Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
- must be pinwheel patterns
- must be done in red, white, and/or blue
- 12" finished squares
I didn't caculate quite right and was short for the backing so I just added some patches to the back, I think it looks neat and it adds character.
This is the quilting I did on, there is also some smaller flowers in the quilt but the photos didn't take. I did all this quilting again on my machine. I loved the way this quilt turned out and The Princess loves it too!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Marlynn's top 10 things to experience in life:
1. A babies first smile.
2. The smell of fresh cut alfalfa.
3. The creak of the saddle as you ride your horse across the mountain.
4. A baby anmials first attempt at standing up.
5. The smell of wet sagebrush and wet wool.
6. That first kiss of your future spouse.
7. A dance with your dad.
8. Seeing a plant find its way upward to the world that you've planted.
9. Hearing a childs sincere testimony.
10. A sunrise.
She does wonderful crochet things from hats and bands to beautiful afgans. I just love the work she does.
Head on over to here site here sweet.kiwi.crochet and check out her stuff or her etsy shop. Hope ya'll have a good day I'm going to be cleaning :)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Hello and Hi to all you finding me through Amy's blog quilt festival. This is my first festival to participate in!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Both of these are available through fatquatershop.com
Thursday, May 20, 2010
This quilt was the first quilt I ever made. It was made my sophmore year of high school 2002, eight years ago. WOW it really only feels like yesterday but I guess it was that long ago, amazing how much has changed in my life since then.
I had the cowboy block panels for awhile and I really wanted to use them, so I got the blue and tan to match. The blocks measured out to be 10" finished. I also learned how to machine quilt with this quilt on a home sewing machine. That is the only thing I would fix on this quilt since it was my first time I didn't quilt it tight enough and its now coming loose. But still today I love the overall look of it and really wish I had a place I could show it off instead of keeping it in storage.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Man this week has been birthday week, (which reminds me I need to get Koda's gift done, his bday is two weeks away ahh!)! Sunday was Daisy's birthday she is now offically two!!! And she is showing her age for the fits have gotten much much more dramatic!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have so many projects piled up unfinished, cause I see something cute and I want to do it so I get started then something else catches my eye haha. Lets see I have :
- Watermelon Quilt 1/2 blocks sewn, started 3/2010
- Garden Quilt 7/8 of blocks sewn, started 3/2005
- Koda's Quilt Just needs borders, back, and quilted, started 6/2008
- 2010 BOM Quilt (top will be done 12/2010)
- Daisy's Quilt pinned and started quilted, started 10/2009
- Page's Quilt cut out, started 10/2009
Plus all the projects I want to start and already have them in my mind:
- Patriotic Pinwheels throw sized quilt
- Sugar & Spice queen sized quilt
- living room curtains
Those are only the quilting projects I also have scrapbooking that I need to catch up on, a garden to finish planting (although its probably good I haven't after seeing the snow from last night), and I would like to make some more dresses for Daisy, maybe Page too. Plus I have to finish Koda's b-day present, of all his mission pics scrapbooked, I'm halfway done with only a little less than a month to finish it, better get crackin!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Slept through Koda getting up at four (thank heavens) but I was awoken again at five to feed Page, this time she ate and went right back to sleep. But low and behold one hour later at the grand hour of six, Daisy woke up and was ready to start the day! I just wanted some sleep I was really feeling it now, so I got up got her some cereal and milk, and started a show for her, then laid back down for only ten mins before she was back in bugging me, so I just got up.
(two year old photo? what do you think?)
Confessions of a Completely Insane Mother by Kersten Campbell (this is hilarious!) and Turning Hearts by Deanne Blackhurst. My siblings gave me a great card and the movie Black Dog (which is a fav of mine) and my parents gave me some shirts and capris (which is something I really needed I was running out of shirts). Koda tells me that I have to wait for his days off to get my gift from him, so come thursday (hopefully) I'll find out what that is. The greatest gift of all though, both girls slept through the night (Page only waking up to eat) and till seven! So I actually got some sleep :).
Friday, May 7, 2010
I'm tired of all these things: Saying DON'T all the time, Potty training, being patient, the husband working 14-16 hrs days, feeling like a maid, and paying bills. (Well I'm sure there are more but for right now those are defintaly at the top of the list)
I'm impatient for all these things: Having an oven to cook in that won't intoxicate us, being able to wash and dry our clothes WITHOUT leaving the house, taking a shower that lasts longer then seven mins (new water heater), a potty trained girl, our tractor and school loans paid off, and my husband not working like a slave for his stupied job that we have to have.
Ok I'm done I feel much better now, sorry for all the negativity. I try to be positive and always look on the bright side of life, but every once in a while I just want to complain.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Nowadays my days start about seven and go till ten thirty (some days later). The inbetween is filled with chaos some days and some orderly chaos other days. I have a very active strong-willed two year old that thank heavens still takes a nap most days. My four month old is growing up before my eyes, can't believe she's that old now. My husband is a great husband and provides for his girls wonderfully. He does work long hours, long days, long months, but he has a job and thats something to be grateful for. I still have a daily planner but it is no longer filled with test or paper due dates, but with doctor appointments, dinner menus, grocery lists, chores, and playdates.
It use to not matter when I went grocery shopping, morning, noon, or night. But now I know the best day to go is Monday through Wednesday, at ten o'clock in the morning. It is just you and the senior citzens, along with some other mothers and their small frys. There are hardly any lines and the stores aren't crowded. The trick is getting out the door in time to get there. :) Same goes for Doctor appointments. Its also funny how a trip to the grocery store with your hunny feels so nice, its like a date.
I used to have to leave my house only five mins before church started and I'd be there ontime and in my seat. Now I have to plan on leaving thirty mins before, so I can for sure be out the door twenty mins before, in order to get there on time.
I went from having to do laundry only every two weeks to having to have it done at least once every week if not twice.
I've come to relish the time when my girls are asleep naptime or bedtime and just relax. You can't get any relaxation time any other way.
I once upon a time could tell you the latest country hit or newest movie to hit theatres, but now, I honestly have no idea, although I can sing all the songs from Cinderella through to Winnie the Pooh now from memory.
Motherhood changes you thats no doubt. But if I had to choose between my life two years ago and my life today. The crazy chaotic life I have today is defintaly the one I would choose. I was meant to be a mom, I knew it from the moment I seen my baby girl for the first time. It is hard. It is trying. And most certainly a headache somedays, but when your child smiles at you or laughs, it erases all the negative things and makes you just happy that you have such a sweet child that loves you unconditional.
Motherhood is the greatest calling on this earth as well as the toughest.