Tuesday, December 02, 2014

With the outside done, it's now time to commit to the inside.  In preparation,  I've started taking things down and moving things away from walls. This led to 'The Washing Of The Quilts'. These two piles represent the entry-way and staircase.  I think maybe we should sleep under each one again. That should make for some sweet dreams.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Now that's better! The last brush strokes went on the front door this morning.  I love having some color on the exterior.  Better yet - the neighbors all seem happy,  too. I admit I was a bit worried. Most of the homes are very neutral relying on the tile roofs for their *pop* of color.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My fabric stash saved the day! We are about to paint the exterior of our home. Choosing colors was a bit of an agonizing process.  I want color, the rest of the neighborhood is pretty neutral.  Finally settled on the gold for the body of the house, terra cotta for trim and green for doors/accents. We made selections from paint chips and brushed on some samples.  That green just wasn't right (the lightest).  So I dug through my fabric for the shade I wanted (the darkest). Prep work begins tomorrow.  This time next week, we should be bathed in color!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Much to my great delight,  I was invited to join Cheri Payne for her Christmas Craft Day this week.  It was a full day of crafts with a group of ladies who are such fun and so talented. Some I have known and called friend for years, some I have known through others and now have a face to go with the name, and some new friends that I hope to enjoy time with again and again.
Cheri lined up a fun variety of projects. We moved about from station to station around her warm and cozy home, gabbing, gluing, glittering, painting, staining and stitching the day away.
What a fun way to spend a Wednesday.  Thank you, Cheri!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Quilters are such a generous breed. Cheri Payne designed this delightful little quilt as part of her Three Bowls Full series.  Fearless Leader (at our Wednesday ongoing quilt class at Fat Quarters Quilt Shop) kitted up all the pieces for us - all we had to do was show up with our machines and stitch.
I love my quilting friends - the ones I know in real life and the ones that live in my computer.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The upside to being surrounded by unfinished projects,  whatever you're in the mood for is always available. Today I really wanted to do some hand quilting. Only took a few minutes to find where I left off.
I last shared this quilt in February 2009, which likely the last time I put a stitch in it. It feels like visiting with a long-lost friend.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Food Porn

Today Hubby and I made a trip to Disneyland,  specifically to try this seasonal dessert. It's a fresh-baked deep-dish Snickerdoodle cookie topped with 3 scoops of pumpkin ice cream all drizzled with a warm caramel topping. We finished every delicious morsel.