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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bee Blocks and Misc.

Hi Blog Friends!

It's been so long since I posted. Life has been so hectic.  There was the last day of school, more tee ball, after my parents stayed for two weeks, my inlaws came for a few days.. some blog changes, some appointments, and a few frivolous projects.. but unfortuantely, no big quilt sewing progress.  Need to finish up my last bee block, I'm a little behind on that!  And get some work done on my Rainy Days and Mondays quilt top.

Speaking of Bee Blocks, look what came in the mail last week!  Mail from the Southern Hemisphere is just the BEST! :o)  My bee block from Tartan Kiwi.. or Juliet.  Isn't it just gorgeous?
And here is the one I received from Cat.  Also gorgeous.  I'm so glad I joined this bee.  It's been so much fun.

Can't wait for the next round.

I have managed to make another pillow case--for my son's pre-K teacher this time, who is a Peanuts/Snoopy fan, as part of her end of year thank you gift.  I don't know how some of you find the time and motivation to get entire quilts made for teachers!  I really admire you!!

Used a Pinterest idea to make a housewarming gift for my bro. and SIL who just moved.  

A set of coasters that involved black tiles from Home Depot, Mickey Mouse scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge.  They are Disney superfans and even have their bathroom decorated with a Disney theme.

Painted the edge of the black tiles, which were white, with black glitter paint.

The scrapbook paper I found was a little thick, if I do it again, I think I'll look for thin paper.
They are wrapped and ready to be boxed and mailed.

The last day of school was a big deal.. bittersweet.. off to KG next year! We made some life long friends there.  And have already gone on two "class" play dates to the park.  Here they are, looking at their "books" that the teacher presented each of them with, with pictures of them doing all of the special things they did throughout the year.  A wonderful, sweet memory book.  The kids loved them.

Last Saturday we had a birthday party and the last tee ball game on the same day.  In 100+ degree heat.  Ugh, it was hot!

A vanilla cone was in order..

Been trying new recipes..

Baking for a friend's birthday, with the help of my sous-chef..

Decorated a cupcake like a sunflower and put it in a sweet little cupcake keeper I found in a discount shop.  

 After the sous-chef had one as a treat for helping, I froze the rest, to be thawed out, frosted and given to the 5 year old on an as-needed basis as I am trying to lose weight.  

Speaking of weight, a while back, I needed to change my blog around.. the world clock at the top quit working and disappeared.. what to put there??

I figured I would humiliate myself and put my actual WEIGHT on a ticker, and that might motivate me to lose weight.  I had been thinking about doing that for a while, so I took it as a sign that now was the time.  

I started last week and have lost almost 5 pounds, just by counting calories and eating better.. i.e. NOT snacking.  Therefore, cupcakes in freezer.  

Oh, also got roped into hosting a Tupperware party when I attended a party with a friend last week.  Ugh, I've never hosted an at-home party before.  I wish you all lived close enough to come.  If for no other reason than to look at all of the stuff and eat chips and salsa. ;)  And talk fabric, and quilty things. :)

So let me tell you.. they are having some buy one/get one free sales right now, lasting until the weekend, if anyone's interested.  Even on some sets. Just in case anyone is in the market for any new Tupperware.  Here is the web site.  

            CLICK HERE

Looks like I'll be cleaning house all day tomorrow for the party Friday evening.  Boo cleaning, yay sewing.

Oh, and Buster decided to get a hot spot on his leg this last week, that will not heal!  Had to go back to the vet yesterday to get it rewrapped.. 

He was wearing the cone/satellite dish but his chin was staying wet all the time from the drool and smelling a little mildewy.. so we took it off, which led to him licking his sore, etc.  

Cone back on.. found him curled up like a donut, foot INSIDE the cone licking his sore anyway.  That is the biggest cone they have, and he can outsmart it, so now he just has it heavily wrapped.  Oy.  Here are my two angels at the vet.

Oh and I forgot to mention.. my SWOON quilt, which has been patiently waiting its turn at the long-armer's is going to get quilted tomorrow!!  I'm so excited!!  I'll for sure post pics of it when it is done.

If you read to the end of this long rambling post, I really need to send you some kind of Thank You gift. lol

See you next time I come up for air! :o)


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