Sunday, July 1, 2007

Busy Summer!

So far we are getting a lot done around the yard this summer, and once in a while I get to sneak off to my sewing room and do something there too. Sneak off? Geeeeze, sounds like a closet alcoholic doesn't it?
I'm showing an update on the flower bed~ Finally got the weeds out, the edging done and the flowers planted, now they just have to grow!

First is a reminder of what it looked like a few posts ago......

And as of today!

Quell difference! or however you spell that french stuff! (just read it with a french accent)

Next I have been doing some small quilty things that can be finished up in one sitting- a motorcycle print mug mat for my husband- no he does not take it on his cycle! ;-)

Next I was having some trouble with my water bottle "sweating" all over my desks, so I made it a little quilty bag thingie- both of these are lined with that silver fabric -can't think of what it's called, but it insulates them and they are working great! See the awesome vintage cooler it's sitting next to? I found it (well I bought it) at an antique mall. Silly isn't it? My parents had the same one and I'm sure they got rid of it years ago in favor of a lightweight and bigger one. ;-) I like to use this one on the porch to transport cold drinks in ice. I think it looks cool, but then what do I know? ;-)
Last is the start of (yet) another quilt. My cupcake blocks. I did a few smaller ones that I finished as birthday cards, or started to finish as birthday cards- and then I thought that they would be a cute quilt, (or wallhanging for birthday parties) so I dug around and found anything that looked remotely like frosting to me. Some are REALLY frosting looking and some sort of resemble that imaginary food in the movie "Hook". But, it's fun and they are portable as I'm hand appliqueing them.

If they end up as an actual quilt, I'm going to do a wallhanging and make a layer cake with funky candles anyway. I've always thought that would be nice to put in my wallhanging space in the dining room for parties.

9 comments:

Susan Freebery said...

HAND APPLIQUING!! Oh, my. Aren't we just the little over achiever. Wink wink. Love them, Mare - you are very creative.

Sarah Nopp said...

I like that water bottle holder thing... I may have to try my hand at a coffee cup cozy too. Little projects actually get finished around my house LOL

Kim said...

OH my! The cupcakes are adorable!!! Your design???? THe flower bed looks great also...
I need to work in mine some more tomorrow, weather permitting that is.

Leigh said...

I LOVE your cupcakes. Your little garden bed looks lovely too.
Will your birthday wall hanging be finished in time for you know who's birthday????

swooze said...

Nice progress both inside and out. Can't wait to see the wall hanging!

Kim said...

You've been busy! Love the way the flower bed turned out!

atet said...

Those cupcake blocks are adorable. They will make a fantastic wall hanging.

And clever you with the holder for your water bottle! Nice work.

Hanne said...

Cute cupcake blocks :-)

Sølvi said...

the isolating siver fabric you used for you bottle-cooler- did you put the silver on the inside or outside of the cooler