulous joining of fabric with NO breaks...I can't tell
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Card base DCWV, flowers QVC, buttons Fancy Pants, ribbon American Craft, ink and sentiment CTMH
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
My gosh! I finally have finished the pieced borders for my Spinning Daisies quilt! My friend CM helped me come up with the design idea and I have been messing about with it for a few months. LOL
Now I will need to figure out how large of a narrow inner border I need in order to get the pieced border to fit and I need to trim and straighten that border first. Then there is the corner issue. I am almost completely out of all the fabrics with the exception of the black and a few of the prints. Not sure what I will end up doing but I can't wait! LOL
Cricut carts I thought good timing~
this is from the A Child's Year cart I just love those solid designs and thought this would make a cute card.
Supplies: cardstock DCWV, ribbon American Crafts, pp and tag Walmart baby scrap pad, eyelets and ink from stash
Yeah....that's what I though
This morning when I got up and walked through the living room to the kitchen I glanced out the window and....
Yeah, sometimes I think spring just loves to tease us and drive us crazy.
As of 10am it is still snowing fat fluffy flakes. Sigh, good thing I didn't have anything important to do today.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The first picture is a small group that donned hats, gloves and 1940's styles. I am in the middle back with my snazzy polka dot patriotic top and yellow gloves. Wish you could see my hair in a "snood" but it is the wrong angle. LOL lower left is our friend L who had her grandmother's authentic jacket, broach, hat and best of all a purse with the accessories that her grandmother had used. The purse had a note inside with her grandmother's list of the correct hat, dress and purse to wear together. LOL
Yours truly didn't show anything this time but I am hoping that one of my goal projects will be ready for April's meeting!