Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Most Boring Blog in the Whole Wide World

I noticed that I hadn't posted in a week.  Not a whole lot is going on here. But I did download the photos on my phone for the past 7 days and, at the expense of boring you silly....... this is what I have.
 Otto was here for his annual visit while his family took a vacation.  He was a proper gentleman.
 Another trip to the Farmer's Market and another breakfast at Zingerman's - this time a toasted bagel and iced coffee. Yeah summer!
 Gibby on one of his many, many play dates.  Seriously, if I get a text on my phone it will wake him from a sound sleep. A text usually means that another play date is wanted. This is the sad state of my social life.
My current applique project.  Remember my brilliant idea of using an antique red wagon as my coffee table/current project holder? Heh.  The wagon is now a rolling PILE of stuff.  It needs a tidying up/reorganization badly. Threads, tools, fabrics, etc. This is a new pattern we are working on.  As a result of these quiet, boring, put productive few weeks -  4 new patterns will be unveiled later this month.

Also, this was dropped on the porch yesterday.........
The cuttings from our new collection - Grant Park!

How is your summer going? What are you working on?  Comment on this or anything at all and you could win a large Priority Mail box jammed packed with these scraps.  Comment before midnight Saturday, August 10th and this could be yours.

(What you are looking at is 50 lbs of fabric strips.  Yep, that fact that my UPS guy still talks to me must be a confirmation of my charm and good looks.  If you are local - email me HERE and you could get the rest of the scraps for your charity quilt project.  You must be able come and get the box.)

Thanks Everyone - the rest of the scraps have been claimed - they are going to make Quilts of Valor quilts.  

Laurie

90 comments:

Miss Jean said...

Not much going on here either. Especially all the projects I said I would do when the weather got better. I better get busy. They say it can snow here in September!

Debbie said...

It's been a very nice summer here in Wisconsin. My niece has been making two quilts - one for her niece and one for her nephew. So we've been working together on getting them finished. That's about it though.

Robyn said...

Summer is about over for us. My son has already started school and my daughter starts tomorrow :( We had a last hurrah on Monday though.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I am not that local as I am in Spartan territory :) I have finished a binding yea! and am cutting like a mad woman to have squares for hexies to work on while at the beach in a couple weeks. The question is how many hexies to I think I can make with 2 1/2 year old twins in tow? hahaha

Karen in Breezy Point said...

We are having such wonderful weather--not too warm and almost no humidity for almost a week--yay! I can't wait to see the completed patterns from those teasers!

Ginger said...

I have 2projects going and am looking forward to the scraps from Grant Park--they will help me to keep my MInick and Simpson stash supplied! Thanks for the blog - it is not boring at all!

Janet said...

I can't wait to see the quilt that border is going on - it looks lovely!! I'm finding it hard to get any sewing done this summer. Lots of company and lots of fun :0) Would love, love to win some scraps of Grant Park - thanks for the chance!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I am paper piecing a storm at sea. My sister paid me a HUGE compliment by saying it looked like something Polly would make. That MADE my day!!!

marychristina said...

Those scraps look delicious! I'm currently working on baby quilts...I have a shower coming up for boy/girl twins! Also, a charity auction to sew for...ESTHERS...with the fundraiser gala coming in October! And I,m not working fast enough!

Doreen B said...

Beautiful scraps! Love to own them. Thanks for the chance!

Glynette said...

I bet your new quilt patterns will be lovely---can't wait to see them! The scraps would be a fun adventure!

Lisa said...

Lovely applique project; I cannot wait to see it unveiled. This summer we moved, and I packed myself a little applique project so I knew where it was during the chaos of moving. It's a block of the month project, Wisdom House by Jan Patek.

B Drou said...

This summer has flown and my quilting has taken a back seat to canning and chasing kids, but fall is coming up!!! Love this collection!

Anonymous said...

Lazy summer days are perfect for sipping ice coffee and sew sew sew! Can't wait for your new line, thanks so much for the chance to see and play with it !enjoy the rest of your summer,lee m.

Gayle said...

My summer started out with a BANG - a trip to Phoenix and another to Hawaii - but things have been pretty quiet and close to home for the last couple months. Yummy cuttings!

WoolenSails said...

I am not getting much done this summer, but I am doing small projects and stitcheries. Just too hot to move this year, lol. I am itching to finish some things and get going on fall and christmas projects.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

yowzaaa! lovely box of goodies there! i've just unloaded pics from the camera from june so you are way more productive than i am, congrats! my pile of wips is taking over the house....but another one or 7 won't hurt a soul, i say! thanx for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

well that was pretty dumb of me. LOL
Ellen

Terrie said...

omg I LOVE your fabrics and I love scraps !!!
Summer is just about over here, kids go back to school on monday. Seriously feeling it this year as my littlest is going into kinder nd I am not sure which one of us will cry the most :(

Pam said...

