Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Along

My fabric arrived yesterday from my swap partner, Mary Lou.
Here's what I got...

There are 8 fat quarters of yummy Fig Tree prints. I added another couple of pieces from my stash and will look for border fabric next week. I couldn't sleep last night until I sketched something I think will be appropriate for a child but yet something really cute that I want to make. I have already started on the construction. Since we had our Easter celebration yesterday, I spent some part of the afternoon sewing today.
Sarah, who organized this charity quilt fest has asked us to tell something about ourselves so we can all get to know each other. I couldn't think of one thing so I took the lead from Helen who posted a fun ABC's of Me on her blog. 

Age: 58
Bed Size: King
Chore You Hate: Dusting
Dogs: Madeline, a Bulldog and Cujo, a Toy Fox Terrier
Essential Start of Your Day: Watching Good Morning America with a cup of coffee
Favorite Color: Orange or Red, depending on my mood and the seasons.
Gold or Silver: Gold
Height: 5’5″ 
Instruments You Play(ed): I am completely unmusical!
Job Title: Wife, Mom, Grandmother (Bubbi) and sometimes assistant office manager
Kids: 4 boys
Live: California
Mom’s Name: Genevieve...her friends call her Jean and her grandchildren and Great-grandchildren call her Nani
Nicknames: "di"
Overnight Hospital Stays: 4 for baby deliveries, one for severe morning sickness
Pet Peeve: People who leave their grocery cart in the parking lot.
Quote From a Movie: "I want what she's having", after Meg Ryan's famous scene in When Harry Met Sally.
Right- or Left-Handed: Right
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother both younger
Time You Wake Up: between 6:30-7:30 am
Underwear: Comfortable and sporty
Veggie You Dislike: Green Peppers...they have to be red, orange or yellow
What Makes You Run Late: staying on the computer too long
X-Rays You Have Had: Dental, foot, back, shoulder...and many more.
Yummy Food You Make: if you ask my boys they will each have a different answer. I'm going to say Swedish Meatballs, but I love making cakes too.
Zoo Animal You Like Best:  Giraffe
Happy ABC'ing!


Annabella said...

I love that you are doing this and know the child who receives your quilt will adore it as it will be filled with so much love. Your ABC is great - I hadn`t seen that on Helen`s blog - I`ll go and look now!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a huge fan of Fig Tree - such wonderful feel to the fabric and sews like butter. Love your ABC - look forward to your progress.

Cindy Lou said...

Diane - I rec'd my fabric from my partner and am just trying to come up with something. I'm not as creative as you! I liked your ABC's...If ok, I'll do the same as you and Helen.

Karen said...

Your fabrics are very pretty. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Auntie Pami said...

That is very pretty. Can't wait to see what you do. I love the ABC's. I will have to do that--a fun way to get acquainted.

Wendys Hat said...

Beautiful fabrics and I love reading all about you {fun idea}! I definitely think you need to add seeing the Grand Canyon to your list!