Batik projects and family

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I’m working on a batik project that will be a birthday gift. I am using the Desert Rose collection from Island Batik that came out last fall but can still be found in quilt stores. The colors are so beautiful in this collection! I also used this group of fabrics last week for my Maggie’s First Dance block and I want to make sure I keep enough for the rest of the blocks.

Batiks for birthdayIt is a good thing I have a big cutting table so I can spread everything out. I even have some leftover blocks from my Desert Path table runners. This is the same Island Batik collection that I used for my Hopscotch quilt pattern.

Batiks on table

This summer seems to be flying by! My quilts for Island Batik were mailed out the other day so I can relax and work on a few gifts I want to get done.

My daughter and grandson also took me to see Warcraft on Friday night. I really enjoyed it and it is hard to believe that I started playing that game…..over 20 years ago! Wow!

Kimberly and me photo

Before going to dinner and the movie, we took a few pictures….most of them were pretty silly. LOL

Xander and me photoI really like this photo of my daughter and grandson and I uploaded it to and can’t wait to see how it turns out. My neighbor just have some photos done by them from pictures on his phone and I couldn’t believe the quality. As soon as I get my prints I’ll share them.

You might want to check them out and then wait until June 30th…..when they will have a 50% sale!

Kimberly and Xander photo

My computer is running slow…..I mean like it is really bogged done so it is time to do some computer cleaning. I’ve been doing my backups but I think it is time to remove some of my files from my laptop. I have a 1.5 terabyte EHD and it might be time to get another one to backup that one.


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  1. Great family photos. Your grandson is growing up fast!

  2. Barbara Jansz says:

    Great family photos, Connie.

  3. The Desert Rose was one of my favorite collections of Batiks. I can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up this time. Love the pictures. They all look great. I’ve considered having a few canvas picture made myself, but haven’t done it yet. I’ve seen some and they really are awesome.

  4. Your daughter looks a lot like you! Very pretty quilt, I always figure my quilts aren’t done until they are ‘Approved’ by one of the cats.

  5. Beautiful family! Love your site…you have so much going on!

  6. Connie you and your daughter and grandson look terrific. These photos will be wonderful as canvas wall art. Looks like fabulous gifts can be created. Love your batik creations always!