Thursday, July 27, 2017

the good the bad and the ugly

remember a while ago Lisa of  "that Dorky Homemade Look" fame
sent me some slabs?

well, she wanted slabs made from my ugliest fabric
I know! we all have those right?
the fabric that you say
"what was I thinking" or what was I DRINKING?
I have no idea how these "beauties" made it into my stash
but here they sit
because I cant think of what I can make with them

I mean really
what would you do with this?
It looks like a background of some canyon
or something and then goes into like another print

and this ugly brown stripey thing
looks like moldy hay    just sayin

and a gray and pink print

big flowers (may not be ugly to some
I am not a fan of huge floral prints)

and this clown type fabric
that is all I can think of is a clown outfit

this one is cute that I threw in 
to help the uglies along I guess
who who who's ugly? ME?
see those cute owls........crack me up

and this one is ok too........

but look through your stash~
got any uglies?

maybe we should have a contest
to see what we can make out of the uglies
and see if we can make something 
pretty and useful

just sayin........

as soon as I can sit for long spells
I will cut these up like
Edward Scissorhand
and see what I can come up with

who knows?  maybe an ugly slab quilt
is in its infancy

stay tuned.............

baa baa black sheep have you any wool

Are you singing yet?
sing along with me

baa baa black sheep have  you any wool
yes sir yes sir three bags full
one for the master 
one for the dame
one for the little boy that lives in the lane
baa baa black sheep 
have you any wool?
yes sir yes sir three bags full

isnt this the cutest sheep?
look close at his body

no carding or spinning necessary with this guy!
is this MY block?

um nope
you see I was mowing the grass
and fell
and hit my tailbone
on the butterfly bush stump

that hurt
so I have been creeping along here
like a 100 year old
walking and sitting very gingerly
I work at a desk   UGH
but this too shall pass
dont feel sorry for me.........
I was stupid.........Heres my sign!
I tried to hold on to the mower with one hand
and flip over the wheelbarrow in another
to save time

so I will pay dearly for my stupidity

anyone know someone who mows?
I think this is a job I may have to give up soon.....

my sheep is cut so at least I am one step closer......

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jacky and some farm adventures

Jacky was gifted the cow fabric from me
it was used long ago in some cute
baby bibs
and she mentioned she liked the cows

fast forward about a year
during one of my "five finger discount" days
at her house I acquired a bag of scraps
and these fussy cut cows and checks were in them

so I sat down and sewed them up

found a black and white back
and made a cute little topper

can you see the quilting any better? I just went quarter inch
around all points

cute cute cute

so I gifted it back to her...........
because Jacky would like it
and I like Jacky.........

besides after my beautiful gifts from 
my quilty friends lately
I felt I had to pay it forward

(got anything else cut up Jacky?)
I'll take it........just sayin...........

linking up with sewfreshquilts
look at her adorable giraffe quilts!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I am such a lucky gal

I have the BEST quilting friends........
and blogging buddies

lookie what JulieRose
made for me   
an ADORABLE runner
with kitties reclining in chairs

and butterflies to tempt them
yep these are the same butterflies
she has been blogging about

lookie how pretty and all that work she put in
just for me

I am a lucky gal!
thanks so so much Julie

I LOVE it and it is already on my table
Dunks is checking out the sofa
chairs to see which one he may like LOL


Monday, July 24, 2017

another fun adventure

Jacky and I have been working  on the fall 
orange slab project  
so lots of meetings at her house 
and sewing sessions and show and tell lol

the other night after one of the sessions, I came home
with a new Dresden template and made this
(I know its not orange silly- I cant reveal the secret
till its time)

couldnt find a back so sewed up these
kites that she had cut and gifted to me
so springy

the next morning found me working diligently
on my deer quilt- (yeah right)

I cut out some blue blades
and stitched them up

found a back and finished it

so I had to make another........
they are like potato chips I tell ya!

make sure you are saving your orange scraps
and you can even make some slabs so that you can 
be ahead of the game

our little project will be 
a no stress project~
you will want to get in on the fun
trust me

we will be doing this:

1) collect orange scraps   if you are short on some
call in your quilty friends to enhance the pile

2) taking oranges to yellow oranges and making slabs
dont worry- this time YOU will keep the slabs- if you want to add
browns thats ok. it is your project

we will be exchanging the pumpkin recipes that you 
have been finding and saving
I will try and make a file that we can all read
or will retype them on the blog for all to have
LOVE pumpkin and recipes made with it

Here is a quick one for ya
when I did weight watchers years ago the lady
that ran it used to come up with these weird recipes
that were awesome

take one can PUMPKIN  (not pie filling)
and one spice cake box
that is IT
mix just the two of them together
no eggs or anything else - ignore the box directions
batter will be a little stiff  you could add a tsp water if too stiff
make into a loaf, or muffins
for some pumpkin spice fun
you could make a cake too!
no added oil (fat) 
and quick and good........
bake till done. may take a little longer
as the pumpkin is wet but check

can "frost" with lite cool whip if desired. 
I like them plain as muffins.
the pumpkin adds fiber and vitamin A
there  you recipe already!
and you may even have the ingredients on hand

breakfast anyone?

oh and by the way,,,,,,,if you dont have spice cake mix
not to worry
use chocolate for an easy fudgy brownie like treat
or chocolate muffins

use yellow cake too.......try it and see
one of my favs was the choc cake mix and made like brownies in 
a brownie pan
top with Edys lower fat and sugar ice cream
that has like 80 cal per half cup
brownie sundae!  I KID YOU NOT

(you're welcome)

3) Jacky and I each week will show you what we
are doing with our orange slabs and we
will share how we did those projects
so you can make one or all of them
your choice.........
you have the month of Aug and Sept to finish
and reveals will be Oct 1
(I will see if I can do a linky thing so we can all see)

I am looking into a giveaway too
just sayin..........

collect those orange scraps
look up your favorite pumpkin recipe and send it off to me so I 
can put it on the blog
and make sure you make something with  your
orange slabs and show it off on Oct 1st

as we get further into it I will have more details.

what cha say?
you in????

linking up with Beth of lovelaughquilt

Sunday, July 23, 2017

farmgirl vintage update

this is Jeannas house.
love the red and turquoise!

Jeannas cherries   
be still my red bandana 
how fun!

her cute little sheep

and her pinwheels

Jacky was a little busy too.......

isnt she so "artsy pants"? 
when I went to get the pics she had
the farmgirl table all set up
(yeah she is trying to make me take
better pics-------I am a no frills kinda gal LOL)

anywho here is her cute flags.......
she is making lots of potholder sets of the blocks
and they are so darned cute

AND she EVEN tried to sneak in 
something I MADE as hers

love that girl!

Rheema caught up on hers too

how cute it this basket?


love her flag!



look at the truck in the star center!

I on the other hand..........

was a slacker

but I will try and catch up 
before the end of the month
we will have to choose
the block for August

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Does this look like my Dunks?

I was blog hopping
you know how that goes right?
I will JUST look over here at the Christmas in July
thingy and 3 hrs later you dont know
how the heck  you got where you are
but you dont want to leave the site
because there are things so interesting.........



especially when I found out the CAT part is an applique
I KNOW..........I was thinking I was 
gonna have to piece all those parts

so I googled the name of it
Meow or never kit
and Nancys Notions had it cheaper by 30 bucks!

so I ordered it

Dunkin wanted me is my Christmas gift
from him to me

yep into the gift box it goes
outta sight outta mind till Jan