Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fall Challenge Update #1

Did I tell you all how much I love the Figgy Pudding line??? Here are the courthouse blocks that I finished last night. All I have to do now is add them to the trees and the top will be done.
I can't wait to see this come together and I'm sad that I have to give it away.... But it is going to the St. James Episcopal Church for their annual Christmas fundraiser, and that makes me happy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Fall Challenge

Fall Challenge Starts August 26, 2009 and ends September 30, 2009.

I just realized how many projects are in my "to be finished" list. WOW! My husband will be leaving next Wednesday for the first of many weeks this fall to guide elk and deer hunts in Oregon. This is my challenge.... I want to finish all of my projects (already started) on the list before he comes home from his last trip (sometime in late September). I will also not purchase any new fabric or start any new projects during this time. I really want to go into Fall with a clean slate, that way I will have two full months for Christmas projects/gifts.

I will try to blog/check in about my progress at least every other day and you all will be more than welcome to join me. We can help keep each other on task... So are you ready for the Fall Challenge?

Leave me a comment and I will add you/your blog to our Fall Challenge list. I will also send out a prize to the person who finishes the most "already started" projects during the Challenge time.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Design wall Monday...

Two projects that I am working on....

Vacation ...

At least I thought it was... So we have been back a week or so from our quick trip up the north coast. I have to say hands down the most beautiful area in California. I love the north coast. We stayed two nights in Fortuna, CA then went on to Cresent City, CA. Here are some pictures:

Cresent City Harbor

View from Cresent City Lighthouse back towards Cresent City

Cresent City Lighthouse

Fortuna, CA
Hubby standing next to big tree at Mystery of Trees in Klamath, CA

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big Diamonds

Big Diamonds is officially finished and Lily is testing it out. I have it on my bed and we have slept under it for 2 nights! It is the largest traditional quilt I have completed to date. I love the colors and fabric (mostly Urban Couture and MoMo from Moda).
I have also been working on some donation quilts for Quilts for Kids . These two just need binding and they will be finished and on their way to new homes.I am on fabric restriction... My stash has been growing over the last couple of weeks so I have plenty to work with for a while Plus my husband has been laid off work for the rest of the year. (He worked in Non-Profit fundraising in California, not a good line of work here in this economy.) He has some odd jobs lined up for my parents and grandparents at the ranch, also some guiding (elk & deer) work in Oregon for the month of September. Sort of a bummer but we will make it work.
We had a weekend trip planned long ago to Fortuna, Eureka and Arcata, CA for this weekend. We have decided to go regardless. We both need a break far from life here at home, even if it is only for a couple of days.