Monday, August 29, 2011

Block 12 by jenib320
Block 12, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It was a busy weekend! Managed to sew up two more Mendocino mermaid blocks last night! That makes 13, so I'm over half-way done! I'm excited but also a little sad, I really love working on these! :)

This is probably one of my favorites. I just love the colors in this one!

Block 13 by jenib320
Block 13, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The brown ones are not quite as easy as the others. It's such a weird color of brown!

Sewing Machine Cover by jenib320
Sewing Machine Cover, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Because of all the dust created by ripping sheets, it was essential that I finally have a sewing machine cover. I used this tutorial that I found on Pinterest and some of Erin McMorris's newest line, Summersault. I'm happy with how it turned out, but I think I was a little too generous in my measurements, it's pretty roomy. Oh well, it's cute and does it's job! :)

Thrifting by jenib320
Thrifting, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
A great day of thrifting this morning! I'm happy to say this haul is from only 3 stores!

Friendship by jenib320
Friendship, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I had forgotten that I finished this set up without snapping a photo! The rest of the pieces were all packed up for the move when I finally found the 502. LOVE this set so much!

Cheesy Garlic Pizza by jenib320
Cheesy Garlic Pizza, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
We've already made this recipe twice in just a few days. It is SO good. The best pizza dough recipe I've tried and this tastes exactly like the cheesy bread our favorite pizza place made. Now that we've moved away, I thought we'd be without it, but this is just as good if not better!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George has been a little under the weather the last day or so. I mentioned his crazy shedding on Friday, it had gotten even crazier! We kept brushing him, but he ingested a little too much fur and since bunnies can't take care of hair-balls like cats, he was a tad uncomfortable with tummy and potty problems. So we took him to the vet yesterday. I'm happy to say he is doing much better now! He hates getting his medicine, but he is acting just like his old self now, which is such a relief! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Warm butter
Sound of: Harry Potter 6 audiobook
Taste of: Cheesy garlic pizza
Sight of: Sunny afternoon
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- Great thrift run this morning!
- George is doing great today!
- Productive morning and afternoon!
- Beautiful weather!


  1. Love your sewing machine cover... I need to make one for mine. You'd think as much as I've been using it, there wouldn't be any dust... HA!

    I'm glad George is feeling better... poor dear!

  2. All the Mendocino browns are beyond bizarre. I want to do a really simple quilt with three fabrics - one of the brown mendocino prints (not that one, the one with the orangey-red seahorses), with solid orange and solid brown, well... I must have bought and tried 6 or 8 different browns and not one worked particularly well.

  3. The colors in that first block are fabulous! And that pizza looks SO tasty. :)

  4. you are so productive! and here i was all proud that i made 35 little hexies and cleaned out my google reader.

  5. Love your Mendocino blocks! I have some fabric from that line & I'm terrified to cut into it! I've never spent that much money on fabric before, lol!

  6. Aww poor George!
    Try giving him crushed pineapple. The acid in the pineapple breaks down fur balls since bunnies' stomach doesn't produce the right acid for it. And my rabbit just LOVED pineapple so it's like a treat for them as well!

  7. I'll have to try it!! I wish I would have checked my reader earlier....we did home made pizza tonight.

  8. You make it look "sew easy" with all your quilts and sewing projects...I am a bit sad because I have not yet learned anything as I am without a teacher...hoping to find some online tutorials for true beginners...I can plug my brand new machine into the wall outlet..that is all :(

  9. ok, that is it... where are your thrift stores. your constant gold mine hauls are killing me! ;)

  10. I love how your machine cover turned out with the fabric strips. Thank you for the link!

  11. I can't wait to see all your blocks together, it's going to be awesome! I love your pretty sewing machine cover! Did you ever think of making a dress with one of the vintage fabrics? I follow this blog 'naughty shorts' and she makes the most beautiful dresses with vintage sheets!

  12. Love all the colors. Pizza bread makes me hungry.. Will try the recipe!

  13. I'm so glad George is feeling better!

  14. I just love both of your new Mendocino blocks. I enjoy seeing your progress with them; it makes me want to cut into mine! Your sewing machine cover is adorable, and I know how much you love the line. I'm glad George is perking up! Poor bunny.

  15. The sewing machine cover is GORGEOUS! I love that line.

    That pizza looks yummy. Hmm I'm hungry now :)

  16. Love the sewing machine cover - and I'm glad to hear George is doing better :)

  17. Hey Jeni, your mendocino blocks are so pretty, it hurts! I am absolutely in love with the mendocino prints, but sadly don't own any, as I was wayyy too late in discovering them, when you couldn't buy it anywhere anymore...
    I am looking forward to the finished quilt, I know it will be fabulous!

  18. Hi Jeni! Love seeing your progress on the mermaid blocks - they look great! And definitely must make time to try that recipe...

  19. Love the sewing machine cover! That looks like a simple and satisfying project.

    And I'm so glad to hear George is doing better! Statis issues can be so stressful (for me and my bunny, anyways), but it's great that he's recovery with the help of meds. Yay vets and meds!


Thanks for keeping this blog a positive place, I appreciate the time you are taking to leave a comment! I will answer any questions here in the comments section.

All comments are moderated to filter out spam. Your comment will appear after it has been approved.