Monday, February 14, 2011

Kona mail & Angry Cupcakes!

I got my package in the mail from AnneMarie for the GXQ's Kona Your World swap!!!
Top Row: Purple, Mulberry, Ocean, Cyan, Bahama Blue, Grass Green
Bottom Row: Pond, Snow, Banana, Melon, Pomegranite, Rich Red

Special Thanks to Anne Marie for putting the swap together....can't wait to play with these!

Mr. LazyDog's birthday is today, so I made my favorite geek some geeky cupcakes! I somewhat followed Kristan's post at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. (Granted, I'm the true Angry Birds nut, but we always try to outdo each other on the different levels!) I piped eyes on instead, since I didn't have time to buy sugar eyes and no store near me carries them.I piped icing on for the red birds' chests too - no airheads to be found at the grocery store...He thought they were great! And all the geeks at his office thought they were cool too!

And to celebrate his birthday, we are headed out tonight to see the Detroit Dizzy Dames at Cliff Bell's...cannot wait!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A busy week.....

Finally got the quilt top together for the Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coin Quilt-Along. Here a picture of the quilt top on the guest bed...overall I'm happy with the way it came out - now to decide on a quilt back fabric and how to quilt it!!

Sliced coins quilt top done

Sliced coins quilt top done
Spent a solid afternoon organizing my fabric collection. I put all 1/2 yard cuts or larger onto foam board "bolts" a la The Little Green Bean (second shelf). Then got out all of my FQs and folded them the same way and into clear show boxes from the dollar store (bottom shelf next to pre-cuts). Threads, basting pins, and other notions are on the third shelf. Some of my books reside on the top shelf. (Please look past the lack of trim in the house - it's a work in progress that we are taking our time with.....lazy homeowners too!!)

Fabric organizing

As for scrap pieces, I found this drawer unit at Ikea for $9.99 then added the bins to it....I have these in my basement too for my stained glass supplies (for scrap glass pieces too!). On top are the next projects - batik fabrics for my batik swap, Quilts for Kids quilt supplies, two sweaters with corresponding fabrics to make more bags, and a small box with some of my patterns and colored pencils) up on the organizing is getting all of the patterns and magazine articles I want to keep into one place - probably a binder....
Scrap organizing
Made some Dill Pickle Soup - from the recipe found at Food Floozie. Super yum!!! I doubled the recipe but kept the sausage at one pound - perfect! Just don't add any salt until it's done - my batch didn't need any extra salt...

Dill Pickle soup

And enjoyed some of the sunshine while the boys romped in the yard and ate more snowballs...
Enjoying the snow


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Made good progress on the Sliced Coins to pressing the seams and putting the top together.

Signature Star swap blocks - these are finally done! They will get sent out one day this week!!
Batiks swap blocks.....fabric is still sitting uncut....maybe tomorrow
Charm Pack Quilt Along - no progress on this one either....maybe later today - sewing the 4-patch blocks together will keep me from having to turn on the iron!

Now I need to eat some lunch, watch some more snowflakes fly and then get back to it!!