Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quilts I took to Florida

 So I took the five boys with me to Florida- yes I drove there all by myself- yes I am crazy and yes I am still alive. Here are afew of the quilts i finished for some of my family in FLorida.  Owls and pears baby quilt is for my sister and her soon to be new baby boy.  It is a simple improv square within square- really fun fabric I just had to use and I thought a new baby boy it would be perfect I also threw in some wonderful KONAS in.  I wish I had kept it for myself.

 This quilt I made for my sister in Law last year and I finally finished it and gave it to her- it was a simple square within a square block but it was made with this really cute array of musical intrument fabric I had gathered.  She is a musician.

This last little baby quilt I made for a new little niece Joylee.  She is as cute as a button and I had this very pretty aviary charm pack that I was waiting to make a sweet baby girl qilt with and so Joylee is the lucky recipient.  I felt very accomplished.  Some of these quilts had been hanging around way too long.  Florida was a lot of fun and my sewing machine enjoyed the trip there too!

Green with envy- Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

I really want to be a better blogger but it never seems to work out for me- of course I have an excuse- my computer was dying and it was horrible to work with it until it finally gave up the ghost and we had to buy another one. 
Here is a fun quilt I made for the monochromatic Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.  I didn't win but it is the first quilt I have ever truly finished for myself.  So in the end I am a winner!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year and I start again

Hello again- yes I know I am a terrible blogger and I hope to remedy that, maybe I should have a schedule but if anyone knew me you would be peeing in your pants laughing because I never live by a schedule and i actually don't like them but I find with five kids I never have time for anything and I am always exhausted.  In fact because of the days prior to Christmas I was running around like a wild woman, I pretty much slept through Christmas- I mean literally my husband had to make the Latkes on Christmas eve and read the Christmas story all by himself to the boys.  Even on Christmas I had to take a nap and he had to finish up dinner.  To him a big Thank you!
On to the more important stuff like the sewing and crafting- I have of course made way too many plans for my crafting Christmas and of course I did not get all of my hopes and dreams made but there is always this year I think I will start this month and have a Christmas Craft Day.
First off- I made these adorable lunch totes for the kid's teachers- of course filled with goodies.  I couldn't find a pattern I like so I kinda of created my own and I love them!

So on Christmas Eve I spent the day sewing potholders for some friends and neighbors- it was a ton of fun and I used up a lot of scraps- of course there are more and more scraps.  We also had this wood bowl made for our neighbor who cut down some trees in their yard this year and gave us the wood- we finally finally sanded and sealed it. the bowl was made from the trees they gave us- i didn't explain that very well.  We also gave them tons of homemade goodies including Grandpa Larsen's famous peanut brittle. 
Later that day David asked me for a potholder and I told him we had given them all away.  I never seem to have much that I make for myself.