Monday, January 26, 2009

The Beach in January

This was the view from our balcony on Saturday morning. It was gorgeous. This was the second picture I took. It was so peaceful.It looks like it was going to be a warm day at the was windy and freezing.
This is Joni, Tanya and me. We are out shopping while the guys golf. Robin is taking the pic.

This is at the DISNEY know how I love Mickey.

This was in the candy store. That is gumballs in the bottom of the table.

This is the right size Margarita. LOL

My partners in crime. We loved this trip. We girls left every morning to do as we pleased. The guys spent their time at the golf course.

Tanya and Robin at the barn...they are so funny. Did I mention it was freezing!!!

Joni and I pretending we are at the warm beach......check out the coconuts.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Strip Search

Here is the Strip Search Quilt. I loved making this quilt. It took 1 noodle(Hancock's version of a jellyroll) or 39 2 1/2" strips. I did learn a more precut strips from Hancock's. I love the colors,but this roll was 2 1/4" strips. I had to change the pattern to make it work. Instead of 10 1/2" and 12 1/2" squares, I cut 8 1/2" and 10 1/2" squares. It still is a beautiful quilt. The back is strip pieced. I hate dealing with large pieces of fabric. Plus it uses up fabric that I wonder what was I thinking.
Here is a block made out of the right size strips. This will give my students an idea of the true size of the block. It is totally made from strips that are in my scraps strips. I cut strips from all the remaining fabric when cutting out quilts and have them ready for projects.

Koozies made from headliner fabric. I have to say these are easy and useful. I also have Modern Art With Fabric top is finished and hanging at the Sewingly Yours. After my class in February I will bring it home and quilt it.I forgot to take pictures. I will take a picture next time I go.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas in the Carolinas

Christmas Eve was spent with my family. This was a special Christmas because my Mom and Sidney were here for the holiday. The girls were here also with their boyfriends. I love spending time with my family. We opened gifts and had dinner, then Tanya, Joni, Mom and me started our baking for Christmas dinner. On Christmas our friends Robin, Joe, and Kevin came for dinner. After dinner the guys went golfing and the girls went to the movies. Joni and Jd went to Charlotte to have Christmas with his family. Joni and Jd opening gifts.
Gary with Scooby, Kitty, and Toby. I think they had a long day....

Tanya helping Jon open his new TEA cups.

Tanya with her new Vera Bradley bag from Nannie and Popa.

Jon enjoying his new tea cups.

Joni with her baby. Toby is the light of her life.

Gary opening his gifts.

Mom and Sidney opening their gifts.

Jon has had a long day.....the holidays are so hard on a guy.

Jd and Joni have had a long day. Joni had a crazy schedule at work because of the holiday. She was whooped.