This Week

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Thesis Quilt Top, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I was able to get my thesis quilt top pieced this weekend! Yay! I had been playing around with this layout and decided to just go for it. SO glad I did! (Thanks for your encouragement Amanda and Christina!) All fabrics were hand dyed/batiked by me this past winter using Malka Dubrawsky's Color Your Cloth. It was such a fun process, I can't wait to find time to do it again!


Vintage Sheets, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Had major luck thrifting this morning! 12 sheets and 6 pillowcases! Most are being added to the shop!


Monday Baking, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Ashley pinned this awesome Peanut Butter Banana Bread on pinterest, and I had to immediately try it out! It is AMAZING! New favorite recipe!


MY BIKE!!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My bike is HERE! We picked it up today and I assembled it (all by myself!) this afternoon. I love, love, love it! Can't wait until it's warm enough to ride it! PS - It's from Walmart! Only $90!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I couldn't resist taking a few photos of George in the bike basket! :)


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Thank you all for your wonderful support, I really appreciate it. Your sweet comments make my day!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Breakfast out!
Sound of: 3rd Rock
Taste of: Pancakes
Sight of: George in the basket!
Feel of: Favorite fleece blanket

Good Things about Today:
- Had a great morning thrifting and eating with my Mom!
- THE BIKE IS HERE!!
- Pizza night with Michael!
- My pillow for Blogger's Pillow Party won! :)

45 comments :

Kevin Ashe said...

Love that bike!!! Where did you get it?

Impera Magna said...

Oh! my... George looks adorable in the bike basket!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

And a big congrats to you, Jeni!

Anonymous said...

George in the basket is TOO CUTE!!!! Your life is like a cute/pretty overload. Congrats on the winning pillow :)

Megan said...

So the quilt top is AMAZING! I'm baking that bread tonight - so stoked! And George in the bike basket is too cute!!!!

Ashly said...

Congrats Jeni! The pillow is uber cute! I wish you had not shared about your new bike... Now I want one badly! ;-)

Candice said...

SOOOOO love the basket (and perfect for a bunny, I might add) :)

A HUGE Congrats on the pillow- you are so awesome! You should be proud to be chosen- it is beautiful!!!

Debbie said...

George is cute in that basket!!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Love the new bike! And how do you get so lucky finding vintage sheets??? I am lucky if I find 1!!! You must have the touch...or really good thrift stores ;)

Laura said...

Bunny, basket, bike is all too cute indeed! Where did you get the wicker basket?

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow! You hand-dyed those fabrics yourself?!? You're amazing! That quilt is so cool!!! You got some really good stuff at the thrift store, too!

Unknown said...

Your quilt top is beautiful! You are a very talented women,
I'm pretty sure I had those pink checked sheets on my bed when I was little! Oh and I think I'm in love with George.

Miss Holly said...

No doubt about it ...I AM in love with George!!

@pril said...

I'm lovin' the quilt top and the bunny. MORE BUNNY PICS PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

George is the sweetest thing ever!

Darci said...

Congrats on the pillow!!!! I do LOVE that pic of George it was my fav of all the ones you uploaded to flickr.

Paulette said...

The second to last pic of George in the bike basket = cutest George photo EVER!

(Love the quilt and bike too!)

Naturally Carol said...

It looks like you've had a beautiful day..getting lots of things done and having fun!

**nicke... said...

oh my gosh George! he is adorable!

felicity said...

Okay seriously those are by far the cutest George photos EVAH!

Your bike is completely awesome!!

Timolily said...

George is going to want to go cycling with you now, you know that, don't you??!! Love the quilt ♥

flowerpress said...

How cute is that bunny in the basket :-)
I love the colour of your bike!

Ruth said...

That quilt is fabulous! The colours are amazing. :-)

Katie said...

Quilt top = awesome!
Bike = I want one!
Thrifting = jealous!
Bunny in a basket = adorable!!!

Kate S. said...

Congrats on your pillow! And love your quilt top - that is awesome that you dyed the fabrics yourself! I would love to do that sometime...

Dianne said...

Congratulations on your win! And the picture of George in the basket made my day ... so cute! : )

Susanne said...

90 dollars? I'm buying one today!!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh geez, George couldn't be cuter. And he looks so cooperative. My Binnie isn't cooperative at all.

Alissa said...

After seeing the photos of your bike-I raced right over to Wal Mart and ordered one-I feel you should be entitled to a commison! LOL Love the photos of the bunny in the basket! So happy I have found your blog-look forward to it everyday! Have a great day!

tweed fox said...
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tweed fox said...

i almost bought the SAME exact bike.. then i couldn't decide if i wanted some mountain biking features, got frazzled and left the store. seeing it all set up is making me want it again!

Alyssa Bee said...

What an awesome bike- LOVE that it could totally pass for vintage! You'll get alot of use out of it in Madison. The bike paths practically traverse the entire city. And the photos of George in the basket are too cute for words :)

Anna said...

George-Bunny in the basket pretty much made me reach my cuteness quota for the week.

Love the bike! I am so tempted to buy one right now, despite our fickle Ohio weather.

holly | bijou lovely said...

The quilt top looks fantastic! Love the bright colors! George looks so cute in your bike basket too :)

Brakmack said...

I love the bright colors of hand dyed quilt! Awesome job. But I do have to say that I really look forward to your blog posts at the end. It's a nice reminder to be grateful for my life. Thanks!! P.S. George is just TOO CUTE!
Cristina

The Patchwork Heart said...

I am loving your blog, such a talented young lady! Please visit me we have much in common!
Heather x

Bonita Rose said...

I am drooling over all those vintage sheets and pillowcases.. I never hv that much luck!

P├ętra said...

George in the basket is the "cutest thing ever" as my son said!

The undomesticated scientist said...

i could be tempted to get a bike with a basket just to try and make my bunnies look so cute. i do however think they would probably try and eat it!

Teresa said...

Oh My GOodness~
THAT BIKE came from Walmart!!!!!!
Oh MY Goodness~
I LOVE bunnies!
Cute cute!
And those vintage fabrics....{{swooooooning}.
xo

Jen said...

I just read through your entire Art of Choosing series and really loved it. I am a very new quilter and so all of this advice is so helpful. I was wondering though, when you buy fabric for your stash, how much do you usually get? A fat quarter, 1/2 yard, yard? Also, while reading I noticed you mentioned Malka Dubrawsky. I am taking my first ever quilting class with her starting Monday! I am super excited to learn quilting from start to finish, especially the basting, quilting and binding parts.

Wendy said...

Oh how cute! I'm loving George. He's a Netherland Dwarf Sable right?

Twinfibers said...

aaaaw, what a cute bike! and George!!!!! ack, he's so adorable! :) Hope you can ride the bike soon and enjoy the spring weather (whithout the snow, you know!) ~Jessica

Keeli Dawn said...

So cute. I'm getting that bike for my birthday. Did you add the basket on or did it come with the bike? :) Just curious!

Bearpawquilter said...

Love the color of your new bike and I love that there are no fancy-schmancy hand brakes or gears to mess with. Just push the pedals backwards to brake, right? When I saw the photo I started humming the bike riding music from The Wizard of Oz in my head. I am making my way through your blog, bookmarking all the way. Hope I live long enough to make all the bookmarked projects. N