Life is always better with chocolate, and fabric!

I feel like today is my birthday or something. My mother in law texted this morning to see if the kids wanted to come play at her house and on her playground for a bit this morning. Yes please. And, she made lunch for me for when I came to pick them up. YUM. And, my in laws are planning to take my kids to see the new Monsters University movie tonight.

It is always great to live near family.

The icing on the cake is that this was in my mailbox today:

It’s my swap fabric from the rainbow swap I did. Seeing a package in the mailbox is always fun!

Maybe everyone is celebrating my un-birthday today… Oh YEA!

Now I just need some chocolate cake and the day will be made.

This is my second go round with this swap, so I have lots of squares. There are a few quilts I would love to make with all this wonderful color, but I keep getting the itch to design something new.

We shall see.

Here’s what I’ve had my eye on lately:

Photo credit:

1. Tumbler”>”>Tumbler Quilt
2. Lilly”>”>Lilly Belle Quilt
3. Back”>”>Back of Pinwheel Doll Quilt
4. do.Good”>”>do.Good Stitches – Bliss Circle – June 2013
5. Goose”>”>Goose Creek blocks
6. Pow”>”>Pow Wow Quilt
7. I”>”>I finally started this quilt. I bought the pattern a year ago. @imagingermonkey’s fault. Love @croskelley’s patterns, though. This is my April finish challenge.
8. Progress”>”>Progress – MSMS
9. wish.”>wish.
>10. Ba{M}S”>”>Ba{M}S: January Blocks
, 11. Blocks”>”>Blocks 1-1912. HST”>”>HST hanging
13. HST”>”>HST Block of the Month: February
14. Not available
15. Not available
16. Not available


Packages, Who Doesn’t Love Getting Mail?

As I mentioned in my last post, there was another delivery that I received the week our youngest was born. That sounds kind of funny, like it was forever ago when in reality it was only a week and a half ago. Oh he’s so cute, more pictures soon of him.

This was what I found in my mailbox on the 22nd:

Well, it was actually in an envelope, but I’m sure you assumed that. It’s my loot from the Rainbow Swap I did. I was sooo excited to get it! And, I will definitely be doing this one again next spring.

There are tons of ideas flowing about what to use it for. Here’s a little collage of what I’ve been goggly-eyed over:

1. I Think I Love You, 2. tutti frutti lieblingsdecke krabbeldecke quilt frankfurt, 3. Nine Patch Quilt Along Progress, 4. full view, 5. 3×6 block, 6. For Sew Chaos Kristin 4th qtr beehive 12, 7. petals mini quilt, 8. demo mdp top for class, 9. values quilt top, 10. Fat Quarterly Quilt Along!, 11. Not available, 12. Not available, 13. Not available, 14. Glamour shot, 15. 3×6 Bee 3rd Quarter Beehive 8 rsislandcrafts

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I know that most of these projects aren’t really do-able with 4 1/2 inch squares, but they’re so pretty.

I’m really leaning towards doing a sampler and using most of these to get inspiration for my blocks. Clearly I’m not fully committed yet, but thankfully I’m not planning on making this for a gift – it will be all for me! Ok, maybe I’ll share with the kids… if I have to.

2011 Mosaic

Since it’s a new year, and what-not, I thought it would be fun to make a mosaic of last years projects and extra bits that I enjoyed. I made it over at, very cool stuff over there.

1. My First Plain Vest, 2. Hexies, 3. Zig-Zag #1, 4. Doubled Cable Hat, 5. My Singer Treadle, 6. Nikia Hat, 7. Twisted Cowl, 8. Split Twirl Skirts, 9. Cauliflower and Lettuce, 10. My First King – Front, 11. Granny’s for Crochet a Rainbow, 3, 12. Granny’s for Crochet a Rainbow, 2, 13. IMG_3180, 14. Granny’s for Crochet a Rainbow, 1, 15. Scrappy Disappearing 9-Patch, 16. Pink n Green Progress, 17. My First Pouch, 18. Grandma & Me- Bobble Block Blanket, 19. Ripple Scarf, 20. Marigolds, 21. FTR- Closeup of Front, 22. Christmas Came Early, 23. Baby Girl’s Christmas Jammies, 24. Reversible Purse, 25. Snoopy Stockings, 26. Scripture Journal Cover, 27. Green and Yellow Sashiko Pillow, 28. First Ever batch of Home Canned Green beans, fresh from the garden!, 29. 1st Charity Quilt of 2011, 30. Home Canned Chicken is THE BEST!, 31. My First Mini, 32. Boy’s Christmas Jammies – 2011, 33. Made a Bow Holder, finally, 34. Memorial Quilts – 2011 order, 35. Blueberry Upside-down cake., 36. 2nd Charity Quilt – 2011