Found a tutorial online for a fun art project, so today Leanne and I broke out the (bleeding) tissue paper, big girl scissors and spray bottle.
Pop and I both think Leanne is going to be my crafting buddy as she gets older.
This project was fast, fun and messy -
and we'll definitely be doing it again.
A day spent with Leanne is always entertaining, but she was really on top of her game today.
using our scariest voices to ask questions of the Magic 8 ball -
What better way to start the new year than a 50% off sale at one of my two favorite quilt stores.
I was a moderate shopper (yeah, right) with only 9 bolts in my "cut" pile.
Too pretty to leave behind - no idea what I'll use it for.
Reyna outdid me with 11 (12?) bolts - and a plan for a future quilt. But her self-restraint was more evident; she limited herself to one yard cuts on most fabrics.
I don't normally buy toile, but this is gorgeous. Can't remember if I bought 3 or 4 yards.
I just went with what spoke to me - and I bought in quantity.
Bubbles! Backing for fabric that's in my stash. 3 yards of the blue and yellow; 2+ of the orange.
Are there any sweeter words in a fabric store than, "I'll take everything on that bolt"?
Another 1-yard cut that was too pretty to leave behind. Reindeer!
Most of what I purchased is destined for backing fabric. And 22 yards (at an average of $6/yard) should back a lot of quilts.
Have I ever mentioned that I'm a procrastinator? And that I'm really, really good at it? As proof, may I offer . . . .
this jelly roll, purchased in August 2010. Didn't know what I wanted to do with it, so it marinated
Quilt top and borders were done in two days, then off it went to the long-arm quilter, who had it finished and returned in less than two weeks. And then it sat. Again.
Until this week, when I got
A beautiful quilt, ready for the washing machine and to be put into use.
I love this thing.
Caribbean Sunrise; begun in 2010, finished in 2015. Now that's procrastination.
Leanne helped me with last minute baking on Thursday. She's already a pro at cracking eggs
Naia's Batman footie pajamas were the hit of the day