Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
Sunday, April 23, 2017
My cousins, who are sisters were expecting babies a month apart. One girl, and one boy. Because of the obligations for work and going back to school, I knew I would only be able to make it to one of their baby showers, but I wanted to be able to see the look on their faces when they got their presents. My only regret was not starting until Thursday night for baby shower Saturday morning at 10:00 am that was in another state. But, mission accomplished and the only thing I had to do when I got to my mom's house on Friday night was to finish the binding on both quilts. The finishing touches were complete in the car on the 90 minute drive from my mom's house to Rexburg. They loved them! And I was so relieved. The Snoopy applique was all by hand. I was very pleased with how it turned out. Especially at the last minute, and in a procrastination ensued panic.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I just realized it has been almost 2 1/2 years since my last blog post. So much has happened that I don't even know where to begin. I've been divorced, promoted twice, and remarried, quit my said promoted twice job and went back to school in Interior Design. After a very long hiatus, I'm finally getting back the things I love to do. Here is a simple collection of what I have been up to for the last 30 months.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I know I'm a little behind posting my Halloween costume but thought I should do it now before I forget. Typically I go for the princess/happy type. But this year I wanted to be a villain, hence Maleficent was born. I did it based on the Sleeping Beauty character, not the Angelina Jolie movie. My friend Katie is my crow.
I made my own pattern for the coat and used purple and black sheets. The hat I made. I shaped aluminum foil around my head then taped it with electrical tape. The horns are a heart-shaped styrofoam wreath that I cut in half and glued to the aluminum foil then also covered in electrical tape. My ring is a large black button that I glued to a ring. My staff is a 48" dowel with a cardboard shape and wooden ball hot glued to them then spray painted gold. Total cost was right around $30. I won the scariest costume award at work.
Friday, August 29, 2014
For my young women's lesson on Sunday I made aprons for the lesson handout. It was based around Proverbs 31:10. I made them red to remind the girls their value is far above rubies and white to remind them of virtue. The girls loved them. And I just can't decide which one is my favorite.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The quote is from the talk by Carol M. Stephens that was part of the lesson. The quote really stuck with me so I put it on the journals.
Friday, July 25, 2014
I work with children and adults with disabilities. Right now we're in the middle of the summer program. Each week there is a new theme for the activities that week. Next week us holiday week and ine of the days we are celebrating Halloween. I didn't get my for my mother-in-law done yet. Or really evreallyven close but I did get my Cleopatra costume done. I had most of the materials. The only things I had to buy was the gold metallic thread, sone regular gold thread, and the gold beads for my headpiece. The dress is made from white knit. I bought the fabric several years ago with no real project in mind but was glad I had it available for this.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I started these blocks a couple of weeks ago. They were meant to be a blanket for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. I had the idea at the last minute and was still in the middle of making the Hulk and butterfly quilts so I wrapped the squares that were finished with a promise to complete the whole blanket soon. In 3 weeks this is all I have to show for it. but they are 13" squares so they are working up quick. I'm just swamped with so many other things, but thought I'd show these off. And keep track of the progress.