Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Fourth ...........

"This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me." - Woody Guthrie

With droughts in areas, and rain in others, there is little fireworks for today. I will be quietly sewing today as most of family have other plans. Then a dinner with brother and SIL - weather permitting - maybe I will get my smores.

I made these hearts for Tonya who is giving basic lessons in paper piecing. The heart pattern is available and Tonya is using them for a charity quilt (will be quilted my Marcia) - so join in.

My green and blue scrap drawer is over flowing and I saw this over at Bonnie Hunter'sand will use this as a 'in-between' project. I don't have a lot of yellows, so may have to 'swap' something with my MOM or see if any of our sewing class ladies has some scraps to add.

Finished the 'Summer Thyme' stitchery - not sure I like the border - so it's sitting. It will be hand quilted up and bound with black - when I'm happy!

A little more progress - I actually spent a day taking out a section as I didn't like the look. Now back to re-design.

I managed to quilt up one of my monthly list's UFO Challenge pieces - a Sun Bonnet Sue. Waiting for the inspiration on binding.

And while things were already set up - quilted this UFO Challenge list piece - 'Cookie Crumbs'. I think I will use scrap binding up on this one to follow thru with the pattern.

And I received my Santa Sack from Cheryl which I just love. Not overly seasonal fabric so I can use this bag year round. Yes, it is going to sit at my hearth and make everyone jealous. I just love this fun swap.


Remember the 3.5" squares that I made twosies with? Well they were pressed and trimmed. Then they were sewn into 2 x 3 bricks (6.5" by 9.5" unfinished size). There is still one more step to make a 9.5" square block for our quilt. I am making the top with 30 blocks - 5 by 6 row - and then 2 borders.


You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

Sewingly Yours,


Christine M said...

Hi Sharon. Your Santa sack from Cheryl is lovely. This is certainly a fun swap. You've been very busy. The boys are on school holidays now so hopefully I'll get in some extra sewing! Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

lovely post Sharon and i love your sack from Cheryl,you have been very productive today ,enjoy your outing with brother and SIL

QuiltSue said...

You've been busy again.

I have to ask though, what is/are smores?

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy 4th Sharon! Love your Santa Sack! What a fun time that is going to be!
xx, shell

Sue Daurio said...

Happy 4th of July Sharon. Love your florabunda blocks. I just sorted all my scraps and I'm starting to look at scrap quilts. That one is so pretty. Your Sun Bonnet Sue quilt is so sweet, can't wait to see the whole thing. We had smores on Saturday, yummy!!

Diana and LaDonna said...

You have been busy!

I miss Erma Bombeck.


JudyCinNC said...

Sharon - I love it - you found the same Erma quote that I used - isn't it wonderful? Bonnie is having a yellow strip giveaway over on her blog - she will draw tonight, so better hurry - especially since you need yellow. Judy C in NC sends warmest wishes

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Oh, Sharon! You just inspire me with everything you get done! When I grow up (probably not gonna happen,) I want to be you!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You have been a busy lady. Nice projects. Wasn't Erma a great lady.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You have been so busy!!
Love the Erma Bombeck quote - so true!!

Happy 4th of July to you, Sharon :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your always busy. I love your cross stitch. I've only finished on and it took me a year. So I framed it....grin. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it.

Happy, Happy 4th Sharon

Millie said...

You have been so busy, love seeing all your work. Happy 4th of July!

Sarah Craig said...

Good gracious girl, do you ever sleep?? All your stuff is so pretty, but I especially love your scrappy quilt, and it should look great with scrappy binding! Thanks for sharing all the pretty inspirations!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

I am always amazed at how much you get done! I just got started on my hearts have to finish them today,so I can send them off to Tonya soon. She has great ideas too! Thanks for all your shares... I love seeing everything! Have a great week!

Nanette Merrill said...

Love the sunbonnets. Can't wait to see them all done.

Heather said...

Hi Sharon! I wanted to stop by and let you know that you won the giveaway on my blog! Love your creations here! Great work! Come by and have a look at the post about your win and email me back with your mailing address! Congrats!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Your hearts look great, thank you!

Did you get your smores? Ok, so here is what we have to do...we have to have a smores party sometime. We need to pick a date for a "Saturday Smore's and Sew in"...complete with smores ideas (like your Oreo one).

LOL, sound fun? Does to me!

Anonymous said...

Just catching up on my your post! The Bonnie blocks are wonderful, and thank goodness you reminded me to get to work on the blocks for Tonya! LOL Have a sunny day!
Jacque in SC

Toni said...

The Santa Sack Swap is fun isn't it. I have to find a place for mine to sit until christmas.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Hi Sharon, sorry I just deleted my post....not sure how I did that but anyway I did. Your santa sack looks great, hope it is filled with lots of treasures by Christmas.

PolkaDotClassic said...

Hi Sharon
I like your patchwork Santa Sack :)
very nice colors and big I'm sure for all those presents that are coming your way

sunny said...

Nice Santa Sack. Isn't it fun to watch them fill up?

Cheryll said...

Love the Santa Sack. I'm so happy you joined in to play with us! How much FuN will Xmas time be with all our goodies waiting there to be opened. :)