Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIP Wed: Go Outside and Play!

Other than my granny squares, I'm afraid I haven't been up to much sewing lately.  I'm trying to set a good example for my boys and "go outside and play", as I like to tell them routinely.  We have some peppers ready to plant, and put up a little fence around our new strawberry patch. 

Unlike the rest of the garden, it's inside our yard, where the dog plays, so we're hoping he'll get the message to stay out!  Fingers crossed.

I also got this early Mother's Day preset... a big hook to hang a bird feeder from.  Ever since we moved, 2 years ago, I've been out of the habit of feeding the birds, but I am bound and determined to get back into it, as I love birds!  I just need a feeder now...

I also thought I'd share some fabric I bought at the quilt show over the week-end.  I bought it from a Seattle area vendor, Island Quilter, which is on Vashon Island, Washington.  Can you imagine taking a ferry boat out for a ride to a fabric shop?  I sure can!  She had the best selection of "guy" fabric that I've seen in a long time!  I know, from talking to her that she has at least 1 boy, as we were comparing notes about Internet, video game, YouTube issues with our boys!  I also JUST stumbled across this post from a Seattle quilter, Katie Pedersen who's going to be on Mark Lipiski's Creative Mojo today, and she had pictures of THE SAME PLACE, which apparently has a gallery too!  Now I REALLY want to take that road/ferry trip!!  Have any of you been to this shop?

I hope Lee doesn't mind, but I'm linking up this non-WIP post at her WIP Wed party!  Come see what other more productive quilters are up to LOL!


  1. Sounds like good retreat trip with a friend or two.... or maybe 2 boys would be interested enough in the ferry ride that they will grant you some fabric time!

  2. I am so jealous you have some Going Coastal. Good luck with your strawberries!