Haven't seen a picture of Gibby in awhile. He's grown into quite a handsome fella! Your new applique quilt looks gorgeous, as usual. You never disappoint.

Vicky said...

I'm still working on Brrrrr Park. (Had a four-month medical break in there!) I hope to get BP finished in the next or two so I can move on to a new project! I'm sure it will involved M&S also!

normajean53 said...

I'm working on a cross stitch project but with that lovely fabric, I would get back to my quilting. :-)

Helen said...

I read a lot of blogs and this is far from the most boring blog in the world. You shared photos of Gibby, your latest project, and a big box of fabric. I like what I'm seeing with your applique. I'm looking forward to seeing the pattern.

Julee said...

Love the colors used in this scrap box....thanks for the great giveaway.

Kigwit said...

Summer is going too fast but I am really looking forward to cooler weather (probably in October around here). I'm working on a UFO from 2011 that I am hoping to finish and gift to my in-laws at Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to win some scraps!

BL said...

Finished handwork on binding of our grandson's first quilt. Wouldn't it be a good idea if his 2nd quilt was scrappy?? Just saying.....

kristie said...

Wow what a lot of scraps! 50 lbs. Wonder what that converts into yardage...yes I am a math person.
This is the first time I am not going back to work when school starts...oh what I could do with those scraps now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

My main project is a reproduction of the Mary Mannakee quilt. I've wanted to make that for years. My weekly sewing group is working on charity projects. I'm most likely going to be asked to make school clothes. And then there's the garden. My dog likes to help with everything.

dortha said...

I am working on short and sweet by Kim Diehl. Would love to win some scraps.

Pam P said...

Math was never my strongest subject in school but I'm trying to calculate how much gas I would need to drive up there from Chicago so I could pretend to be a local. Scraps are always welcome here! I'm trying to work up the nerve to begin hand pieceing a little kit that I bought ;) Thanks for the sneak peek, too - I just love applique!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Any post with dogs in it is not boring. Summer is flying by and between the garden and working in the kitchen there has not been much time for sewing. A box of scraps would be perfect for hand sewing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Sharon S said...

Summer is dandy! Grandsons came & filled my Nana cup. It's been sunny & just right temperature wise here. Working on a couple projects using the Quick Curve Ruler & always working on American Hero Quilts for wounded soldiers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda Enneking said...

It would be so much fun to play with the pieces of fabric in that box. Would love to win it!

B J Chaplin said...

I made 3 baby quilts for my boss's triplets out of your wonderful red, white and blue fabrics so I could use more. I'd be glad to pay the shipping to Illinois.

Jackie said...

Those scrapes look like they belong in a QOV - see lots of red and blue that I would love!

Quilting by the Lake said...

Summer is going great! Finishing up some old projects and starting some new!!!! Watching baseball and enjoying the warm summer days! Love your scraps and a chance to win!
Happy Summer!

Dee said...

I'm working on renovating my sewing room, so not a lot of sewing going on here, but I am working on a quilt for my brother's birthday. Lucky Gibby to be so popular!

Sue Bennett said...

Nothing going on here either.. Just been keeping grandchildren..

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Debra said...

No blog can be boring if it includes pets!!! Thanks for sharing your boring days... which we all share. Lazy days of summer with stitching. Doesn't get any better. Would love the scraps.. Debra

Carol said...

It has been unusually hot here this summer (Victoria BC) but we're wimps when it comes to heat. I'm working on a couple of scrap quilts and have many more planned, of course.

Martine said...

We have a wonderfull summer here in Belgium and i am sewing My winding way blocks into rows by hand.
Love scraps thanks for The opportunity to win.Martine.

Sue said...

Thanks for the chance at some of your fabrics. I can pick them up and save postage... LOL. Sue in mid Mi

Rae Reid said...

I'm anxiously waiting for Midwinter Reds to show up in my local quilt stores! Thanks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've been trying to stick to mostly a couple of projects and at least get them into the flimsy stage.I'm sewing The Ben Franklin Mystery in your Independence Trail and I'm loving it.

AJ GM said...

Restoring an old haberdashers cabinet with glass fronted drawers so I can house all my lovely fabric....grant park would obviously take centre stage if I was lucky enough to win!!!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Spent the day in Mackinaw City - thought about going to the island but decided against it...later when there aren't as many tourists - we only live 1 hour away. Nice day for a drive and a nice lunch at Darrows. I would love your scraps!!!!!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Wonderful summer here in KY. Alot of rain but not alot of heat. This summer I have made 3 scrappy quilts and would just love to have those scraps you have!!!
Paula in KY

Mcm said...

