Happy Weekend Everyone!

Hope you’re  having a great weekend.  I LOVE weekends.  I usually play catch-up on weekends; the interruptions are fewer.   How about you?  Do you get to do some quilting or something fun?

I’m excited this weekend because my grand-daughters are coming for a sleepover!

I’ve got a simple embroidery project planned for them.  This will be their first, and  I hope they love it!  It’s a little hard to teach two at once, especially when one has a shorter attention span, but I’m going to give it a try.  Puppy-opoly

Later tonight, after a nutritious pizza dinner, you’ll find us all at the kitchen table playing Puppy-opoly!  Doesn’t this look like a kick?

Moda FabricsFor those you have been asking for the same fabrics I’ve used in my Tisket a Tasket block of the month a few layer cakes have arrived.  I’ve added the Beach House and Aviary layer cakes to my web site under fabrics.  You’ll need one of each.  I’ll have the border fabrics later on.

Here’s a little tip that might help in choosing your  fabrics.  I selected the 12 basket fabrics and “auditioned” them on a piece of paper.  I cut little squares of each, taped them to the page with double-stick tape, and then changed and moved any I didn’t like.  You can see my sketch pad peeking out in the photo above,  just enough so you get the idea.  This is a great way to make sure the fabrics you choose will work together.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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  • Dandelion Quilts - It sounds like fun to me!ReplyCancel

  • pdudgeon - don’t know how young your granddaughters are, but i can remember loving to do embroidery and black work on stamped cloth when i was young,
    (like 3rd or 4th grade). My mother often did embroidery at night. As a girl she made many pieces of embroidery for her hope chest, and she let me look thru them often. i got to choose some dresser scarves for my own room, and tea cloths for pretend tea parties with my dolls.
    today my daughter (now grown and on her own) has those same embroidered pieces at her house.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Have fun this weekend and thanks for the basket tip.ReplyCancel

  • EJ180 - Anne, thanks for your tip on how to audition fabrics. I have a terrible time deciding what fabrics to use. I need to get busy on your block 2 so I’ll be ready for #3.

    Have fun with your Granddaughters, they will always remember you teaching them the art of embroidery.ReplyCancel

  • Patsy - I would love to know what you are “making” with your granddaughters to introduce them to qulting/creative crafts. I have 7 and 8 year old granddaughers who want me to do the same thing!ReplyCancel

  • tam - LoL Anne sounds like a great weekend! Your granddaughters are going to have sooo much fun! What wonderful ememories you will be creating!!!
    Thanks for the tip for the blocks!

  • Inga - This sounds like a precious weekend for you. I have ordered 6 grandchildren; none yet.

    For the fabrics could you list how much to buy if we wanted to get all the fabric in the beginning? I’d like to have the whole project together. With work and ailing parents I am already behind.

  • Teresa - Ah, you are a good grandmother. I am sure your granddaughters are having a great time. Please be sure to lets us see how they did with their embroidery.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - looking forward to seeing your project with the grandkids. my grandmother loved to embroider. while i watched alot, i never got a lesson. you’ll have to let us know how that game went too. that looks fun. i’ve been itching to play battleship but no one will play with me. ah, the kids are definately grown and not interested in games anymore. lol. take care.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Puppy O-poly and Pizza, you just can’t beat a night like that. I love pizza and games. Have a terrific time!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy@Cutepinkstuff - Anne, sweet additions to your collection! I haven’t visited you in so long. I didn’t know you are selling you fabrics on your website. I’m off to visit now!ReplyCancel

  • susan - what a fabulous idea!! thanks so much, i just need to run and get a little notebook for this
    and puppyopoly looks too cute, have a great weekendReplyCancel

  • lovetostitch - Wow!! Puppyopoly – hope I spelled it right – that sounds like so much fun!! And pizza always fits in- even if I have just had it. I know the girls will love creating anything with you and it will be the most beautiful you’ve ever seen done!!!ReplyCancel