Saturday, April 19, 2008

Giving the new machine a test drive

First of all, I am glad to see some folks visiting for the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by Dandelion headquarters. So, I haven't blogged much this week because I have been busy at work on a few projects. The first of which is that I completed the top of little buddy's quilt. I am going to add a border, when I find some material I like. Sorry that the pictures are so randomly ordered but blogger is giving me some headaches today.

Then I started working on my youngest nephew's quilt. His birthday is right around the corner, that should be all the motivating I need. Isn't that monkey material ADORABLE??? Not to mention the dots, I love dots...if you hadn't guessed. Both materials are from Michael Miller Fabrics that I bought at the The Fat Quarter Shop. It looks like Kim has ordered more monkeys because she seemed to run out of it the first time it was up. So, what are you doing? Quit monkeying around and get over there before she runs out again! :) Anyway, I am not going to describe the quilt that I making only to hint that the secret may lie in the strips.

I took a really quick embroidery lesson at my shop and I made these great pillowcases from my stash. Didn't they turn out cute?

Finally, I was up very late working on a babydoll quilt for our friend, Makayla. She turns four in a few days and we bought her a Strawberry Shortcake doll that smells like strawberries. When I was little, Strawberry Shortcake was my favorite and I had the doll that blew strawberry kisses. So, what can I say, I couldn't resist! So, I decided she needed a quilt to cover up with. Luckily, I had all of this fabric in my stash...and I even embroidered Strawberry's name right on the quilt. Voila! Little buddy thinks it will be a hit. He usually knows what the ladies like.

I guess that is all for now. If you haven't entered the giveaway, don't forget to leave a comment there. I will probably draw on Tuesday. Have a good weekend.
A special note for moms: cool toy giveways over at 5 Minutes for Mom that you should check out! Cute bug ride ons, toys for big kids, too. Seriously cool toys!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Your embroidered pillowcases are so sweet and your WIPs are turning out wonderful. Your new machine must be sooooo marvelous--yes??

P.S. It's so funny...I knew exactly what you were talking about with the 'bobbins' instead of 'thimbles' comment....