Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun weekend and my handsome pup

We finally had a great weather weekend. On Sunday I went with friends to the Elkhorn Flea and Antiques Market in Wisconsin. A beautiful day to be outside, sunny, warm, with a nice breeze. Enjoyed looking at the antiques, but the greenhouse/farms there had awesome deals on flowers. I got this pretty planter from Kathy's Blooming Creations, LLC, Burlington, WI.

I also found some good CQ embellishments. My friend Karen gave me 4 hankies to use in CQ blocks.

In my last post I showed a picture of my dog Penne at the beach playing frisbee. Here is a picture of our other dog, Sydney or "Velvet Face" as we call him. He is the sweetest puppy boy.

Still working on my "One Block Swap" crazy quilt block, may finish it this weekend but I can mail it until July 27th.

Happy 4th of July to all. Have a happy and safe holiday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Reading and One Block Swap

Still getting settled back in the house. Weather was finally nice enough to plant the deck planters and containers. So our deck is in pretty good shape, of course now we are having "heat advisory" weather and it is too hot to sit out on the deck.

Our pups have been enjoying some walks on the beach, playing frisbee, tennis ball, and a little swimming. Penne loves to play frisbee, she barks to say "Throw it again".

This is the shore of Lake Michigan on the Illinois side. Having grown up in Michigan, I think the Lake Michigan shore is sandier/less rocky then the Illinois side. Both shores are beautiful views.

I have been working on a "Favorite Things One Block" Swap. I am making a CQ block for someone that choose: Pink, pale green, cream, angels, flowers, and hearts as her "Favorite Things". We are only allowed to show two sneak peeks, the blocks have to be finished and delivered by Aug. 1. Here is my progress so far, hope the owner isn't reading my blog. I have quite a bit more to do before shipping it.

Reading two books, both recommended by my COF friend Kathi, Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises & Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity and City of Light.

In January I started reading about and planning an "Art Journal Quilt". I have some of the pieces cut out and a layout planned, just need several hours to assemble it.