It would seem I’ve been absent more than present here lately. . . and my creative time has been out the window, but I have good reason!
Saturday morning we packed the kids up andwent camping! Our plan was to be gone two nights, but the second night had some serious storms in the forecast. Joe and I ended up taking down the tent in the midst of a crazy hail storm – thankfully the kids were safe inside the truck :) We opted for more sleep at home, instead of the lightening/thunder night that was predicted.
We had a great time over in Dinosaur! The kids love to collect rocks, and poke sticks in holes to see who lives there. And explore the petroglyphs and scramble the mountain side.
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I got my top done and haven’t touched my machine since! My mind is full of projects, but the sun has finally been shining. Today was a full day with the kiddos, running errands and gardening/weeding! It’s crazy how fast those things grow :/
Ella and I spent some time playing Scrabble while Owen napped and the little girls entertained themselves – Ella’s a great speller, and Scrabble is a great way to reinforce it!Sophia ended up watching us, she seemed to want to chat while I was trying to come up with a word :)Today Ella and Emmalie got haircuts! Both have been ready for a while, but I wanted to make sure they were certain, before heading to the salon. At 5 and 9 these things change quickly :)Aren’t they cute!?I’m hoping that Em’s … Read More »
Hi all! I managed to get my quilt top together! I love all the colors and beautiful prints. It is SO big!
My helpers were holding it down while the wind was blowing :) I am still working out the batting and backing, really just crossing my fingers! Part of the quilt-along this week is a long-arm quilting giveaway :)
I’m super behind in my reader – I can’t seem to keep up with it since school’s been out! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow instead of sewing . . . maybe :)
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Earlier this week I made use of the gift certificate my sister gave me for my birthday. Isn’t she sweet!?I’ve been watching Wildwood since Market, loving the cool colors and graphic design. The bag I have loved for a while and so I thought I would do a crisp, modern bag – because you know I need another! :) No chance for a giveaway with this one!
The yard sale this morning was decent, slight chance of rain for the morning, but I did manage to unload $60 worth of stuff. Pretty good considering I don’t hang on to much for long – no space to collect here :) The last hour has been full of big lightening and crazy winds – my girls are busy inside with a fort today. I even … Read More »
I have to admit it – I’ve been overwhelmed by the project I took on. A queen, almost king sized quilt! What was I thinking??
To have a few less pieces to deal with I made 4-patches of my blocks. Great idea! I had decisions to make for each block but not all at the same time, and I did it while watching tv in the evening after the kids went to bed :)
Before I sewed my groups together I laid a few out to get an idea of the final results -
This is a quarter of my blocks, I’m now full of excitement and energy to get it together! For today I’m taking a little break though — I took my machine in for servicing. Thankfully the little shop in town has a 24 … Read More »
In taking down the music playlist, I’ve opted to share the current list. In the future I will add music lists in regular posts, for anyone that is interested :)
“She is Love” by Parachute“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt“Lucky” by Jason Mraz“Say” by John Mayer“Beauty from Pain” by Superchic(k)“Realize” by Colbie Caillat“Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin“Unfailing Love” by Chris Tomlin“Beautiful Life” by Fisher“Feeling Good” by Michael Buble“Dreaming with a Broken Heart” by John Mayer“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat“Oxygen” by Colbie Caillat“Magic” by Colbie Caillat“I’m Your’s” by Jason Mraz“Enough” by Jeremy Camp“Beautiful Disaster” by John McLaughlin“Giving Up” by Ingrid Michaelson“Grace Flows Down” by Passion“Famous One” by Building 429“The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson“Come on Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson“How my Heart Behaves” by Feist“Proudest Monkey” by Dave Matthews Band“Lover Lay Down” by Dave Matthews Band“Satellite” by Dave Matthews Band“Same Mistake” by James … Read More »
I feel like I’ve had lots to write all week, but no words to make a decent post. I am happily here with the kiddos, and a few runny noses . . . summer colds are the worst, don’t you think?
I posted the music poll after getting a nice comment about how the music player has seemingly caused computer problems. Joe, had warned me that this day would come. . . I will remove it this coming week.
I understand more now after spending some time here, and realizing the time it takes for my blog to load – above all, I know that I want as many people welcome here as possible. And little extras take a good amount of time to load, and I would rather put that time into pictures loading. :)
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Our first week without school, is good, but as always working into a new routine makes for a few hiccups in schedules and productivity! I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped for so far this week but some is better than none! I will get there :)
I’m all organized and ready to go when ever I have the chance to sit. On track to make 110 – 10.5″ blocks – I altered Dana’s design, just a bit :)
This is one of my favorites so far -
Sophia had a great Birthday! Thanks for the well wishes – I think 4 may be one of her most challenging years yet, for me. She’s been very contrary lately, wanting to do the opposite of what she should be doing, or saying. I’m praying it … Read More »
Aside from all the gross comments, my giveaway has been a huge success! (I know I asked for it!) Thank you all for taking the time to enter the drawing.
Also for those who didn’t win, and want the bag – I have a pattern coming soon! Make sure you check back often for more details :)
Is it me? Is it me?
I know that’s what you are thinking!
Random Number for 1-504 comments – crazy #’s!
199! Liz of olliekate
Your bag is gorgeous. I would love to carry it. I can definitely say bananas, old ones may make the top of my gross list. But I wouldn’t carry them in your bag, promise! I would make my kids eat them all.
Liz has an etsy … Read More »
Since the Quilt Festival I have made lots of new friends – so fun! One in particular is Kelly. She is a shop owner and quilter – and recently asked friends of her blog send in pictures of quilts, and the story to go with it, to post on her blog. Here is my entry -
“Quilt Full of Love
I’m excited to share the quilt I made for Ella a few years ago. It was made with a lot of love – 99 hearts in all! I worked on this quilt for months, at the time I was pregnant with our 4th and had yet to make a quilt for our oldest. Baby quilts are easier and faster :) I made this quilt with a valentine’s fabric collection, Hearts Aflutter by … Read More »
It’s not too late to join in the fun – Dana’s quilt-along is perfect for those of you wanting to learn to quilt! In week two we cut our fabrics into strips getting them ready to sew next week. Here’s my piles:I’m so in love with this beautiful fabric! It was a little hard to cut it up but I know the end result will be sooo worth it :)
The flickr group has some great pictures of everyone’s fabric selections and discussion to help answer all your questions. Like I said great for a beginner :)
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I’ve been cracking up with all the comments I’ve had the last few days! A few of them really are plain gross too – next time I may think a little harder about the sort of comments I ask for :) I was hoping to not get bored – that’s all!
Today I finally managed to get a haircut – I’ve been overdue for a couple of months. It feels really nice to have it all cut off again! I’m not at all attached – can you tell?Yes, I know there’s root’s in there – I’d rather buy my color in a box and spend the rest on fabric – Thank you! At least you can’t see most of the gray right now :) A fun bob to get me through the coming summer. … Read More »