Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rousing Up the Roosters

Wycinanki - Polish Paper Cutting
Calling all rooster objects, art, statues, drawings, paintings, tablescapes, decor, plates, cups, whatever you have that depicts ROOSTERS. 

If you have something that you'd like to share, then start planning your post now and have fun with your photos.

Then sign up with Barb at Bella Vista and join in her fun party for August 6th. 

I am getting my post ready and thinking about my items with interest.  I am coming up on my 1 year blogging anniversary and it also may be my hundredth post.  It  may mean that I  need to do my first give away, so stay tuned.  By next week I can give some more details.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sneak Peek of Ornament

My Christmas in July ornament is on it's way to where it needs to go! I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I will share more photos of it later but I'll wait to find out that the recipient gets it first.

I had it in the works since just after July 4th, but did all the finishing touches on it this last weekend. I noticed so many stores having Christmas in July promotions and was much more aware of all the crafty supplies and fabrics at my fabric store when I went to pick up the cording. I am in the mood and motivated to make a couple more ornaments before I put away my supplies.

I also became aware of a very cute blog site written specifically about Christmas all year round! I'd like to share it with you with this link:  Terri loves Christmas and has frequent posts about Christmas topics frequently on her blog called Christmas Tree Lane. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wyoming Valley Blocks for Diary Quilt Along

I've been sewing along for the Diary Quilt Along, just not at the same pace as the directions!  I'm now done with my small and large block 8. I can happily move along to block 9 and be current with the posts. I do really love the way these blocks are coming together and am very happy to be using fabrics in reds and tans that I've been collecting for awhile. I am thinking that maybe the blocks will be set on the diagonal and that the setting blocks may have some darker sashing.
The blocks name happens to be called Wyoming Valley, which is easy to remember because of the "V" that was formed when sewing the flying geese units together.   

I notice that in the smaller block the "V" shapes do not have that much contrast.  What I'd like to do is get started on block 9 and if time allows, perhaps I will remake this block with a substitute for the light tan fabric.

Mosaic of Strawberry Gifts

I thought it might be nice to gather all the photos of my gifts from Michele into a mosaic collage. So after they were loaded on Flickr, I made this at the bighugelab's website.

I did plant the seeds in the strawberry grow kit and they are just starting to sprout. The have the tiniest little leaves and stems right now! I plan to put them into the pockets of my herb jar when they get a bit bigger.

Friday, July 2, 2010

All Things Strawberry

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I have wonderful goodies to share with you today. Here are some items that I received in the strawberry swap.

Look at the DARLING pillow created especially for me by Michele of MamaBug's Musings.

Update: This crafty trim does unpin from the pillow and it does double duty as a pin for a sweater, hat, or in this case my purse! Thank you Michele.

I really love how she embellished it in the center with the loose and layered flower petals.

There were many fine items in the package. I love the fact that Michele included vintage items like a cute juice glass with red green and white painted strawberries. The tall mug will be great for my coffee and tea that I like to drink everyday!

The pillow looks right at home in my kitchen sitting on a fruity chair that I painted a while ago.