Thursday, March 26, 2015

BIRTHDAY BLOCKS

As think I mentioned a while back, I belong to a friendship group that is exchanging birthday blocks. It has been a hoot for sure.  I remembered to get pictures from this month's meeting.

Ellen chose "baskets" for her birthday blocks:


Gayle chose "The Beach":


Mary chose "Red, White & Blue" blocks:


Aren't they going to turn into fun quilts?  
  
Hope you are enjoying your week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts include these words:  Hobby, After, Text, Private, Hand-drawn, Sun-flare, and Leaves.  Here is my take on them.

"HOBBY"  Not much of a stretch I know.


"AFTER"  Just an empty bowl of what was oatmeal.


"TEXT"  Thank you Susan C for this darling embroidery.  I love it!


"PRIVATE"  That lump under the covers is my mini schnauzer seeking her privacy.


"HAND-DRAWN"    Just that.


"SUN-FLARE"  Trudy looks as if she is climbing into that flare.


"LEAVES" My avocado tree hasn't been doing very well; but here comes the new growth and the bees to help pollinate.


I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ROW BY ROW

I joined a row by row on-line swap last year.  There were six of us that participated.  It was just loads of fun.  I really enjoyed the entire process. Everyone picked their own theme and made their first row.  We then mailed by rotation so everyone did a row that would in some way enhance your row.  We also sent along some fabric to use if they wanted.  My theme was "Out of Africa"; my row is the girls.  This is what came back to me in yesterday's mail.


Isn't is just fabulous?!  I love each and every row. Thank you ladies for such a lovely exchange!

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, March 15, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts include:

"MAKE"  a reservation.


"FLORAL"  I love this great floral fabric.


"HAPPY PLACE"  I find this drive along the California Central Coast one of my happy places.


"DETAIL"  on the lid of my new salt box.


"COLOR"    Love me some Lily Pulitzer and all her colors.



"FAVORITE"  My favorite past time is sewing.

I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Sunday, March 8, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts include:

"PART OF ME"


"OPEN"  I must have a touch of OCD.  This open drawer drives me crazy.


"GEOMETRIC"  I have become addicted to Hexies.  This is going to be a cute quilt block eventually.


"OUT THE WINDOW"  We finally got a little rain early this week. We actually got a little hail; but, I didn't get a photo of that.


"REMEDY"    This brace is just the remedy I need when I work on my hexies.


"SWEET"  Nothing like a dish of sweet berries for dessert.


I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, March 1, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS

"FIX"  Hmmm; looks like a fix is needed here.


"12 O'CLOCK"  My view at Noon during my recent quilt retreat.


"REFLECTION  Sometimes you just need to pause for a bit of reflection.


"STILL LIFE"    


"THANK YOU"  for letting us hang with you, Mom.


"STARTS WITH "R" - I really was hoping that I was going to be able to have rain for this; but alas no rain so far.  So instead, it is roasted salmon dinner.  Really tasty,  roasted salmon dinner.


I hope you have a good week and
Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS

"FROM WHERE I STAND"


In less than two minutes, it turned this dark.


"ROUTINE"  A daily routine -- or is it a chore.


"BEDSIDE"  


"FRESH"  Nothing like new carpet and paint to make everything fresh again.


"SO ME"  I cannot start my day without a list. 


I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Friday, February 20, 2015

THREE QUILT BLOCKS

I belong to a fabulous group of women who have put together a "Birthday" swap.  Here's how it goes. We meet once a month.  The month of your birthday everyone will make you a "Birthday" block of your choice.  For February two members chose anything representing the beach that will finish 10". Another selected a very happy Red & White signature block.  She said she always wanted a quilt to remind her of her birthday and Valentine's Day.  I decided to make both beach gals the same block and I gave each a little packet of square buttons to decorate their cabanas if they want.



I wish I had taken a picture of all the blocks together.  Next month I will.

I hope you are having a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SUNDAY SNAPS

Mon Day 9 - "ENERGY" or should I say the lack thereof...


Tues Day 10 - "INSPIRES ME"  oh how I love you Pinterest!


Wed Day 11 - "ON THE WALL"  design wall that is.


Thurs Day 12 - "POINTY"  how many of you have many different scissors, and in every room?


Fri Day 13 - "TEMPTATION"  There's this one little shelf in the fridge....


Sat Day 14 - "LOVE"  this old girl.  My husband would have said she has a face that "only a mother would love".  I love her face even when she is in need of a good grooming.


Sun Day 15 - "SPOTS"  My collection of spots and strips and sometimes I'm lucky enough to find both at the same time.


I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, February 8, 2015

HOME AGAIN!

No Sunday snaps again this week.  However, I am going to pop in here just to say I have been busy re-positioning myself from Florida to California.  A girlfriend flew out and drove back with me. 


We managed to spend some play time in Destin before taking off, including a lunch at Maragaritaville.  No, that is not snow; it is sugar-white sand.  Isn't is gorgeous!  

Packed up the car and my friend and my two dogs took six days to drive across the good ol' USA.  When I got home the refrigerator was stocked for morning breakfast.   In addition, there was a gift card for a dinner out at P.F. Chang's in the event cooking didn't sound so good.  I have the very best of friends and neighbors!!


I am going to miss my family in Florida.  But, it sure feels good to sleep in my own bed again and the girls are very happy to have their yard to romp in and the squirrels to chase.  Thanks for helping me drive back Sue!

Quilt happy,


Marilyn