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Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer is still here!

Well, the kids are going back to school today, and the Olympics are finished. I will miss those late night hours trying to stay awake long enough to see who wins the gold. The closing ceremonies last night were awesome, and China really outdid themselves in Bejing. It was spectacular! I always remembered when I was a kid that going back to school meant summer was over. But we are still having 100+ days and it is not over here in the high desert by a long shot! Roxy has finally learned how to use her doggy door, and if I can just keep her from jumping up and biting the batting hanging down from the longarm I might be able to get something done! Not that she is mischevious or anything like that!! lol! For those of you that have asked, Cindy is learning to accept Roxy in the house, though she's not thrilled just yet. She wants to sleep and Roxy would rather play, so you know how that goes. She is allowing her to sleep next to her now though, so I think with time, it will get even better!
I just ordered this scrumptious pattern from Heather Baileys website and can hardly wait to make one for myself! I have a bowl of pears on my dining table and I just couldn't resist this. I think I'll blow the pattern up larger and make a big one for the table. What do you think? Of course having Heathers beautiful fabric to make it doesn't hurt either!!

This is a cake layer and FQ set my beautiful and thoughtful daughter, Charlotte got me for my birthday last month. I am still looking for just the right project. I just love this line by Moda.

My husband came home with this picture from work last week and said "Hey, I saw this floor in one of the casinos and thought it would make a great quilt pattern"! Now isn't he a sweetheart? I have been working in EQ6 to see what I can come up with. I took lessons with http://www.quiltuniversity.com/ to learn how to draw my own applique patterns and it is really a huge help. I still have more lessons to get through but I have to space those in between the Market quilt projects right now. I just finished another for P&B and it is VERY contemporary, and I'll send a pic soon. Got to get busy and finish up the binding, then off to UPS it goes. My next project is called "The Apple Orchard", a new design for Benartex and Nancy Halverson's new line. I will keep you posted!
Congrats to Anne Sutton (Bunny Hill Designs) for having American Patchwork and Quilting magazine come to her house! Check out her blog and see her great workspace. http://www.bunnyhill.blogspot.com/
Until next time, keep quilting!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Great floor design!

Roxy is darling!

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