Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some more starts and a fire pit

Greetings all!~ I hope you have been having nice weather your way! It has been hot here, but to me it's a nice break from all the rain we were getting. I've been busy doing a little quilting and stitching. I need to get caught up on laundry as well so hubby doesn't have to do it like he did last night. He doesn't mind , but I feel kinda guilty when he HAS to do it because someone was too busy with other things . :)
Here is my start on my quilt. The pattern I am using is Nine Patch Charm Walk by Larisa Key and I am using two charm packs by 3 Sisters from Moda called Aster Manor. I love the patterns and colors in these fabrics don't you? I mis-counted the triangles I needed and will have to go back and cut some more so that the blocks have 4 sides like they are supposed to. I probably have just enough cream fabric is squeeze those blocks out. I don't know what I was thinking.

I have been working also on Bent Creek's Snapperville. I have always liked this design and had the opportunity recently to aquire the necessary patterns from Natalie. Although, I prefer the overdyed flosses, I am stitching this in the DMC conversion as I planing on turning it into a valance for the kitchen, so I'll need it to be washable.

Last night, Jack wanted to cook out, but our grill is messed up so he made this makeshift fire pit to cook on. I don't know how he felt like doing anything like that. Friday he got roasted when he, our son, and my dad went fishing. That trip was a disaster as the lake was full and they had no where to launch the boat so it was pretty much a wasted trip. On Saturday , he cleaned gutters, and mowed the lawn , which added to his, already lobster looking skin. So I was quite surprised that he wanted to stand over the heat last night. I'm glad he did though. He made ribs, baked potatoes, and ears of corn. We ended the meal with Tin Roof Sundae icecream from Turkey Hill. It hit the spot!

Well , this will be enough of my ramblings for now. If you want to sign up for the Blackird Stocking Exchange , there is still time. Just let me know via email and include your blog url and street address. Hope you all have a blessed day and thank you so so much for dropping by. Please do visit again real soon!

'till next time,
don't be a stranger,


  1. I really like Bent Creek Snapperville too. I bet they're fun to stitch up. We've been eating outside most evenings this week, got to make the most of it as temps are due to take a nose-dive here at the end of the week!

  2. Mmmmmmmm the food looks goooood. As does the stitchery too ;)xx

  3. So many wonderful things to comment on! Love all your finishes and starts. I have that BB fish in my stash, and BC snapperville. I need to get working on them!
    Hope you have a great week!

  4. That quilt is going to be heavenly! The fabrics are so gorgeous!

  5. Love the fabrics in your quilt!! It will be lovely!

    Can't wait to see the Snapperville made into a valence - what a great idea!

    And that food - yum!!!

  6. I love everything about those quilting fabrics. I also see why you're using the DMC even though you prefer the other--kitchen is a great destination for that pattern. :D

    For ears of corn, you can make a REALLY great "relish" for them by sauteing chopped green onion in PLENTY of olive oil, then adding salt. Cool it down to room temp and slather on before biting into corn--had it at a barbeque recently and it was the hit of the day. I still want to try making it (I only heard how to do it then). The salty onion flavor is just amazing with the grill-concentrated sweetness of the corn! :D

    I'd LOVE to try your stocking exchange, but am pretty maxed out on commitments right now. Maybe next round?

  7. I just love those fabrics Sharlotte. They're going to make such a wonderful quilt. I keep eyeballing that fabric line but am trying to be good.

    And what a great idea to make your Snapperville into a valance. That is a great idea! I can't wait to see you finish the piece up and have it hanging!

  8. Love the colors in your fabric....very pretty. Snapperville's looking good....so is dinner!

  9. Your quilt progress looks nice. To me, cutting the fabric is my least favorite part of the process.

    We love to grill and fortunately live in Florida which means we can grill year round very easily. Corn is especially wonderful on the grill.

    I'm very interested in what Snapperville will look like as a valance in your kitchen. I think it's a great idea! I would never have thought of that!


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