Getting things Done

17 comments
Whew what a good weekend. It was certainly nice to take an extra day and be able to sew and be with family. I made a list on Thursday last week of things I needed to get done and completed all but one of them.

Des sent me this darling elephant fabric. As soon as I opened the package Thursday night I knew what I wanted to make with it. Quilt Taffy has a tutorial for making a darling simple elephant and I enjoyed it so much I had to make 2 of them. Des has her elephants up today on their blog, too. And those turned out darling and so charming. It is a great(free) tutorial for a nice gift to give to just about anyone. Des and Corrie have a great online store for fabric and patterns and a fun blog. Don't you just love tutorials. Thanks Des! I love the fabric and the tutorial was well done.

Keeping caught up on Dear Jane is definitely at the top of my list. I finished our Thursday block from last week, D-10 Battlefield. Wow. So so many pieces. I intentionally left off the little details that would be in the corner of the outer strip of blue fabric. By the time I got to the outside I felt enough was enough. And for myself I don't miss it at all. The new block up today looks less complicated but needs to be mirrored. So I'm going to tackle it tonight without stressing over it but try to get the mirroring right.


I finished my flimsy of the new dress quilt and it is at the quilters (Wren). I forgot to photograph it since I was so anxious to get it out the door to her. I need it done for our local quilt show in Alpine on August 9, so I traded her one quilt I had in the que waiting for quilting for the dress quilt. We'll see how it turns out. Wren does a good job.

My best friend Laura has started her blog. It is S'More Cupcakes. Click the link or find it on my sidebar. Laura is slightly a reluctant blogger but she's got so much talent to share with the rest of us that I may have pushed her a little firmly into blogging. I know you will enjoy her blog. She is really the best cook/chef I know and she has great taste in decorating and she sews! How great is that. I've had all kinds of requests for recipes for her cupcakes and other creations and I think she will share some of those with us from time to time.

More weekend accomplishments to come - stay tuned.

-nanette

Next PostNewer Post Previous PostOlder Post Home

17 comments

jill-lifewithaview said...

Your battlefield block looks PERFECT!!! I love your little dresses quilts,They are so cute,I've only ever seen them through you!!They're great!Love the cupcakes!

Darlene said...

Oh my your elephants are adorable. Love your new Jane block.

I've been missing you - I'm glad you had a wonderful week end!

Stopped by Laura's blog - yummy! :-)

Susan said...

Hullo, my name is Susan and I have enjoyed reading your blog...so glad I found it. Those are such cute elephants. I am working on a BOM from Lynette Anderson featuring elephants.

Erin said...

Nanette - Thank you for the fabric that you sent me. I will be posting pictures soon. I love them. You sent me some from your kitchen collection...I love them. I'm not entirely sure what to do with them...but I'm thinking of using some of the fabric on dish towels and others to make large hotpads for my corning ware. What do you think? Thanks again!

Des said...

Miss Nanette, you don't read very well!!! (inside joke) They are soooo cute. I wasn't too sure about elephants on elephants but now I'm sure. I can feel a new one coming on. I'm glad the tutorial worked out. One never knows.....Have a great one and thanks!

eileen said...

Wow.. you did get alot done. Adorable Elephants! Those are just the cuest things. I didn't realize there was a pattern for these at Quilt Taffy.. thanks!
Your DJ block looks great. I say it every time, but it will be so awesome to see them all together.

:-D VERY cute dress.

..now I'm off to look at Laura's...

yellowfarmhouse said...

Sounds like you had a great productive weekend. Those elephants are adorable and that Dear Jane block is awesome, but they still scare me, LOL. That little dress block is absolutely precious. thanks for a link to another yummy blog.

Hugs - Karen

Stephanie said...

Oh the elephants are so cute. Great to get free patterns and tutorials! Thanks!!!

RobinE said...

You were indeed productive! I love those elephants. So cute! I may have to try some-- they look like they would make wonderful little gifts.

Your Dear Jane block looks lovely. I really like the little green floral print with the dark blue. And all those points look great!

Penny said...

Your elephants are so cute Nanette and it looks like your quilt is coming along nicely! btw, thank-you for the comment about my fancy pants earlier, I switched to google reader to keep up with everyone's blogs (it is so nice!) however, I missed a couple of blogs (like yours) and now I have subscribed to yours. I love getting updates through reader!

Nedra said...

I loved the elephants! Thanks for sending us on to the sites for tutorials. Also, I've already been to Laura's blog and the cupcakes look so yummy! I will definetly be making them for my family

Catherine said...

The elphants are adorable!

I cannot wait to see the dress quilt! The block looks so, so wonderful!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a wonderful productive weekend! Thanks for the new link -- off to welcome her to blogland!!!

Jacquie said...

Bloggers are so generous...and tutorials take so much time and effort. Thanks for the link...love to support new bloggers.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Cute elephants there. Love that little dress block. Adorable. And that polka dotted cupcake fabric.....OMG!!

CJ said...

Who knew it was going to be an elephant kind of day?? AND twin elephants at that! On three sites now. :D Cute little guys you have there. Okay, the paper piecing diagram/mirroring just gives me a headache to look at it and try to figure it out. I am glad that it makes sense to you. Your quilt block looks great to me. Oh the DRESS quilt! LOVE the one square you are showing us. How long till it is home from the quilter and we can see some pictures? I can't believe you didn't take pictures of it :0

Nan said...

Thank you for mentioning Des's blog! What a treat - I loved her tutorials, and her blog is "sweet"! (sorry, I couldn't resist!) I love the elephants you made and your beautiful Dear Jane block - terribly intimidating to me! You are a brave girl! I am glad you were so productive.
I will stop by Laura's blog, too.