Sunday, May 31, 2009

American Pie, all done!

Well, it's finished! Another quilt oh yeah! I am happy about it. I managed to get the binding done this weekend. So it is now in the washing machine so we can use it :)
Here are my photo helpers helping mom out!
The pattern is American Pie by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. I've used several of her patterns now, and I have loved all of them. I highly recommend her :)
Here's a closeup..
And the backing and binding.
Last Monday we went to Indian Beach to play in the surf. It was a beautiful day. Here are some pictures of it.

And Mark caught a beetle bug, painted it and took these photos, I love them!! The "Warrior Bug" is now out protecting my garden.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quilting is done!

The quilting is complete!!!! yay!!!! Now on to the binding.
Today has been AWESOME. We have had such lovely weather. The pool is now open for business. yes, they have wetsuits on, it's still cold in there LOL!
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Plans, always making Plans

So, I’ve been thinking about all of these projects that I’d like to get done in the upcoming summer months. There are so many! How about you, do you have any plans on what you want to make this summer? Anything new to you, that you’ve never done before? It’s pretty fun to think of all of the things you want to try.

Jessie, my 7 year old, has commissioned me to make her some table runners for her dresser and armoire. She even went so far as to go through my stash and pick some things out. She is a girl after my own heart :) Well, she saw the Pop Garden quilt I am making right now, and she really likes that fabric. So, I am thinking I’ll get some more of it and make 2 quilts (I’ve already got 1 started) for her bunk bed, so they match… some table runners and some curtains too. Then maybe we can paint her room and spiff it up for her.
Okay, these pictures were taken several years ago, but the room is essentially the same, no curtains, mis-matched blankets on the bed, etc. It just needs to be "put together" I think. Consider is a before photo :D
I want to make a skirt, or a few anyway! The book I picked up Sew What! Skirts is going to be a lot of fun, so many options. Have you made a skirt before?

And of course there are some old UFO in my closet that need some love. I hope to get at least one of those quilts completed this summer. There are several Christmas tablerunners I’ve begun too, and I want to get them done so I can give them as gifts at Christmas time.

Do you think of your handmade Christmas gifts now as well?

Mark and I have been mulling over updating our kitchen and dining room floors, and our downstairs bathroom. We’ve already updated our living room, and we’d like to finish the downstairs now. The problem is, there are too many options, hardwoods, or tile? What color of paint? And the list goes on… it is fun to think about, just hard to nail it down you know. It doesn’t help that I have subscribed to Coastal Living magazine.
I like every single room pictured in them, and it makes it really hard to decide LOL!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back from visiting Lily, and some other things...

Well, I am back! I went to Colorado last week to see my sister Nikki and her new baby Lily. It was so much fun. Nikki is a wonderful mommy. And little Lily is pretty cute, I almost took her home with me :)

Here is me, my brother Casey, and my sister Nikki... we haven't all been together for a long time, so we had to take the pictures you know.

On my way to Colorado, I had a layover in Salt Lake. I got to see my Aunt Phyllis!! She is looking so good. I miss her.

In other news, I've begun quilting my red and white quilt.

I really like this backing fabric I found, it's by Amy Butler, cute huh?

I've been working slowly but surely on Shores of Hawk Run, I have a boat!

And look at these cool books I found, making skirts, and clothes and whatnot. I can't wait to try some of them out...

My cute, adorable children. My gosh, I love them :) How come they are growing up so fast??

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

*Pop* Garden begins

I could not resist the pull of making some blocks from this fabric tonight, so here are a few, and Oh MY Gosh, I LOVE them!!! I just had to share the cuteness.
And another thing, I am about halfway through this book called Mistborn: The Final Empire (book 1) by Brandon Sanderson. It is fabulous, it's a fantasy story. I love the way he writes, I can barely put it down right now.
Have a good night everybody!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Baby Lily :)

My sister Nikki had her baby this Sunday!!! Everything went well and everybody is doing great. I am so excited for her :) She named her Lilyanne Nicole, and will call her Lily, isn't she the cutest thing you've ever seen??
Nikki said the delivery was good and she weighs just over 6 lbs. I get to go and see her on Friday and I cannot wait!
So, I've been jumping around being all excited for the past two days. We went to Bend, Oregon this weekend so my hubby could ride his dirt bike. We had a good time, even though it rained off and on. Here is Jessie wanting to go for a ride...
And Sunny the dog, she was a happy dog getting to run around in the desert for the day.
I have been sewing, even though we left for the weekend. I was able to put together the quilt top for Melissa (my SIL). I love how it turned out. I am quilting it a little bit too, so it's almost done, but not quite.

And tonight I cut out my pieces for the quilt I am making for church. I got the pattern from crazymomquilts. It's all fabric from Pop Garden by Heather Bailey. It's so bright and cheery, it'll be a fun quilt.