One of the best summers ever in the Pacific Northwest, just finished the top of a "signature" quilt for a young teenager undergoing cancer treatment and starting back in on the blocks of The Farmer's Wife. Love your fabrics and patterns and I really like your blog!

Kristen King said...

Your life is WAY more exciting than mine. I left today to go to Staples...yep, 15 minutes later I was home and that is the first time I have left in a week. ;) Some sewing is being completed though!

kathiquilts said...

Finished the blocks for a Blackbird design quilt and working on getting them into a top. In the mean time, needed a "sofa project" (one I can work one while watching TV) do have started a blue and white applique.

susan said...

Really nice summer here in Indiana. Starting on two baby quilts for family members. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric scraps!

Redfinch said...

I've almost finished my tiny tabletop quilt made from an American Beauty mini-charm pack. Grant Park scraps would make a wonderful start to a Charlevoix quilt!

Carol O said...

I've been working on a quilt for Halloween, then I need to start a quilt for a new granddaughter due the end of September. Would love to win the box of goodies; they'd make a fabulous scrap quilt!

Kim said...

I've been knitting and thinking about working on my next quilt, but thinking is as far as I've gotten on it! Love the appliqué project you're working on! I would definitely have to move a spiderweb quilt up on my list if these scraps come to Texas!

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

It's been a busy summer in Upstate NY but I've been making progress on a log cabin quilt for my sister's birthday. I've also ordered some of your Midwinter Reds fabric that I plan to mix with your Indigo Crossings fabric - no idea what I'm going to make yet, but it will have both lines in it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Edna said...

Thinking fall already with my projects. Thanks for the chance for your Grant Park scraps.

Kristy said...

How is my summer going you ask? Well, we started with my husband having rotator cuff surgery, and then I ended up having to have gallbladder surgery. Now we are both on the mend..........but the best thing was...my dear friend sent me a package with moda fabric in it and a pattern to make a quilt. She knew that after my surgery I would need something I loved to work on to speed my recovery. She was right...I have loved every minute of planning, cutting sewing etc....all the while knowing I have a friend who really knows me well. Your scraps look so tempting...and fun!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just finished block 25 of my Strawberry Fields Spin Cycle. I can't wait to sew it together tomorrow!

Karen said...

Laurie just LOVE the new project! Can't wait to see your new patterns too! I finished some quilted pillow covers for my sister and have two new wall hangings to quilt as gifts. I'm slowly finishing up my Kim Diehl Penny Garland wool appliqué table topper too! It's UFO summer for me! Thanks for the giveaway and awesome to hear your scraps went to become quilts of valor! Woohoo!

Cindysally67 said...

I have taken up quilting again. I just finished a Baltimore album i started in 1998 and am currently finishing a stars BOM started 5 years ago for my son. I guess it is the summer of unfinished projects :)

Bev R said...

love the red white and blue. Grant park looks wonderful. The scraps would be well loved, can already see some 1/2 sq triangles in their future. Thanks for chance to win.

hookinct said...

How fun to open your door to that!! Off to rug hooking weekend

rebecca said...

Big exciting event for the Summer coming to Grand Rapids next week. AQS will be in town. Fun to have this event close to home. See you there?

Shirl said...

I am sewing on my first basket quilt. My garden is beginning to produce lots of cucumbers & tomatoes so I'm making pickles & tomato relish.

kmcallister said...

Would love to win the scraps. Have had lots of rain and that is good sewing weather.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love that Gibby gets excited about texts - that is too funny! What a fun, big box of strips - I would put those to good use on my jewelry - which is about all I have been working on lately!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

It's Winter here in Warrandyte, Australia - great weather for sewing indoors. I am currently working on Aunty Green's Garden, the Chester County Criswell quilt and I am siting for my Morrell quilt to come back from my quilter. I don't know if you will post overseas but I would love those scraps!

Anonymous said...

O M G, I have so many projects going. Strawberry Quilt by Kim Gaddy, a scrappy Galaxy Star, Meadow Lily by Thimbleberries.......and on. But I need that box for some Quilts of Valor quilts I signed up to do in October.....it would be perfect. So back to work. Sew many quilts, sew little time....

gloria g. Hemingway, SC
seedyberries@gmail.com

llavmc said...

I am working on a cute little patchwork quilt for my grandson. He'll be moving from a crib to a big bed soon so it will be for his new bed.

Susan W said...

