Monday, June 28, 2010

Perfect day...

  • Cool weather
  • Outing with my kids and my Dad to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
  • Relaxing afternoon with the cool breeze and sunshine through the window
  • Playing with photos and Photoshop Elements

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What sewing machine???

For the first time since I started quilting almost three years ago I feel like taking a little break from sewing.  So I have been.  In the last month I have made a camera strap and that is about it.  I haven't been blogging either.  Nothing personal, just trying to settle into summer, traveling a bit and making the most of some family time.  

Here are a few photos of Whister, BC, some cutie-pie cousins, and some incredible weather here in Minnesota.  

I'd like to say that I'll get back to sewing soon and that I'll post some pictures of my progress.  On the other hand I might take my kiddos swimming tomorrow...we'll see what feels right. :)  Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lovin' Summer

Two weeks of summer vacation so far and we are making the most of it.  Blog posts will be hit or miss for a bit while we travel and see our family.

I had to share my new favorites...

Weekends by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit

I am a huge bike/cycle/spin enthusiast and these are so awesome!

I had been waiting for this fabric to spend a birthday gift certificate from a few months ago...thanks Janet and Michelle!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

May in Photos

What is your favorite fabric ever?

The month of May was crazy good.  and just plain crazy.  Here what happening in my sewing world.  I started a string quilt.  I am using the paper piecing tutorial found on Film in the Fridge.  So far, so good.  I did switch to using my walking foot to keep a smoother seam.  I will tear out the paper at the end.  I'd like to make this quilt pretty large so it will probably take me all summer.  I am using a lot of Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet fabric and a few random pieces from my stash.

So I realized that I have a favorite fabric.  One that I have used in so many projects I've lost count.  Here it is:

This is from Park Slope by Erin McMorris.  It is the perfect shade of light, bright green.  It seems to match everything I buy and I love the leaves, the circles, everything.  I have purchased it countless times and if I ever find it again I'll get more since I am not sick of it yet.

This might be my next favorite though...

So I would love to know...what is your go to fabric?  Do you have a fabric that you reach for in almost every project????