Monday, August 25, 2008

High Flying Weekend

When five F 16s swoop directly over your house it makes your teeth chatter a bit, the windows rattle and for a moment you can't hear yourself think. That's our house on air show weekend in Kansas City. The park across the street becomes a neighborhood carnival, the streets are packed with cars and occasionally folks spread blankets on our front yard to join in the fun. The more the merrier! We had friends over both days and plopped the grill and the furniture from the back deck on the front yard and had a ball. (The pic was taken last year by my son. I forgot to take one picture.)
















I didn't get much sewing done, but got a start on new pillows for the family room. These pillows say "happy" to me.









































I received my bookmarks and book from my partner in Amy's Bookmark Swap. You all can be jealous cause I had a great partner. I received these three lovely bookmarks on Saturday along with the cutest Winnie the Pooh Teatime Recipe book. There are really great recipes in there! Thanks so much Rachel! If you have a minute, check out her blog...she's amazing!
















I also received this little quilt from the fabulous Betty Ninja. It's so darling. I think it might hang right in my studio. Thanks Betty! A couple of other belated thank you's too. I received the Brilliant Blog Award from Kris at Quilted Simple, Doris at Threads of Conversation and Melissa at Sweet Sewing Sew Sweetly. Thanks ladies. Right back at you! Lastly, Carissa at Happy Stuff I owe you one. I won a Lara Bar on her blog and this big box came in the mail. In the bottom of that box was a jar of her fabulous rhubarb sauce. I made some drooly comments on her blog about her rhubarb, I'm ashamed to say probably more than once. She felt my pain and sent me a jar of her sauce. Pictures? No, sorry. I guess I could take one of the empty jar. I can unabashedly say I licked the jar clean. Simply fabulous.

40 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Sounds like a fun way to spend a day! BBQ and friends, with free entertainment :)

Your pillows are happy, and that's some great bloggy love!

nettie said...

the pillows are indeed happy, and the quilt you received is darling!

Sew Bee It said...

Thanks for the finish love! And are those pillows every adorable!! I think log cabin pillows are in my quilting future:)

Jackie Russell said...

Love the pillow fabric!

nicolette said...

Love the happy cushions!! Log cabin is great he?!

em's scrapbag said...

Know what you mean about the jets. I grew up in the flight path just north of Hill AFB. We would watch the air shows off our deck. Happy times. Your pillow is indeed happy. The quilt is sweet. Have a great day!!

Artfulife said...

Love all of your quilts. Those pillows are so fun and would bring a smile to my face.

Selina said...

Those pillows are beautiful!

CalicoDaisy said...

The pillows are great. Great color combinations, too. -- Michele

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pillows; great colors and darling little quilt.

abcgirl said...

very happy pillows! i'm so glad that you enjoyed the rhubarb sauce! i love it when i have the ability to share something i love with someone who will love it just as much as i do.

Alice Grace said...

I love your pillows! Great color combination, and beautiful work! Rhubarb sauce? hmmm sounds wonderful!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, how lucky to have the air show so close!!!! (Well, except for the rattling window thing.) Love the pillow, it is just darling.

MichelleB said...

Adorable pillows! And those bookmarks are divine. I need to get some bookmarks made.

henny said...

What a beautiful pillows...
It was great you still sew in the middle of those jets noisy sound.

amandajean said...

your pillows are wonderful! I want to make some for my living room, too, but I haven't come up with an exact plan yet...so they continue to get kicked to the bottom of the list. :)

I bet the air show was fun, even if it was loud. my boys (and I) would love it.

Victoria said...

Sounds like a fun time, but noisy! (I know, we have them fly over our house too every year on the way to a nearby show!)

Beautiful pillows and lovely quilt!

Wendy said...

Loving the pillows...I am about to embark on my own pillow making to liven up a few rooms in my house. I have figured that I can make a bunch of different colored and seasonal pillows that go over pillow inserts and that way I can change them up whenever I feel the need...and wash the covers when needed also. Yours turned out great...good inspiration. Wendy www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Rhubarb sauce--sounds yummy. Your pillows make me smile;)

The Calico Cat said...

The quilt on the bottom - is that flannel pieced with quilting cotton? Neat...

Qubie said...

I hear it was a great show this past weekend. Love the pillow and quilt.

Charlie
Kansas City

QuiltedSimple said...

Glad you had a good weekend - sounds like such fun! And the pillows are lovely - yes, they are bright, cheerful and say happy!
Kris

KateKwiltz said...

I LOVE the pillows -- how cheery can you get? And a great way to use up scraps!

I live under an air show, too -- it's a weekend of flustered pigeons and car alarms. I had to give the cat Valium every year!

Tine said...

Woohoo! Love jets!! I used to work at an Air Force base, and it gets pretty loud. LOL!
The pillow is so fresh and happy looking. I love all that orange :-)

Jackie said...

That's some darn good mail! And yes, I am jealous that you got Rachel's goodies! And, I'm digging the quilt too and your happy pillows.

ellen said...

Those are happy pillows and I love the color combinations.
Sounds (yes, a lot of sound) as if you had a wonderful time with your friends. Love the little quilt too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Air shows are so much fun! And I love the pillow, its so darling. How fun.

MightyMom said...

I'm sooooo jealous!! I'd love to go see an air show, haven't been since I was a kid.

those pillows say happy to me to!

mau said...

So delighted I found your blog site....love the vintage windows quilt and I am now trying to do this quilt...I'm a newbie to this so I am wondering how did you sew the window to the quilt? Is it in individual blocks and then you connect the blocks together??? Newbie here and would love to learn. Just love your site.

Yummers! said...

I absolutely love the pillows. The colors are wonderful. Perfect for Fall. I'll have to make some pillows one of these days and bring some Fall into our living room. Thanks for the motivation!!
Joni

Dawn said...

We LIVE for the annual summer air show that comes our way w/ all of those fighter jets --- don't you just love that sound/feel in your chest of them overhead?!

And your pillows are more than happy -- they are so, so GoRgEoUs! I l.o.v.e. visiting you & seeing your beautiful projects, Jacquie.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I was admiring those bookmarks over at Rachel's blog!! Lucky you. Love your Happy Pillows - perfect for a family room.

Vicki said...

The pillows look great! My husband and 8 yo son went to the airshow and had a great time. It sure wore out my little boy though.

Liz said...

Very happy indeed!

Rachel said...

Yay! I'm so glad you like the bookmarks! Your quilting projects are gorgeous!

iknitipurl said...

Sounds like a very nice weekend and some great packages. Don't you just love getting packages in the mail?

AJ said...

We used to live near the air show in Houston. My oldest daughter never did get used to the noise of thier passing overhead.

Love the pillows, very bright and cheerful.

susan said...

nice gifties. i have that cookbook and love it. great shot of the airplanes, sounds like a fun time

Cheryl A said...

What fabric is that one with the ovals on the red background? I love it - and the pillows.

Rebekah said...

my dad used to work for Pratt and Whitney, so we were always at air shows. I kind of miss them now : )

Love your log cabin pillow! So cute and cheery!