Monday, April 27, 2009

Lego Week!

Last weekend, we went to the Goodwill. We don't usually frequent it, but for some reason Steve was actually agreeable, so off we went. Here's what I found, and check out that price! $3.99!

Oh my! I thought it would be just a case, or just a case full of other junk, but look what I found inside!

Can you believe it! I'm never that lucky! And, I don't know who you are Tommy, but I'm glad you grew up, and passed your Legos on to me!

And to top it all off, my co-workers gave me flowers for Admin Day, and what a wonderful vase! It just makes me smile looking at it!

What a happy week! Betsy

Monday, April 20, 2009

My new...

Don't you just love my new... guess what it is!?
It's a small ironing board that Steve helped me make. (Actually I just directed, he did all the manual labor.) It's just a thin layer of batting and 2 layers of muslin over a piece of wood we had in the garage. I wanted something small and hard, and didn't want to care if it got dirty (which this is already!) - trying some fusible applique. It works great!

I watched The Quilt Show show with Sue Nickels, and got so inspired to try her applique method. I'm giving it a try on a quilt I'm making, with totally annoying applique - I've tried 2 other methods unsuccessfully so far. Hers looked fun and limitless! I'm excited and will show you when I have something accomplished.

This is my final entry into the Companionship Quilters 2008/2009 UFO Challenge. It's called Donna's Scraps Dots - made totally from a friend's quilt scraps that she no longer wanted. It turned out OK! And one more thing off my UFO list!

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.


Sunday, April 12, 2009