Monday, June 28, 2010

Schnibbles and Good Bye June

Wow!  Has June flown by as quickly for you as it has for me?  It is amazing.

Let's start off with my June Schnibbles.  It is the pattern State Fair and I really enjoyed doing this one.  Not only did I love the fabric in this charm pack (Wrapped in Paisley), but it went up quickly and I think turned out beautifully.

Also this month I completed my barn quilt block which was done in the Pineapple pattern.  Pineapple has always been one of my favorite quilt patterns so I was pleased to see it as this month's selection.

Another project that was in the works for this month was my Snowballs.  These were blocks that I received last year when we did a novelty print 5" swap.  I think that I may sash them with a black and white fabric.  I also think that this will make a fabulous I Spy quilt. 

Family life has been busy as well for June.  We had a wonderful Father's Day brunch with most all of the kids and grandchildren.  The food was delicious, but the company was so much better!!!

One always has to admire little boy's attraction to water - a puddle or a fountain makes no difference.

We celebrated the wedding of our nephew and his new bride.  It was a lovely wedding with a lot of Hawaiian traditions as the bride's family has some Hawaiian blood in them.

As well, I attended my 45th (gulp) high school reunion.  We had a very small class of about 70 girls.  It was an all girl's school and it was fun to reconnect with the ones that made it to this one.  It's funny how your teachers always seemed SO OLD when we were in high school.  Now we are all in the same age "group".  I mean....they were in their early 20s and that was OLD!!!

Momma tortoise was busy laying not one, but two batches of eggs again this year.  This is the third year in a row that she has laid two batches.  It never ceases to amaze me when I look at the size of those eggs and then look at her.  Guess it is much like having a human baby. 

Speaking of babies, our daughter and SIL are expecting at any moment now.  We are all on baby alert, but I am fairly sure that the doctor will not let her go past her due date which is Thursday.  She really wants to make it to the 4th of July party here.  We will see.

The garden has been busy providing me with lots of extra chores like making jams and pie fillings.  As you can see, boysenberry season is in full swing around here.

Yesterday was another granddaughters birthday.  Ms B turned nine and requested skirts made by Grandma.  I gladly obliged her request.

Is it ever too early to get a granddaughter interested in sewing?  This one seems to love my selvage edges that a friend gave to me.

One question.....did anyone else get teary eyed when they saw Toy Story 3?  It was sooo good and I will not ruin the story for anyone going to see it.  We took a few of the kiddos and saw it in 3 D.  Excellent!!!

I have enjoyed entertaining the Flat Princess for the last few weeks and will do a complete post about her later this week.  I put all of the names in a pot and chose one out to see where she would be off to next.  She has packed her bags and is now winging her way to Canada to spend a few weeks at Peas Corner.  Please be sure to check her out there and put your name in if you would like to entertain her next.  I just wish that I could have gone with her as she continues on this fabulous journey.


  1. So many wonderful things happening. I am amazed at how much you have accomplished this month. Please pass some of that energy my way. Your quilts are some of the most beautiful I have seen.


  2. Are those the turtle eggs in the bowl and, if so, what do you do with them?

  3. Wow you sure have been busy. Congrats on the good news about your daughter and SIL. I am wondering what you do with the turtle eggs.

  4. Love your June Schnibbles and Snowball. I'd say you were at your sewing machine many hours with the quilts and clothes. The outfits are darling.

    It will be fun to hear about your visit with the Flat Princess. Imagine your grandchildren did some of the entertaining too!!

  5. You have definitely had a busy month and wonerful finishes....along with a very lovely family!

  6. All your projects are so wonderful! Love the skirt outfits! Wow you have been very busy indeed!

  7. What a busy month you have had Mary.
    Love both your quilts and the barn block too. What a lucky granddaughter to have you make her lovely outfits.
    Love all your family pictures.
    Yes I want to go and see Toy Story 3 too.

  8. Your quilts are beautiful! It looks like you had lots of fun family events going on.

  9. I love those photos of your quilts..and the sweet Father's Day photos!

    And you get to see a turtle lay eggs--how special!

    Thanks for sharing all your special moments and beautiful creations. :o)

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  10. Stopping by from the Snowball night at Karen's blog. I love your 'I Spy' blocks. They are so much fun! I had to admire your other things as well. What beautiful work!

