Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Mish Mash

It's a wonderful sunny Monday morning here - a first in about a week or so.  We have had so many cool, foggy mornings that the sun is a welcomed sight.  I hope it sticks around for awhile. 

Three of our children and their families have been away on vacation this week so it was a great week to settle into the sewing room and stitch the hours away. 

My flowers continue to bloom in my Flower Garden Quilt-Along.  I only added two more this week as I had a lot of other hand stitching that I was working on as well.  Be sure to check out the different flowers that everyone else is creating and consider joining in with us.


I finished my last row of the Rockin'Robin.  This was a hexagon row and you could arrange them as you please.  This is my row.....more purple.



The daughter of a long time family friend is expecting in a few weeks.  They are having a shower for her this weekend and I did up a baby quilt for the little guy.  This was a pattern from Moda Bake Shop and I think it will be fun to quilt.



Don't you love getting those squishy packages in the mail - especially when you are not expecting them?  I received one such package this week from Em.http://mcelebrates.blogspot.com/  I have followed Em for some time now and her work is so creative and colorful.  I would love to be a mouse in the corner of her sewing room to see how she comes up with such great ideas.  Be sure to check out her blog and see some of the AMAZING pieces she has done.  You will not be disappointed.  Thank you so much, Em, for the wonderful fabrics and the necklace.  It has been a delight to be a blogging friend.



Another fabulous package that arrived this week was from Thearica.  I had won a surprise "squishy" package and look at what came.  These fabrics are just gorgeous and I am so excited about using them.  The colors are so soft and wonderful.  Don't you just love them?  As well she included a jar of her homemade pickles.  This was when the jar was full, but trust me, it is empty now.  They were delicious!!!!  My DH and I both love them.  Thank you, Thearica. 



I have signed up for the past few few years to the Another Little Quilt Swap and have done so again for round 6.  I have posted pictures in the past of some of the gorgeous quilts that have come my way.  Round 6 is now open and if you are interested in joining in please go and sign up.  You will not be disappointed.  I love the way that this swap is run.  You get to view the completed quilts and then get a choice in the one that you would like to receive.  The quilts are due to be finished in October so there is still time to finish one and join with us.  Kate has done a wonderful job with the swap in the past so please go over and sigh up for ALQS6.

There won't be as much sewing time this week as it is a bit busier than last.  I best get going on it!!!



30 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Such a fun and simple quilt for a little one! Isn't getting mail wonderful...you know...the good mail not those nasty bills!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

nice fabrics....love your purple row....

Stray Stitches said...

So nice to see that your flower garden is still growing. And your Rockin' Robin row is amazing. Love how you used the hexagons!
The baby quilt is adorable!!
You received some wonderful squishies - the fabrics look beautiful.
The Another Little Quilt Swap looks quite tempting but I just don't know if I will have the time.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the sunshine - maybe I could send some of our glaring brightness down your way :)

Dorine said...

Nice the rockin Robin
And the baby quilt So true you repet and you grow
hugs from Dorine

PEA said...

I always enjoy seeing what you've been working on:-) That baby quilt is so adorable and I have no doubt that the mom-to-be will love it. I love how you have so much fun with those swaps, round robins, etc!! Getting such wonderful surprises in the mail is certainly a treat as well:-)

Hopefully the sun will stay out for you now. We've had sunshine more days than not so far this summer and it's been the hottest summer in years. Today it's sunny and 75 so just perfect!! xoxo

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

That quilt is wonderful , love the pattern. Lovely packages, enjoy!

Linds said...

I love the baby quilt! What a brilliantly simple pattern. I actually managed to start cutting out a quilt yesterday. I have some words to embroider before I finish the cutting - tomorrow, I think - and I can't wait to start assembling it. It is getting to be the time of year when I love to sit and quilt in the evenings! Well, it is here. It is not warm at all.

The rioting carries on as I speak. It is utter madness out there. I have no idea what the world has come to at all. It boggles the mind.

Lynne said...

I love that baby quilt!

Sue said...

I love the baby quilt, such truth in those words.

Sue said...

I love the baby quilt, such truth in those words.

Sinta Renee said...

Fun things! I love that baby quilt! And the special mail packages are so nice!

Pat said...

LOVE the wording on that baby quilt......what a fun one (and so true)!!! Your "flower" garden pieces are looking nice and you have such a pretty way of showing them off in your photo.

Kay Lynne said...

Very cute quilt for a baby! Glad you are having a nice summer.

Dawn said...

You do such beautiful things. I would love to see your sewing room. I need to get in with some new blogging friends, because things are very slow at my place. But I see that you have so many very creative, very generous blogging friends!

Have a great week - wish we could share some of our heat and sunshine with you!

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers and the baby quilt will be fun to quilt.
Also you received some greal mail.
I have alos joined in the Quilt-A-Long. First time so looking forward to it.

QuiltSue said...

I love the baby quilt. You must love your postman, he brings you great things.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Glad you got a break in the weather...love the little flowers, great idea! The rockin' robin looks interesting, can't wait to see it finished. Happy news on the new arrival - LOVE the adorable quilt! Squishy packages are always the best!! Might have to check out the swap, love doing them, but my time right now is a little crazy...

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

Your projects look like lots of fun. I too love getting packages in the mail especially if they are quilt related.

Thearica said...

Your garden is going to be full of flowers in no time at all!

LOVE the baby quilt! I had seen it on their site and thought how fun it would be to do one!

Sharon said...

Your quilt is so cute. You sure have been one busy lady.
Congrats on getting such wonderful mail.
Hugs

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's so nice to have some time in the sewing room. I'm hoping for that next week. blessings, marlene

Nancy said...

The baby quilt is fabulous. I have never made any quilts with words but I love this one. May go on my list!

Midlife Mom said...

Grrrrrrrrr I just lost my whole comment!!!!!!!! I think I will just do an e-mail!!!!

Michele said...

What fun mail :-) I love the baby quilt!

Ivory Spring said...

Your Rocking Robin is so cool looking!

Margaret said...

Like eat, play sleep, repeat , then I wandered down the rest of the posts and saw some lovely work and photos. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to get you warm .

palmtreefanatic said...

I love that baby quilt!!!

em's scrapbag said...

The baby quilt is one of my favorites over at the backshop. Your yo yo flowers are delightful. And Em is amazing. I was lucky enough to meet her in person at the begining of summer.

Donna said...

Hi Needled mom, Thanks for the sweet comment and for dropping by. Having time to sew is a luxury! You certainly make good use of your time. I LOVE Yo-yos and the hexagons are a great idea.

I'm sewing today too..after I get the house clean of course. Back to school for us!

xo
Donna

Barbara said...

How nice.