Sunday, June 5, 2016

Week 1 Summer 2016

My first week of summer is over--I don't count my two days last week especially since they involved surgery! This first week included my birthday and I hosted my book club. We read a pretty light and fun read
Although, it is a beach read, we managed to have a lively discussion about marriages and dating. I served amazing banh mi sandwiches with the pork cooked simply in my crock pot. Here is a link to the recipe:  http://www.greensnchocolate.com/2015/03/slow-cooker-pulled-pork-banh-mi/
I also made an ice cream pie using a tutorial from the Pioneer Woman on Instagram. I am thrilled to say I had no issues with starting to eat regular foods again.  By the way, I am tanyaquiltsinco on Instagram and I would love to connect with some of you.

Did you see the picture of the Summerville Vintage Picnic Box? There is a gorgeous kit to make it that was my birthday present from my sister. It is so much fun getting presents from fellow quilters. She also gave my mom the same kit for Mother's Day and got one for herself. We are going to have our own quilt along this summer. I am planing on adding a border of additional blocks to make it big enough for our bed. One of my quilting goals this year was to finally make a quilt for my own bed, so here is the perfect opportunity.
 My mom and I celebrated my birthday with a visit to the fabric store, the antique mall, and thai food from our local thai food truck. I found this great vintage picnic basket already painted with aqua chalk paint for only $12. The inside is in great shape. I could not pass it up since I am obsessed with baskets and it was indeed a "treat yo self" item as my daughter would say.
 My mom and dad got me a giant cutting mat for my sewing room table--5 feet long and a small cutting mat. Then, mom had me pick out some of these gorgeous fabrics to add to my stash. I love quilty presents!
I have been back in my sewing room being productive. I am comfortable sitting at my sewing machine, ironing, and cutting, but not quite ready to pin baste a couple of projects that I need to get quilted--too much bending at the waist. This week I tidied up my sewing room to prepare for a productive summer and made these trees.
The trees will be part of this quilt--Town Square from Lori Holt's Quilty Fun. It is so cheerful and scrappy--my favorites.
I intend to use mine for a tablecloth, so my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June is to get this top pieced. Check out everyone's goals here: 
I plan on working on my sheep--all that is left is to add in the flowers. This will be my project for Slow Sunday Stitching. Here is the link to more handwork inspiration:

I am also up to some secret sewing, but I won't be able to reveal it for awhile! Have a great week!

22 comments:

  1. I am glad you are recovering so well, Tanya! That Town Square is a tempting design, I must say.

    What project is that sheepie from? It's so cute!

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  2. This little sheep makes me smile, great "treat yo self" find, so glad you are recovery nicely, and Happy Birthday to you, your choice of fabrics just say summertime and I love the little trees.

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  3. Sounds like you had a pretty great birthday!
    What a great find in that basket! So cute.

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  4. Cute little sheep. And some lovely projects going on!

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  5. Your new fabric is so fun! Glad to hear you are feeling well! =)

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  6. Happy belated Birthday to you! I have the Summerville kit you've got it 's so great and you have an amazing sister for giving it to you:-)

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  7. Glad that all went well and you had a great birthday! Lots of eye candy in this post :)

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  8. Happy to see your feeling better. Looks like a wonderful summer of quilting ahead!!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Looks it was the perfect birthday for a quilter! I'm glad to hear you're getting back to your favorite activities. Now it will really feel like summer!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for telling us about your book club book. My book club meets next week, and it's time to choose some new books for the next few months. That one sounds like a fun read!

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  10. Glad you are feeling better. The sheep is cute--you will be done those flowers in no time! I love your other projects too. I have a Lori Holt project on my design wall--I need to get back at it and get it done!

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  11. Good luck with your goal TAnya. It's a cute little quilt.

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  12. I love that sheep block. Your birthday sounds like a fun time. Food, family, gifts and fabric. What could be better. Thanks for the link to that delicious recipe.

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  13. Happy belated birthday! Those are such cute house quilts. Making a house quilt is on my bucket list. The Town Square will make an excellent table cloth. Have fun with your slow stitching.

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  14. You have certainly put your time to good use.Good luck with your goal - it looks like a great quilt. And enjoy the vintage picnic, too. like the way your family think quilting as soon as they think birthday gift. That is wonderful. Birthday cheers to you.

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  15. Happy Birthday. Glad you're getting right back into your summer schedule, hardly missing a beat. You've got some great looking projects lined up.

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  16. Happy Birthday. Glad you're getting right back into your summer schedule, hardly missing a beat. You've got some great looking projects lined up.

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  17. Sounds like you had a fabulously fun birthday! I'm happy you had a good day and that you are feeling better. You have some wonderful projects to work on - have fun!

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  18. Happy birthday! Love your quilt and your stitchery.

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  19. Happy belated birthday. Love the fat quarters, quilty gifts are definitely the best. Hope you back to 100% soon.

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  20. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a good one!!

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  21. I hope that you enjoyed your special day. You certainly scored well in the pressie department.

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