09 September 2009

Charming Girls' Quilt Club

So Kelly over at the Charming Girls' blog gave me a late pass for this month--thanks Kelly :) If you don't know what I'm talking about my title is linked to her post about it, check it out. These are the projects I'd like to finish up this month:I need to get the binding sewn down on my Mountain Rails (in the background) , my little wonky quilt-quilted and bound, finish my pillow and I'm taking a doll class (Annie Treat) a week from Saturday and I want to finish her!! I also want to get the binding sewn down on these three little quilts.If you guessed that I'm up to my old masking tape tricks with that little one on top you guessed right lol!!
September is kicking my butt so far...I am drowning in homeschool stuff right now so who knows if I'll get anything quilty done--but I'm hoping between the motivation of a deadline and the fact that September is a good t.v. month, what with all the new Fall shows and premiers, I'll at least get some hand sewing done! Hope everyone has a great week, or what's left of it :)

05 September 2009

Some Stuff

I've been on a cookbook buying binge this Summer. I keep saying "that's it-- NO MORE!" and then one of you lovely people out there in blogland tells me that really I do need "just this one more" . At least you never steer me wrong...I love them all so far. This so amazingly true quote is from The Splendid Table, not just a great cookbook but full of fun pages like this one
. My favorite cookbooks (here is a sampling of titles) include stories and anecdotes, little tidbits that just add to the joy of making the recipe somehow. If you have never read Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking you are missing a rare treat...go order it now :) I went to see Julie and Julia this week and immediately ordered Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Unfortunately a lot of people did the same thing so there's a wait for the book. While I wait I've been reading, and very much enjoying, her original blog The Julie/Julia Project. Now if the weather would just cool off enough for me to turn on my oven.

O.k. moving on to Fabric...I love Cath Kidston and it makes me sad that we don't have her stores here in the U.S. and in order to actually own any of her stuff I have to fork out way more than I'm willing on shipping. The other day when I was prowling around Amazon looking for this
I somehow ended up finding this
and so of course I ordered it...free shipping and all. It came the same day as my order of American Retro from Sew Mama Sew... and I am once again in fabric love...See how it matches my Cath Kidston notebook?
That just makes me happier than....well happier than it ought, I suppose :) I made a few more pincushions, don't they look like a little family?
Right? Don't they? I just can't bring myself to break them up, so I guess I need to make more... Some darker ones for Fall...
I am loving the joy of miniature...so quick and fun and cute. I made this little 8x9 inch cutie start to finish in about one hour...now that's what I'm talkin' about! O.k. I'm off to finish up curriculum planning...it's that time of year AGAIN...how did that happen so quick????

Oh and hey is there something weird going on with blogger? My little bar up there has all different buttons and my pictures are ending up in weird places....I'm not likin' it one bit :(