Monday, May 14, 2012

May For Me - Day 14


Since my partner has received her quilt, I can show it now. I am really enjoying the Doll Quilt Swap. Sher requested a quilt for her Grand Neice for her new teddy in blues. So another smaller take on the Swoon block with some fussy cut teddies.


And you can't let a special request go un-rewarded. I have made a little doll to go with each quilt sent. So I made Sher a doll - and what dollie doesn't deserve a quilt, so a mini made with the scraps from her grand neice's quilt.


This was my other May quilt - I volunteered to 'double duty' if needed. This is still traveling to Germany so only showing a partial photo as I don't know if Leonie visits my blog. Oh, I hope it gets there safely and soon.


These blocks are for playing with Marcia's Zig Zag Quilt Challenge. This goes so quickly - and I rummaged around in my scrap bins to pull fabrics together. And I used my 3.5" square ruler rather than trim to a 3.25" - just easier for me as I go brain dead with odd measurements. And I am,also, using this for my Color Challenge and FMQ Challenge. **linking up with Patchwork Times on the wall Monday**


This week's 'Summertime Adventures' over at Clover & Violet was an 'out and about' project. They had samples of some little bags for traveling with children. Well, I have a (senior)friend who travels with her 'child' - her little Cock-A-Poo. So I made a little bag for carrying treats, pooh bag, training clicker can snap on the side as well as a clip to attach to her belt or purse, and a double side pocket to carry ID/money while at the dog park. I used a laminate (a first for me) for the lining so the bag can be easily cleaned.


Don't forget it's a check-in day with HANDS2HELP over at Sarah's. You still can get a quilt finished. These are the two quilts I sent off to Em's Scrapbag for Happy Chemo. I have two quilts to mail out to Sarah tomorrow now that they have their new space to store them. Final link up is May 28th for prizes - and there are lots - and quilts should BE AT at their final destinations BY June 8th.

BINGO CALL WORDS

G - FAIRY
O - PYRAMID
B - FIREWORKS
N - SHEEP
G - HIPPO
G - SHAMROCK
G - CUP
G - LIGHTHOUSE
O - ACORN(S)
I - BICYCLE

Remember to check in with Marcia, Tonya, and Snoodles for their words as well as what they may share for May For Me.

If you get a BINGO contact Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks.
Need a refresher on the BINGO Information and Rules click HERE
Also, Marcia has a tab page on her blog with the list of current winners and their Bingos - there are still Bingos and prizes, so keep playing with us.

WEEK 3 GIVE AWAY


I have another twin pack of fun. 'Reunion' by Sweetwater and 'Hello Luscious' by Basic Grey. As a comment, I would love to hear how you spent your Mother's Day. Myself, I spent part of the day sewing and part outside in the sunshine prepping flower beds. Then my brother, SIL, sister, Mom and I went out to dinner - Chinese buffet. Then home to cuddle with my furries as they were mad I had left them alone too long.

CLOSING THOUGHT

"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."
- Joyce Kilmer, Spring

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

56 comments:

  1. Good morning, Sharon! I see you've been busy! Love the blue doll quilt, doll and mini you are sending along...how lucky for them! Your quilts are beautiful and that zippered bag for a friend is too cute! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  2. I spent mine waiting for my daughter and son-in-law and their 2 pugs to arrive from Colorado. They drove cross country to Maine and arrived tired but safe....a wonderful gift.

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  3. We celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday when our son graduated from college. Hooray!

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  4. Love your doll quilt!! I hope you get my name at least once, lol.

    Mother's day was good. Facetimed with the grandkids and their babies. Yook MIL out to dinner after dave got home from work. Was a nice day even though it was raining.

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  5. My mother's Day was fine. Here in Portugal we celebrated on May 6th. My kids gave me a beautiful watch and we spent a great day together.

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  6. Mother's Day was quiet and relaxing. Mom and I went to Church. I squared up some HSTs and took a nap. The family enjoyed a family dinner at my sister's. The day was nice.

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  7. What little girl is not going to love the doll and blanket. Cute.For Mothers day On Sat. I went into the city 50 miles from home and took in my first quilt show of the season and then met 2 of 4 daughters for Chinese. On Sun. Hubby and I went for supper and the other 2 daughters called with Mother Day wishes.

