So here is the great sneak peek for all of you watching out there! Sew and go will be so much fun! We are making this wonderful quilted scissor case for all your sewing scissors. And then part 2 we'll learn to do this great embellishment! It was so much fun! One of our favorites we've done yet! Barb sent me a photo of hers the other day on my phone and guess what...bling...of course! so cute, wait till you see! So there you have it, when I checked last week there were a few spots left so if you havn't signed up get on with it since we've been selling out. You can access it on line too thru the ETC link over there to the right on here and get signed up.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
So here is a photo of our jelly roll race quilt. Fun and fast and easy! Each time we've had a new pattern of using up a jelly roll and make it fast and easy to sew up in one day! Pattern is ready for sale if you can't make it. The race is this week at ETC. Everyone can choose between 2 different jelly rolls, one in cute bright cottons, the other in batiks. You'll get to pick a color for your alternate little accent strip, we'll do some prep and the race begins! Everyone can bring a snack to share and we'll fuel up before the race begins!
Posted by Terry at 6:56 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
We don't have alot of shows on TV that we really watch regularly but I have to admit that we've gotten hooked on Downton Abbey. Rather late to the party as we just got started in the last couple months so thanks to netflix we have watched Season 1, we currently have the last disk to watch of Season 2. We've been DVR'ing the season that is on now but isn't it Season 4??? So anyone know where I can find Season 3 or do I just have to wait for it to come out on Netflix. So you regular watchers I'm just clarifying that the current season I have recorded is Season 4? Ken's been a good sport to watch it with me, sometimes I hear a bit of snoring, but he continues to want to see the next show. I love the costuming and everything about the "period" of history that it portrays. Love noticing the long strand of necklace they wear and it's come around again! Once we watch this last disk of Season 2 I might go into withdrawal and be tempted to watch the season on the DVR but then I'll miss something important!
Posted by Terry at 9:25 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Here's a funny photo of some old friends the other morning as we met for breakfast. We all worked together for years and it's so fun to reconnect a couple times a year. We were missing a couple of people, but it was fun to see what all is going on. We decided to take this for Ellen who now lives on the east coast and we miss her! We've all moved on from the job we all connected at as we teased Ken for being the last rat to jump off the ship! Or did he get kicked off!?!? We patted oursleves on the back tho reminiscing about how much talent was available all in one spot those years we all worked together. So there is Denise, Ken, myself and Betty, we had some great laughs and hope to do it again before summer with a few more coming.
Posted by Terry at 7:59 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Alot of you have had this little sneak peek in class already but here is our Sew and Go project at ETC. for this coming week. We sold out in just a couple days, everyone is so excited to learn the fast and easy way to make this table mat. It's got so many lay outs too by spinning all the blocks into different positions. We've got one group of gals flying in to take the class with their sister, lots of fun, and easy to do. Everyone remember to bring your own 6 1/2" or larger square ruler and your own small mat! Pattern is in the works so if you can't make it you can still get the pattern for it. Get signed up for Sew and Go early so you don't miss out! It's always a busy day when we have classes these days, nice to see them sold out!
Posted by Terry at 10:24 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Just had to show you a couple more of the blocks for our Batik Block of the month at ETC. These both are coming up and Barb got them done this last week, both came out so pretty. This is going to be such a pretty quilt. Each month you get fabric to make 3 of one of these blocks. There still is space in the group, they'll make such a pretty New York Beauty style quilt. All with different batiks. So pretty! Paper pieced and once they are all squared to size it'll be so fun to lay out. Everyone gets to pick their own border for their project too. So many fun things to do, so little time!!!
Posted by Terry at 10:17 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Lots of S's going on around here. First we love our spring in Arizona! Everything is blooming, our tree in the front yard has burst into pretty purple blossoms that smell just like Grape , you can Smell it clear across the yard! Altho with it being in the 90's today is Summer close at hand???? ( and what was that cat hair ball billowing across the wood floor too.....summer is at hand as the cats must be shedding already....ho hum, back to sweeping the floor every day!)
Ken's been busy, took out 2 little small palms in the back yard that had gotten Ugly looking and we were afraid the way they were leaning they could fall on a little person. So out they came, to the street for the bulk pick up next week! And we planted a new itty bitty Sissoo tree. Same kind we planted last fall that grew already by leaps and bounds. Best part is I had this great coupon for 20% off, so we went and picked one out this week and ended up paying only $40. Love having a coupon for a shade tree. Can't wait for it to grow now. Hopefully where it's planted we'll get shade on the patio at sunrise in the summer. The one we planted by the laundry room went from a 1 inch trunk to about 3 inches in just a few months, and it came thru the harsh frost we had this year so it'll be fun to watch this one grow.
