Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ducklings!



Not much accomplished in the way of sewing yesterday. I quilted only one dresden...okay, only PART of one dresden. Some days are like that, right? And a little sewing is better than no sewing!


I've been hearing about this duck for a few weeks - she has a nest beside Daughter 1's mailbox here in Auburn. And this morning...there are at least 2 ducklings! So sweet!


I got a sweet surprise in the mail yesterday - a new bracelet from Rodan and Fields! I LOVE it! It's so nice to work with a company that treats me so well. So I've been a Rodan and Fields Consultant for almost 6 months now. Want to know what I really think about it?

Here's the deal. I have no regrets! I've gotten a paycheck every single month. All I do is post something R and F related on Facebook about once per week. When someone asks me, I tell them all about the products. I'm not pushy - I don't have to be! These wonderful products sell themselves! They have changed my skin for the better and now they are improving the skin of others because of ME! That makes me feel good. 

Rodan and Fields is the NUMER ONE skincare line in the US. And now we're in both Canada and Australia, too. After being a consultant for almost 6 months, it's hard for me to understand why anyone would say no to this opportunity. I've heard some poo poo direct sales. WHAT? There is nothing wrong with direct sales! This world is made up of people who sell things and people who buy things. I could never sell something I don't believe in - and I DO BELIEVE in these products. They have made me feel so much better about myself and my friends who use them say the same. So yes, I'm selling...I'm selling self confidence, self esteem, self love. Let me know if you have questions or want learn more about becoming my business partner. 

Have a wonderful day!







Monday, June 26, 2017

Finger Petals Cut and Pinned in Place!


I worked on Block 3 of the Rowdy Flat Library Quilt yesterday. Yay - all the 'finger' petals are cut and pinned in place - ready to appliqué! (Last night I appliquéd about half of them.)


And this is my latest purchase for my sewing room. Okay, it's not here yet, but I've ordered it. Actually, I've ordered TWO of these shelving units from Wayfair. My aim is to make my sewing room more functional AND to make it more pretty and stylish. These will go on either side of the window. I had originally planned to buy shelving units with doors at the bottom to keep Cooper out. But I decided I liked this look better. I'll buy some lidded storage containers for the bottom 2 shelves.

I felt like I needed something with height on either side of my sewing machine - I'll fill them with some of my supplies, folded finished quilts, and some of my fun stuff. Can't wait to get them early next month! I also plan to hang curtains at the window.

It's Machine Quilting Monday! I hope to quilt a few more dresden blocks today. I have one little errand to run, too.

What are you working on today? Whatever it is, I hope you have fun with it!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

More Hand Piecing...


I finished this Bring Me Flowers block yesterday. The pattern calls for some of the flower blocks to be made two times and this is one of them. I cut the other one out so it's ready to sew.

I also cut out the pieces for two more Farmer's Daughter blocks - both have lots of orange to try to balance out that really bright block.

Maybe today I'll pull out the Rowdy Flat Library Quilt? I know I have one block ready to baste for hand quilting. And I have one that needs appliqué pieces cut and pinned in place. And I wouldn't mind doing some machine piecing also. We'll see how the day goes.

Last night we finished watching Season 1 of The Missing on Amazon. We really enjoyed it! I think that each season is a different case...not sure yet. But SO GOOD! I found a documentary on tiny houses on Netflix to watch while I stitched in the afternoon.

I hope you have a relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hand Sewing Day





Once my errands and chores were done, I did hand piecing. I sat on the front porch and listened to a book while I stitched. Then this guy walked by...


He marched right down the center of the street. 


Last I saw him, he was moving rather quickly (for a turtle) toward the end of the street.


I finished another Farmer's Daughter block (made from Gardenvale scraps).


I also worked on another Bring Me Flowers block.

All in all, a lovely and relaxing day.

Today's plans include more progress on the Bring Me Flowers block. I'd also like to cut out more hand piecing - a couple of Farmer's Daughter blocks, for sure. AND, I'd like to pull out the Rowdy Flat Library Quilt - haven't worked on it lately. I think I'll find a movie or documentary on Netflix to watch while I sew.

I hope you have a nice day, also!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sammy!!!



All I have to show from yesterday are puppy pictures. But aren't they cute?


Sammy and Cooper got along great! Mickey liked him as well! The cats? They didn't really like our dogs, so we did our best to keep them apart.



What a sweet boy he is! At just over 8 weeks, he's very young. But Sammy is growing and learning every day. He'll be such a good companion!

We tried to help them as much as we could get their house more settled feeling. That meant putting together a couple of beds, assembling lawn equipment, hooking up the washer and dryer - that kind of thing. 

Birmingham had tornado warnings during the day - eek! - but no damage done where we were, thank goodness.

Today I'll get some laundry and some sewing done. And a couple of quick errands, too...

Have a nice one!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Machine Quilting Progress


I quilted FOUR dresden plate blocks yesterday! And then I put them together in rows. Neither row is complete, but I'm pleased with my progress. These are going very quickly!

Today we're headed to Birmingham - I'll get to see Daughter 2 and SIL 2's new home and meet their new dog. Can't wait! I have a fun day ahead!

Of course we're on day 3 of rain - parts of Cindy. But nothing severe here, thank goodness. Our dogs are going with us today so they can meet Sammy, too.

Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Autumn Garden is Finished!


Yesterday after the movers left...I decided to hand stitch the binding on Autumn Garden. And I finished it at 11 pm last night. Boom! Another finish, at last!

We are happy today that both our storage units are HALF empty! In fact, Hubby is heading over there this morning to work on sorting. We are DETERMINED to get these COMPLETELY empty very soon and make this monthly payment GO AWAY!

As for me...I plan to sew all day. I need a good sewing day! I'm thinking machine quilting? Maybe a bit of piecing? We'll see...

Have a wonderful day!