Monday, March 28
Wednesday, March 23
Still silly--yes--I know.
Last week we had a very interesting conversation with a gal who had taken this test to find out a bit more about herself and why she thinks the ways she does. So last weekend both of us gals decided to take a test--it's always nice to know why you do what you do and to learn that even though the people around you think you are abnormal (and are too nice to say it) you really aren't!
If you have never taken such a thing, take a couple minutes and click here and you too shall be able to answer the question and learn a bit more about you.
Turns out Darci is a total right brain. She of course already knew this would be the result before the results were formulated. She is a very dominant righty and her creativity proves this!!
Lacey on the other hand was equal with a very slight left brain dominance. Might explain why she would much rather grab a pattern someone else wrote instead of writing up her own.
So in the end we have decided that when we cannot see eye to eye we'll blame it on our brains.
Now, whether you are a righty or lefty we can all agree that when we woke up today the season that was suppose to have started on Sunday (for those of you scratching your head that answer should have been spring) decided to run away and hide.
What a slap in the face as just a couple days ago when we had lovely water puddles showing that the power of the sun could melt that snow away and we could see the promise of green grass. Some of us were actually alright with the idea of mowing lawn. But in the span of a few hours we instead gave up the mower, dawned our long underwear, wool coat, mittens, caps, boots and got that darn old shovel to scoop what seems like the heaviest snow of the season.
As I sit here typing this the sirens are going off. Typically this is never a good thing as it means that either you are going to be getting a ticket (especially if the officer has to leave his car on a day like today) or you are in an ambulance . . . but not today.
Today--the fire trucks are escorting a groups of stars out of town as they represent three very proud towns in the boys state basketball tournament.
It's been a while since we've made a penny rug with tongues but it has been a nice change of pace. This is something our wool group is hoping to start on and will be a monthly series that can be either a wall hanging, like shown above, a block (to form a large size hanging, or that can be framed) or a tea towel. We are just hoping that we will see these flowers soon!
Both of us gals have been busy working on fun new projects. Darci is using the new "Flair" fabrics by G.E Designs and almost has hers finished!! Make sure you stop back to check out the finished results--this has been a quilt that's gathered lots of interest in the shop!
Lacey has been working a quilt with the Antique Fair jelly rolls and strip tube ruler. This has been a quick and fun technique that has started to make a beautiful quilt. Again--you'll have to stop back and find the finished result next week!!
Wednesday, March 16
Our goat kart is loaded with something quite different. Flair by Gudrun Erla (G.E. Designs)
We have a very fun pattern that she's designed that uses the whole collection (which we have) and makes interesting use of the panel fabric. Now--we just need to have a little luck finding some spare time to work with this fun new pattern!!!
On the topic of Luck. . .I promise I'll quit soon...
We are very lucky to celebrate a special birthday tomorrow- -DARCI--the Irish baby will celebrate her birthday tomorrow on St. Patty's day. Her plans don't involve going out on the town & drinking green wine but rather heading out of town early to cheer on the MACCRAY boys basketball team as they play their final game at SMSU in Marshall for a chance to stamp their ticket to the state tourney next week.
Due to the time of the game (5:00pm) we will be closing at 3:00 p.m. so we can travel out of town and support the team. We apologize for any troubles this may cause. We'll be back to regular times on Thursday.
March madness---gotta love it!
Tuesday, March 8
Lilac Hill by Brannock & Patek of Moda.
These are beautiful fabrics that we are itching to get working with!
The 5-yard Quilt. . .again.
We've had so much fun using this pattern as it's great for any types of fabric. The fabrics we used in the one above were Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain. If you need a great quilt to cheer you or a friend up (and are maybe limited with time) this is a wonderful & cheery lap quilt.
For those of you who may do a bit of spring cleaning, and happen to clean the sewing area this may be for you. I know here in the shop we quite often have a piece of batting that is much too big for our project but use it, cut away the excess and put it aside for later. The only problem is that excess you saved never seems to be quite the right size and it's hard sometimes to use them up. Both of us gals have given the Heat Press Batting adhesive a try and would both say that it is something worth trying.
It was really quite quick to do-neither of us had the iron gum up-and neither of us seemed to be able to feel where that seam line was at. Both of us agree it's quicker than sewing and you have a better chance at not feeling that joining line. . .
Last weekend we spent some couch time working on some of the above projects and some that we have yet to finish. For the first time in a LONG time we actually rented 4 movies that were all good ones. Typically we don't recommend many movies but the series above were good.
Due Date-we spent time laughing with the men in the family
Life as We Know It- all around one of the best movies we've seen in a while.
Secretariat- inspirational true story! great from the moment it started!!
Conviction- can make you think a bit--based on true events