Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What I've been doing lately

Mostly, I've been running around to this dance competition, that school performance, blah, blah, blah. I have had a little time in between my running around to watch my girls, tho. In that little bit of time, I've done a little sewing. Here are a couple of projects that I've finished.

This first little quilt is from the fabulously talented Lori Smith Patterns....From My Heart to Your Hands Fat quarter quilt pattern #1514 - Exploring Batiks. I love Batiks, but I rarely use them. I don't know why. Just one of life's mysteries, I guess. :) Anyway, I bought this pattern ages ago on the advice of Happy Zombie (who is also fabulously talented). When I bought the pattern, I also bought the fat quarters, and they went directly into my stash box. I felt like sewing last week and didn't really have a project to do, so I dug into my box and decided it was time to do this little wallhanging. I'm happy with how it turned out. Don't know where it will go, but I'll figure out something.

This handy dandy little pockety bag is from that same Happy Zombie I just mentioned. :) She had a pattern (actually, has had a few) published in the Fall 2008 issue of Quilts and More. I did an Egg Bag with this pattern here, but made the Egg version bigger than the pattern called for. This time, I did exactly like HZ told me to and I love it. It's so cute. I'm gonna make another one very soon. I now have 3 other projects in the works, a baby quilt, a little pockety bag and the Bunny Tails BOM (Jan. block is ALMOST done, then I will do the Feb block). So, after I get done sewing, I'll be doing more posting!

I hope you all have a specialicious day! :)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

State Qualifiers!

The Dance Team competed in the Regional competition on Saturday. They performed their Pom routine and their Jazz routine. We didn't expect them to move on to State since they were really good last year and didn't qualify, BUT THEY DID!!! They placed 3rd in Jazz, so we head to LaCrosse, WI this coming Saturday to compete in the State competition. In 3 weeks, they head to Nationals in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. We're excited, but tired just thinking about all the traveling. LaCrosse is about 4.5 hours away. Minn/St. Paul is about 5.5 hours. The bonus of M/SP is IKEA and Trader Joes. :) Anyway, here is the team and my two beautiful chicks with their State Qualifier Plaque. We're pretty proud of the team! :)