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I Got A Time Out!


I love it when Honey puts me in a time out!!!  I took the motorhome and left late Saturday afternoon.  (We had to clean the garage first.)  I didn’t go too far.  We have some land 14 miles from home!

The first thing I did when I got there was cut out two quilts.  Then I sewed like crazy.  Here’s the first quilt.

The two quilts I finished are from a book by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures called The Sweet Life.  Her projects are fun to make and the instructions are clear.  She even includes pressing instructions.  She’s just a genius!

The fabric is Portugal by April Cornell for Moda, purchased at the Fat Quarter Shop.   I actually won part of the fabric from Quilters Buzz.  Thanks, Gina!!!

I also finished up two binder covers for Kid 4 for her homeschooling.  (Don’t worry.  I’m spending time on her curriculum too!)

The binders were hanging out, enjoying the view.  Have you noticed that I’m big on views!  Unfortunately, I didn’t spend any time out there.  It was hot and windy!

Saturday night, I had a great dinner.  OK, not gourmet, but I was happy.

Rotisserie chicken and roasted potatoes!  I also had an abundance of junk food and Diet Coke!

On Sunday night, I watched the Nascar race and made most of this quilt, also in Heather’s book.

I had my assistants help me with the photo shoot tonight when I got home.  The fabric is It’s Snowing by Deb Strain for Moda.  Yes, I’m a huge Moda fan.  Why do you ask?

I love anything with snowmen on it.  It works in Minnesota about 9 months of the year!

This morning, I sewed the borders on the snowman quilt, and then I pulled this fabric out.

The fabric is Nest by Tula Pink for Moda.  Heather has a new book coming out this fall, and she let me have one of the patterns early.  You won’t see this one for a while.

I had a very restful time out.  It’s amazing how much I can get done when I’m not distracted by kids and internet.  Next weekend, the whole family is going.  We’re going to do some paintballing and s’more consuming!  The weekend after, I get another Time Out, but this time my sister is coming with me.  I’m already planning the food!

It was rather surreal, sitting in my air conditioned motorhome, watching the coverage of hurricane Gustav.  Here in the midwest, I know what wind can do, but all that water is unimaginable to me.  My heart goes out to all the people who have had their lives totally disrupted by Gustav.

Now it’s back to reality.  Two of the kids are already in school, and the third starts tomorrow, and for Kid 4 and I it’s back to homeschooling.  Our first week went very well and we had a lot of fun.

I’m off to Wally World to buy some hair color.  Wow!  Am I gray!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

9 thoughts on “I Got A Time Out!

  1. Gorgeous! I especially like the second one. What can I do to get myself a time out?? 🙂

  2. Oh! Sounds like a perfect time out! Your quilts are beautiful!

  3. Beautiful work! You really inspire me to get to my sewing! :0)

  4. Oh, I’m so jealous! We have some land nearby but it’s a working farm…..and I’d be required to pitch in. I’d love to be put in time out. That quilt is super and I love that April Cornell fabric.

  5. Great post! OK, I got some of that Nest fabric but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet … should I wait to see what you’ve teased?

  6. I love that portugal fabric. I’ve been eyeing it for quite some time now. Hmmmmm… love the quilt design, too.
    That second one is too much fun!
    I want time out like you have time out.

  7. Sounds like fun, I can’t wait to see what you do with the new fabric.

  8. I work for moda and it was great to see so many wonderful quilts made using moda. Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing, productive time.

  9. Oh, please, please, put me in a time-out!!!
    It sounds like a dream, and even better next time with your sister! I assume she knits and /or quilts??
    Your time was obviously well-spent; the quilt tops are wonderful!

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