Monday, June 28, 2010

A day with Molly

I have the week off (I know I told some of you I have two weeks off, but last week was one of those two weeks, which I ended up working), and what better way to start my time off than unexpectedly getting to spend the day with my beautiful daughter, Molly.  

After working out together in the morning we ran errands and I mailed a bunch of packages -- including lots of June charm packs!  Forgive me for being so slow, KT, Jennifer, and Carla, but your charms are in the mail.  I get to deliver Terri's in person later this week.

And we have now have a week four winner --

Joanna (Creative Adventures)
Joanna, please contact me to claim your prizes from me and Kate Conklin Designs :)

After going out for lunch together and running a few more errands, Molly and I returned home to find a mailbox full of packages.  I received fabric to make a bee block and the last package from Material Obsession with fabrics and instructions for putting together the Sue Ross BOM.  

I'm too ashamed to mention how far behind I am on this....
Let's move on.

Another package contained my first Scrapbuster block for June (tutorial by Little Miss Shabby here -- I really love her blog!).
Mine is on the left, and the one on the right was made for me by Claudia (Armchair Quilter).  I'm having one bee make them for me this month and another bee make the same blocks for me in August.  
Two blocks down, and I'm already in love!

And then there was this package:
VERY exciting!

How much do you love my beautiful new pillow?  
The pillow was made by Jennie of Sunflower Quilts, and it makes me smile!
Hop over to her blog and see her sewing room.  It's amazing! 

After briefly kicking back to enjoy the pillow, 
Molly was filled with sewing inspiration and decided we needed to sew a gathered clutch.  Right now.

I love seeing her at my sewing machine 
(which used to be my mother's sewing machine)!

This is as far as we (well, mostly Molly -- I was just there for moral support) got before Molly left to have dinner with her wonderful boyfriend.  
Didn't she do a great job with her gathers?  
And guess what, Penny (Sew Take a Hike)?
I am no longer afraid of zippers!  I shortened it myself!
Now I just need to make a gathered clutch myself for Penny's 
gathered clutch swap (free tutorial here).

Thanks for the great day, Molly!  Run with me in the morning?

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan


  1. Aw, that's a wonderful post, Joan. I love the photo of your toes and Molly's. I just sent my 16-year-old daughter off to camp for the summer again, and I miss her terribly. As sweet as they are when their babies, it's even more wonderful when they grow to be a companion. Molly did a great job on her clutch - you must be proud!

  2. Looks like a wonderful day. I love the photos and projects!

  3. So nice to see a little pic of your daughter. How fun, sewing together and running together!

  4. What a terrific day you both had!! And boy did you get some beauties too. Love the blocks and the pillow, just gorgeous! Isn't it nice just to do something just for you with your daughter?

  5. What a great way to kick off your vacation! Love seeing all your projects in the works. How fun to sit down and sew with Molly. (btw, love that tshirt she is wearing!)

  6. Great post Joan - love your pillow. Must be great to spend some chill out time with Molly. And yes - she did a terrific job.

  7. blessed by your sharing what you and Molly did together! awed by all the sewing and blocks, and clutches and fabric and pillows!

    what an awesome addition to an already lovely day!

  8. Don't appologize to me for livin' life!!!! No worries! I am not even able to sew right now..:0( Painting the living room. Beautiful daughter by the way. Infinaitely more important, even than Paganelli!!!



  9. Joan, sounds like a perfect day!!! How fun to be able to share your love of sewing with your daughter. Love the pictures of the two pairs of toes! Great projects and pictures you posted!

  10. congrats to all yoru winners Joan! your new pillow is great! and Molly is working wonders with that fabric...she has good taste! hummm wonder where she gets it from!

  11. What a fun day! It makes me look forward to my daughter growing up {just a little bit *sniff*}. Your pillow is beautiful!

    Jennifer :)

  12. What a lovely post...and a great way to spend a day! Your bee blocks are stunning...I can see how you have fallen in love with them. Lots of great mail...hopefully some stitching time too?

  13. I am so glad you got to have a fun day with your daughter!

  14. What a beautiful day! :o)
    There is a new little page on my blog titled "bartering" and wanted to extend the invitation. :o) I am looking to trade fabric scraps for quality handcrafted jewelry. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia