Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is interesting.

Check this out (if you are into quilting). What a great resource for quilt blogs! All 600+ of them! The concept is pretty neat too. I spent a bit of time today thinking about and planning out the quilt that I'm working on. It is interesting to me how my quilts come together. They never end up looking exactly how I think they will when I first start out... they sort of take a life of their own as I get quilting, adding fabric from my stash here and there. Avery's quilt is coming together nicely. I have 10 blocks done and have 10 more to go. Once I'm done the 'inner blocks' I'm going to add a bit of pink (love the pink!) to 'frame' the squares... it's all very exciting and keeping my creative juices flowing. SO FUN!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Movie Time

Last night I went to the movies. By myself (I love going to the movies by myself, actually I just love going to the movies). It was a really great break. I really needed to get out of the house. I had plans to go out with a friend but plans changed and instead of staying home, I thought why not just go anyway? I saw the movie 'Bridesmaids'..... and it was HILARIOUS. If you are in need of a good laugh I highly recommend it. It was exactly what I needed. The trailers don't do this movie justice. Damn that was a good movie!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This quilt is gonna take a while...

I was inspired by the quilt I thrifted a while back to use up some of my fabric scraps to make a quilt for Avery. Most of my scraps are pinks, oranges and reds and I love how they all come together. A little bit of Heather Ross, a little bit of Anna Maria Horner and of course lots and lots of polka dots! I've only added in one 'non scrappy' fabric, the bunny one. I bought it here: This and that from Japan.You just have to love those Japanese fabrics! I'm really enjoying this project. I'm taking it one block at a time, really enjoying making each block instead of feeling rushed to finish the entire quilt. The other nice part of this project is that I know it will be staying here. I love making gifts for friends, but it's also nice to work hard on something and then get to enjoy it yourself. I really love that bunny... and his double decker bus!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Baby Barnes Quilt

This is a rock n' roll quilt for a special friend who loves to play guitar and hug trees! xoxo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We've been busy....

Celebrating Ian's 4th Birthday
Discovering we love to swing!
Picnicing on our favourite new thrifted blanket.
Getting our new Summer 'do
Enjoying Vietnamese treats.
Riding around on our brand new 'big boy' bike (even in the grocery store!).

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