A summer without a summer. That's what I heard on local TV. This summer I've not been sewing. My Mom's been sick since late May. She's exhausted. Sewing would be relaxing now.Your beautiful borders seem to shout "Summer!" when my eyes dance across it. Your scraps could be a true inspiration to start sewing again. I just can't seem to get started. Mom's 90 and she always loves summer.

MarshaB said...

I just finished a table topper for a wedding present and I'm working on a wool snowman BOM. OH! And I just finished a really cute little English paper pieced quilt. I would love to win the scraps for more little quilts!

Carol Gregg said...

Getting ready for our guild's quilt show in November! Putting final touches on boutique and silent auction projects. Now to finish up the binding on my lone entry in the competition. Your scraps would be just the ticket for our "donation quilts" creators! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Lori said...

I just discovered that the queen size quilt I'm making for my son won't fit in my machine for quilting. Grrrr. Since I don't want to send it out for quilting (I want this completely done by me) I've been looking at your techinique for hand quilting. Guess I'll be buying a quilting hoop! Who knows, maybe I'll love it. Would love to win those scraps too!

Lynn said...

working on Hexagons and prepping some applique blocks to take on vacation before the kids head back to school.

Laurie Shain said...

After the past year of remodeling, purging, burning, throwing out, etc, etc. I have FINALLY found stuff I have wanted to quilt for a very long time! I have finished 2 quilts and am ready to bind another one. This is seriously miraculous! I never have an entire day to do this so it is possible to finish things at weird start and stop times!!! There's HOPE! The quilt I am binding is a paper doll quilt I started appliquing when my grandaughter was born...she is NINE. No time like the present. Sheesh!

Tressa said...

My summer is over as the kids are back in school due to year round schedule. I love farmer's markets--all that fresh yummy food.

Kathy said...

Grant Park looks lovely. I have just completed 2 table runners for my sister in law and a fun scrappy quilt for my niece. I started quilting less than a year ago nd I am so p,eased with what I have done. All of your fabrics are beautiful. I am going to my favorite quilt shop this weekend to get some midwinter reds! Love that collection...

Lee said...

Busy summer for my family - lots of graudations, anniversarys and reunions.. and play dates for my dog too.. I am starting some blocks for a Farmers Wife quilt with my best friend though! thanks!

Jean C. said...

So sweet of you to donate to the quilts of valor... I love to see all those quilts being made. When we got out of the service... ahem, people looked at us like we were some kind of weirdo's!!! Back in 1977. My dear sweet hubby and I had to go all the way to Japan to meet each other! That the way love is...
I hear you about life sometimes... I'm the designated driver (me being in my 50's) to a gaggle of LOL's (little ole ladies) the youngest being 77 and the oldest just turned 93! Mostly cause it's scarey to see some of them drive! We must keep them safe.. that's what I do in my off from sewing/cleaning days. Lol... the other meaning....

Sandra said...

Just made our "last" navy move two weeks ago. unpacked the last box and can't wait to get into my sewing room! So looking forward to the midwinter reds, already have it on preorder!
Sandra

Twyla said...

Those scraps look scrumptious what a lovely give -a -way!!!!

Siobhán said...

Oooh, your applique project looks fantastic! I'm working on an applique quilt and a pieced quilt, getting my twins ready for college, moving our oldest daughter from her grad school apartment to a new city to start her 'big girl' job. Lots of life changes. Essentially--I'm trying not to panic. ;)

Cindy said...

Summer is going awesome! I am participating in a quilt along using Prairie Paisley II and am very happy with the results. Just found your blog. Love your fabric collections!

sue said...

Wow 50# of fabric scraps! Glad to hear someone is going to put them to great use. Love seeing pictures Otto, Gibby and current projects.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, haven't been working on anything...and am feeling really quilty...must start SOON!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm working on several UFOs. Quilters ADD doesn't allow me to do one thing at once. Those scraps look yummy. Would love to win them

Amy
abf3615 at aol dot com

emmy said...

I was the fortunate one to receive the cuttings from Prairie Paisley. I made a coin quilt for a teenager who has bone cancer in his leg and is having a lot of pain, plus two more operations in his future. His mom said he was actually smiling when he received the quilt. And... I have enough strips to make another 'hug' quilt. Your fabric is greatly appreciated.

Anita said...

My summer went by way too fast! Trying to finish up a bunch of almost done projects so hopefully I will have some cute wallhangings for the holidays. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Unknown said...

Ive been working on a diaper bag for my new grandson, and need to get to borders on a quilt I did some time ago. I'm slow

Quiltingmama said...

Getting ready for school, working on 3 different applique projects....it's too hot to go outside....thanks for the giveaway

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