Tuesday, November 12, 2013

California Sun Balls

I really haven't fallen off of the earth yet, but sometimes life does tend to occupy our time more than usual.

Bits and pieces of sewing have been going on here.  I saw this darling pattern for little snowballs at a quilt shop recently and fell in love with it.  Although the quilting isn't finished yet, I have to share my California snowballs.  It's a good thing they don't melt. 



I managed to get a few blocks done for our Japanese X&+ swap done too.  I am excited to see how the set colors of green, pink and purple turn out.  Most of the recipients have just requested scrappy fabrics. 



Sheila is having a Christmas post card swap that I am participating in as well.  I don't think my partner reads my blog so I will share it here. 



I know Halloween was several weeks ago, but here are just a few shots of the little ones.





This was our sunrise this morning.  How could it not be a perfect day ahead?


41 comments:

CATHY DANIEL said...

Just to say have loved looking round your blog - those Japanese X blocks are lovely. Thanks for sharing. xCathy

andsewon said...

Cute snow balls1 We are to get some real snow mixed in with rain this afternoon or evening! Too soon! It is always a joy to see your grands! Cute bunch!

beth said...

what fun family pictures! We admired the sunrise today as well. Beautiful!

Lesley said...

Your entire post made me smile...especially the little bumblebee! Your snowballs are so cute too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love your snowball tree - how cute! Lovely post full of cuteness.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I don't know which of all your photos I love the best. I love all things quilty, I love the grandma love, and I love the sunrise. Hope your day is in fact perfect!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Loved seeing all of the grands in costume - one cuter than the next. My favorite item you stitched is the postcard - adorable!

Michelle said...

Your snowballs are adorable!

Nat Palaskas said...

You were missed here Mary. What a cutie snowballs quilt. Perfect for where you are. I need snowman to melt my heart! The littlies in Halloween costumes are darlings. Love the bumble bee - Hugs Nat

Quilt Hollow said...

Your grands are sticking cute! I loved that you shared the photos of those sweet costumes. I know you've been busy...me too.

Fiesta said...

Mary your family is so beautiful as well as your projects!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Mary...that snowman or sunman is way too cute....love the X blocks too. Your family pictures are adorable.

Sheila said...

Mary , loved your post , the snowmen are just too cute , what great pattern . Love the postcard , thanks for taking part. Your grandchildren are so sweet and looked cute in their costumes .

Stephanie said...

Glorious sunrise. My CA family and friends are telling me they have 80* weather while we got our first snow! Your sun balls are cute as can be -- and so are those grandkiddies, big and small.

Kat said...

I just love the snowball tree - that would be perfect for where I live, too (South Florida). Adorable! I love the costumes, too, especially the ladybug :-).

Barb said...

Love the snow balls...and what cute Halloween outfits.

Wacky Woman said...

Oh, how sweet those little kiddies are! Love your quilts too.

Candace said...

Hey Mary - cute projects! Love those Japanese blocks! The grandkids are adorable in costume, too! Stunning sunrise - what a start to the day!
Cheers!

Carla said...

Ok the little bee is too cute! Your snowballs are pretty cute too!

Jessie Pope said...

Charlie's bumblebee is to die for. Gosh all these kids are too cute. Halloween is so fun with little kids around.

barbara woods said...

Love that, missed you

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute Sun Ball quilt, looks like it was fun to make.

Love your grandkids Halloween costumes (the princess has the biggest smile ever but the bumble bee is just too cute).

Maria said...

I can see why you fell in love with the pattern, it's gorgeous.
Nice blocks..
the GC look fabulous in their costumes but the Bumble Bee is the cutest...

QuiltSue said...

I just loved your sunball tree and will be doing a search for that pattern in a minute.

Your grandkids all looked great in their costumes, although the bumble bee didn't look too happy about something.

Nedra said...

The Bumble Bee with candy mouth is the best. Don't you just love Halloween with grand children? All the fun and none of the hectic work.

Ivory Spring said...

I always love all your posts.

That snowball quilt is too cute. Do you mind telling me what pattern that is?

Also, I love your grandchildren in their costumes. Miss Bumblebee stole my heart.

Re: when I sleep... well, I can ask you the same thing. :o) Now, when DO you sleep?

Love and hugs!

Shanna said...

Oh what wonderful projects you have your hand in right now!! I love the snowballs of coure! Those X AND + blocks are fantastic! I can't wait to see what blocks you get back and how your quilt looks.

I am sincerely jealous of your sunrise, such a beautiful view!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Your Snowballs are adorable as are all those goblins who were at your house last month! Love the postcard....(I got a sneak peek at it already!) and you just can't beat God's beautiful sunrise!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

California sun balls cracked me up....that is a good one. Thanks for the big smile!

Kelly

Michele said...

Your sun balls are fun and so are the other bits. The kidlets are adorable of course.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your snowball quilt! And the pictures from Halloween - darling. Such wonderful memories from times like that! blessings, marlene

nancygrayce said...

Love all the quilting things.....and those grands in their costumes are too adorable. The bumble bee was too cute!!

Edith said...

Beautiful sunrise. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

What neat projects, those snowballs are just so cute!! The grand kids look adorable and the little bumble bee.....priceless!

Sherry said...

Love your little snowballs. Your halloween pictures are cute too! I too haven't done much blogging but always enjoy catching up with others when I can.

Raewyn said...

Whew, I nearly stopped by for a visit the other day but the phone rang (!) - thank you for the postcard, it is lovely. Your little snowballs are cute wee fellows, as are your grandchildren all dressed up :-) Love your sunrise photo - beautiful!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Snowmen...snowmen!! Yes, you love them too!!! Realy like your sweet post card for,the swap with the little birdie!!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Snowmen...snowmen!! Yes, you love them too!!! Realy like your sweet post card for,the swap with the little birdie!!!

Barbara said...

What fun the snowballs and the little ones are so cute.

Kerrie said...

Your quilting is just so beautiful! Love the snowman! All of the kids of the kids photos are soooo cute! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! ♥

Marilyn said...

the snowball tree is so cute, and I love the photos of the young ones in their costumes.