Sunday, October 23, 2011

Royal mail

Liberty of London charming charm squares:

These came from Organic Stitch Co. in the UK.  It was a pack of charm squares so I couldn't pick each fabric individually, but I'm pretty happy with the selection I received, and there are quite a few more that I didn't show you.  But that Hello Kitty is a fat eighth, and where did that come from?  I don't remember ordering that!  I have a great niece who's into Hello Kitty so I'll give it to her Mame (grandma) who can make her a little something with it.   
My husband and I went to LaSalle Academy's (his alma mater) 140th anniversary celebration last night.  We came home with these pretties:

 Have a wonderful Sunday!
~ Jodi ~

Friday, October 14, 2011

New endeavor and a completion:

About to start a quilt I promised my sister for her 30th wedding anniversary back in May.  
And I finished this quilt for my SIL:

My grandson is going to be a musician, like his dad, who was at work when pic was taken, and his Uncle Brendan!  And one more pic of Ezra and his mom, Tara:
In just a couple of weeks on November 1, we'll be celebrating his 1st birthday!
Happy Autumn and happier quilting/sewing!
~ Jodi ~

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Crumbing away...

and a bit stalled on my blue and white quilt:
but I'm almost finished hand-sewing the binding on my sister-in-law's quilt that I showed the previous post.
And I took some time out to make this little mug rug for the judge I work for.  She admired the one on my desk.  She's did an Ironman (for those who are unfamiliar, you run, bicycle, and swim, at least I think those are the three elements) and the Ironman coffee mug she received are these colors, so she asked me to match it.  I think it came out pretty good, considering I didn't have the mug in front of me to match:

Happy Columbus Day Weekend to those in the States, and Happy Thanksgiving to you who are celebrating Thanksgiving!
~ Jodi ~

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Coming along

A while back I went to a Stack and Slash class and used a Dream On layer cake.  I was not thrilled with the results so I put the blocks away for a while.  Then when I was talking about making my SIL (who is very ill with lung cancer) a quick quilt, my sister reminded me about these blocks, so out they came, and, voila! 
I started quilting it Sunday and hope to have it complete by next Sunday.

This cabinet used to house cassette tapes.  I had the bright idea of cleaning it out and using it for my fat quarters.  So now it sits in my sewing room full of FQs!

Here's some close ups of my pretties:

Time to get ready for work.  Was going to complain there for a second, but then I thought, wait!  Be happy you have a job, and I AM, very thankful I have a job, AND a wonderful family, AND a warm, dry home, etc., etc.!  Have a thankful day, my wonderful friends!
~ Jodi ~   

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fabulous farmer's market this damp Saturday morning!

I just had to share this bounty with you all:  organic parsnips, carrots, green beans, two varieties of kale, beets, scallions, cauliflower, and a jar of pickled rainbow cauliflower.  Also, rosemary olive oil bread, and a small piece of local swordfish which I quickly put in the fridge when I got home.  I had a blast!  So many local farmers, a beautiful venue (Blackstone Boulevard park in Providence), I imagined it would be wonderful, and I was not disappointed in the least!  Now to find a great soup recipe!
Enjoy your Saturday, my bloggy friends, and fit in some sewing, even 15 minutes at least!