September 17, 2014

What I'm doing Wednesday


Hubby brought home some expired magazines for me to go through. I love that he picked out the ones I'd be most interested in: Home, Garden, Crafts. There weren't too many articles that I was interested in, so I decided to look at the pages differently:

1: Is there a design (photo, ads, articles) that catch my eye?

2: Any colors that I'm drawn to, or perhaps unusual color pairings that I'd like to explore?

3: Line, Shape and Texture

September 15, 2014

To-Do Tuesday!

Bindi Blankets ready for backing and quilting
Are you ready for To-Do Tuesday? I am! Christine over at Stitch All the Things is back with the To-Do Tuesdays! What I love most about doing this, is that it reminds me to work on projects. I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to work on several projects at a time, and I can easily lose focus. (More like: What am I working on? What needs to be finished?).
You are more than welcome to join in, just visit her blog!

September 06, 2014

Opa!

I hope this first week in September was productive for you. Monday was a holiday, Tuesday our quilt guild featured a trunk show by Katie Pederson from Sew Katie Did. Wednesday and Thursday I spent time organizing fabrics and beads.

Friday was the perfect day for visiting the yearly Greek Festival held at St Sophia's church, with my friend, Deborah. The weather was warm, live music was playing, and plenty of Greek food. 
We ate some Gyro's and for the first time, I tried Greek donuts. Topped with cinnamon, honey and walnuts the slightly crispy donuts were a treat. 

 I wasn't aware that the volunteers at the church, who put together the food, actually spend the proceeding 3 months cooking and freezing food items. For instance, the meat used, is not pre-packaged store bought patties, but carefully made by hand by the volunteers.

September 04, 2014

Are You Ready?


September. 

The time for children to return to school, fall sports, and possibly a change in schedules. It's also the time that many quilters, crafters and sewists return to their projects. I know that I spent a day organizing and clearing up work-spaces, so I can be ready to work on the ornaments that I set aside at the beginning of summer. 


Even though we have had a beautiful summer with plenty of warmth and sunshine, I did set aside some time to design and quilt. If you'll recall, earlier this year I participated in the Mod Olives QAL with Sew Kind of Wonderful. See the finished quilt here.

There were so many leftover pieces that I designed a second quilt in May: