I surely thought I'd be posting before now, but I've been up to my eyeballs in so many different things, I didn't know if I was coming or going half the time! (You'd think I was actually busy???? lol)
First, out of the blue one day, I decided to make strawberry jam. It is strawberry season in our area right now and the smell of fresh "right from the bush" strawberries, is amazing! Naturally, I had no canning supplies, sugar, etc. so had to go the store for that stuff first. Then, instead of wasting time picking the strawberries, I paid $2 a quart more just to buy them already picked. (Smart on my end, I figured, since I probably couldn't get up once getting down to pick them anyway. lol)
Aren't they so pretty? This was just a few after I washed them. The rest were still in the sink. Dummy me forgot to take a pic of the finished jam though and I wasn't about to drag them upstairs again just for that once I got them downstairs. Too bad the lighting is so bad in the basement. You'll have to take my word for it!
Then, I have AGAIN been wasting time on the computer (LOT OF TIME) in search of a possible playmate for Toby. Hubby and I decided that one Havanese was enough, but then when we see him just mope around here with us old people, we think one more wouldn't be too bad. If I could find one that looks like the one below, I'd jump on the chance! Look at how cute he is!!
The 4th of July mug rug swap is in full swing and I think I told you that I was blessed with two partners. Here is what I made for Rebeckah (rraustin):
And here is the one she sent to me along with a ton of goodies:
Super cute! Then today, I received 2 mug rugs from my other partner, Jana (megmormel). Here is what she sent me:
And here is what I sent her:
I made one more and I'm not sure if that partner has received it yet.......so this isn't in Flickr yet. Note that I was a bit crazy making this. First, I cute various triangles (free hand with a scissors) and sewed them all together. Note the hole!!! Then, I quilted this as it was.
Then, I took a measurement of the hole and drew a star on a paper to cover it. I transfered that drawing onto a fused piece of fabric and ironed it down. Then, re-cut the star a bit smaller and cut another star out of a different fused fabric, ironed the whole mess down, sewed around the outsides and embroidered little colonial knots all over. I like it! In fact, I think I like it best of any of them. I seem to be getting better and better as I continue these 4th of July mug rugs, (if I do say so myself!) I just might make another one for ME! Who knows?
Last, but not least, I must post a pic of my adorable Godson (also my wonderful nephew). He lives in Australia (for all you Aussies out there!) and works at Murdock University in the study abroad program. What a hunk, huh? Not only that, but he's a real sweetie!
So, that's it. That's all I know for now! I sent off the twin baby quilts yesterday, but I don't think she has gotten them yet. I know she'll love them. Thank you all for your marvelous comments. You are tooooo good to me!! Have a great weekend! Stay cool!