Monday, February 22, 2010

Newest Projects

So, last week was my birthday and I had a very nice day! I received some very funny cards and these lovely roses from my sweetie. And everyone called! Thank you everyone!
Our biggest news is that Seth and Lacey had their third son on the 13th. His name is Ivan Seth. That's number 15 for Dale and me. That's 8 grandsons and 7 granddaughters. We are blessed beyond measure.

In the last week and a half I have completed these 4 projects. Another rag quilt. This is for Ivan. I personally love the color combination. If anybody is afraid of making rag quilts these are so easy to do and go fast. You can do it!

This is my new tote. I have been looking for a purse because I ruined my last one. I found this pattern on and just loved it so here is my result. I found the fabric at Pacific Fabrics. It's moda fabric. I love it. But if you decide to make one use 2 layers of warm and natural. It will make it a little stiffer.
I've been making dresses for the girls (sorry boys). This one is Addison's. More to come!

I got this idea from Stephanie. It's just a piece of fabric (warm and natural in the middle) attached with velcro. It's great for all those loose sewing pins. I love it and it was so easy to do.
So there you have it. Now on to baby blankets for friends grandchildren and more dresses.
Have a good week!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A work in progress!

Ok, so I just looked at my post and it never comes out the way the preview shows it, so I WILL learn how to do it all right along the way! Please be patient with me. Have a good rest of the week! Love! Happy valentine's Day to everyone. Love you all dearly!

Super Bowl Sunday

Well, most of the guys watched the game!

Ethan at 4 years old!

Rachel at 23 and feeling much better!

Dog before he was eaten! Dog after! Poor little puppy!
Dressing up with your cousin is so much fun!

So, this was a big weekend! Peter and Stephanie had us all over to watch the big game. We had a great time. Lots of food and lots of football. Well, lots of football for the guys. The kids had a great time playing and we girls played games. I'm thankful that my daughters-in-law are patient with me when it comes to playing the games. They are much better than I.
We celebrated Addison's birthday. She turned 4 on the 8th. Ethan turned 4 on January 26th. Everybody is growing up too fast.

I'm still on my sewing quest. I have finished 2 more dresses for the girls and will start another rag quilt tomorrow (pictures on next post) after I get back from my water walking class. Yes, I started a water walking class at the Issaquah pool. But, their idea of walking and my idea of walking are not the same. This is an all out aerobics class with a little walking. But I'm not as sore as I thought I'd be. Thank goodness.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rag Quilt

Ok, so while Stephanie and Peter are getting organized, I'm playing and sewing alot. Maybe too much. But I don't care because it's been a long time since I have had enough time to actually sit down and sew. One of my projects was this rag quilt. I saw it on this blog, . I can't believe how many crafty blogs there are out there! Amazing!!!
Anyway, it's a little different than the rag quilts I usually make in squares. This didn't take as long. I made it for a girl in our wad who is having a baby boy in June. I gave it to her on Sunday and she loves it. So, as I continue my sewing quest, I'll try to post my creations.

Love to all!