I’ve made it through Week 2 of the Star Surround Quilt Along! During Week 1, I selected my fabrics and then our Week 2 assignment was to cut all the pieces.
For my mom’s 50th birthday, I decided a long time ago that I would make her a lap quilt. I had made her a couple of table runners in the past but she’s wanted an actual blanket for a while now.
On Sunday, Ryan took our pup Willow up to his brother’s house in Jacksonville because they are going to watch her for us for a bit. Ryan’s brother Greg and his wife Melissa have three kids (check out her blog Moore Craziness) and they don’t have any pets. They’ve had dogs in the past but they don’t have any now. My oldest niece Aubrey loves dogs and Melissa was saying how excited Aubrey was for Willow to come visit. Well she wasn’t kidding, LOL. Already on Instagram I saw that Aubrey made Willow go to bed with her (even though it was way too early for Willow to want to go to bed)…
Time for another Scrap Basket Sunday!
I wasn't able to get a whole lot done this weekend since I have a lot going on. But that's why I created Scrap Basket Sunday - to make sure I make at least a tiny bit of progress on a UFO every week.
You may recall that over the Fourth of July, we went scalloping and we were rather upset about some issues we were having with our boat that the dealer was supposed to fix. We want to take our boat out again in a couple weeks with a bunch of people for Greg’s 30th birthday. So it was time to compile a list again and take it to the dealer. Below is the list of expectations we sent them and they have 2 weeks to fix the boat. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not they will have successfully repaired or replaced all items on our list when we pick it back up?
Any of you who know my husband Ryan know that he’s always growing some sort of plant or animal. Yes I said animal. A few years back he started an aquaponics system where he grows tilapia in a big tank and pumps the water to fertilize other plants and then you eat the fish and the plants. But Ryan’s projects don’t often yield actual edibles…sometimes he forgets about them and they die, or sometimes he gets attached to them (like the fish) and we never eat them. But when I came home from work the other day I was so excited to see this giant 16lb bundle of bananas in our sink! After only a day, one of them had ripened (most are still as green as in the photo) so we ate it and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! I can’t wait to eat all the rest of them, yum!
If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have already seen that I follow a blog called Darling Adventures and that she recently did a tutorial for an adorable little journal cover. The covers are designed to fit over a composition notebook that you can get at Walmart or Target for around $1 or less. I’ve never been into diaries but I’m constantly sketching up quilt patterns and sewing notes using scrap paper and it often gets lost or damaged. After I saw this tutorial, I knew I needed to make one for me and get myself a composition book to store all my sewing notes in!
The other day, I saw someone had mentioned that they owned a fancy sewing desk and I thought I’d share the plans and a few pics for the sewing desk that I made out of cabinets from Home Depot! I've been using this sewing desk for a few years now and it is so AWESOME to have a nice big workspace where I can sit and sew, or cut or iron or do crafts!