Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer!

So it's not officially summer yet, but it sure has felt like it! 

We've had temperatures nearly to the 100's already. That's early for the mid-west! Then our temps suddenly dropped to like 55! I felt like I was in Antarctica again or something! LOL! They seemed to have evened out for the time being and we have Spring weather right now....70's! If I could live in temps like today all year, I would! However, our weather here is to bipolar to ever know what the next day will bring! 

So what have I been up to and why have I been "off line" for a spell? 

Well it all starts in the spring with baseball for my son and softball for my daughter. My son has games on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and my daughter has games on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plus I work outside of the home 40 hours. That leaves me my weekends. 

The past few weekends I've had company. I had a great time visiting and even found out I was going to be an Auntie again!! Yay!!! I'm pretty excited about that! :D

I know I haven't shared much on here lately in the sewing department, mainly because of everything listed above. Not much time. Actually, I haven't even touched my sewing machine in over 2 weeks! **GASP** I know....I know...horrible. 

However, I had worked on a few things before all the hustle and bustle started, I just couldn't share them at the time. Now I can. :D

I'm sure you've been to Rachel's site, P. S. I Quilt, right? Well, she needed a little bit of help and I was happy to oblige! After all, I do love to sew!! 

She asked me to make her Escapade pattern in all Kona Cotton solids, to be more specific, the Poseidon colorway. 

Didn't it turn out grand!!?? 

escapade loves poseidon.
(Photo courtesy of Rachel from Flickr)
I only pieced the top and then she sent it to her amazing quilter who did an amazing job!! I have plans to make a twin to it, I adore it that much!! :D  

If you love it and the pattern, you can grab it up HERE!!

I also helped Rachel out with her quilt along quilt by piecing the top! This quilt is so FUN to make and I highly encourage you to quilt along with her on this one!! I pieced two tops for her (no I can't show you the other one yet..heehee) and if I can ever squeak some time I will probably make a third for myself to keep!!

Here's the quilt...

my synchronized squares quilt.
(Photo courtesy of Rachel from Flickr)

Want to quilt along with Rachel and make one of these lovlies?! Of course you do...just click HERE for the details! 

Let's see..what else have I been up to? 

Well, I became the mother to a 13 year old. 
I don't even know how that is possible for me to have a teenager. Oh man, does that word make me cringe! LOL! She's a good kid so I'm not too worried, I just feel old. ;) 

I have also bought some more fabric because I couldn't resist...especially since some of the prints have turtles in them!! 


Prince Charming by Tula Pink.....Yum!! Now if I only knew what to do with all those pretty prints and find the time to do it..hahah! 

I hope everyone is doing well! 

I miss you!! Truly I do...it's just that time of year that my kids come before everything else!! I promise to be a Chatty Cathy again soon! 

Much Love!!!

38 comments :

  1. I hope you get to log some time with your machine this week. Why is it that kids are bored during the summer, but moms are running around like crazy?

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  2. that Escapade quilt is gorgeous. Love the colors. It looks like the sea for sure.

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  3. The escapade quilt is so cool looking...as in cool water or cool breeze, which is what it reminds me of. The fabric is the water and the lovely quilting lines are the breeze! I'm toying with the thought of doing Rachel's quilt-along, but I can't bring myself to purchase a layer cake! My husband might just string me up with my pile of selveges if another yard of fabric comes into this house! I might dip into my stash and make it really crazy and mixed up just to use up some fabric!

    enjoy your crazy life and your lovely teenager...it won't always be like this and, as the song says, you're gonna miss this! It's so true!

    MGM

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  4. Well, what do you know? You ARE out there!! You have been missed...

    Love both your quilts - I had seen the quilt-along quilt, but not Escapade yet - both are gorgeous!! Good work!!

    Can't wait to see what you make with the Prince!!

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  5. WOW! The Escapade is absolutely stunning! I love it!

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  6. Happy birthday 13 year old daughter!

    I love that Poseidon Escapade quilt - my favourite shades of blue!

