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.


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. 


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.


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

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May Crazy

Our Mays are always a crazy month with seven birthdays, two anniversaries and Mother’s Day – lots of mothers - in our family. This month we have also added two First Communions and one Confirmation …always cherished times.  The calendar month seems to roll around faster and faster each year and I find it hard to grab a few minutes of quiet sewing time in between all of the celebrations.  I think I need to give up housekeeping!!!!!

This is as far as I got on my Disappearing 4 Patch (D4P).  It finished up at 40” square which I think is a great size for a baby quilt. 


 I needed a quick gift for a friend so I did another frog on a lily pad mug rug.  We have a running joke about frogs so I thought she would get a kick out of it and she did.


Although I am holding out no hopes of accomplishing my goals I set this month, I would like to finish the next four blocks of my New York Beauty project.  Have you set your goals yet?

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Lots of time has been spent in the garden as well.  My first plumeria is just starting to bloom.  They do not normally bloom until July.


My favorite orange orchid is also blooming.  I LOVE the color of this one.  Wouldn't this make an incredible corsage?  My dad had a greenhouse filled with orchids when we were teenagers.  I used to make and sell  orchid corsages for the boys to give to their dates when they went to the prom.  I'll have to dig out a picture of the bouquet that my dad made for my wedding.  It was stunning.

I know that several people lately have been having a problem with comments going to their e-mails.  I have noticed that my some of my comments are being returned to my spam mail as "unable to deliver".  My settings remain the same so I am not sure what is going on with blogger.  Most of the mail seems to involve yahoo accounts.  Has anyone figured out a way to solve the problem?  The comments still show up on the posts, but they don't not show up in the inbox.