Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still Enjoying California

Encouraging words of the day:
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
~ Hebrews 10:24, NLT

Oh, wow. I haven't posted for a week now. We’re still in California and our daughter and her family have been keeping us busy. I have done NO sewing. My daughter gave me an iPad as an early Christmas present so I could start learning how to use it. She also has one so we're both enjoying experimenting and learning on them. I already love it. I'm trying to type this blog post on my iPad.

I've been using my iPad to do my blog visits. I've been extremely lucky with the giveaways since I won two this week! As soon as i receive them I'll post photos. I'm happy.

I have my flowers for my favorite day of the week,  One Flower Wednesday.” More hexie flowers I completed before coming to California and here they are:

I have visited a couple of local quilt shops while here. I've bought fat quarters since they're easier to pack while traveling. Here they are:

One of the fabrics I bought was really interesting for my hexies.  It has several color-coordinated  circles in just the right size to cut my hexagon shapes.

Giveaways I’ve found. Ok, I’ve found one giveaway but I’ve been busy being a grandmother.

"Sew Bitter Sweet"  is having a giveaway of two pattern books from Me & My Sisters Designs to two winners. - Ends September 30th.

That is all.


Melissa said...

Thank you for posting about my giveaway!

Karen said...

Excellent flowers and a little shopping I see! Love the circle fabric, it will make for very interesting hexies.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Pretty flowers to add to your garden. Fabric shopping on vacation sounds fun - looking forward to seeing hexies from the circle fabric.

Pat said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your visit. What pretty fabrics you've purchased! You're right about the last one making interesting flowers. Pretty flowers again this week! The fussy cut is my favorite.

Raewyn said...

It sounds like California is treating you well. Your flowers are very cheery...and -wow- you have been busy with your shopping :-)

Teresa F. said...

your flowers look great. Traveling and being with your family is certainly an inspiration. Great FQs and fabulous circle fabric.

Sheila said...

lovely flowers and some gorgeous fabrics to bring home.Enjoy your visit with your family.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great new hexies! I would love to have a iPad, have fun with that and also with shopping at the stores on your trip, that sounds like fun!


Erica said...

Very cute flowers! Love the circle fabric!

Julie Fukuda said...

I am just chuckling over the fact you did hexie homework ahead of time! Glad you are enjoying family time and learning a new skill even if it isn't quilting. Those coordinated dots will be fun to use.