Sunday, September 19, 2010

what have I been up to...since we last spoke

hopefully you've had a chance to see that blocks 9 & 10 have been posted since I've last posted....I did get a little time on wed. to sew them and block 11 is ready and waiting in the wings....I'm pondering the rest of the quilt, have graphed out fifteen blocks and am thinking three applique blocks, now how do I do that?... do alittle doodle, scan my drawing, not really sure since this is a new area of expertise for me, give me your thoughts... mine would be use all the resources around you and wing it yourself, but I realize that's not always as fun for some as others!  let me know....
Friday I took a long time quilting friend of mine, that I rarely see, to the San Diego Quilt Show....it was small, but we had a wonderful time visiting and shopping....I was so stoked there was a group booth that had 80's type calico fabrics for $2, my type of fun rummaging through all that, bought quite a few and now soaking in my pot of tea dye, that was too cool!
ran into several quilting ladies that I don't see often as I don't teach classes any more... bought a couple of patterns, some wool and few newer fabrics... but my second greatest find was my new mat! so excited.... don't know if any of you use the Martelli ergonomic cutter (the one with the red handle).... love, love mine... so I was sold on the get go by the new cutting mat, didn't even have to give the sales pitch, expensive, alittle, but it will last me forever and I needed to buy a new one again anyway.... doesn't warp in heat, no cut grooves....totally excited to use it!    so I definitly thought the show was well worth attending!
yesterday morning was the Poway Days Parade Greg was driving the model T and son Todd drove the model A for the Poway Historical Society.... three riders in period clothing were in the cars along with the grandkids, not in period clothes ( grandma will be better prepared next year), everyone had a good time, waving and smiling at the crowd.... I followed along with the camera, until I couldn't keep up any more.... as I had already hiked a good size hill prior to the parade just getting the grandkids to their place in line, at the very end of course!!! after was the old-fashioned picnic with all the games to be played hence the picture of Dorothy & Saints won by Cooper and Lisa at the fishing booth....had to visit Walmart after to but fish bowl, food and decorations for the bowl!  I think Walmart probably donated the fish for this reason....hahaha
our granddaughter Sofia already has a fish (pet shop trip one day with Grammy!) anyway her fish is named Dorothy, so that's what Lisa chose and Cooper only choses names of football teams, his frogs are Chargers & Steelers, now the fish named Saints.... they are to live at Grammy's house as their house is in the middle of a remodel....I'll try to do my best!
my daughter Katie dropped by for a visit today that is why there's so much time gap between pictures and posting.....but it was worth every minute getting to catch up on all her comings&goings, she always has fun stories to share and life matters to talk about....
hope that you week was great.... enjoy cheri

4 comments:

Patty said...

Love the pictures! The children are precious!

katilynrose said...

omg sofia's dress is sooooo funny!!! i imagine like a more real dress. it's so cute gabby let her go out in an extremely public place like that. i hope i let my kids just have pure fun when the day comes. oh sorry for interrupting your blog post. i can see you were on a roll and i feel like i can tell when i popped in hahaha. didn't even realize i was sitting there talking for 4 hrs!!!

Libby said...

Good luck with the frogs. My daughter had a frog back in the day . . . . finally had to release it in the wild over at the lagoon in Carlsbad. My husband says that frog was eaten up by a duck before they made it back to the car - my daughter, on the other hand, insists to this day (now age 30!) that 'Kermit' is still living a very happy life in the lagoon *s*

Anonymous said...

Cheri....I love the idea of some applique blocks. I think that always makes your quilts so special and a little more personal. I have seen on some blogs where they scan to a pdf file with a link. Not sure how! I am bad at computers!
I have enjoyed your blog sew along and hope you will do it again!