Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Is it May already?

Today, as always, I got up and checked my blog roll to see what was new in every one's life. There is a new pattern for "A Tisket A Tasket", so that must mean it's the 5th already.

Here are the blocks I have so far. I'm hoping to finish the embroidery on the airplane to PA next week! (It will be here before I know it, ready or not. Most likely NOT the way life is going right now!)Bunny Hill's "A Tisket A Tasket"
Block of the month. May block is now available

Block #3 on Shores. My goal was to have this block done this month. Well, as you can see that didn't quite happen, but I did get my rear-in-gear and started it on April 29th. Aren't you proud of me? I love working on this block, so I'll try and get it finished along with #4. I was able to go to Women's Conference at BYU, with my Mom and several friends last week. We joined 18,000 women who share a common faith. We were able to be spiritually uplifted for two days. I took many classes that helped me be a better mother and wife. It was a great time, and I'm so glad I was able to go.
You should have seen my Mom and I steadily working on our needlework projects. We had so many people ask us what we were up to. I learned to have "busy hands" from my Momma!

Button Up Buttercup by Friend folks
I pulled out this quilt from my closet. It's been hiding away for about 4 years now. I found the pattern and fabric at "Shop Hop". This is an annual pilgrimage that my Mom and I take to about 15 quilt stores on the Wasatch front. I've made a deal with the quilting fairy that I will try and get some of these older projects started before buying new ones. Getting these quilts cut out, is half the battle. Once I've got that done, I can stop staring and start sewing!
My best sister-in-law, Melanie gave me this darling quilt kit for my birthday last month. I was blown away. The colors are my favorite right now, (You know, red and turquoise!) I can't wait to get going on this project. Can you see a pattern here? I'm always ready to sew something!
Serendipity Studio "The Sophia Tunic"
Here is a tunic I'm working on getting done before market next week. I'm not finished with it yet, and sadly after trying it on, I don't think it looks as good on me, as it does on the floor.

I've redecorated for summer. I know it's still spring, but I'm lacking in the spring decoration department, so some things had to be summer! Here is my little bench in the kitchen with Blackbird Designs June Berries, and some wool strawberries in a basket. The wool runner is from a book called "Serendipity", By the Ginger Cookie Company.
We had a really weird storm the other night. It was otherwise a pretty good day, until all of a sudden we had a wicked burst of wind. Then a few minutes after that, we had a huge hail storm! It covered the ground about 2 mins after it started. I headed straight over to the computer to get it shut down before it was zapped by electricity. It went as quickly as it came. Later we found out that there had been a tornado that touched down 5 mins from our house! The first one in 100 years. Crazy, huh! I was glad that no one was hurt. We don't live in tornado country, so it was a crazy day indeed!

Have a great day! I'm pretty busy getting ready for my trip next week, so I will have to write more later.


Jan said...

Loraine, I had this lovely long comment posted, and IE closed me down! Anyway, what a lovely lovely pic of you and your mother, so glad you got to attend the conference, these are always so spiritually uplifting and rewarding!

Love your progress on Shores, glad the storm didn't bring any damage or injuries and your berry table is so sweet!!

Have a great week! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Great photos--love it all! And that BBD with the berries next to it just makes me green with envy, lol. Awesome job!

Siobhan said...

Oooh, love all the sewing and quilting projects! Your A Tisket, A Tasket is coming along great, as is Shores! That block is a stitch intensive one.

Your seasonal decorating is so nice! It has been windy and cold the last few days here... I know it's supposed to be Spring but you couldn't tell that around here! :P I love your June Berries and the table runner. I have June Berries stitched but not finished or framed.

I'm glad you had such a good time at the conference! :)