Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

ABC trim.

I picked up lots of fabric this weekend at Quilt Shop Hop, but I also got a few other things, like this alphabet ribbon. I love it! I found it at Quilted Strait and it's made by Moda. Not sure what to do with it, but I'm looking for a project. Time to start thinking about Christmas....only six months from today!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


My first born turned 22 today!
We went into Seattle to help him celebrate....
an early dinner so he could still hang with his friends tonight!
I love the double exposure look of this photo. 

Quilt Shop Hop!

This is one of my favorite things I do every year with my friend, Becky...the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop! Usually we start down in Puyallup and make our way back north. This year we spent the night in Bellingham and started our day in Lynden (almost in Canada!) and made our way down to Seattle, hitting 18 shops in one day! We arrived at the last one, Undercover Quilts in Pike Place Market at 7:55 p.m. just before the 8:00 closing. Then we made the 8:10 ferry back to the Island. It was a fabulous day!
The poster with quilt (if you hit all 50+ stores).

The stores we did hit highlighted in green.

And some of the loot....

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Fourth of July roses from my friend Patty's house!
I think they should be called Firecracker roses.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Put a lid on it!

I love this Michael Miller fabric. Wouldn't it make the cutest kitchen curtain?
Found it on this site....Fabric Rehab, out of the U.K.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


The light was just gorgeous yesterday evening as a storm rolled in. I'd already been out for a walk but went out again with the camera. This one is from my garden : ). Have a lovely Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Good morning!

Happy Friday! It's a sunny day here today...hope it is wherever you are. 
I haven't had to water the garden in a few weeks, but I'm out there today!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beach glass.

It's only about an inch tall so I'm not sure how I saw this on the beach the other day, but is that not California??? Will I end up back there? Not right away, but now that the kids are adults and I'm on my own, I've been thinking about it. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful, but the weather really is getting to me. We still have June gloom and my veggies that I planted are barely surviving. Friday and Saturday are forecast to be be beautiful, but two days is not enough!  I need a summer. The PNW will be home for my daughter for awhile (and it seems to be where my son has planted himself) and I love my job, so I have a lot of big reasons to stay, but California is calling too.  xo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graduation week.

My dad is in town for my daughter's graduation on Saturday.
I'm taking a few days off work and prepping for the big day! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Cat Owner.

Loved this! Saw it on Facebook.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Inspired by this blog earlier this are some of my favorite porches...all ripped from the pages of favorite magazines.

Friday, June 1, 2012