Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Block of the Month

A few months ago, I decided to do a block of the month quilt. So I made a little visit to one of my favorite online quilt shops, The Fat Quarter Shop. Clicked on over to their block of the month page and decided to get the Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Since I started a few months late, I received several blocks the first month I joined. Look how nicely each month's blocks are packaged. The instructions are very well written with a colorful illustration for each block.

I also purchased the finishing kit so that I will actually finish the quilt and not add another top to my UFO pile.
I am happy to report that I am all caught up and patiently waiting for the next block. The theme is flowers and the fabric line is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. Check out my blocks below.

Thanks for reading . . .

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Little Yorkie Christmas Silliness

My last post I gave a sneak peek of some of the projects I was working on. Here is the unveiling of my favorite. Since my children are grown and living in three different states, it's hard to have all three together at the same time for a picture. I've taken to photographing my yorkies for my Christmas photo. This year I designed a pattern and made their little Christmas attire.
This years photo session was even more hilarious than previous years. It also took two different days to get a presentable photo for my card. Let me share some of those outtakes with you.

Bailey is whispering in Bradley's ear. . . I thought I heard him say "let's goof off for the picture"

. . . because they sure did!

Bailey is usually the one that cooperates. . . not this time!

. . . and not here! Sammy just wants his treat

Bailey is at it again!

Sammy doesn't want anything to do with the twin terrors, Bradley and Bailey.
He would not sit close to them!

Bradley is about to make a run for it. . .

 . . . and the other two weren't far behind!
Day two. . .Sammy's doesn't want to cooperate

Bailey is in the middle now and he's still acting up.
 Sam doesn't want to hear anything Bailey has to say, he just wants this over with.
Bradley is mesmerized by something no one else can see.

We almost have a good picture.
Bradley won't stop leaning left, Bailey can even make his ears misbehave!

After getting a good shot of the three together, I took pictures of the terrors.
As you can see, it didn't go too well either.

"Boys. . .psst! I'm over here"!

Hope you enjoyed my silliness. . . thanks for stopping by!