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Monday, March 30, 2009

Let's go Sailing!!!

I can't think of a better thing to do today, than to go sailing out on the warm ocean with the breeze in my hair, watching the sunlight glint off of the water and smelling all that salty sea air. I grew up on the coast, sometimes I really miss it. The moist air, the sun on my skin, the sound of the waves and the seagulls overhead. Sounds like heaven right now!!! I found this picture today and it just took me back. Instantly. I always thought I'd like to retire in Moro Bay. They have a great quilt shop, so with all the beautiful flowers and green grass, why, all I'd need is a picket fence!!!
But since we live in the desert instead, we have great sunsets and a different kind of beauty on the mountains and on the desert floor. I like it here too, just need to see that ocean once in awhile.
The trip to St George, UT was a great success and the weather was wonderful. It was a really relaxing day which I was in desperate need of, and Roxy just makes me feel like I don't know how to relax at all! Look at her, paws were crossed before I got the camera and she doesn't have a care in the world!!!! LOL!!! But back to St George. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Bear's Paw and starting hopping from quilt shop to quilt shop and mostly just looked and admired, but I found a few things too that I had really been searching for. A great sale once in awhile didn't hurt either!!!

I absolutely love Fig Tree everything, so I got their newest book and some patterns. I have so much fabric I've been saving to make with patterns from Fig Tree, and can hardly wait to get started. I promised myself I'd finish some BOM's first.

I discovered today that P&B has my Sophie's Squares quilt pattern up on the site now!! This is the quilt before I sent it off. If you go to http://www.pbtex.com/ and click on free patterns, it is one of the first patterns there!!! This was such a fun little quilt to make. Cheerful colors.
Like I said before, I promised myself to to finish up some work. I actually spent time this weekend working on a quilt I've been trying to finish for over a year. I'm getting very close! I hope I like it when I get it all put together, as there is alot of green going in between the blocks!
These are some of the green panels that go with the blocks! Amazing, they don't even look like they belong to the same quilt!!!
Tomorrow there is much to do, and darn it, sailing is not going to be on the list!!! But I hope to get alot done and get one step closer to finishing the work for Spring Market. More fabric is also on the way, so I'm going to do my best to take it one day at a time!!! Famous last words. So happy sailing and keep quilting!!


Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I'm so anxious to see the finished quilt (the one with the greens). Great choices for the twins quilts too. It will be so sweet. I must get back to quilting again - you're so inspiring.

Have a fabulous day.


PS - I've almost finished the first Twilight book - I'm really enjoying it and am going to order the rest of the series today.

Sherri said...

Those quilt soup panels are cute...I hadn't seen them! And I love everything Fig Tree too!

julia said...

Hi again,
wow, you definitely have great things to show!
I love everything Fig Tree too (the new book is already on my wish list).
Can't wait for the bubblegum-quilts to be finished, this line is so cheery, simply fun.

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Stop by when you get a chance. We have an award for you.

Have a blessed day.

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see your finished quilts.... absolutely love those quilt soup panels.

Sailing sounds wonderful... I love the ocean too.
Have a wonderful day!

Twilight Christmas