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  8. Please don't ever apologise for prioritising your family ! As you know being the mother of a teenager now (just had to rub it in), the time goes so fast, treasure every minute.
    Love the poseidon quilt - might make that for my Percy Jackson crazy tween son.

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  9. It DID turn out grand!!! I LOVE the colors and the shapes and the whole thing! I hear ya on the busy schedule and the mother of a 13 year old... ;) Same here! :)

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  10. Wow. I love the quilt and the fabric mixed with the quilted pattern looks like waves to me.

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  11. dang girl... you're busy! :)
    I hope you're having fun, but I have to appreciate that the kiddos are coming first. Sometimes, quilting just must wait! :)

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  12. Fun! You have been busy! I have about the same thing going on. Although I dont work outside the home I do have loads of laundry and dishes and a 5 year old to keep occupied. Then a husband who requires my time as soon as he gets home from work or he gets grumpy...plus tball and taekwondo pretty much every day. LOL so I know how you are feeling. Its been a while since I have sewed too.

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  13. Where have you been? Love your stuff!

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  14. I know you're busy but I am going thru withdrawl. I love your stuff and it seems like forever since you've posted last. Hope you get a chance to blog soon. We all miss you.

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  15. Wow! I love that quilt you made with solids. I've been eyeing it on flickr for weeks. I want to make one just like it! Also I love your blog -- so many great ideas posted.

    Lyanna

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  16. Hey Karrielyne,
    I hope that the kids have not totally consumed your summer? Just wanted to make sure you are okay and let you know that we sure do miss your around here! Talk to you soon...

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  17. Hey, I was just tooling around, looking at modern quilt blogs and I found you. I see you're from Illinois. I'm starting up a Modern Quilt Guild in Central Illinois. Let me know if you're interested.

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  18. Just wondering how you are and hopefully you are coming back to blogging! Well hello and thinking good thoughts for you.

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  19. Just missing reading your blog - hope you're doing well and just busy doing lots of fun things with your kids.

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  20. Hey everyone. I just thought I'd let you know about a contest happening right now. Who doesn't love free quilting fabric? http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/the-10-10-10-10-10-contest-31-chances-to-win/

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  21. missing your blogging and your beautiful quilts! hope all is well with your and your family!

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  22. I've been thinking about you lately Karrie, and am coming to say Hello and check on you!
    Hope you're well...

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  23. Hey Karrie, I keep popping past every few days, and nothing new has been posted, I hope everything is okay. I'm quite worried that it has been 5 months. Please let all your readers know if you are ok.
    Kind regards,
    Erika

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  24. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  25. hey karrie missing you and your tidbit tues.hope things are well for the holidays

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  26. Hey my Midwest sister from another mister! Just wanted to tell you that you are very missed. Hope all is well!!! xxoxo

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  27. Karrie - been missing your posts the latter half of 2011 - hoping all is well!

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  28. It's been a long "summer" break! Hope you plan to come back! I keep checking!

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  29. No matter what it is that keeps you from blogging, there are so many of us that WANT you back. We dont mind a break...we all have ups, downs, life, and that stupid floor cleaning. :) We just miss you, hope all is well...and we all really hope to see you back in the quilting/blogging world soon.

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  30. I'm new here but looks like you stopped blogging back in June. With such a large follwing, I'm sure you had a very interesting blog. Hope you return, let us know what gives or perhaps consider ending your blog which would be such a tragedy.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  31. Hoping everything's okay with you! Your adoring public miss you!

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  32. That blue quilt is GORGEOUS! I love a simple mono-chromatic color scheme.
    Anna

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  33. What's up sweetie? We've all missed you and are wondering why you disappeared! Hope all is well!

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  34. superbe réalisation;;;;;;;;!!!!!!!
    félicitations c'st une pur merveille ......

    amitiés de France

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  35. we are still here waiting your return

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  36. It's been over a year, we're hoping all is well in your world. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way, just in case :D

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