Sunday, July 20, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS (NOT)


Really Random Thoughts Instead

No Sunday Snaps this week. I was at a quilting workshop in Las Vegas all week, missing my theme shots.  And, what a perfect week, with perfect projects, and perfect people.  We sewed and laughed and even accomplished a few things.
A couple of photos of what was going on. 




Just look at those walls.

I did manage to finish this quilt top.  It is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern on her blog (you can find it here).  I decided to do it in two fabrics instead of scrapy.


While waiting for the shuttle bus back to our hotel, we spotted a rather beautiful sunset.


Waiting for me when I got home were these beautiful tomatoes on the vine.
 
I told you these were really random. 

I hope you enjoy your week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

VIEW -  from waaaay up high.   


FIRST - thing in the morning...


I NEVER - thought I would be making my own cleaners; but, I do.


ALIVE - when I went shopping this day, I saw this gorgeous sunflower.  It cannot help but make you feel alive, especially at this time of year.


SHARP- this cactus is over 10 feet tall and has lots and lots of sharp little thorns.


 
GOLD - One of my favorite dustables.
 

 
Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

YAY! A FINISHED QUILT


I have a finish!  I started this Blue and White Chevron a couple of years ago. I saw this same combination on Pinterest.  Love Pinterest!  A friend and I had got together with the thought that each of us would make one of these for charity.  Not only did we realize it was much more work than we had anticipated; but, I at least, fell in love with it.  So....who knows?


Only eight more quilt tops to quilt.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 6, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

DELIGHT -  I am delighted how these girls are turning out for my row by row quilt swap. 


THE END - A Farewell to Arms and June.


RED & WHITE - I love my Fiestaware, especially the red.


SOMTHING THAT STARTS WITH "K" - Krispy Kreme. Stayed on the outside because had I gone inside the doughnuts would have been inside of me.  Sigh...


MATCH - So do people still match their lipstick to their outfits?  I do.


STARS - Happy 4th of July USA.


ON THE TABLE - I know it's silly; but, this tape dispenser is so cute!


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, June 29, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

GROWING - in my garden:  avocados. 


IN THIS MOMENT - I am picking out fabric for a class I will be taking.


WHAT JUNE LOOKS LIKE - Even though it is summer here, this is "What June (gloom) Looks Like".


SUN FLARE - This was a more difficult challenge to take a picture into the sun and still be able to see what it is.  Here the girls are checking to see what's happening out there.


DREAMING - about what?  Maybe squirrels.


LOVING - a quiet morning with my breakfast on my new mug rug.


BED - is where I read my tablet in the morning and my Kindle in the evening.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A FINISH!


I have a finish!  This has been in my to-do pile for years.  Usually I quilt my own quilt; but, I have so many I took this into a local long-arm-quilter to quilt. 
It is one of Robin Gallagher's patterns over at Robin Quilts Etc:  Five-Ten-Twenty.  You can use Five one-yard cuts, Ten 1/2 yard cuts, or Twenty fat quarters. This is the Five.  And, it's a great pattern.  I hope you check it out. I bought these 5 fabrics in a grouping sold together at the first Long Beach IQF.  So, maybe six years ago?  It really needed to get done.  Sorry the picture is so washed out.  I have already washed and dried it and it is ready to go.

 
I used the piping binding that I love so much.
 
 
Now only nine more quilt tops to quilt.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

LOVELY - Having a lovely morning just kicking back with Trudy. 


IN THE SHADOWS - sits Gracie. Gracie is a rescue who had apparently been abused, especially around the face.  She is 11 years old now and has been with me for 10 years.


PEACEFUL - for me is a quiet moment stitching.


QUIRKY - These little quirky guys are in a prominent spot where I can be reminded to See no Evil, Hear no Evil, and Speak no Evil.


HABIT - I know I'm not the only one who has this habit (or obsession) of collecting pre-cuts.


YAY! - it's pinned and ready to quilt!!


HERE I AM - when I should be cleaning house or running errands.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

T IS FOR - Thread; I think most quilters are obsessed with thread. Of course,  you know this is just a small representation of what is in my quilt room. 


WE LIVE HERE - My fur babies and I love our little corner of the world.  And, I have the best neighbors.  I found the lemons and avocados hanging on my backdoor.


FLYING - Time really does seem to be flying on most days.


THE BEGINNING - And in the beginning which came first the chicken or the egg?


PASTEL - Pretty flowers of pastel pink.


SIMPLY - Delicious!


CROSS - Stitch...


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Monday, June 9, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS



Sunday Snaps on Monday this week.  I've been in Florida for my granddaughter's high-school commencement. 

This week's prompts:

JOY- My girls seem to get joy out of sitting on happy quilts.


DOING - My doing on this day is finishing up my packing to spend the day flying to Florida.


FAMILY - I made this little quilt for my daughter's family when she professed to be finished adding to her family after three children.  Then along came little Noelle.  I bet you can guess which muumuu is Noelle's.


ORDINARY - An ordinary day for this mini schnauzer, Molly (who is Trudy's sister), is sitting on the back of this sofa.


11:00 O'CLOCK - It was 11:00 PM before we finished these graduation leis my granddaughter, Madeline, is holding.  But, aren't they wonderful?


ADVENTURE - My granddaughter, Lauren, just graduated high school. Think of all the adventures that await her.


PATTERN - Love the pattern in this mosaic that my daughter made using a recycled window and broken glass and dishes.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

NEIGHBORHOOD- A view to the right.


PET - This is my favorite picture of the girls.


MEAL - My morning meal of yogurt, blueberries, and homemade granola.


UNIQUE - My son gave me this hardhat turned into a lady bug a long time ago.  It sure could use a fresh coat of paint.


NEGATIVE SPACE - I snapped this picture using my phone of the recent Southern California fires.  Always a scary event.


SIDE VIEW - of my raised herb garden.


SUNSET - at one of my favorite restaurants.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn