Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bowls with Borders Day 2..err...3

So sorry I'm late in posting. I was suppose to have this up yesterday but I had some major issues with my Verizon Wireless Satellite Internet and had to post a little at a time before I could get the post completely up. Anyhow as they say better late than never.

Today is day 2 of the Bowls with Borders blog hop. I'll try not to make this too lengthy since I know you have lots of bowls to see. Earlier this year my husband and I bought a little trailer house on a lake in the lower part of northern Michigan. We use this as our weekend / vacation getaway. I am slowly decorating it in patriotic colors so I sewed my bowls in a patriotic theme of red white and blue.

One of the great things about owning a vacation home is that there is little housework...that is until the kids eat lunch or snacks and dump their dishes in the sink and walk away. So I used some fabric markers and wrote PLEASE WASH YOUR DISHES along the top to remind them that this is MY vacation time too. 

 Here it is hung above the sink. My next project is to make new curtains because these clash terribly. :) 

Please visit the rest of the bloggers today and Enjoy your hopping!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop

Today is my day for the "Think Christmas Blog Hop". I am excited because I just love Christmas sewing. It makes me feel so cheerful and happy. It is my second favorite holiday to sew for (right behind autumn).

Thank you Lesley and Madam Samm. for hosting this hop and cheering us on. You ladies are the best!!

This block was adapted from a pattern found in a McCalls Quilting Magazine pattern (the Christmas 2010 issue I believe). For some reason when I was looking at the pattern this block screemed out to me. Isn't it funny how that happens?

So here it is...

...and  of course I can't wait until Christmas to display it so I now have it sitting under one of the Summer displays in my home.

Here is a list of the other bloggers in todays line up. Hop on over to see what they've put together. You won't be disappointed.

I hope you have a great day of hopping and take care!