Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Friday

What have we been up to at the Davis household?


  • Lydia's finished a few more of her coveted pillowcases! The applique ones since the Southern California Quilter's Run last week, and her first attempt.
  • She has a new appreciation for what she has seen done for years, but she has a great "eye" for cuteness. Look at that pirate pillowcase with the eye patch!

  • Lydia is crocheting a purse from a tutorial at Attic 24, I'm loving this one!

  • And look at this cool item that Papa made for her while we were in Nebraska! It is actually a re-purposed "Banana Tree", you know, the ones that are supposed to help keep your bananas fresher by hanging them up. Well, he used a fishing lure hoop attached to a dowel. She winds her yarn on an empty cone thread spool, and her yarn feeds off, without twisting or tangling! C-O-O-L!!!

  • some studying for my next week's teaching. 43 Chinese Jr. High exchange students, in a week's English class with yours truly. (Yikes! Pray for this, please, I have 3 weeks of teaching this July. I'll have a different group each week, so I'll breathe easier after the first one.)

  • Cleaning, uh, I should be!

Admiring the RED additions~

Admiring the orange additions~

  • working up a Snowman, no, a Snowlady! for a class swap.

Love the snowy background prints we found this week.

  • I'm making a charity quilt for my BIL Preston. He's a Chaplain for a men's prison in Colorado, and this will help (hopefully!) him continue the "Good News" to the guys that need it~as do we all :-} Hey, Annie, I found missing squares!!
A couple of wins~Thank you Amy, for the sugar free dessert!

~and thank you, Cara, for my lovely notebook cover. Lydia is trying to lay claim, it is so neat!

Now, I've been admiring these cute little pincushions that were given to some fun ladies at a little retreat this past week. I bet some of you have seen them, too~

I Know, I Know! Too cute, huh?!?

Well, Lori of Bee in My Bonnet has a sweet tutorial and a giveaway for one of these cuties, and you know you want one, too! Go sign up, her giveaway ends July 7th, midnight.

Well, Hope you all have a Happy and safe 4th of July~
remember to pray for our servicemen and women overseas !

Happy Quilting!


  1. Wow, you packed alot into this post !

    Just said a prayer for your have the "mind of Christ" WILL do well !

    I really like those turquoisey/brown pillowcases ! I really should try something like that. Hmmmmm......let's see, where shall I squeeze THAT in?'s great to be busy !

    God bless POKEY !

  2. What a fun post, Pokey. Pretty things and pretty fabric. The chair pincushions are adorable - had seen them on Lori's blog. Hoping you have a bangup Fourth!! Carol

  3. Seems you save up a plethora of posts and have an explosion! Well, that's appropriate for the 4th of July I guess :) Thanks for dropping my name. You're obviously having a great time with all your goodies. Enjoy!

  4. Wow you have been busy. Very busy.

    I may have missed it, but where did you find that cute sewing pin?

    And I thought you were taking the summer off. 43 students for a crash course in English sounds like a big job to me. ...but have fun.


  5. Such beautiful projects and fabrics. That's so cool you won some giveaways and those little pincushions are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

  6. have had alot going on....

  7. I'm definitely going to try the yarn holder thingy - i have a banana tree that isn't being used!

  8. The re-purposed banana/yarn holder is ingenious. How fun!! I enjoyed your post and seeing the super things going on at your house.

  9. Whew! I am wore out just reading what all you're up to girl! The re-purposed banana tree is an awesome idea! I'm sure that is very helpful. Great projects going on. Have fun with them!

  10. What a fun post! I love seeing what's going on in your world.

    Tell Lydia the pillowcases are beautiful. I'd like to try some applique on a set. Does she machine sew the pieces? If you get a minute, please email me and let me know; thanks :D

  11. Am loving all your pictures today! So bright and cheerful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. What a fun post today and lot of pictures and so much happening.

    Thanks for sharing

  13. You are very talented and it was lovely tosee some of your work.Thanks again for visiting, and you have a lovely blog.


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