Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FUN MAIL... and jelly roll block 2

I received this fun little package in the mail yesterday. I won a giveaway over @ Michelle's blog the L7 Quilt Co, . It is a Moda Scrap bag. The little bag packs a good punch. It is a 1/2 lb of fabric salvage strips. There were 29 strips, I estimate when cut the strip sizes will range from 1 1/2" - 3". The strips are from the line "Butterfly Gardens" by Kansas Troubles. Thanks so much, Michelle for sending this my way! I am not sure what I will be doing with these fun little guys, any ideas/suggestions???

Jelly Roll block #2

I am not sure how I feel about this block. In the picture the small dots look very coral/peachie in this picture but, are actually deep pink. It is very bright, but then so is this line of fabric.

Honest, I was there...

At the Friday Night Sew In...BUT confess, I left early. My SO came home and surprised me and offered to "just hang out." We have had such limited time together this past year that when opportunity, open the door. Besides, the fact I can honestly say "I like just hanging with him." We ran errands, watched a couple movies and on Saturday night he found a local pizza place that would let us watch the WCHA hockey tournament (by the way my University of North Dakota, Fighting Sioux won!!!). We are both college hockey fans (for different schools!) and since moving to Iowa finding college hockey in this area is not easy. Every now and then we head north to visit family and take in a game. The Sioux now head to the NCAA men's hockey tournament...woo hoo!!!(SO's team the Minnesota Gophers never made it to the playoffs). If you hadn't noticed everything is college basketball. Don't get me wrong, we are thrilled that Northern Iowa has rocked the tournament and is the Cinderella team we want to see take it ALL.

I was in and out of my sewing room over the weekend and I do have a NEW project in the works. It is a spring wall hanging "Bloom" that was in the last issue of Fons & Porter. Nothing fancy but, thought it might help me get out of my funk and think spring!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's a GO...

I am home from work and sporting my comfy clothes. I have run my errands and picked up grilled chicken for dinner(somewhat healthy, right?) the rest of the evening I can play in my sewing room...woo hoo!!!

Will I be seeing UFO's or will I venture into something "new and fun" for spring. I am not sure...will see what speaks to me first! I know it won't be an all niter as I have to work in the morning. Pictures tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along...

I am participating in the Jelly Roll Quilt Along over @ Moose On The Porch Quilts. We had to select a jelly roll to use through out the project.

My choice is Bubble Gum Basics, it has me thinking happy thoughts of Spring and Summer. Every two weeks there will be a "guest designer" who will share a block pattern using jelly roll strips. When all is done we will have 12 blocks. This is a challange for me as I am a person who likes to see where they are going and I am having to create without knowing what is coming. I am thinking "so far, so good." My greatest fear is I will end up with just "ugly" strips in the end because I used up all the good ones!

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Win... Win Situation

We found a bit of a work around for uploading pictures to the computer. Thank you, to Cara and Mary for the suggestions. These lead us to a solution, or at least a temporary! (funny, how when I made a post asking for suggestions that SO took another look at the problem. I think he was afraid at what more trouble I could create if he didn't help or is that, take control??? Anyhow, I am a happy girl, again!

I won these patterns over at Gigi's Thimble is a new pattern company with a beautiful fresh look. Take a peek.... she still has one giveaway left in honor of launching her pattern business.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Computer Issues... HELP!!!

I apparently have either deleted or hidden(so good no one can find it) my photo upload/download capabilites on my PC (HP). My SO can no longer find the program and apparently it is not a priority to him (actually the guy is really busy @ work these days) I sit for a week without being able to post a picture.

Keep in mind I am not computer savvy... Do I to take my computer to a tech and have them find where the old one is stored or if I actually did delete the thing. Or just go out and purchase a new program (which one???), or is there one on line I can download (for no cost)?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
thank you-