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  8. I spent mine just lounging around with my kids. We went to a late lunch with my mom then later on my boyfriend took me and my kids out for ice cream. A low profile day, just the way I like!

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  9. My husband and I went golfing - first time for this season... it was a gorgeous day!

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  10. Here in Sweden we celebrate Mother's day later in may. I wasn't doing much at all, all day long.

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  11. What pretties you have my dear!! I spent most of the day with my mother-in-law since my mother has passed. She is like my own mother and we enjoyed our time together. I got to visit with my sister, and then my daughter and grandson came over for a short visit. It was a great day!!

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  12. I went for a walk with my husband on Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA. It was a perfect day for that at low tide. Then we met my son Sean and his girlfriend, Rina for a late outdoors at Hingham restaurant. It was a great.day. Thanks for the giveaway. :-)). Mary

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  13. As always, lovely projects ou share. Of course I love the bright and colorful one the most.

    For Mother's Day I got to spend it working on packing up my MILs house. She is moving in a week to a smaller place. Unfortunately she is a pack rat so although we made a dent, there is still a long way to go. Hot dogs and deli salads were the big meal. I'll get a nice dinner sometime after she settles.

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  14. I need to go get those back patterns by clover and violet. I really want to learn to sew in zippers. I have a few zipper patterns that I've done nothing with.

    I also am just so intrigued by the doll quilt swap. I don't do swaps but that is one that I really really would like to do.

    For Mothers Day, it was just a normal Sunday, but the day before I spent with my daughter. Such a fun mother-daughter time!

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  15. Hi Sharon,love your mini quilts and love that there was a matching doll,too cute.I spent mothers day,quietly until later in the afternoon my children and there familes popped over for a roast tea and then there was lots of talking and laughing which made it a lovely day.xx

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  16. Great little glue quilt!

    I spent my mother's Day hanging out with my mom. Was the perfect day.

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  17. I was sick with a cold so we spent most of the day cuddling in bed. My husband took me to breakfast and to dinner even though I felt horirible.

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  18. That Swoon block doll quilt is so adorable and I love the little dolls you made to go with both of the quilts. The cross stitch label is a fantastic idea! The first time I've seen that. I spent Mother's day with my girls and little Smiles. Had some time in the sewing room, in the garden and on a bike ride. Was able to get in 12 miles which was wonderful. Sounds like you had a great mothers' day :)

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  19. I got to spend time with my mom, my m-n-l, my children, my s-n-l and my neghew. It was a very special Mother's Day! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Very pretty, Sharon, and your doll quilt and doll are adorable. I'm so glad you're in the swap and enjoying it. It's a great group of women.

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  21. I spent Mother's Day with my daughter and family....I promised the grandchildren we would go to the lake and have a picnic which we did....then came home and had a BBQ and ate outdoors on the deck. Beautiful day.....thanks for the really nice giveaway.....

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  22. Foi ótimo,com as 3 filhas dois genros e um casal de netos.Almoço e bate-papo gostoso e alguns presentes desejados.Mais tarde visitas e mais lanche...Obrigada.

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  23. I spent most of it alone doing laundry,and I planted a few flower s in pots. No sewing. Daughter did come by and drop off a rose bouguet with grandson Solomon. I made them eat with me. My son called and said his job was not sending him out until late Monday may I spend the night? (You know I just stripped the bed and washed everything on it and put it all back together. So I said yeah but you will sleep in the other bed Hcause i just got that bed all cleaned back up) Hubby worked all day. I would loved to have spent the day sewing on a few things Today I am at a point I have to sew have guild tonight. Happy Mothers Day late to you all. thanks Sharon for these wonderful give aways. Patty

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  24. It was great, with three daughters and two sons in law a couple of netos.Almoço and chat and some nice gifts and more visits desejados.Mais afternoon snack ... Thanks.

    To translate tubilinha

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  25. I love your doll quilt and the bright blocks are right up my alley. Very pretty.

    I spent Mother's Day at the hospital with my mom and then came home to a BBQ with all the kids and grandkids.