And the last S is Scorpion! Ken had his first hunt tonight after one blantantly sat on the patio in the open looking at us! 28, yep the first hunt of the year was successful! Chris heard the results and had to hunt...only 1, Barb had to go looking - only 2 and one back yard on fire....one of the hazards of scorpion hunting....ours is usually a palm tree! oops!
Posted by Terry at 10:12 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013
Here's a few more photo's from our trip to Mississippi. Here is Noah playing, glad I got his cute toy box Jeremy made in the background with his name on it and a T-6 etched into it.
Posted by Terry at 7:25 AM
Thursday, March 7, 2013
We've gotten started on a new swap for my quilt group. It's always fun to see what everyone else is doing. We seem to have a theme going lately with this group - USE IT UP! So we've all spent so many years collecting it's been fun to have swaps focused on USE IT UP! So this one for a few months is using some of our 30's reproduction stash. We swap 9 patches and then larger squares that will make star points. It's a pretty quilt and then we can each use a background of our choice. Quick to sew up and cut so it'll be fun to stash then a "quilt kit" ready to sew up of these parts. Nice to do some fun things with what we have. We just have finished up swapping 2 1/2" squares in sets so here is our new one!
Posted by Terry at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
So here is a little sneak peek of our All Cut Up project! It's out of a charm pack ( 5 inch squares) or you could do scraps, I love it! It's a great little tote....
Posted by Terry at 5:22 PM
Made it home again safe and sound late yesterday. Hard to leave those two little brown Noah eyes! Can't wait for him to move to Arizona! I'll take anything closer than Mississippi, can't wait until those official orders come in!!!! Sure had a fun week with him, he's really such an easy child, easy to read and easy to predict so you can stay one step ahead of him so you are prepared when he's hungry, lunch is ready, when he's tired etc. Such a smart little guy with so much jabbering going on. I see him imitating so many things his parents do, clapping his hands when the dogs are misbehaving, it's so cute! He's going to love his new house with the carpeted stairs he's already figured out so well! Little tot play yards everywhere. Daddy close by to come home for lunch when he's not in the air and things like that. They have a very nice comfortable house to live in for the next 2 months. So at the airport 4 little blue eyes were there to see us! Bode and Brock came along with Chris to pick us up! So happy to see them!!! MB was teaching so they had time to stay and play, Brock hungry...poking food in him...Bode doing his favorite rolling the pool table balls in. When they left we started unpacking until we found Bode's favorite lightening mcqueen mini car ( he goes no where without it) Sooooo in the car we go to deliver all the forgotten things by their door. So more unpacking today. Jamie sent us home with tons of her couponing freebies....love it! Extra shampoo, razors, all kinds of goodies. No food in the house....laundry going....up early on Mississippi time...off to teach a fun class of gals today at ETC. I'll post some more Mississippi photos' from the last couple days of cleaning out and settling in. It was a great trip to help them with all the work that unfolds with a move.
Posted by Terry at 5:55 AM
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Two big days of moving here in Mississippi and I think it's almost done! The photo's loaded a bit strange but you'll get the idea of the last couple days anyway! Here is the first load yesterday, they backed the trailer right up to the door! And it was freezing out and snowing most the day! They couldn't get the house until after lunch so the trailers had been loaded and ready....Noah and I stayed home for him to nap while the first load left. He was supposed to have gone to day care but there was so much illness there they decided it'd be better for him to stay again with me.
So here is Noah and Goofy holding down the rolled up rug ready to load! One huge load with both the preloaded trailers, then back for one more quick pack up as much as we could kind of load. Noah's crib and everything else I had packed up during Nap time. Noah was tired and ready for bed, so we threw in what we could and off we went to the new house. Moving day one was a big success!
Posted by Terry at 9:29 PM
Tuesday is Sew and Go at ETC. We are making this fun little notions keeper. It fits over a very roomy cup and has pockets to put all your notions and things in. I kinda need one by my chair at night where I do handwork, that's always where I wish I'd grabbed the seam ripper or that 1 inch ruler or my scissors to snip something. One more way to get organized! $20 includes your entire kit and a few hours of fun making it with us and all our great students!
Posted by Terry at 8:00 AM