Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jingle Jolly Runner

No, I don't mean a person who is running. I mean a TABLE runner! :) This pattern was designed by my splendid friend, Monica It's called Jingle Jolly Runner. I whipped it out in a few hours. Super fun, and super easy, and super cute! Thanks M!!! :)

I used Peppermint and Hollyberries fabric by Benartex (the green). I bought it a while ago, and figured this was perfect to use it for. I think I was right. :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ta Da!

Well, just as I said earlier, here I am posting my first of 2 NUJD quilts. I'm so glad it's done. I can throw it into Foxy (the Element) and we can stay snuggly warm. :) The top was done with 4" squares that I found at a thrift shop for $4 (and I got 2 tops). The back is 11" squares that were leftover (see last post) from several quilts that I've already made. I even pieced together the batting from leftovers! So, this quilt cost me a whopping $2 bucks! Yippee!!!

Now I'm planning to work on a table runner designed by my very talented friend, Monica. I need (yeah, right....NEED) to go get some fabric at the quilt shop, so I'm off here for a little bit. Hugs and kisses to all! :)

It's been a long time......

It's been a while since I posted last, and I've been meaning to. But here I am today!
Thanksgiving was great. We spent the day lounging in our jammies, watching TV and eating, of course. It was just the 4 of us, just the way we like it.

We woke up to a dusting of snow. Since then, it's snowed on and off. It was supposed to snow last night, but it looks more like we'll get it later today. The temperature has risen from 20 degrees, when we went to bed last night, to a balmy 30~ The clouds are bluish, so I'm guessing they're full of SNOW!! :)

I've been trying to get my NUJD quilts done, but since I was using scraps on the backs I had to cut flannel. I dug out all my scraps from quilts past and cut squares from 11" to 6" depending on the strip. Here are my piles. I have a ton! Well, not LITERALLY a ton, but a lot. :) I have one NUJD quilt in the machine today. I hope to post it later this afternoon. I'm just quilting across and up and down just to get the batting all nice and snuggly inside.

Here is my new Walking Foot! I know, I know. I should have gotten this years ago, but I never wanted to spend the money. I'm glad I did. I just got used to not having it so I didn't know what I was missing. If you don't have one of these for your machine, I encourage you to get one. It is very nice! :)

Now, off to the drop the kids off at school and come back to SEW, SEW, SEW!!! Have a fantastic day!! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Aprons and more aprons

After I showed the chicks at the Barn Door quilt shop the little Ava Apron, they told me if I wanted to make some more, they'd sell them at the shop! Heck, a little extra fabric money??? I'm so there! So, I made up these little aprons. Candy Canes, Cherries, Watermelon, Patchwork and a Packers Green with Gold Stars. :) We'll see if they sell before I make more. For now, I'm trying to get all my flannel scraps cut into squares to put on the back of my NUJD quilts, so I can FINALLY finish them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Artsy Fartsy stuff

I have gotten a couple of projects done. They both had deadlines, so I got them done quickly. I love deadlines! :) I am a procrastinator, I admit it, but I'm good when I had a deadline.

The first little tiny quilt is a gift for a friend. Our friends in Cheboygan put us up for a long weekend and took us for a tour of their town. Anyway, this is a little Thank You gift to them. :) It's a Tiny Stars wallhanging and it's about 9" x 9" square. My friend's master bathroom is lavendar and her room is lovely green, so I thought she could hang this in either room and it would look nice.

This is a little reversible apron for Miss Ava who just turned 2 on Saturday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE PRINCESS!!! :) Anyway, she is into (play)cooking, I hear, so I figured she needed an apron so she doesn't get (play) frosting all over her clothes! :) One side is watermelon-y and the other is purple/pink. I also made her some little tiny watermelon potholders. I got the idea from a little fancy schmancy toy store in town. But they were selling their NON-REVERSIBLE aprons for much more!! This turned out so adorable, I just wish I could see her in it! Since they live stinkin' far away, I'll only get to see her in pictures and when I finally get to go out and visit! :)

Today I'm working on finally getting the backs on my NUJD quilts. I'll post pics soon (I hope!). :) Have a fantabulous day!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rockin' Out

We went to the Ruth/ RelientK/ Switchfoot concert last night in Green Bay. It was VERY fun! We were pleasantly surprised by the opening band, Ruth. They are a band from WASHINGTON STATE!! OH YEAH!!!! Anyway, after the concert, we got to talk to them, and 2 of the guys are from Battle Ground ~ about 15 minutes from where we lived in Salmon Creek! 1 of the guys is from Portland and the other is from Seattle. We talked about mountains, trees and THE OCEAN! It was great. Yeah, we're good friends now. tee hee Here are the girls and their pal with the band.

This probably should have been posted first, but here is a picture of the crazy kids waiting to get into the concert. We had to stand and wait in a little waiting area for about an hour before they would let us in. This was the first rock concert in the new Kress building at UWGB. Nice place, but better for sports.

And speaking of rocking out, here is Anisa and her old man, I mean, Travis (tee hee) rocking out on their guitars. I'll get a picture of Sara and her bass some other day! :) Someday, I might have rocker daughters!! but probably not! hahahaha

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dance Competition

Well, our chicks have made it through their first competition. It was down in Milwaukee this past Saturday. They competed against 9 other teams in their division. Unfortunately, they didn't place THIS TIME, but they now know what to expect and where they need to improve. 2 girls were out due to injuries. Here are some pictures of our beautiful chicks.

This is the team the day before competition. This was their dress rehearsal. This was also the day that one of the girls pulled her hamstring. Don't they look sparkly??

This is the beginning of their routine. Anisa is on the right side, on her knees in the back. They danced to You Lift Me Up by Rachael Lampa. They ROCKED!!!! This was their Pom routine. They are learning their Funk routine which they'll perform at another competition.

This is the end of the routine. Anisa is in the back standing up (almost directly in front of the dancer on the Coach's right side). We are SO PROUD of our girls. They did such a great job. We're looking forward to the next competition coming up in December!