...remember that song?
Yeah, me neither, but i remember
that part of it :)
Sorry i have been MIA....
i've been in a funk...and i think it is
cyber-contagious. I noticed a few
of my bloggy buds have had the same
kinda title last week.
littlest thing to do with quilting. BUT
i do have a few pix from the countryside
so i thought that might hold ya over.
the sky has just been beautiful since
the heat has broken.
these are from my "pavement leads me home" series. lol
i hope everyone is doing ok and being much more
productive than i.
Happy Sunday afternoon!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
so this is what i have been toiling
away on instead of quilting and blogging
per the usual. May i introduce
LIME AND LACE PATTERNS!
They are on sale at Bargain Barn!
(check them out! they have WAY more
stuff in store than on line so if you have any
requests they are more than happy to help out)
This is where i have been taking my batik and
silk painting classes and in conversation one Sat.
it slipped out that i was a quilter, and the store owners
wanted to see my work so of course i was happy to
do a little sew and tell ;) they loved my patterns and
wanted to sell them.... so the long and short of it is
that i am blessed beyond belief and i just can't even
yeah, i'm a big 'ole geek and had to take pix of it.
I am also working on an etsy site which i still have a
ways to go...but of course i will also be selling some
of them them on there too. Some will be only available
at Bargain Barn.
i will be teaching a beginners quilt class in oct.
i am totally nervous and i am sure that this will
be quite an adventure. i don't exactly have the
most patients.....soooooo..... well, lets just
pray i don't end up in jail when its over! lol j/k
The store owner is gonna help me out, sew i think
we will make it just fine :)
it is all so surreal and i just can't believe it.
i seriously can't say how blessed i am.
Sew, if your in the area in October,
you best come take my class and say
hello and partake in the Par-tay!
and i'd love some teaching advice if you'd like
to share ;)
i now officially own this domain.
I am now limeandlace.com!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
this QA in record time :D i almost ran out
of white...and i plan on white sashing so
i must pick some up soon before the
magic wears off and this becomes a really
i have to say i am really pleased with my
1st bout with PP, despite all my complaining.
My points have come out really nice and clean
for the most part. and as any quilter knows,
that is just sew darn important :)
it is the most simple of them but there's
just something about it. i did sneak in some
of her Neptune line from a few years back
when she was with Moda. i still really LOVE
this line (and not just because she has a
VW van in her magazine ad for it).
and here is a sneak peak of the final layout:
AND the best part....i have a great name
for it: 'The Princess and the Frog"
i know, its genius. OH and even better,
i have the PERFECT quilt label for this one.
A while back i got this from Tula's store
(i'm a huge fan and huge nerd, i even kept
the envelope it came in. she is sew awesome)
and i have been waiting on just the perfect Tula
quilt to use it on. VERY EXCITED. it's the
little things, people. however, the collector in me
wants to keep it mint in the package as most of
the labels have sold out....what if she doesn't offer
them any more and i end up with one of few that
never gets used?! yeah, i'm nutz. ;)
"but all the best people are." -from Alice in Wonderland.
anywho!! anyone else completed their QA's?
Anyone with a quilt top together? i hope not!! :D
Welp i guess we're gonna have to find something
else to perk us up for Mondays. any suggestions?
Saturday, August 6, 2011
my goodness, this crap takes forever.
i have 3 more blocks to make for
the SSQA. (i am a wee bit behind.)
The PP is slowing me down. i kept
hoping for a regular one, and then before i
knew it, it was over! this is the last block.
Yeah, i am outta order too. oh well.
looks like i'm gonna be up to my knees in
paper this weekend. ugh. Head down and
and you guys have gone far too long
with out a chickie update, so without
so far today and still a few left in the
incubator, AND mrs. squishy is setting
now too, so there will be even more adorable
silkie babies on the way....only i won't be
able to get near her's without getting eaten
by mr. squishy. he is one protective daddy.
Happy weekend all! And happy paper
piecing to all those who are behind in
their SSQA :D
Monday, August 1, 2011
better at keeping up with this QA.
We all remember my other QA fiasco.
now, don't be fooled, i have definitely
broken in the shiny new seam ripper.
at least it makes me happy when i use it :)
that up there ^ is block 4. it was
paper pieced, and let me tell you, it was
quite an undertaking fussy cutting those
frogs just sew. especially the dark one.
but for my very first real paper piecing, i
am SUPER proud of it. i ran to mom's the
second i ironed it out.
this is block 5
another paper piece. this one not
quite as good. but after ripping it
out 3 times, i said to H with it.
block 6 i am saving till the end as it is
a scrappy paper piecing. i want to use
all left overs for it.
finally back to regular piecing! :)
more paper piecing. i have learned that
neither myself nor my machine like
paper piecing that much. i would think
i would have more control with this method,
but i think i am better off on my own.
now that is scary. but i am glad i learned
how to do it.
sew, there we have it. i really am doing
hello out there?!?! anyone else playing along?
check out all the commotion on the flckr group.
happy beginning of the week everyone.
if you want to have a good start, join us
on the SSQA and start your
monday block :) this is the ONLY
reason mondays are OK. :D