Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello hello hello... y'all doin'?  I've missed you!
Me?  Well...let's see...for one I'm still alive.  We moved into a new house two weeks ago 
I've been busy unpacking boxes.    Before I started unpacking I decided that all my
quilting stuff would be the last to be unpacked so I wouldn't get distracted.

Here is the family room where the longarm will the back of the room right under the skylight!
Behind the machine against the wall will likely be where all my fabric storage will be. 

Frank and Jesse have been EXTREMELY helpful as you can see.  Every day they help inspect the packing paper to make sure I haven't missed something.
During all this unpacking I have managed to find some time to help
stimulate the economy.  I consider it my civic duty...snicker.
Some new books, etc...can't wait to do Papa's Pickup the bikes especially

Reproductions...believe it or not but that pink at the bottom is indeed a repro

More stash enhancements...I can't wait to add those Kaffe to the Lollipop Tree quilt

Fabulous backgrounds...probably my favorite finds of recent
New backing fabrics...I couldn't pass them up when they were $5.99 a yard

Lastly...a super funky paisley print for a backing...and I already have a plan for it's from!

Now it hasn't been ALL unpacking and shopping.  During the search for a house I worked on my hexi flowers.  I am now up to 55 flowers and haven't a clue what to do with them yet.  I figure I'll just keep going till an idea comes to me.
I've also started working on my pineapple quilt again.  The original plan was to do 72 blocks.  Currently I have enough cut for 48.  For now I'll see how these 48 go
and then decide whether or not to do rest. 

And I  haven't forgotten that I still owe y'all a tutorial on paper piecing from the printed side.
Well I better get.  Unfortunately the boxes won't unpack themselves. 
While I'm busy putting my house in order, I'd love to hear what you've been up to.
Till next time...


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Whoohoo I'm so happy to read you are getting settled~ unpacking is just so not fun, you indeed deserved all those new additions! Love your hexies and pineapples. Have a great day!

Sherrill said...

Well, GOOD FOR YOU!! Got a house and unpacking. Soon you'll have everything in it's place and you can get busy. Didja get the house 1 block from the beach? I LOVE your hexies and the way you fussy cut some of those adorable fabrics. Wherever did you get those candy jars (?), windmills and owls? SO CUTE!! Keep in touch!

Strlady said...

So happy to see you have survived! I recently pulled out that Homestyle book and put a few sticky notes in it on my favorites.
We will miss you here in Tx but I'm really happy for your exciting adventure.

Wendy said...

Lovely stash enhancement! Glad you made it to your new home safely...hopefully it won't be long and you will be up and running again...those hexi's are so pretty!

Sewing Mom said...

Love seeing your space and your new fabrics too. I'm glad you're moved in safely.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your hexies are beautiful. Wonderful stash enrichment.

Darlene said...

Welcome to your new home. Have fun unpacking and getting settled.

Yvette said...

When you shop, YOU SHOP! Love it all!

Miriam said...

Gosh, you have been busy!!! Have fun settling in to your new home.

Grethe said...

Good Luck with it all, lots of boxes, I`m sure. Great fabrics on this post, books as well. The "Simple Charm" is amongst mine, think I saw it on Yvette`s blog:-)

Mama Spark said...

Love those kitties and of course they have to inspect everything!! It's their job. Or at least it is my cat's jobs! Love the stash enhancement!!