Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Busy, Not Productive

What the heck happened to July?  I admit I've been busy, just not very productive in the quilting department.

Silly Daisy crawls under her dog bed in her crate.  She is learning sit, down, come, and most importantly no bite!  Man can this dog get mouthy!  She's not too interested in her Kong toy (stuffed even).  Any tips for buying bones or toys?


The kids are out of school, enjoying sprinklers by day and froyo by night.  I think they're too young for, "I'm bored" but I have noticed they get crabby around 3pm everyday.  Just in time for me to take an energy dive myself.  I'm trying out a home style matinee today complete with popcorn and juice.  Wish me luck!

A little retail therapy.  I went to Michael's looking for Fandago stationary after Kate Spain posted this.  Success!


I made the Pioneer Woman's Alfredo last night because H. batted her eyelashes and told me it was her favorite.  She rarely makes requests and I loved making it for her.

I have a serious hankering of my own.  I see Rice Krispie Treats in my future.  I always add a smidge of vanilla like my Mama taught me.


I've been cutting fabric bundles for our upcoming BAMQG Habitat challenge.  w00t!  We have our monthly meeting this Saturday and I can't wait!!


A box from Accuquilt arrived at my doorstep.  I am trying to finish quilting my Kona challenge first before opening it up.  It's taunting me from the doorway, "Open!  Open!  Open!"


I had a dream where I turned this stack of fabric into this quilt.


EQ and I are getting to know each other.  The photographer and designer in me wishes it was a little more like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.  I do really like the print rotary instructions function.

Joel Dewberry's Heirloom has landed.  I bought a stack from the Intrepid Thread.  I really love the quilting weight.  Have you seen the home dec line?  Oh my!

Speaking of The Intrepid Thread.  Julie is having an blogiversary and a huge giveaway.  Julie and I know each other through the guild and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Her online shop is one of my favorites.  She has the best customer service!!!  Go have a look and tell her Little Bluebell sent you.  : )

H's closet doors need fixing.  I'm pretty handy but I can't figure out how to take off the original wheels.  Argh.  So frustrating!


We took the kids to see Winnie the Pooh.  I thought it was sweet and kind of sleepy.  The kids thought it was hilarious.  Mostly.  The Backson was a little disconcerting.

A picnic in Paris?  Yes please!!  Hey.  I've got bread, cheese and a quilt.  Maybe a picnic in the backyard?

I first heard this song on Tara's blog and I can't get enough.  Perfect background music for a California summer.

I can't believe it's August already.  All aboard!  Full steam ahead until school starts!  Gulp!  Already?!



  1. Oh My! You have been busy Missy!

  2. you have all that I wish for! HA! There I said it. Accuquilt,Fandango notebook and pen OH my! EQ does rotary cutting instructions-I know what I want for Christmas!!

  3. Try spreading peanut butter inside Daisy's Kong, or freezing a Kong filled with bananas and cooked sweet potato. Put the yummiest stuff in the bottom so she has to work to get to it. Our labs get Kongs when we leave for work and they're so excited about the Kongs that they don't care so much that we're leaving!

  4. Your Daisy is getting so big so quickly! Ahhh, the fun of having a puppy - our Pippi used to pull all the washing off the clothesline and eat all our buttons. *sigh*...
    I've been admiring Heirloom too - the Citrine, and the Ruby palettes. Lovely. :-)
    I'm looking forward to seeing what's in that Accuquilt box!

  5. My dogs like the nylon "bones" that you can purchase at the grocery store or pet store. They chew on them like reall bones and they last forever. That's not to say they don't destroy them, but it takes a while. My dogs even destroy the Kongs. And my shoes. And my furniture.

  6. My dogs hate the kongs, too. But they love, love sterilized real bones, especially the ones with the marrow still inside. They last a really long time and are quite cheap.

  7. Nylabones and bully sticks are and our dogs love them! :)

  8. Happened to me a lot. There are months where we tend to be idle and not productive. It is no problem as regressing a bit will help us keep sharp.



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