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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Going to a tea party

Deb is having a tea party today and we have to wear hats. I put a flower and a baby chick on mine! I made her a pretty tea towel with my embroidery machine. It's looking like a beautiful day here. Tonight we are having friends over for a fried chicken and Mac and cheese dinner!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wool For valentines day

I finally caught up with the February wool block. I used my new sewing machine and got it done in one evening. I love working by hand but also like getting stuff done quickly! I like this one a lot. Now I am on the one for March.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Table runner using one charm pack

I started this table runner yesterday and finished it tonight after dinner.  It was fun and fast which is what I need right now since I have a few big projects to get back to now that I am done with baby quilts for a few weeks.  The pattern is from Pieced Tree Patterns which I can get here at PQ.  What's cool about the patterns is that are like bookmarks!  Laminated and everything!  You can collect them all and they take up NO space.  The fabrics are from a French style collection, which is bright and pretty.  I have a runner I made years ago (but didn't quilt yet) which will match this nicely.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Shakespearean baby quilt for Makayla

I finally got the top of the quilt done for my friend Katy's baby (she is due at the end of the month and hopes to work until the last minute).  The bad part about making a quilt that has all of this embroidery in it is that I have to design the quilt to fit the designs.  I am not good at the designing part!  All of that math...oh Lordy, does it make my brain hurt!  I picked a little four patch and looked on Missouri Quilt Co to see their tutorial and it helped, but the blocks were too small so I had to add the little frame.

My friends told me to use the larger block that would not fit the top correctly as a label for the back. I like it a lot.  I am putting the back together tonight and getting it ready for quilting (which I will do tomorrow night).  Again, I had to make a pieced back, so there was more measuring and math stuff.

Juliet is reaching to her Romeo.
When I was putting this on the trailer for the picture, I actually said to myself, "This is so cute!!"  I really like it!
Ophelia and her Hamlet.  She looks happy here...Hamlet was not really very nice to her! :(

The goal is to get this to Katy before the week is out.  The Ellisimo has some really cute quilting designs, so I guess I will try them when I quilt tomorrow.  Then I have to start the quilt for the other Katie!!  I got the cutest fabric with math equations on it for her.  It's from the Berenstain Bears collection and so totally adorable.  Can't wait to show you.  Funny how both Katy and Katie are our math teachers and both having babies.  That's  good math!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Table and a Happy Engagement!

The other day at Michaels, I saw these cute little jars and thought they would be cute with a little candle inside of them for the Easter table.  Then I saw the clip-on flowers and thought they would be a nice dash of color.  I put the little colored rocks in there to hold the candle, but sand would have been better.  As a gift for the ladies at my dinner table, each one got a candle holder.  I took the plain clear one.

Evy's boyfriend Jon rearranged the clip-on flowers since he liked different colors on each one.  That was fun to watch.  This big, burly guy organizing my candle holders! 

My son and his wonderful girlfriend are engaged!!  We could not be happier as a family.  She is a perfect match for our boy!!  They are so happy together.

Kenny wanted to color Easter eggs this year even though no one is here to eat them.  This week I will make egg salad though.  Of course the puppy had to watch every move just in case we dropped some food.

How easy was this centerpiece?  Cut flowers in the center with little daffodils and pansies around them.  I will plant the flowers this week after school one afternoon.
Isn't the ring Rob gave Ali gorgeous?  He picked it out by himself!!  She loves it!  Did I tell you how happy we all are?  Rob even did the old-fashioned thing and asked for her parents' blessing before he asked her.  Such a good boy! :)