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.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Tonight we took pictures for the church directory. They turned out pretty good for two crazy kids, but I tried to get a quick few after we got home. They weren't very cooperative.
We used the timer on the camera, but it was kind of hit or miss.
Paul took one of me with the kids.
Mommy and Mathew
Our only one with all four in it. At least we coordinated, score one for mom!
Monday, February 02, 2015
We're experiencing a lot of changes at my full time work, so it keeps me super busy and exhausted at the end of the day. I'm doing the work of 2 right now, so constantly on the go. It makes the day go fast, but the evening seems to disappear. Since it's difficult to comment on blogs from my phone, I don't comment as much as I would like. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of keeping up with blogs, until I see there are almost 400 in my queue on bloglovin'. Hope everyone is doing well and I really miss blogging and sewing. If you're on instagram I'm moneikquilts, which I tend to update more as I can do it from my phone.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015
January's goal was to finish the sashing/borders on my Swoon quilt - DONE!
February's goal was to complete the Merry Go Round table runner - DONE!
My March goal was to finish quilting and binding Swoon - DONE!
My April goal was to make the BQ4 quilt for Mikaela - DONE!
May's goal was to finish the Giant Scrappy Swoon - which finally found a home in our new camper - DONE!
June's goal was to finish the Amish Rubic Star - DONE!
July's goal was to finish the Giant Star Burst quilt - DONE!
September's goal was to finish the pattern testing - it's done, but still can't show it. - DONE!
October's goal was to finish my mini sample for the store - DONE!
November's goal was to quilt both Bridger and Allie's quilts - DONE!
I'm feeling very excited that I was able to make 10 of the 12 months. The other two months I did complete my personal goals, but was busy and didn't get either the first or last post done. I'm feeling confident I can reach even more goals in 2015 with the help of ALYoF!