Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whopping Huge Plans

I had to get out my thesaurus to find another way to say "big" - I use that word a lot, it seems, to describe my crafting plans. I don't do things small, and the next few weeks are no different. We're headed to Boise via a stop over in Kennewick, but I've got stuff to get done. And I'm taking my sewing machine to Boise with me so I can spend a day sewing with my awesome crafting sister-in-law.

In no particular order:

Laurel has wanted to do a lemonade stand forever. Trouble is, we're not a high foot traffic location most of the time. But we are on certain days, namely home football game days. September 11th is the first home game and my little entrepreneur will be set up out front. She'll have on a Husky shirt and I know she'll be able to charm enough people into buying lemonade.

How does this apply to crafting? Well, she needs some fabric bunting hanging between the buildings and trees so people know she's there. So I've collected my yellow scraps and I'll be making one of these:
I'm tackling my red and aqua obsession head on. I have so much fabric, I ought to give some of it away. I still might. In the mean time, I'm going to make a vertical zig zag (because it looks like rick rack to me and I totally *heart* rick rack). This will be one of the red/aqua quilts.

Um, remember this baby? The pattern, anyway. Yeah, I've made, um, four of them. I've got enough stuff cut to make three red/aqua ones. I don't have a problem, I promise. I just love this pattern. Okay, I have a bit of a problem. But it's just so CUTE! Maybe another giveaway option. If I had a gaggle of followers, it might not be a bad idea.
The rest of the red/aqua obsession will go to a Dutch pinwheel quilt. I'll do just red blocks and just aqua blocks. Gonna love this one too.

Tired of reading red/aqua yet? Last one, I promise. I saw this on flickr and I fell deeply in love. Never tried a Dresden plate quilt, and this is a simpler version. So adding it to the list. And then I swear I'm done.

So I'm cutting fabric and prepping projects and having a glorious time this week in the midst of packing for our trip to Idaho. Such fun and I love that I love all these projects.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Coconut Macaroon Quest begins!

I am unbelievably excited for this week's recipe quest. I adore coconut macaroons. Love them a whole lot. Best of all, my kids don't care for coconut - as a side not, how weird are my children? No coconut, no fruit cobbler, no pies, no cheesecake? Strange.

2 weeks left in the quarter and them I'm going to be a sewing queen. Well, after a 3-day camping trip to Mount St. Helens with the folks. I've got most of the projects cut out and ready to sew. It's just a matter of getting out the machine and sewing up a storm. Doll clothes, doll blanket, Halloween costumes, quilts - plenty to keep my busy for several weeks. I only have 5 weeks off, so here's hoping I'm successful.
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