Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 5/27/2013

Good Morning!  My design wall has not changed in weeks as I have been working on pinning and quilting a couple of graduation quilts which need to be finished by the beginning of June.   So much fun but so much work!!  I am chained to my machine for a few hours every day but the more I do each day just means I will be finished soon!!  Remember to check the rest of the design walls on Judy's blog.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 5/13/2013

 Well, my design wall is rather boring this week!  I have my four borders ready to go and also prepared another Grape Escape block (see last picture below) is not like I did not have an exciting weekend.  I won Best of Show, First Place for Applique Division and Best Applique (and First Place for the section) for my applique quilt, My Whimsical Quilt Garden at Dixon MayFair in Dixon California.  I was so shocked, as a friend of mine told me I had won best of Division, not the entire show!!  She hid the information  My other quilt, Miss Kyra, won First Place.  Well, I cannot wait until the county fair....just to see how they do!   This just makes me want to do more applique!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 5/6/2013

 Another fantastic week, well for quilting progress anyway!!  I got two of my borders for my Miss Emilie's Garden quilt ready by be sewn down.  I have the next two borders ready to go, well ready to prepare anyway.  So excited!!  This quilt looks great!!  The weekend was busy for many reasons, my high school senior, Nicolas, went to his Prom with a date!!   I rented him a tuxedo and he looked great.  He declined my offer to pay for a hair cut, sigh, but I am not going to die on that hill!!  He is the one with the long red hair!  Parents, warn your kids not to leave their wallets in their jacket pockets.  Nicolas had his wallet stolen at the prom but it was found (sans money) and at least we will get his license back.  He learned his lesson!!

My husband was attending our Boy Scout Camporee  with our youngest boy this weekend and our troop took home the top award for the 6th year in a row.  Yeah Troop 466!!   My wonderful husband rushed home from camping to drive into San Francisco on Sunday morning with me (1.5 hours away) and our son to check out an apartment for our son who has an internship in the city for the summer.  The rent was $2300 a month, furnished, for a room the size of his bedroom.....and he would have to share with a friend.  Yikes.  Too small and the furniture could not be changed.  He is checking Craigslist and is hoping to find something near the financial district but I am not holding my breath!!  America's Cup is in San Francisco this summer and all the short term rentals are gone.  The picture below was taken from the window at the end of the bed looking toward the kitchenette!!   I have high hopes for this week of quilt work!!  I will get so much done as I pre-made dinners for days this weekend!!  Check out Judy's blog and see the rest of the design walls!!