Snapshots To Catch You Up

Good old Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn

Using the Cream 'n Sugar to make some cute dishcloths.
This one has an ice cream sundae imprint.

Working on a cupcake cloth..using this set of Dessert Cloths patterns.
A quick word on dish cloths: I love them. They are sturdy, reusable (i.e. "green"), 
and can be used for a variety of chores: dish washing, dusting, wiping up spills,
cleaning counters, as a washcloth for your face and body, mug rug, hot pad,
potholder, and cold compress for puffy eyes and headaches.

Some fabric I bought at JoAnns recently.

Some fabric I bought at Missouri Quilt Co. recently.

Some Laurie Wisbrun fabric I bought on Etsy recently. 
It's llamas wearing a quilt and knitted scarves and hats, how could 
I possibly resist that level of cuteness?

Did you know Camille Roskelley recently released some new patterns?
I don't know when I'll be able to make these, but they 
had to get added to my pattern stash.

What I'm reading for fun right now..part of my "monthly reads."

New magazines I plan to savor this evening.

What I'm reading to Sam. Are you familiar with the adorable duo,
Bink & Gollie? They're like a girls Odd Couple, but for age 4-99 year olds.
The first set of short stories, Bink & Gollie, emphasizes the positives of being different
while still being friends. The second book shown above is an advance copy of Two for One. 
It doesn't come out until August 2012, and is just as sweet and lovable as the first.   
Leave a comment about your favorite children's book (current or past) and I 
will pick one winner to WIN a copy of both books!!!  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

What I've been quilting the past week in short spurts of time. I just finished
the border last night. Went to cut the binding and lo and behold I didn't HAVE
the fabric to bind the quilt! Guess when you've been working on a quilt
for 4 years, it's inevitable some part of the batiks used would get used up elsewhere. 

How I'm able to get "spurts" of quilting in. Yep, we're all about 
keeping our kids in the "pen" around here. 

Where I will be Saturday:

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII

February 23 – 26, 2012All under one roof at the
Hampton Roads Convention CenterHampton, VirginiaGreater Chesapeake Bay / Williamsburg Area


Join me and several quilt bloggers/podcasters at this show 

if you plan to be there! Visit Sandy's blog for all the meetup details. 



  1. Nice work on the blog post! I admire your quilting in snatches. Even getting a little done helps move the quilt along.

  2. When I was a kid, I loved the Pippi Longstocking books and of course right behind them were the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I can't remember any favorites that I had earlier than those.

  3. I'm a fan of The Giving Tree. But my favorite to read to my almost three-year-old is All the World. It's a sweet balance of rhyme and lesson (about a green lifestyle that's big on family).

  4. Favorite read would have to be Fox in Sox. I love the challenge of reading it to my kids.

  5. Love your dish cloths!

    Olivia & I enjoy the Junie B Jones series. Makes both of us laugh ... For very different reasons. There's something for kids and adults to enjoy about each one.

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