Sunday, September 14, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

BROKEN -  My favorite flower pot of my mother's is broken.  I now have to be more creative when I arrange the flowers. 



ORANGE - roses and oh so pretty.



REPETITION - and keeping with orange, orange bell peppers (so sweet).



HOW I FEEL TODAY - Just like Gracie and the dog days of summer.  


  
FALL - You know Fall is right around the corner when you start seeing pumpkins for sale.



OUT OF PLACE - My fur babies usually lie in their beds while I sew; but, Gracie looks "out of place" on the hardwood floor.



Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

I have had a complicated week and I have an abbreviated version of Sunday Snaps.

This week's prompts:  10:00 AM; In my cup; Stripes; Button; DIY; Upside Down; I need.

The first 4 are in this picture. It is 10:00 am and in my striped cup are buttons from my mother's button jar.



Getting this quilt finished, finally.



Sometimes you just feel upside down.



I need this coffee; my pharmacist said so.



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

FRAGRANT -  Crock pot Carnitas.  In a few hours, the whole house will be very fragrant. 



MAIL - With almost everything being on-line these days, I get very little mail.



BREAKFAST - Simple breakfast is the norm.


DULL - One pair of these scissors is dull and one pair is sharp.  Boy can I get them mixed up easily. 



TRAVEL - On my way to visit with my mother and brother in Kingman, Arizona.



DESSERT - I made them their favorite family dessert:  pear pie.



NEARBY - My brother's dogs, Sadie and Patches, are always nearby when I visit.



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

DINNER -  Winner, winner, chicken dinner including backyard tomatoes and limes.



ARROW - I had some trouble coming up with something for this prompt...and then I saw this.



TO DO - I live by my to-do lists.  Well, almost.



BEFORE BEDTIME - Do you notice that your bedtime rituals increase with age? 



DECORATE - It's fun to change up the decorations now and again.



WORDS - My neighborhood paper only comes out once a week; but, it has the words of what's going on around town.



STYLE - My newest handbag has lots of style.



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,''


Marilyn

Thursday, August 21, 2014

THURSDAY THOUGHTS



I have been working on a few things that I CAN show you.  So much of what I've been doing lately is hush, hush until the reveals.
I managed to get a small handbag done.  I recently took an English Paper Piecing class with Melinda Fulkerson.  She gave a trunk show and a workshop to Quilters by the Sea.  You can find her blog here.



I am almost through with this Granny Square quilt top.  I want to add a border; but, finding the perfect fabric has been a challenge.



Orange Grove Quilters Guild was given several old quilt tops, some from the 40s.  Sadly, they were not stored properly and are not in very good shape.  However, I think it is almost a sin to just toss them.  So, I am going to see if I can salvage any of them.  I took one and put it in the dryer with a fabric sheet and a wet towel to just freshen the smell.  It is all hand pieced and as you can see, that in itself has issues.  I think because the 9 patches are from different pieces of clothing and the sashing is on the thin side of cottons.



Then there is the issue with tucks.  I'm going to start quilting on it today and see what happens.  Stay tuned.



I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,


Marilyn

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

ART -  my granddaughter painted this when she was about twelve.



MIRROR - sitting on the floor till I decide where it is going to hang.



GATHERING - the sewing supplies and getting those blocks together.



INSIDE - my fridge. 



GIVE - it to me already!  Can't you see we ARE sitting.



CLOUDS - of smoke.  No clouds to photo today so this is from my 
archives.



CLEAN - A clean well-lighted place.  Who said that?



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

"S" -  is for sewing.  Big surprise, right?


MIDDLE - in the middle of my street is this blue square.  Can you see it?  Almost?


It tells the fire department, especially when it's dark, where to locate the fire hydrant. This fire hydrant has always made it a challenge backing out of the driveway.  The last time it was hit, the city moved it over by about 12".  I telling you the truth.


PILE - of laundry for the day.


I'M GREATFUL FOR - lots of things.  But, today for my relaxing patio with a cup of coffee.


SPOT - A perfect spot for a nice lunch and great conversation.


PET PEEVE - open cupboard and closet doors.  Not very fond of open drawers either.  Maybe just a touch of OCD in this area.


MIX- to make homemade granola.  So much better than store bought.



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

10 -  Enough for a matinee next week.


Cool - It was such a warm day, that this cool refreshment was perfect while we were at The Grove in Los Angeles.


REPEAT - I liked the one succulent enough to have a repeat right next to it.


LOST - I lost; chocolate won!


RISE- The temperature's rising, it isn't surprising....


LANDSCAPE - Taken of my backyard landscape since I had an at-home day. Ahhhh


LUNCH - On a hot and humid day.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn