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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

baby quilt

Here's a little baby quilt I quilted this weekend for a baby shower. For a little boy... who's room is going to be decorated in Peter Rabbit.  I love Peter Rabbit!
It's made of pastel homespuns and is really cute up close & personal!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Belated Weight Loss Wednesday!

Week 2 -
no change in weight BUT
down 2.5 inches!
Total 4.2 lbs and 4.5 inches!

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's not all black & white!


It's Not All Black & White

Designed and pieced by me!
Quilted (extraordinarily) by WithaKQuiltDesigns (www.etsy.com/shop/withakquiltdesigns) and http://www.froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

Created for the Timothy School for Autistic Children in Berwyn, Pa. annual Golf Outing/Fundraiser 2011 - and went for $750!! It was a big hit at the silent auction and received center stage position!

Photos by Kristina (WithaKQuiltDesigns)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grilled or Fried?

Introducing....Grilled and Fried1
They are twice this big (at least) now, getting on the poor dog's nerves, and loud!
According to Northern Vermont legend they are both females. Let's hope so.  MacGyver had a weak moment (obviously I wasn't around) and told Hunk#4 and Chicklet they could each get a little chick while we were in Colorado 2 weeks ago.  He told them they could keep the chicks for 28 days. 
Now if they are female, I wouldn't mind trying them out to see what happens. But no one is building a coop, cage, henhouse, etc.  So I will start calling my local friends to see who wants these little beasties.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Green Grocery Bag!

I found this cute pattern on etsy the other day and purchased it.
Tell her I sent you!

I have this 'thing' with bags.  I love them! I search high and low for them! But I can never seem to finish making one!

I finished this one! And it wasn't hard, it was easypeasy! 

I had recently purchased this used brightly-striped canvas shower curtain at the thrift store and used that for the outside of the bag.  For the lining, I used this cute all-over fliipflop fabric Kristi gave me last year.  And the cool thing? It's reversible!

I attached one of my fabric flowers to the bag for more 'oohs & ahs'!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

weightloss wednesday!

down 4.2 for the first week! woohoo for me!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What's the deal?

I've been trying to upload photos of my fun week and I am not having any luck with this!
Oh, snap!

I have been working on some fun things for Etsy and started listing tonight. I am only listing one a day.

I wanted to upload pix of our little chickens, 'Grilled' & 'Fried', but, alas... no go.

I wanted to upload a snapshot of my breakfast my lovely daughter made for me today, and she served it to me in bed!  I love her!
It's been a busy week, guaranteed!

How's your week been?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Colorado and the girls!

This past week we've been in Colorado working on the house a little.  I managed to sneak away for a little R & R with my San Juan Quilt Guild girlies!

Here's a beautiful picture of the aspen tree outside the front door.

Here's McGyver working on the roof...

Chicklet and I relaxing on the porch at Auntie's house...

My friend Pat and her granddaughter w/ a baby quilt Pat made for her new greatgrandbaby!

Ros with her first UFO completed this weekend...


Leatha messing around w/ a skirt she made for her grandaughter!  You can see - she has clearly recovered from our little 'incident'!

Rosella's TaDah!

My first UFO completed...

another quilt done!

Kristi with her Christmas Pickle, which has been renamed
the 'Frickin' Pickle', aptly so...

Ros with another scrappy quilt...

Lori - the proud owner of the new LadyBugZ Quilt Company

My Scnibble's 'State Fair' - completed!

Wendy's UFO... done!

My Smoky Mountain Stars.... another quilt retreat, still not done.  If I could only find those other strips, lol! 

Still here in the mountains, enjoying the view!