Thursday, November 15, 2012

Small Things...

We have decided to move, not too far, just a few miles away, so that we are closer to my husband's family farm. That way we can spend more time with Daddy while he is doing his farming thing, and we will have more space! 
We now live in a small rambler in town and it is just not big enough.
With all of three girls, their horse activities, Daddy's tractors, and my quilting, we have out-grown our house.
So, in preparation for the move, I have had to pack up my quilting frame and store it safe and sound in my parents basement. 
Since I can't quilt any tops at the moment, I have been trying to keep myself busy with small projects.  Here are just a few to show:

Here is a scrappy 30's table runner. 
This was just left-overs from a quilt that I made this summer.

Blossoms in the Garden

And I also have been having fun using up scraps to make yo-yo's. 
I don't know what I am going to make with them yet, but they are fun and keep me busy.

And this is a fun apron that my Mr. Amazing actually picked
out all of th fabric for me.  
The pattern is Spring Cleaning by Fig Tree & Co.

This was a pre-cut that my mom got for me called Hot Dish.
And this is my favorite of all, my Sweet Caroline!
She sure had fun this fall playing in all the leaves. 
I just can't get enough of that sweet smile.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I'm Back!

So needless to say... I've been a bit busy the last couple of months.  Busy with life, and not so much quitling.  But, between vacations, school, horse stuff, weddings, selling our house, and just the crazy's of life, I have gotten a few projects done. 
In my last post, I had a project going that I couldn't say a whole lot about because it was a gift.  Well the gift has been given, so now I can show you.

 This is Winner's Boquet. 
I made this quilt for my sister-in-law Kristine and her new husband Luke as a wedding gift.
This quilt was a blast to make.  My first attempt at curves, so I had prepared myself for a challenge, but it was very easy. I found it a bit time consuming with all the pinning, but very simple to make.
I had a good time choosing all the batik fabric for this quilt. And it was also a lot of fun to quilt. A bit challenging because it filled my entire frame (I actually had to cut it down by 2 1/2" to get it to fit), but fun.
Kristine and Luke's wedding was the highlight of our fall.  It was beautiful, so much fun and we are so happy for them. The girls are especially glad to have a new Uncle Lukey (who they adore)! 
Here's the happy couple!

And that's us. 
Olivia and Allyson were beautiful flower girls, and had a great time getting to be princesses for a day!
I even got to dance with my Mr. Amazing! 
The last time I got to do dance with him was at our wedding 8 years ago. 
He only dances when he has to:(
Well, that's a little of what we have been up to. Can't wait to tell you more, but that will have to wait for another day.