Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I also finished this bag for my co-worker Diane. She was an office mate for the last few months, but we've worked together for 8 years, so I wanted to do something for her. She's always wearing the brightest heels.
I couldn't leave out my co-worker Kay who I have worked with just as long and so when we were in town on our vacation, I picked up 2 half yard cuts and made her this fun little bag. From buying the materials to making it...in the camper, it was done in a half day.
Mikaela loved pigtails one week, so she had them almost every day and wanted her picture taken. She was so fun this morning. One of my last at my old job.
Two weeks ago I started my new job with these... a hand made pottery vase and flowers with a car from my two co-workers. Such a great way to start the day. I am getting into the swing of the job, learning lots, and planning to head to Brookings next week for training, while the Rally is in full force here in western SD.
I am so excited that I was able to complete my 3 bag goal for ALYOF and I think I have done so far for every month this year. August is going to fly by with training's in Brookings twice and the fair. We're planning another weekend at Hart Ranch with family and hopefully a weekend at the lake. I am almost glad Labor Day is SO late this year... more time for summer fun.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Today I delivered the King Size Logo quilt for the NACAA National Convention to my SIL Adele to take with her to the convention. I am so pleased and proud of how it turned out. Now I hope it raises a lot of money for the organization.
I even designed and embroidered a label for it.
Here's a super cute picture of Mikaela at my brothers ranch... before their house got ruined by tornado like winds. They have to have a major portion of the house completely rebuilt and lost their new camper. Keep them in their prayers. I went down one night and helped them pack up their stuff. Praying the remodel goes quickly.
Last weekend we took the kids to Storybook Island. It was so fun to see their reactions as they played on the toys I played on as a child.
Linking up for A Lovely Year of Finishes!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tomorrow the label will go on and it will be a finished quilt, just in time for the conference.
A few weeks ago I ordered this frame as my graduation present with the money I received for graduation. It will hang in my new office very soon!
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Today Paul and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Last night we went out for a fancy dinner and spent some time alone without the kids.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The zippers are great for his developmental aspect.
It was so easy that I quickly made Mikaela one as well.
The weekend before and Memorial day weekend were spent camping - with electricity!! I love Mikaela's sewing machine for sewing in the camper. I can quickly set up and sew. I've pieced a lot of HST's for a Jewel box quilt and sewn strip sets for a quilt for my MIL.
Mikaela and I also made taggy blankets for her daycare providers new twin grandsons. We made a couple extra too. Two fat quarters of minkee make 2 taggy blankets.
Mikaela picked out this unicorn fabric, so I made her a basket to put her baby in.
I pulled out the embroidery machine to make a label for the NACAA quilt I made. It should be back from the quilter in a few weeks and I can bind and add it before the end of the month.
I used the leftover blocks from that quilt to make a small one as well.
My biggest accomplishment is an SDSU Pride of the Dakotas Marching band quilt made from my t-shirts from my band days. I've been planning to make this for 13 years, since I graduated, but it just hadn't happened. It just took a little look at SDSU in a different light to inspire me to finish it. So excited that I made it and quilted it in under 2 weeks and should be ready to bind it this week! Go Jacks!
My little jackrabbits are super supportive! Love how big they are growing up to be. Preschool is over for the summer and now they have many adventures to go on. This week is Teddy Bear week, so they are super excited.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
This month is going to fly! Lots of good things happening in my life and lots of camping scheduled, so we'll be busy. I hope to get this bag finished for Mathew. It's the Sew Demented Sew Together bag, but I'm making it for his trains. I found the perfect fabric and got it cut out tonight. A couple good nights of sewing and I should be done. I plan to make Mikaela one too, but not sure it will get done until next month.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tonight I rushed to finish my goal for April for ALYOF. I had a few seams left to get the NACAA quilt into a top. All the blocks are together in a top, which was my goal. Tomorrow I leave for quilt retreat with my friends. Hope to get borders on, so it is ready for quilting.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
This months goal should have been an easy one, since it was just a queen size binding I planned to sew on by machine. I however was short of the dark purple I wanted to use for binding, ended up going to 4 different quilt shops looking for it. I finally gave up and used the border fabric that I only had about 19" of and needed 10 strips from, per my fabric calculator calculations. I ended up cutting the binding 1 3/4", sewing it with a VERY scant quarter inch and hand sewing it down.
I figured I had all the time in the world to sew it down at work this week, since it was really cold and we had some bad weather, so I don't like to leave at lunch. Throw in a few stressful situations, lots of discussions with my boss over lunch and I only worked on it two hours. Today was a very low key day at home, so I pulled it out and worked on it while the kids played and watched movies. Paul went ice fishing, so we mostly stayed home. Tonight I finished it up, in bed, while watching a movie after the kids went to bed. I am so happy to have it done. I gave my customer 2.28.15 as the deadline for when I would finish it, so it's nice to have it completed and ready when she's ready for it.