Friday, May 16, 2014

Then There Were Five

Five months, five colors, five blocks......the May color for the RSC14 is green.  I’ve now finished the green Soul Searching block and have added it to the others.  It is growing so quickly.

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The temperatures here have been absolutely scorching here this past week.  The fires down in San Diego have been terrible and have come at a time of the year where we normally have cool and foggy conditions.  Even the beaches are abnormally hot.

We have spent the last five months remodeling a beach house that has been in the family for about 35 years.  It has consumed A LOT of my sewing time, but it is now coming to a close.  We are pleased with the way it is coming together and are looking forward to now enjoying our labor.  Here is a glimpse of the new kitchen. 

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I’m thinking it would be a great place for a quilting retreat!!!  As well, the local quilt shop is Roxannes and is highlighted in the newest edition of Quilt Sampler magazine.


Look at this cute little gift that I received.

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….but look what it is.  Is this cute or what????  It will be perfect for the embroidery machine.

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Onwards and upwards…………………..  May is already half over.  

27 comments:

Sheila said...

Your blocks are wonderful Mary and your new kitchen is amazing , enjoy ! I have heard about the fires , just dreadful .

em's scrapbag said...

I think your beach house would be perfect for a quilt retreat. Quilting and the beach are two of my favorite things, combining them would be heavenly.

Beth Shibley said...

When's the retreat? I'll be there. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Your blocks look wonderful! Yes, a perfect spot for a retreat.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh. What a cute USB !!! I love your quilt too...so colorful Mary

Marie Joerger said...

Retreat? Where's the retreat??! :)
Looking your bright and beautiful blocks! and the kitchen is lovely!

Exuberant Color said...

I wish you could send a little of that warmth our way. It was 36 degrees this morning and 25 miles west of us had snow.

Your beach house definitely looks like a quilting retreat spot!

Jessie Pope said...

Loving the way the beach house looks! You guys have done such a good job. Can't wait to see it finished!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love, love, love that kitchen! A retreat at the beach ... Let me know when and I'll be there! Love your five blocks!

Wacky Woman said...

Your kitchen looks divine. Cute thumb drive.

Sherrill said...

WOW, that beach house kitchen is really SNAZZY!! Looks like a fun place to have family & friends! YIPPEE! We've been having such PRETTY weather here but it won't last long! Your hot weather probably won't last long either.

Nat Palaskas said...

That RSC14 blocks are wonderful. Love all the bright color of each blocks. What color you will use next? Yellow? Quilt retreat at your beach house, yes please! Have a great weekend - Hugs Nat

Candace said...

It's going to be such a colorful and bright quilt, Mary! In fact, it will be perfect for your fabulous beach house! Beautiful remodel! I hope you all stay safe and sound with all the fires!
Cheers!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my goodness, Mary, that is a beautiful kitchen!!!! I just read that magazine this morning and saw the local shop was in Carpinteria! I would love to see it in person--the shop looked so bright and cheerful. Did you see the last page of the magazine there is a pattern with birds on it that was in the shop? It's really cute. I have to admit, I am a little jealous you can go there in person! Have you been there before?

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh, I saw a guy on the news talking about "weird" weather lately. I wonder how hot it's going to get this summer. And, last week while gardening I got into some poison ivy:(

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

Call me crazy but it looks to me that the next color for RSC14 should be yellow? lol.....Love what you all are doing with the beach cottage......quilting retreat sounds heavenly!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow Mary! I just love the greens you used for this month's SS block!!! So fresh and bright - I want mine to look just like yours *wink* I haven't started on mine yet, but it will be first on my list when I return home. Your beach house is gorgeous!!! I could definitely see a group of us sitting there in the mornings, enjoying several cups of tea with you and looking forward to a couple of days filled with companionable sewing :*)

Barb said...

Your squares are coming along...going be one color fun quilt.

Love the kitchen.

OPQuilt said...

Beautiful, lush greens on your block are the perfect antidote to the hot dry weather we've been having (so glad the hot spell broke today--I'm so enjoying having my windows open). I really like the blocks all arrayed. There's just something really fun about playing with color.

I smiled when I saw the clear wrapping still on the fridge--proof positive that you are coming to the end of a long job! I think that sounds dishy--that you have a beach house in your family, and even better that you were able to update it.

Quilt retreat? Perfect idea!

Stay cool--
Elizabeth

Kat said...

I just love your RSC14 blocks. Every time I see one, I become determined that I MUST make some. One of these days...

The kitchen is gorgeous! I am slowly getting around to planning a remodel on mine. I love your finishes, the granite and backsplach especially.

Michele said...

I love how your quilt is coming together! Beautiful! And so is that kitchen! You did an amazing job! It would make a great quilt retreat!

Ivory Spring said...

Your blocks are absolutely gorgeous looking!!! I love love love your sense of colors - but of course, you know that because I have told you many times. :)

Hope all is well with you - your vacation home kitchen looks beautifully inviting!

Thanks also for the heads up on that computer virus... I will have to check it out to see if that solves my commenting woe.

Thearica said...

WOW! LOVE that kitchen! If you have a retreat please let me know.. I would love to come!

That san disk is cute as a bug! Do you know where they are available?

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Love the colors !!!!!

Let me know when I am invited to the beach...love your make over!!!!!

CATCHING UP...

Carole said...

Lovely kitchen! Hope you have my address for the invite to the retreat! I'll bring our cold weather! ;o) Would you believe we had the heat on yesterday? Your quilt is coming along nicely! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Denise :) said...

Your color challenge is looking awesome! And I really am taken with the cute "undercover" USB! Your new kitchen is looking good! It looks very similar to my new (RV) kitchen -- dark wood, stainless appliances and tan granite! :)

Connie said...

What a beautiful place, I want to see more pictures!!! A retreat would be o much fun here. Love your little USB drive!