Sunday, February 26, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS



This week’s prompts:

“Best Invention”


Awwwwwwwwwwwww! Said with a singing voice.


“Books”


I was at a quilt retreat last week and naturally these books prevailed.


“Lines”


Looking out the quilt room’s window


“On the Shelf”


This is one of my closets in my quilt room.


“Grass”


The grass is especially green this year with all the rain we’ve been having.


“Drip”





These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.

Marilyn


Sunday, February 19, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week’s prompts: (It’s more of a quilty week than usual)


“Pattern”


Some quilts have more of a pattern than others.


“Hearts”


I took this Random Hearts workshop from Bev Remillard. I love all the hearts.


“Bright”


This is one of my brightest quilts.


“From Where I Stand”


It is a pretty foggy day.


“Sport”


Can quilting qualify as a sport?


“Habit”


It’s a habit of mine to keep adding to my fabric stash. I need a 12-step program to end it.

These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.

Marilyn

Sunday, February 12, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS




This week’s prompts:


“Morning Sky”


Not the prettiest morning sky I’ve seen; but, this was it.


“Corner”


I like this little corner in my backyard.


“Faceless Self Portrait”


This is so me. Under a quilt with my schnauzer attached to me like a rubber band.


“Treat”


Going to the movies is always a treat; but, just look at all the extra treats there.


“The View from Here”


What do you see Trudy?


“Words”




These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.

Marilyn

Sunday, February 5, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week’s prompts:
“Shadow”
Looks like a shadow of a moose rather than a schnauzer. But then, my schnauzer thinks that she is as large as a moose.

“Hello”


“Something Colorful”
Shopping at Ikea is always colorful.

“A Street”
This is actually Pacific Coast Hwy, But, it’s just a street at this location.

“Light”
Black light that is.

“Happy”
Happy is eating Biegnets at Café du Monde in New Orleans.

 “Mix”
I mix many of my own spice blends.

These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.
Marilyn


Monday, January 30, 2017

TWO NEW QUILTS


Wahoo! Two more quilts almost finished this week.

My friend, Sue Salinger, and I took a Joe Cunningham class last summer in Palm Springs. What a fun class and a fun process. And look what I managed to put together from the class. I can see myself making this over and over again. Each one would turn out different.

I’m calling this “City Block”. It still needs to be quilted and bound. I'm planning on making a facing binding. This is on my UFO list and is due at my March meeting. I think I’ll get it done in time.

The boy quilt got quilted. Yay! Thank you Bears for such a quick turnaround.
It’s a good size quilt. 70 x 90. I’m hoping to get it bound this weekend. I really like this one. Plus, it’s Gracie approved.

I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week’s prompts:

“In My Town Today”
Was a very wet and gloomy day. You can see that the water pooled up over the curbs and covered the parking strips. At one point, someone was kayaking at the end of the block.

 “This is Mine”
My early morning addiction is coffee.

“What I Do”
I sew, almost every day, I sew.

“In the Background”
When I took this picture I was going for the lake that was forming in my backyard.  But, in the background is the mat I have hung so the dogs cannot peek through the slats in the fence to find an excuse to bark.

“Yum”
This is when a picture says a thousand word.

“I Can’t Live without a”
I really can’t live without a dog. At least I don’t want to live without a dog.

“A Sign”
They have been working on the underground water pipes, even moving the fire hydrant, for months. They are returning again tomorrow and I have big hopes this is the final repair of the road they keep digging up.

These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.

Marilyn

Monday, January 23, 2017

MONDAY MUSINGS


This week was Road to California. Road is just always a fun time. Usually my friends and I take one or two classes. But, this year we decided not to, and instead just went to the show. Of course, as usual I never pulled out my camera. So, I pinched this one from my friend, Sue’s, Facebook page.
Isn’t it a great picture? This was taken on Friday, a no-rain day during this stormy time frame.  But, today was a different story. It rained almost non-stop all day.

It was like a small lake out front. In fact, there was some kids in a small boat at the end of the block.

But, back to Road. Here is the loot I picked up at the show.

Those rubber banded bundles are cork fabric. It’s quite new and from Portugal. The pattern is for a small wallet. We saw it made up using the cork fabric.

This is the UFO picked to be finished by our March guild meeting. It is called "Rock the Block", by Joe Cunningham. A very free form way of making it. No real pattern. My friend Sue and I took it at a class in Palm Springs last summer.
I will say, because of this weather, I am getting a lot done on it this weekend

I hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, January 22, 2017

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week’s prompts:

“Where I Sleep”
“Do I have to move over Mom?”


 “Music”

This picture is in my archives. My grandson loves music and takes both Chorus and Band. He is in Middle School now.

“Today”


A nice view at lunch today.


“Bag”


We have had to bring our own bags to shop here in Long Beach sine 2011. Now all of California does. I have quite a variety by now.


“A Shape”


I love this quilt project with shapes in shapes.


“Something white”


Nothing really to add here.


“Grow”


The Japanese Tulip tree grows it’s flowers before the leaves. I planted this tree when my 10-year-old granddaughter was born.

These prompts are from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day. On Instagram she is #fmspad. I hope you enjoy them.

Marilyn

Monday, January 16, 2017

MONDAY MUSINGS


Birthday quilt blocks for January and February are done. We didn’t have a January meeting. I’m not even sure why that is; but, we will in February.
Here they are:

Barbara’s Block

Justine’s Block

Gayle’s Block

I did finish the boy quilt top.
It measures 70 x 90 and will be off to Bear’s on Tuesday.


I hope you have a good week and


Quilt happy,

Marilyn