Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baby quilt

we have a new baby girl in the family, so i decided to tackle my first baby quilt.  now i get it why so many people make them.  they are simple when they are small!!!  i did the entire thing sunday afternoon/evening. 

it measures 36x36.  i wanted to make a small one for laying the baby on the floor or a stroller quilt.  she lives in North Dakota.....maybe i shouldve put 3-4 layers of batting cuz its so cold there.     LOL!!

 the fabric is LITTLE APPLES by Moda. i adore the aqua / turquoise color so of course i had to use it as my backing.  the binding is a solid kona gray.

 have you seen these binding clips?  HEIDI turned me onto them and i LOVE them!!! 

for a job well done, i treated myself to this.   coffee, ice cream, and chocolate all in one.  now that's some good stuffs!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FNSI, lucys crabshack bag, and the beach

life is good.  time at the beach will do that to ya.  especially when the heat in vegas is at an all time high for the summer.  we left just in time to miss the 117 degree heat.  muahahaha.  planned that JUST right!!  (this post is heavy on iphone pics)

i didnt participate in FNSI last night because i was unpacking THIS.  loads and loads of beach gear.  can i just say that when you live this close to cali, you MUST invest in the gear.  we have a canopy, chairs, coolers, lots of towels, footballs, smashballs, bad mitten, boogie boards.....  the list goes on and on and on.

i did manage to whip up an adorable lucys crabshack bag to take with me on the trip.  the pattern is the charm party tote by quilts illustrated.  most LQS sell the pattern.  but it can also be found here.  its been my absolute favorite bag to make!!   

i did toss in a few squares from sweetwaters reunion line because the color schemes match.  i wanted the bag to be more of the navy colors.   i made big fat handles for the cute factor.

here was my morning coffee view.  heaven.....pure heaven.

our first night we went and watched the sunset.    i LOVE my guys!

one of our days it was cloudy which was a nice relief for a few sunburns.  my boys played a little game of ocean football. 

here is my goodlooking hubby digging us a mote so our beach gear was safe from the incoming tides.  the mans a genius because it worked!

my bag squished with all of our gear, but readily handy for my ipad, movies and books. 

hope you all are having a relaxing summer.  take some time for yourself.  its good for the soul.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fnsi sign ups and date correction

The date for fnsi is THIS Friday the 13th. Sign ups are on www.handmadebyheidi.com Sorry but I'll be back Friday night. Right now I've got a date with my boys and a beach.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July--gnome style

Happy Birthday USA!!!