Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years Everyone!

I can't believe I had to start another folder for my quilting photos for 2011. My folder for 2010 was getting pretty full like probably many of yours was.

But for my 1st post of this New Year - is my newest block for my Layer Cake Sampler.
Not a lot of quilting lately, there has been too much partying and trying to catch up on some needed rest for me. I reviewed my List for 2010 projects and I think that I will probably just throw it out the window and just concentrate on one project at a time. Its easier that way.
Anyways. thanks for reading my blog! I have made new blogging friends and look forward to making more and quilting more this next year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Santa didn't come to our house till the day after Christmas. Whats up with that? Well, with a family our size and with all the different schedules, Sunday just seem to work out best for all 21 of us. My sweet sister Laura and her husband Ken came to Arizona from Pennsylvania for the upcoming birth of a new grand-daughter. It was so convenient for us because it would allow us to celebrate Christmas together which we haven't been able to do for 28 years. With all our children & grand-children we fill up the house and we did just that on the Sunday after Christmas. Laura and I have a bunch of good kids. They all married wonderful people and we couldn't be more happier. For Christmas, we knew Santa was going to come and we didn't think to many would mind that he was a day late. We wanted to Honor the Adult children with an ornament just for them. For example: Karen, we gave her this note attached to a Peace ornament made up with little beads glued to the letters.
Karen wants Love and Happiness
for all those around her
She is the Peacemaker

And for Jennifer, we gave her this note attached to a beautiful gold 3 demensional star.
She loves deeply and cares for
all those around her.
Her dreams are real and beautiful.
Jennifer is Passionate

We gave each adult an attribute that was just perfect for them. It was giving to them via Santa's red bag after, of course, all the kids receive their Santa gift. Santa made it comical at times but as he read the Attribute, I think it was much appreciated. I do know that Laura and I had the best time because we enjoyed so much the time we had together as we prepared this gift's for our children. Happy Holiday's Everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here is Grandson #2. The 2nd of 3 that was going to come in a 3 month period. He is adorable! His name is Enoch and he is the 2nd child for my son Brandon and his wife Ann. Needless to say, I am a tickled grandmother. Next one comes in January!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I have been a little behind on my Layer Cake Sampler blocks but because I have been sick the last few days and had to stay home from work, I took the opportunity to play catch up. Easy to do since they are not real time consuming. This is block #2. Its not quite like the pattern but because of said illness, I opted out of cutting more fabric to make it "identical" to the pattern.

Block #3. I never really thought basket blocks were all they cool, but I sort of like mine. Maybe this will inspire me to do other basket patterns in the future.

And block #4. I really like the added corner feature in the snowball block. Way cool!

For any of you that have not seen the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along and now the current Layer Cake Sampler Quilt Along, its not to late to start creating and join in the fun. Hit the side button on the right and it will take you where you need to go.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I always seem to the pictures in the reverse order that I intended them to be. Oh Well!
I finally get to post the 3rd baby quilt, which was the 2nd to be completed and is for Courtney and her baby Ryder. She has a jungle animal theme for her nursery so the Ryder's quilt had to follow suit. I found all of these fabrics at Hobby Lobby so if you are interested, you can find them online as well. My sister Laura and I made these at the same time when she was here visiting me. Hers went to her daughter Jennifer. She actually got 2 of them, one of which is in a beautiful arrangement of pink flowers for her 1st grand-daughter. She needs to start her own blog and show off her beautiful creations.

I should of took a photo of the backside. Its white with all the little jungle animals on it and the prints on the front side which you see, represent all the animals on the back side. But, here is a close up of the prints and the boarder of prairie points!
The pattern is on Moda Bakeshop, and you can find it here.

I sure hope they enjoy it. I know that I do. Ryder is really not expected to come till January so it will be a little while before I can post his picture. You saw grandson #1, born Nov. 29th and grandson #2 still has not made his grand entrance yet. One of these days, I'll post a post with all 3 so I can just brag!
This cute baby quilt is quilt #51. Finally being allow to be posted after quilt #52 got to. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

When I decided to try and consolidate my "crafty" things all into one room I found a stash of yarn that was leftovers from other projects from when I used to crochet a lot. Because I can't seem to throw things away, I decided to make covered hangers, which I love!, and dishcloths. The photos don't justify the numbers made. I probably did about 12 hangers and now I am up to about 15 dishcloths. I don't usually use cotton yarn dishcloths, but I now have started because I made them and it has to be put to use or

why even bother making them in the first place. Its been a nice project to do while watching T.V. & I have discovered that they are kind of nice to use.
My hangers I adore because none of my clothes slip off of them and then I like to use them for hanging up my wash only clothes. I still have lots of quilt projects that I am working on, but this has been a nice change!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Here is the newest member of my family. Little Jaxon was born Nov. 29th and me, the proud grandmother, went and spent a few days visiting this new pride and joy! Had to come back home though and it was pretty tough leaving them but Stephen and Jodi, the parents, will be fantastic parents. Its so fun watching new parents become parents and good ones they will be. Lucky for me, they are only about 5 hours away and it won't be too long before grandma can see him again.
I do have another grandson that was due last Saturday so it won't be long before I get to post another photo of him. Lucky Me.