Friday, May 3

What's Happening Today

It seemed to be taking forever to get the fabric here for my next project, 
so I thought I'd make a table runner from this nice fabric I picked out of
the remnant bin at Hancock of Paducah several months ago. 
You know how much I love the oriental fabrics. 
I'll use the self binding on this small table runner

We are expecting heavy rain today maybe up to 3 inches and I rushed out
last night and took a photo of this plant cause
I feared the rain would beat up the pretty blooms. 
My mom gave me this plant the year Bobby and I were married. 

 The fabric for the baby quilt finally got her this past Tuesday and I'm ready to
start cutting as soon as the table runner is finished which will be very soon - the
quilting is over half done now. These are the "solids" and prints for the baby quilt. 
I'm using my favorite Moda grunge for the "solids" and some Riley Blake for the prints.  

 My friend Stefanie gave me a gift card from Burgundy Buttons for my birthday and
I got this charm pack to make a little lap quilt with. It will have white in it! Stefanie
is the one who finally got me to use white in my quilts. It wasn't easy for me to make
that jump. She who loves earth tones finds it hard to get out of the dark color box.
I also got yardage for the 2wenty Thr3e Five fat quarter bundle I got a while back. 

And last but surely not least is a model who often gets very tired of his
mom the photographer. I'm so glad thou to get these wonderful photos. 

I've been scrap booking for years and some how with so much to scrap about
now I seem to have less time to enjoy this hobby. So I've decided to start Ian's
scrap books as digital. This will be much easier for me cause I can work on
his scrap books in small time sections and don't have to get out any supplies
or make a space to work in and of course the cost is much lower. 
In what other world besides digital can you
use a sheet of paper over and over?

Here is an example of what the pages are looking like. 

Well that's all for now, need to roll back to the sewing 
machine and finish up that table runner. 


B J Elder said...

That photo of Ian is priceless. Even when he doesn't want to 'model' he makes for great photos.
Digital scrapbooking is the way to go I think. The page you did is wonderful.
It's nice to see you moving out of your box with fabrics too. It's good for the soul. You can still prefer the autumn fabrics as you explore the other seasons of color.

Gene Black said...

I have just started using white in quilts too. Now that I am using it, I love it.
Love the pics of Ian. He is just adorable.

Jenny said...

I came over to find your email address to ask you about the digital scrapbooking -- found this so I'll just comment instead. Will you email me what sites/apps you like to use? I decided at the beginning of the year to do a quick Project-Life style scrapbooking (picking up again after a lapse of about 10 years), but seeing as how it is four months later and I have yet to order a single print, you convinced me to go digital instead. I'm going for less artsy, more gitrdun, but anything you can share would be great. Thanks!!