Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Christmas in June...

 This is the design I picked to quilt it... Kinda goes with the swirls of the snowflakes...below is the top half and below that is the bottom half..

 And this is what it looks like all together... you can't even see the binding, it's red.
This is the 2010 Designer mystery block of the month from Fat Quarter Shop. Fabric line is "12 days of Christmas" by Moda, Kate Spain. It's HUGE! 64x78. Now to go wash it, that's my favorite part I think. To see it all crinkly when it comes out of the dryer.

Monday, May 30, 2011

table top...

Finished quilting a new table cloth for the table. Raw edge flower quilts are the best... I am working on another one with the girls... should be done next month, can't wait. There are 8 of us and we are all doing a different flower and when its done, it should make a whole quilt. I may take the blocks and make a couple more table toppers. I haven't decided yet.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

fallbrook garden tour...

 So many ideas!!!!... This was my favorite house on the tour. The Kimzey house. This house was featured on another tour I took a couple of years ago and she added so much since then.
 Let me tell you a little about the house....
 "Burned to the ground in a 2002 fire, this property is a phoenix that rose from the ashes even better with it's certification as a natural habitat utilizing native plant flora that supports and attracts native fauna to their grounds. Salvaged artifacts are now imbedded in the patio masonry of this home."
 Oh I just love the yard of this house. I could go back again and probably see different stuff I missed the first 2 times around. This is my kinda garden!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Aren't these cookies the cutest?!  It is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school this week and our PTA is spoiling us! Monday and Wednesday we had a full on breakfast! Tuesday we had Massage Envy at our site to give massages to anyone who wanted! Today we had a full on luncheon with soups, salads, fruit bar, yummy cupcakes and of course ice cream! Tomorrow it is dessert day! YUM!! Plus they deliver some kind of surprise  to everyone almost every day!

Now back to reality! It is that time of year. Even though we have only like 17 days of school left, I can never truelly enjoy the excitement of the end of the year because this is what I see every day when I go to work! Let me tell you.. normally my library is spotless! Every day when I leave there is not one single book out of place or not one chair that isn't pushed in in the library or the lab. I have a computer lab with 30 computers and thanks to Desiree who comes in at the end of every day and wipes EVERYTHING down for me, you could eat off of anything in there. Boxes are everywhere! These are all textbooks for each and every teacher for next year. I have unloaded 4 pallets already and 2 more are expected to arrive any day. Who needs to waste their money at the gym when you can just come help me! At 30+ pounds a box, you work up quite a workout at the end of the day. They are totally organized, I can tell you exactly where and how many I have of each subject and each book. Just waiting till the last week of school so I can pass them out to the classes. Yahoo! Then I can say it's the end of the year!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a couple more...

Here is 1 of the blocks and a corner... :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I am making 10 of these wonky stars for a quilt I am working on and boy are they sloowww goin'!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Flower Fields...

 They had over 20 different types of poinsettias on display, these 2, I had never seen before. A pink one, spotted one and then 1 that was actually a tree!
Today we took a field trip to Carlsbad to check out the Flower Gardens that everyone talks about this time of year. It really was amazing to see acre after acre covered with flowers. This was the next to the last weekend of this event and you could definitely see that the flowers were struggling. I knew I was gonna be kinda disappointed in the color being the end of the season, but I could totally just imagine the true color when they were in full bloom. The smells were all still there, but again, I would have LOVED to see them at the beginning. The fields are all the same flower, don't remember the kind, it begins with an "R" and I know it's a bulb. It is the yellow in the top picture. There was also a sweet pea maze you could walk through, along with Armstrong nursery there on site. (how convenient for them! ) It was a very fun day. We even stopped at the Safari Park on the way home and spent 3-4 hours there! Whew... I'm bushed!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Day!

Wishing all Mommies everywhere a very Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


 Tiffany was like a major work horse... the things she pumped out were unreal! Sue's things are up on top too!
 These were Andrina's and mine... Linda is holding 25 civil war blocks that are crazy... took her all weekend, that's how detailed they were and I didn't even get a picture up close. :(
 these were created by Mare and Marie...
 Looky, looky all the wonderful things that we created! Plus there were alot of things that I didn't even get a picture of.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Wedding...

Who stayed up to watch the Royal Wedding? I wasn't planning on it, BUT.... I was away on a quilting weekend and it just so happened, I was awake.  Marian and I made it all the way till 5:25, when the kiss took place, then we crashed. I got up at about 6:45 and started our day all over. Quilting, quilting, quilting... It was a blast! I will post pictures of what we all did later. Did I say we had a blast!! 8 women staying in a cabin for 4 days. Eek... we did it and no one got hurt! :)