Sunday, September 30, 2012

So Long Summer

We had a Luau on September 25th to say "So LongSummer" and I wanted to share some of the decorations before tomorrow's Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop.

Nana and the Kidlets

We held an Adopt A Flamingo Fundraiser

We also celebrated International Talk like a Pirate Day
the week before the Luau

Who knew that the One Eyed One Horned
 Flying Purple People Eater was a Flamingo?

Be sure to check out these Blogs tomorrow for LEAFS Me Happy!
Cherry has the Master Schedule on the side of her Blog!

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 5


Thursday, September 20, 2012


I have been seeing SPOTS every where!
Even the bowl that I tossed my squares in has dots!

When I signed up to do this dot to dot, I knew I was gonna use the dots in my bundle of Bungle Jungle that I won from FQS earlier this summer. However, I really had no idea what I was gonna do with them. I looked at books and looked at blogs and looked hither and yon and nothing was clicking. I didn’t know what block to make, didn’t know what to pair the dots with- my thinking was rather spotty J Then as I stared at the dots, I noticed the rest of the bundle had A LOT of elephants. “Too bad it’s not an elephant hop.” Then I realized that my day was the 21st. The day before the Alzheimer’s Walk. The Alzheimer’s Walk is also being held on Elephant Appreciation Day (not on purpose)… Well, then Why don’t I do an Elephant dot block!  So I giggled and proceeded to make wonky star ( my first attempt at a wonky star) elephant blocks- and then I added in the other animals too. All of the star points are elephants and I am going to do some rail fences with the elephant parade to go with the grey and white small blocks.
sorry' bout the wrinkles- had it folded to bring to work.
it is an elephant block after all

What do you call an elephant in an phone booth?
Even the elephants are dotty- their ears are dots and their toes are dots!  Of course, as I stitched and sewed I realized I wasn’t gonna have enough dots, I was just gonna order some yardage.  and POOF my Fairy California Mother waved her magic wand and I had not 1, not 2 but three Bungle Jungle Charm Packs in my mailbox! Now I have plenty of dots, (but I didn’t have plenty of time- her wand doesn’t do *that*) My plan is to have the blocks in all the color ways that I have dots, but so far I just have the green, grey and white ones done.  One of the earlier Dot enthusiasts (whose name I can not recall at the moment) made an adorable Elephant Tote and I may have to add her elephant somewhere on my quilt!
How do you know if there is an
elephant under your bed?
Your nose is touching the ceiling!
Why do elephants have trunks?
Because they would look funny with a suitcase!

Why did the elephant cross the road?
Because the chicken couldn't be bothered!

Two elephants were under one umbrella- why
didn't they get wet?
It wasn't raining!
As I was rummaging though scraps I also found more dots and although these aren’t the right size I thought they were cute. The Chicken block is 6 inches and the pinwheel is 5ish. The little ones are 3ish.

I am also making a tote bag that will be a door prize at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and It has dots- sorta. My Fairy California Mom made the Purple Ribbon Heart center.

Why doesn't the elephant use the computer?
It's afraid of the mouse!

I am on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee and the Walk Captain. I will be clowning around on Saturday- my outfit is all dotty and I will be making balloon animals- not sure if I can make an elephant or not J. My clown name is Bubbles (which are just iridescent dots floating thru the air) I tried to find my senior picture but couldn’t- I was wearing a blue/white polka dot out fit and had my picture taken in front of a white dot cut out!
Be sure to check out all the other dotty creations! ( I promise they will not have elephant jokes)
You can find the entire list over at Quilt Taffy

September 21st 
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb 
From This to That ( that's me!!!) 
Nati's little things 
Madame Samm (this last dot is sure to be Spotacular)
Madamme Samm and Corrie have done a marvelous job hosting this hop! Thank You!!!
Some more elephant humor(?) to end with.
Where do you find elephants?
Depends on where you lost them!

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on him?
Nothing, he just let out a little whine.

Happy Hopping and Happy Elephant Appreciation day!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Seeing Spots!

  I am sew excited about the upcoming Dots on Dots Blog Hop! Earlier in the Summer, I won a FQB from the FQS and it had dots in it! Sew, after MUCH deliberation, I finally cut into it and I am having a blast with these blocks! I think it took me at least 3 hours of staring at, petting and blog hopping to decide what to do with this fabric! It only took an hour or so to actually make the blocks!
As you can see, Stanley is helping to hold my ruler down; you never know when one of these dots might bounce and get away!

I also realized that my quilt, that I just began for a kitty-loving friend…. has dots in it! I also keep finding more dots in my stash! Who knew I was so Dotty? (My BIL would say he has known for years!)  

( i am not sure why the graphic says the hop ends the 20th- it really does go til the 21st- we must have added a day) 

You can click here for the entire hop schedule- my day is the 21st   and the day before a special holiday that I will be telling you about on my hop day! (PS. I am an Activity Director at a Nursing Home and we A.D.’s have a holiday for just about EVERY day of the year)

Here is a sneak peek of my dots:

Have a great Labor Day! Oh Wow! I just looked back to see when i started this little blog and I have been blogging a year yesterday! :)

PS does anyone know how to make a gadget/button smaller? I added the Dots on Dots button to the side bar and it overlapped my post, so i had to take it off. Anny tips would be appreciated!