Friday, September 28, 2007

It's Done

Here is the wallhanging all finished. I made it from a pattern by Lori Smith from her Fat Quarter Quilts line. It's called Sampler Quilts . Happy Zombie posted the patterns a while back and I found them at the local quilt shop. I have another pattern with fabrics that I want to do, but I need to make another baby quilt (posted soon, HOPEFULLY).

The weather here is starting to cool and the squirrels are in hyper-storing mode and I'm going into hyper-quilting mode. So, I need to log off the computer and SEW, SEW, SEW!! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Something Fun

I know we all like to show our finished projects, but I thought it would be fun to show a project that's ALMOST finished. :) This is a wallhanging that I'm working on. It's almost done. I just finished ironing it and thought I'd be silly and take a picture of the inside of a quilt. I'm hoping to get the back and binding on later today, and post the FINISHED little quilt tomorrow. I'll give more details then, but for now, enjoy the INSIDE of quilt. :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Things I've been working on

I finally finished some projects for other people and they've both been received, so I can post them! :)

This is a quilt I made for a friend's new baby girl. She picked out the fabrics since she wanted me to also make a valance and bedskirt for the crib. I didn't get a picture of the valance and bedskirt, but I was happy with the results and mom liked them too. :)

Here is a Thank You gift to my friend, Evonne, in Vancouver. She put up with the girls and me this summer, then took in Anisa for a week. I figured a quilty hug was a good gift. :) And I've always wanted to make a black and white quilt, but it just doesn't really go in my house. It goes REALLY WELL in her house, since her family room furniture and carpet is black and kitchen is black and white. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Would you all help us wish my Grandma H. a BIG OL' HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

She's a Wife, Mom, Grandma and GREAT Grandma. This picture was taken in Kodiak, um, 20ish years ago with one of her Great Grandpups. I had to SEARCH through all my photo albums to find a good picture because she never lets us take pictures! Isn't she cute?? :)

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA. We hope you have a wonderful day, week, YEAR!! :) love, Your family!!!! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Ok, if you haven't tried these, you MUST! I found them at Wal-mart. So, what are you waiting for, go get some!!!

Homecoming in a Small Town

We endured 40something degrees last night to watch the Clippers LOSE again (they lost last year, too). How sad. The pre-game stuff was pretty fun, tho, and warmer. :)

Traditionally, the students TP the school. The only rule is, they have to clean it up. So, on Monday, the kids will be cleaning up the mess.

What's Homecoming without the PARADE! Here's our beautiful kid marching with her little picolo.

Ah, the bonfire. Here is the pile BEFORE.......

and After

We had fun hanging out with friends, yelling and screaming for our team and then came home and warmed up in our quilts! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Weekend Fun

This weekend, we went go-carting and mini-golfing. We took the girls' CRAZY friend Olivia. It was very fun. Travis, Mr. Competition, won at mini golf. The girls had a water fight in the little waterfall stream. After all our fun, we went to Culvers for Ice Cream, but ended up eating dinner instead. The girls had ice cream at home. :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

What a Day!

Today is the first day of school. Anisa is in 11th grade and Sara is in 8th grade. It's shocking how fast time goes! Here are a couple of pics of the girls. Sara and Sam walked to school this morning. Anisa didn't have to go to school until noon. Lucky for her because she just got home last night from Washington.

Our next exciting thing that happened today was a new friend! A pileated Woodpecker! He was HUGE!!!! He flew onto the tree as I was at the sink and I started yelling to Travis. Travis was afraid I'd scare him, but I didn't...luckily. :) He saw the suet, smelled the suet and finally got to the suet. I'm guessing he was around 13-15 inches long. We've been waiting for a pileated woodpecker to visit us forever. We usually only see the little downy woodpeckers ~who we like, but this guy was a special treat! :) I was so happy Travis just happened to be home for lunch!! Now I must finish my chores. Have a fantastic day! :)