Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017 OMG

No progress was made on my August 2017 One Monthly Goal :(  I did iron the fabrics after starching, but I have not cut into them yet.  Maybe the month of September?  Now to think of what my September OMG is going to be.  See you in a few days.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What I Have Been Up To

The first part of the month I was able to serve in Tsaile, AZ with an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Sierra Service Project.  My family (parents and husband) and I drove to Tsaile and served a week completing wheel chair ramps, and stairs for people on the Navajo reservation.  We had two days of mixing concert in wheelbarrows, which was not easy, and using plenty of power tools.  We had a great time.  Below is a picture of me in front of the tool trailer with their logo.

My family and I stopped at Canyon de Chelly before our week started at Sierra Service Project, and a thunderstorm moved in right as we got there.  We stayed in the car until it was over, but the end result was amazing.  Water was running off the canyon walls as waterfalls into the canyon.  Here are some of the pictures from it, plus the White Houses, which you can hike down to.  I have done the hike twice before, but did not do it this time.  The ruins are from over a thousand years ago.

Because we drove from Southern California over to the Eastern part of Arizona, we were able to stop at a few quilt shops along the way.  The first was:

And I collected these wonderful goodies from them.

Here is a picture of their business address.  It was a cute shop with lots of fabric.  It was very nicely organized and the sale room fabric was small but had some wonderful deals within.

The second shop we stopped at was:

These are the goodies that I collected from them.  I love how the lady who cut our fabric folded the pieces together.

I am thinking about making a pillow case for me from the princess fabric and pink.  One day.  This shop was huge!  They have a big machine service section of their business, along with a few different brands of machines.  They even had a long arm or two within the store.  Their selection of fabrics was gorgeous!  Some yummy Christmas fabric, and my biggest surprise was finding the wonderful red batiks.  I was so excited I found them.  They also had a huge wall of notions, and some pre-quilted fabric and other types of fabric.

My Mom and I loved visiting these shops as we were passing through town.  Both shops were very friendly.

Right before we left for this wonderful trip I found out that I had won one of the Christmas in July's blog hop prizes from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  My beautiful prize is below, I love all of the prints in this line.  Now I just need to figure out what pattern I'm going to use to show off the prints.

The morning we left I ordered some beautiful fabrics from Pineapple Fabrics as they were having their anniversary sale.  These are what ended up in my cart.  All items have goals for them.  I just have to make sure they get where they are going, aka projects.

Once we got back, I had to catch up at work and at home, some serious cleaning needed to happen, which is mostly done.  I just need to finish a few smaller things now.  Then this last weekend my Mom and I took a paper piecing class from a Judy Niemeyer certified instructor.  I will share more about that and what I was able to finish on Friday (hint, come back and check it out).

This next weekend is a serious sew weekend with some things mixed in, but I have goals and I want to work towards completing them.

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts for her Lets Bee Social and I'm excited to see what is going on with everyone else.


Friday, August 4, 2017

August 2017 OMG

As I did not even come close to finishing my goal for July, I am going to continue that goal, which is to get the top completed for a baby quilt by the end of the month.  The fabrics are below and just SEW cute, I can not wait to work on them.  I have one sew day to go to this month, and hopefully I can find some time at home too.  I am out of town for a full week though, which takes away some wonderful weekends to sew.  I will try to accomplish even with that scheduled conflict.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts and One Monthly Goal.  Good luck to everyone else trying to accomplish their goal, whether it be to finish a UFO or project, or just make progress on something.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Trip Back East

In the middle of July my husband and I went back to Ohio to visit my side of the family.  We had a grand time.  I love it back there.  It is so relaxing and I love the change of weather and of course the rain.  While back there we were able to hit two different craft shops.  The first stop was The Crafty Ewe in Broadview, OH.  I was able to find a few cross stitch patterns there.

The second shop was Miller's Dry Goods in Amish country in Middleburg, OH.  This shop was huge, two buildings with tons of fabric.  Here is the sign:

And my purchases.  I made purchases for Bonnie Hunter's Leader and Ender challenge, and future quilts for my grandparents in which I need scrappy scarlet red and grey.

I had a wonderful time, and next time we are back there I plan to hit new to me quilt shops that are around the area by my grandparent's house.

I'm sharing at Sew Fresh Quilts for Bee Social.