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  26. Well, I spent the special day with my mother, sister and my son. We went shopping whole day and at night we have dinner with my aunty family.

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  27. On the May 11 was my daughters birthday and we all had BBQ for that, so yesterday we chilled. I chatted with the oldest daughter, caught up on some shows and computer stuff.

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  28. Ooooohhhhh - I love Reunion fabric!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I was lucky enough to have my college-aged son home, so the whole family celebrated all day. I chose to celebrate part of the day with a mice, uninterrupted nap (funny how many of us choose sleep as our reward - part of being a mom, I guess!). I finished up a tiny sewing project and had a nice long phone conversation with my mom. Good day!!!

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  29. I spent Mother's Day with both of my sons. My youngest(10 years old with Down syndrome) took me to Walmart and bought me a wrestling DVD because that's what he said I wanted. LOL!! I spent the rest of the day with my oldest son. He let me help paint his bathroom and hang drywall. I really did enjoy my day with my sons!!!!

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  30. Sharon your May doll swap quilt is just darling! You do such lovely, lovely work!! The little bag is cute, too. What did you think of using the laminate? Did it sew easily? I've been thinking about doing a bag project with it. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts! Have a GREAT week! :)

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  31. Based on the lack of me matching only 1 of the words from all four sites in the past 5 days I don't think I'll be buying any lottery tickets anytime soon. LOL Oh well, maybe Mr Random Generator is making me wait for the big one. ha

    Ooh Mother's Day was wonderful. My amazing husband told me to make a menu of whatever I wanted and to give him the grocery list. He went shopping at 11pm Sat night for the food we needed and then cooked all the recipes I had printed for him from my recipe collection I have on my computer. AND he did every single one of the dishes as he went along so the kitchen was clean too. Each time I tried to go in to help him he kicked me out of my kitchen and told me I was not allowed to work at all. (Actually he did say I could make the dessert because it was this amazing recipe I found 2 yrs ago for Coconut Cream Pie that I have been craving since November and kept forgetting to get the ingredients for. Sadly, I forgot after getting halfway done that the filling had to refrigerate for an hour but the pies when completed needed to be refrigerated for 24 hrs. :( Had to go to the alternate recipe of Strawberry Trifle instead.)

    We had a pasta/tuna salad, my 'famous' baked beans,
    a new steak marinade recipe I found in my recipes folder that looked good and I'd never used yet (and yes it was awesome/he even agreed although he was a bit reserved on using it as it was a strange marinade but OMG was it good!)
    Rhodes dinner rolls (he surprised me and made these since we had them in the freezer but I did not have those on the menu. He knows how much I love them though)

    AND he even did all the laundry between the cooking too.
    OH and when he came home from the grocery store about midnight he told me to stay in my sewing room and not come out. That was because he was busy putting the roses he bought while shopping into one of my vases to surprise me. :)

    At least I am luckier in love than I am at Bingo. LOL

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  32. Oops, I forgot to mention he also made a great breakfast casserole egg/french bread recipe and orange juice to drink too.

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  33. Mothers day this year was also my b-day. So I spent part of that time having my own ME day. I got to sew a lot and my wife got a chance to sleep which is what she wanted. Great day. Oh and I had a giveaway which filled my mail box up.

    Richard Healey

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  34. The day before Mother's Day my son and DIL had a cookout for me. It was really nice.
    On Mother's Day we went to church, out to eat and then just came home and relaxed which was very nice too.
    The swoon quilt is really pretty, so is the doll quilt. Love blue and yellow together.
    Your zig zag blocks are going to be so great in those colors. Can't wait to see it put together. Wish I had time to play along.

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  35. I'm awestruck, looking at the dollie...you make those, too? You are a wonder. :) It's such a sweet thing, the doll and the little quilt for her. Wow.
    On the other hand, I am in love with your zigzag prep - love those brights! Making a zipper pouch from laminate is on my list for this year. Thanks for the chance to win - those are lovely charm packs!
    Mother's Day was all about my mom-in-law. We visited and stayed for quite a while. We gave her a book that had questions for her to answer about herself, and enjoyed listening to her stories...now if she will just write them down - I can't remember all of them!! We had fun, and I think she did, too.