  11. Oh my goodness. I really don't know how you do it!! Looks like a lot of fun though. Quilts and skirts!! Love the horses. That I spy quilt or will be I spy quilt? Looks amazing! Can't wait to visit Flat Princesse's new address. xo

  12. your quilts are amazing, i sooo lov eyour work...and that turtoise...bless her heart, i want to take care of her and her eggs, oh how fun that would be...i'd love to go to the gulf oil spill and take care of those oil slicked animals...i'm drooling all the eggs hatch and what do you do with all the babies?

  13. Wow! Beautiful Fun amazing and Gorgeous sums up this post!
    love it all!!!
    Look at that Turtle!

  14. Family fun at your home again! Just the way it should be. I love the patchwork you have been doing - especially the Snowball quilt. And I agree, "I spy" will be perfect! Your granddaughters are so lucky to have you to sew for them, and to teach them to sew for themselves too. I just love the little one wityh your scraps!
    Can't wait to hear re the newest little one in your family!

  15. I love the snowball impressed with your many and varied talents!

    I have heard that everybody loved and teared up in Toy Story 3.....

  16. Yes June has certainly flown for me,,especially these last 3 weeks.
    Love the patchwork.

  17. I know what you mean about June having gone by so fast, seems like summer is half over already!

    Love those Schnibbles you made, absolutely gorgeous. I was showing my mom some of your quilt and sewing project pictures the other day when I brought my laptop to her place and she said she'd never seen such beautiful work:-)

    It always makes me smile when I see pictures of your family get togethers, such a beautiful family!! Congratulations to your nephew and his bride on their marriage, they make a gorgeous couple.

    Oh wow, it must have been so much fun attending your 45th high school reunion! I graduated in 1975 so it's been 35 years for me...yikes!! I know what you mean about the teachers seeming to be so old back then. lol

    It must be so fascinating to watch a tortoise laying her you say, they seem so large compared to the size of her.

    I can just imagine how excited everyone is on the upcoming birth of your newest grandbaby:-) Prayers that all goes well and you'll soon be holding that little miracle.

    Happy Birthday to Ms. B:-) Love the skirt sets you made for her, no doubt she was thrilled with them. Such a precious picture of your little granddaughter playing with the selvage edges, I think she'll make a fine seamstress one day, just like her grandma!!

    I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet but I want to go see it, I've heard how good it is.

    I'm so looking forward to the Flat Princess' arrival, I'm really thrilled that I'll have a chance to entertain her and show her around my little town:-) I'll let you know as soon as she gets here!

    Hope you're having a wonderful ya!! xoxox

  18. You have been very busy and looks like you have been having a lot of fun!

    I cried during Toy Story 3. My baby girl just finished her Freshman year at college, so those feelings are fresh in my mind.

  19. What beautiful quilts!! You have been so productive.

    I haven't seen Toy Story 3, but I know that my new Second Lieutenant nephew shed some tears, from what he said on FB. I love TS - can't wait to see this one.

    Yes June is flying like crazy! One more day. I can't believe it. I have to get busy getting our tickets for Maine - only 3 more weeks! Yikes.

    Your family parties look like such fun - you make it look so easy!

    Can't wait to hear about the new baby.

    We're the same age - my 45th isn't going to be special this year, but they'll meet on the 4th week-end if they can. I went to my 40th, but can't do it this year. I hope we're all still around for the 50th!

    Have a great week.

  20. It seems like a busy June for you Mary. Look at your ladies, all still in your prime. Your projects are gorgeous too - Hugs Nat

  21. What a wonderful collection of stories! One of my daughters used the same horse fabric as one of the skirts in her *very first* quilt! I LOVE the snowball quilt blocks. Very elegant with the dark corners. Pretty even without sashing. Happy sewing!

  22. What a busy but fun month you've had! I love your Schnibbles, but your DGD with the selvages really is most adorable! :-) Have a happy 4th!

  23. Your quilts are lovely. The snowball is my favorite. Love it's scappiness.
    Toy Story 3 got me too. Very good movie.
    Love seeing all your pictures of family. Your grandaughter with the selvage scraps is my favorite.

  24. Yes! I cried at toy story 3 and felt so silly!! I guess that means it was a good movie, huh?
    Love all your quilt projects. You're a busy bee!

  25. You have a lot going on. Fun projects and great family.
    Enjoy your summer

  26. Lots of great pictures! Glad to hear that your reunion and family wedding went well! Love your snowball quilt!

  27. Your June Schnibbles and Snowball are beautiful !