Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blech! suspension.

Fungus out of our yard. Blech! My husband thinks these Morel mushrooms are da bomb! They've been sitting in the frig and for some reason the water froze. These sell for $25 a pound in the store! My husband thinks we have been blessed to have them right in our yard lol.

I still say....blech! I mean really....look at them!

Thrift store finds today. This silk tie is really unique, I think. 50 cents, couldn't pass it up. Now I just need to know if I take it apart or put it in a CQ just the way it is. I found a couple of bracelets that I might be able to use on the next block I'll be getting. Those flower earrings look like Mother of Pearl and a neat little kit for beginners Pulled Thread! Wish me luck on that one! lol

It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining and I had a very nice time with my mom at a mother - daughter dinner at her church.

Life is good...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beautiful Beginnings Round Robin

I have mentioned that I am in a Round Robin in the Yahoo group CQI novice group. There are 5 of us in the group, we each do part of a block and mail it on to the next person. I have finished my part of the first block that I have received! Yay! This is Leslie's block, or blocks. She sent out 2 - 6" blocks. I chose to work on the one on the right. I love both of these blocks, the color and type of material is just beautiful.
This is a close up of my finished product! I did a Herringbone stitch in the upper left corner with DMC Rayon thread along with straight stitches and beads on the bottom. A feather stitch on the right below the spider web in Vicki Clayton Silk Perle 8 thread and the leaves are DMC Perle 5. The Lazy Dazy flowers are a Vicki Clayton Silk Perle 8 variegated. I love the variegated threads. Adds such dimension! I used a Sulky thread for the spider web, another great thread! The ribbon rose is made out of The Thread Gatherer ribbon, Fairy rose.
And this is the whole block. I so enjoyed working on this, I didn't want to mail it on to the next person! LOL I love the colors and how it turned out. I guess I will just have to start making something for myself soon!

The weather has been dreary for days! I am so ready for some sun! Is there a sun a rain dance? I would be more than happy to do a sun dance if there were such a thing. ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Stash ANGEL!

I know, I'm a day late! Sorry but here it is....I have mentioned before that I belong to a Yahoo group, CQ for newbies and that I have an awesome mentor, Shari. Shari emailed me one day to ask if I minded giving my address to her to pass on. One of the lovely ladies on the group saw that Shari was mentoring me and asked Shari what I needed. Shari told her anything and everything lol. Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake but not this time...I said, of course that is ok and here is my address lol! A week later a big squishee postal bag landed in my box and this is what I got. In the picture above is a beautiful winter silkie. I can't wait to use it. I see a Christmas Crazy Quilt something. Silk ribbon, lace, beads and buttonhole twist thread. I think that is neat within itself just cause it has Japanese written all over it lol.
In this picture is more silk ribbon, perle cotton, wool thread and silk thread.
All the material is velvet of some sort. The pictures turned out terrible but the picture above is all purple! My FAV!
Look at these beautiful reds! And the patterns on them!
That really is a green. I have no idea where I went wrong with these pictures but there is black and blue in there also.

I can't seem to get away from buying cotton at the store. I don't know if that is because that is what I used to buy all the time for crafting I used to do, but thanks to others, my stash is expanding to "fancy" fabrics.

I am so grateful that I have found this Crazy Quilting community. These are wonderful, caring and giving people. Like I said when I received this in the just made my heart sing.

Thank you Stash truly Angel.

Monday, April 6, 2009

This and That

Have you heard of Freecycle? It's a great idea. It's a Yahoo group where you can send an email out if you want to get rid of something instead of sending it to the dump. You then get emails from people who want it, you decide who gets it and they come pick it up therefore saving it from the dump. Great thing. Or, if you are looking for something you can post that also.

Somone posted the fabric in the picture and I was lucky enough to get it! It is awesome! A Batik and a solid pink and that lighter blue is so neat...each patch has a different pattern along with a textured embroidery. It's so pretty! I can't wait to see what I am going to do with it! LOL

Not sure what happened to spring. The temperature dropped and we had snow this morning! I hope this isn't a sign of the rest of spring. Last year it was cool and wet and we ended up with no garden growing. We have put in a second garden this year in hopes to grow more of a variety so I hope that this year's weather is better!

I was bad the past week and didn't post! Bad me! But, tomorrow I am going to post about an angel! Stay tuned!