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  36. I did pretty much the same on Mothers Day as I do every day....but that suits me just fine....I'm happiest when reading blogs, chatting with online friends (usually to do with sewing) on FB and sewing, all in my pj's of course...to me, that's just a perfect day!

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  37. Such pretty quilts. Glad to hear i am not the only one who trims blocks to easy numbers! I spent mother's day with my husband and son. We went to church then lunch. I went to my moms for a visit. Took her some quilt patterns!

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  38. Such pretty quilts. Glad to hear i am not the only one who trims blocks to easy numbers! I spent mother's day with my husband and son. We went to church then lunch. I went to my moms for a visit. Took her some quilt patterns!

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  39. You've been very busy. How did you like sewing on the laminate for that darling bag?
    The doll quilt is so precious and how wonderful of you to include a little dollie to go with each quilt.
    My Mother's Day was very relaxing and quiet. It was spent at home with DH and I was able to get a full afternoon of stitching in. We had barbecued shrimp for dinner - YUM!

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  40. We had two Mother's Day events. Saturday cookout by my brother and Sunday gathering with my sister. Both were large gatherings as in-laws and extended family were there. So, this weekend saw all of my siblings, nieces, nephews and grandnieces. This was very nice as is your giveaway.

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  41. I called my mom and had brunch with my dance partner (who is a mom).

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  42. Beautiful work! I was wondering if there is a pattern for the smaller swoon quilt block or did you just figure it out? I haven't made a swoon yet-so I don't know the pattern.

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  43. I spent my mother's day with my family. My kids made me breakfast, I took my son to band (and got my walk in), then to my mom's for lunch. Then had my MIL over for dinner! And after dinner, took my kids outside to practice Highland dance and the Bagpipes....

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  44. Love, love, love the little teddy bear quilt! :D

    My Mother's Day was quite relaxing. I got to sleep in and then I didn't do anything all day except read my book and do a little sewing. Everyone waited on me hand and foot and it was marvelous!

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  45. We had dinner with my husbands family.

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  46. Your mini quilts and doll are lovely Sharon. I spent the day watching two of the boys play football. Mitchell and Nelson's game were at the same time, so my husband did Mitchell's match. Didn't get any stitching done though!

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  47. I only got to spend about 45 minutes sewing. Then DD and her family arrived and it was visiting time. It was nice out and we washed cars and played around in the yard before coming in for a scrumptious dinner.

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  48. I cancelled my trip to my mum house as plan for celebrating with her since my car broke down... Celebrated with my children and hubby at home instead with some sewing done-Garden step block #5.

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  49. I spent the day relaxing, working on a cross stitch project and watching tv. :)

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  50. My daughter took me out for breakfast, followed later by a movie. My hubby made me dinner and I got to sew. All in all a great day!

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  51. I had a lovely Mother's Day. My daughter and I took the train into NYC and attended Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The American Girl Doll store is near the Cathedral so we took a quick peek inside and then had delicious Thai food for lunch. We visited the observation deck of the Empire State building and stopped for gelato on the way back to Grand Central Station. My pedometer recorded 4.88 miles and my old body felt every last inch of them. I was exhausted by the time we got home.

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  52. Lots of fun things to see. Love the doll quilts. Mother's Day was quiet -- church to sing in the choir, lunch out at a Mexican restaurant and then reading on the couch. And, a bit of sewing thrown in also.

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  53. What a cute blue teddy quilt, doll and dolly mini quilt. So tiny! I rested on Mother's Day. I've been going in high speed, both trying to get some sewing stuff done, and getting ready for youngest son's graduation and family coming in (and a party). I'm worn out, and I still have more than a week before family start arriving.

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  54. Beautiful projects...you must be triplets to do all that you do! I spend mothers day weekend with my husband and visiting with my 3 grown kids and their families it was great!

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  55. Beautiful weather on Mother's Day so we spent the day golfing, and of course I saved some time to surf quilting blogs!

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  56. Well...since our kids are not near us and we love to golf...that is what we did! In fact we did a few extra holes so did 24 altogether! Fun day in S.Utah....gorgeous weather! Hope I win...love the fabric!!

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