Saturday, August 15, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame...

Our Brother in law Christopher (Valerie's Hubby) is Umpiring the Championship game tonight at Western Regional in San Bernadino, CA for Little League. You can watch the game on ESPN 6pm PST (9pm EST). He will be the Ump behind home plate. We are very proud of Chris!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Giving credit...

I neglected to post who designed the coin purses. It is a Kimie's pattern from Indygo Junction. It is now called Country Pouch, I believe it used to say large makeup bag. In any case, it is just the right size to put my BlackBerry or my camera or any number of things the get lost in your bag. the original pattern was pieced on the outside. I prefer to feature one fabric and I machine down my binding and add a little applique or button.

Monkey biz...

Made my guys a nice breakfast. I threw some chocolate chips on the last three pancakes.

Everyone just kind of did what they wanted yesterday. My Sweet Hubby worked on an article. My Little One played. I spent most of my time in My studio. I pressed, cut and stitched all day. I also put the last zipper in last night. All six of my coin purses are finished.

I spent the majority of my day on the monkey wrench blocks. I could kick myself for not putting the fabrics right side together before cutting. I had to flip over a couple hundred HST's and rectangles. I have them ready for pressing then it is on to putting the blocks together.

Next is the four inch blocks. I do have the strips cut, now to sub cut. I am hoping to have these done by Friday. I already know that I am not making the quilt in the magazine. I think I may mix these blocks with the stitchery I did this past winter.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

In case your wondering...

I am not a Raiders fan! The Raiders stuff is for gifts. I live in Steeler Country! It is a requirement to be a Steelers fan to live here.

Making a strong start...

Only one more to catch up on A Tisket A Tasket. My Thanks to Bunny Hill Designs for such a sweet gift.

Next, I have to catch up on A Christmas Wish another lovely free BOM from Gail Pan Designs.

How did I get so far behind. I was saving them to work on while in CA. I decided against at the last minute. I felt I would be busy spending time with My Familia. I was right we were busy, having a wonderful time.

I hope all of the Charming Girls are making progress on their choices this month.