Friday, April 27, 2012


I decided to join in for another round of doll quilt swapping this year. This is the quilt I sent to Anita.  Robbie helped me decide where to place the fabrics. He's pretty good with colors. I used some embroidery floss to do some hand quilting on it. It was so relaxing to sit and watch a movie and work on quilting this little gem. I know that I will be doing it again soon.

I received this beauty from Jennifer.   I actually commented on this quilt when Jennifer was asking which border fabric to use. I loved the way it looked with the word fabric and I even left a comment saying so.  I don't normally comment too much because there are so many (usually around 300) swappers posting various photos that it is hard to keep up. This little mini caught my eye because of the bright fabrics with the black prints so I just had to put my two cents in lol.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby quilt top

I've been slowly working on putting all my loose blocks together. These blocks are from when I was part of the 3X6 Bee swap over on flickr.  They all worked well together so I turned them into a baby quilt top. Next step is to get it pinned and quilted. Hopefully that will happen this month.

The fence is my neighbor's and I have tried hanging quilts up there before to take pictures but I never had any clips strong enough or that opened wide enough to hold the quilts. Last month Hubby and I were wandering around Target and I happen to see these fun clips hanging by the beach towels.

The fishies are meant to clip your towel to your beach chair so it doesn't blow away. They have a very strong spring in them and they open wide enough to clip over the thick boards on the fence. They had flamingos too but for some reason they were almost 3 dollars more. Since I bought 3 packs I wasn't willing to spend the extra money. They came two to a pack.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flamingo Love

I've always loved Flamingos. My facebook picture is a stuffed flamingo I crocheted a couple years back. When I saw that Heidi had a new hat pattern I had to buy it.  As usual I had most of it done but I needed to sew the wings on and make the earflaps. It sat like that for a couple weeks before I got tired of seeing it sitting there and finished it.  I think she looks cute sitting in our lemon/orange tree.

This tree was here when we bought our house 10 years ago. Each year it looked like it was dying and Hubby wanted to chop it down but I wouldn't let him. Every few years it would produce 1 or two fruits. They looked like oranges but they tasted sour like lemons. Last year it poofed out with all this foliage and think it looks cute. Last year it produced 8 fruits but most of them fell off before they ripened. Some birds made a nest in it 5 or 6 years ago and we see different birds use it each year. When I put the hat in there to take pictures I saw a second nest. I love watching the birds work on the nests and seeing the new babies.

*** I just saw an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and they were using a sour orange that looked just like the fruit that grows on our tree. It sounds right. ***

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I've been working on these baby afghans a bit here and a bit there. I knew I needed to get them finished but never found the motivation. With three new babies due to arrive later this year I figured now was as good a time as any to get them finished.

This one was knit diagonally. Simple brainless knitting.

This one is a gorgeous green color and was crocheted. The pattern was on the back of the Pound of Love yarn label. It only takes one ball to make the afghan. This pattern is a favorite of mine. It has such a nice texture for babies.

I had the hardest time getting pictures of these afghans. They were either too dark or too light or the pics just looked "off".

Saturday, April 14, 2012

May for Me BINGO card

It's almost time to link up for the May for Me BINGO game. Head over to Tonya's to see the rules.

I used some scraps for my BINGO card:

B...boat, penguin, buoy, superman, soccer

I...tractor, bee, tennis, chicken, ladybug

N...Elmo, fire hydrant, free space, fire truck, cowboy boot

G...train, shorts, bugs, bike, stars,, shirt, butterfly, frog, crayon