Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bee Vintage- July Blocks for Emily

Crazy blue, pink, and green sheet that I found thrifting turns into a cute Sawtooth Star!
I am a part of a quilting bee called Bee Vintage.  Each month a new "Queen Bee" is the head of the quilting bee and lets all the others know what quilt block to make for them.  When we are finished, we send them through the mail to the Queen Bee.  The Queen Bee makes a quilt from all the blocks that we send.  Our bee uses vintage sheets for our quilt blocks.

I thought I would be on top of the whole bee thing- but here it is the end of July/beginning of August and I just finished the quilt blocks up.  Hmm...having a three year old and a three month old isn't very conducive to crafting!  It took me three days to do three Sawtooth Stars...yikes.  

I love this sweet little blue and green floral print.
Emily asked for Sawtooth Stars.  I think I have made these before, but...well, maybe it's just my imagination.  I love that in the process of making them, you make flying geese blocks.

I couldn't resist adding a little yellow!
In our bee, we use our thrifted sheets we have on hand.  If we want the group to add something specific to our blocks, we send it out ahead of time.  It's a lot of fun to dig through my sheets and fat quarters and find just the right print for each block.  I had a bit of a hard time deciding!  And one of the best parts of being in a bee each month is I get to make a new block I've never made before.  How fun!  

This is my first bee and I am not sure what to send with my bee blocks.  I sent a note and an extra vintage sheet fat quarter with this set for Emily.  Does anyone have any tips for me on bee etiquette?  

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thrifty Thursday Finds- Pyrex!

I am always looking for fun sets of pyrex when I go thrifting.  I found both of these sets at garage sales so far this summer.

Colonial Blue Pyrex
This set, called Colonial Blue, was two dollars at a church sale.  There was a lady digging through a box that hadn't yet been unpacked at this sale, and she found a whole set of this - marked one dollar.  Lucky!

Butterprint Cinderella Pyrex
This set, called Butterprint, was six dollars at a garage sale down the street.  I love this turquoise/aqua color!  It was so fun to find the whole set in one place.  These are called Cinderella bowls.  They have a pouring spout and a handle.

Whenever I go to Goodwill, Value Village, garage sales, and thrift stores I look for pieces of pyrex.  So far I have had the best luck at garage sales.  Jeni's blog is a wealth of information on pyrex.  She has a guide to common patterns, promotional patterns, guide to solidsnumbering and sizes, and tips for cleaning pyrex.  Another fun blog is Pyrex Love.

I know I have enough collections going on (fabric, beads, fabric) so I am trying to be selective and only pick the pieces that have a pattern or color I love, or a shape I will use.  I am hoping to come across the Friendship bowls at some point.  My sister Elizabeth likes these a lot too.  So maybe we need two.  In nesting sets, please!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Love Sesame Street

Molly on one of her favorite "rocas" (rocks)

We were taking a walk in our lovely neighborhood the other day.  There are three little rocks along the way that Molly loves to sit on, or jump from, or count on the walk.  As we came up to her "favorite rocks" this is what happened.

Molly: (pointing to first rock) Uno!

Angie: (turning to Marshall) Did she just say uno?

Marshall:  If she says dos I am going to freak out.

Molly: (pointing to second rock) Dos!

Angie and Marshall laugh uncontrollably.

Molly: (pointing to third rock) Place! (translation = tres)

Angie:  Molly, where did you learn that?

Molly: Sessa Street!  It's spanish!

Molly jumping off roca numero tres (rock number three)
(Did I say that right?  I don't know, I googled it.  So much for two years of high school spanish...)

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