Monday, February 21, 2011


It's vacation week at school.
I had plans.
Sleep-overs and day trips.

Things never go the way I think they will.

God wants me to learn that life isn't about how things go or don't go...
It's your reaction to how they go that matters.

Big smiles everyone!
Big smiles!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Daily Struggles

Last week I tried to make a t-shirt tote.
I might try again, but right now the sting of failure is too fresh.
Wish mine looked as cute as this.
Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to post a photo of my travesty.
lol @ me!

I'm not sure,
but I think I might suck at this blogging thing.
Or maybe I'm just in a funk.
I have cabin fever for sure... I need some warm weather.
So, what's good for spring fever???
That's right,
Time for a closet reorganization.
Watch out linen closet!
You've got my name all over you!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quilts, quilts, quilts

Well, this week I've been mostly pouring all my creative energy into scrapbooking,
BUT  I did want to share some quilting projects I've done in the past.
(I have two matching quilts for the boys room in the planning stages.)

The first is the Sister's Quilt.
 (Meet Jaycee, the sweetest kitty ever.)
The concept of this quilt was to work with a group and each do a section of each others quilt.
But you couldn't see your quilt again until the end!!
I have seven sisters so that was my group.
You start with a 12X12 center square that you produce,
then you pass it on and someone else does the next portion.
Each addition had a theme of some sort,
like triangles or stars and stripes or something pretty.
This is how mine ended up.
I love it.
A little too much.
(It needs some serious TLC.)

Quilt #2.

I did this one by myself, but it was a sister project though.
One of my sister's sent out 2 quilt blocks every month.
Your quilt was made by crafting 2 versions of each block.
So every sister that made one, has a quilt with all the same quilt square patterns.
 I wanted to use black/grey in each square,
and the rainbow radiating from the center grew on it's own.
I love how bold it is.
And there are a lot of details I love.
And I used a wool blanket inside instead of batting so it's really warm!

And finally, Baby Hugs and Kisses Quilt.

I made this one for my daughter.
I found the idea for X's and O's on the web, 
and just did all the figuring to make it the size I wanted.
It came out a little too short, but not bad for my first free-hand quilt.
 (Little Miss Ava!!  ♥)