Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Here and there and everywhere!

That is what my brain feels like these days.  I'm here.  I'm there.  I'm everywhere.  Boy is it draining.  We've been busy making plans for packing with the remaining 3.5 weeks.  I'm happy to say that our niece will be coming into town to help us for a week...so I will happily be able to traipse off to my sewing retreat with the NOLA modern quilt guild for one last fabulous weekend with them.  And then I should be able to sign up for some time on the long arm machine in order to quilt like a maniac and get some projects done.  Crazy?  Me?  Never.


So I know that I've been quiet lately, but I'm online all the time actually.  And I realized that I never mentioned that I'm making the occasional appearance on Shruti's blog this week for the first week of the Bella Parade.  http://www.13woodhouseroad.com/  I'm an "expert" (hah!) fabric selector for fabric bundles that look good with the colors that she gave me to pick out.  So if you are dying for some of my expert advice, you can hop on over there and check it out.  She's giving away tons of fabric too, so I think people are having fun.


Also tomorrow, I think I'm featured on Jennifer's blog as part of her Big 5 Blog Party.  http://www.ellisonlane.blogspot.com/  She has some great interviews that she's already done this week with lots of delicious quilty eye candy.  So go check her out too.  Oh yeah and I'm pretty sure she's giving away things too.


So random that I've ended up on two people's blogs this week, but it works well since it's a crazy week for me and life is a little crazy around here.  I have been doing some sewing I promise!  I'm working away on my bee blocks and finishing up some quilts and writing up some patterns.  Yada yada yada.  I did finish a block for Jessica who even sent us some of her fabulous new fabric, Timber!  (Oh and how did I not know that she is having a book published?!)  She wanted a slightly wonky block of any rectangular size no bigger than 14.5" square with the 1" grey border around the perimeter.  She did say that she preferred not having a huge number of fabrics in one block despite the lovely assortment she sent.  So I took her at her word and went with "less is more".


Busy Bees - May Block for Jessica


I love how it ended up looking like books!  I totally did not intend that, but it was a fun realization when I was finished.  Someone else thought that it looked like Bamboo, so that's pretty cool too.  Jess says that she likes it, so that's all I need.  Oh and by the way, if you stop by her blog, scroll down and check out her daughter's unicorn and rainbow birthday party.  I'm exhausted just looking at it.  She's put Martha Stewart to shame!  Again, just enjoy the eye candy and try not to think about the work that it took to pull that off. ;)


I will be back soon with another giveaway...sorry these things all stacked up so close together, but really...I'm not going to complain about free stuff!  It's all fun!  And let's just say that tomorrow's giveaway would have fit in perfectly with Jess' party for her daughter. (now I've got you all freaked out that there is going to be a bunch of fabric with unicorns on it!  Haha!)

7 comments:

  1. You are busy....I am dizzy just thinking about it all.

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  2. you are a busy bunny ... I am so busy in my head that it's stopping me from being busy in real life ... or does that sound mad? don't answer.

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  3. How do you get so much done?? I love that block with those pops of green!

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  4. You seriously are a crazy woman, Angela! So only 3 weeks left until you move and you're still wanting to get some quilting in? I love it!

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  5. Hello! Found you today through Ellison Lane. I'm a Louisiana Girl too (Baton Rouge)...unfortunately living in TX right now...but hoping to get back soon! :)

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  6. Pack some boxes with the things things you will want right away (i.e. paper towels, cleaning products, tp, stuff for your 16 mos. old, paper plates, cups, plastic cutlery, a set of linens) and put it in your car - even if your car is going on the moving van. Also label every box on the outside and, if you know what room it should be used in in your new house, put that on the box too. Also, before you pack, purge! Good luck with the move.

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