Saturday, February 28, 2009

Snow, snow, snow

Sixty-five degrees on Wednesday and snow on Saturday, lots of nice fluffy snow I just stuck a pan out to catch some to make snow ice cream.

I'm still ripping out stitches from Jaime's quilt, cutting out 5 inch squares to make a Jack-o-Lantern wall hanging, finishing up a spring doll quilt for a swap. I've been trying to organize my sewing mess so I feel more like sewing.

Amy cracks me up lately with her "Yes Momma" "Thank you Momma", this morning she was up before Jim and said or it sounded like she said it's 5:19 Daddy (which it wasn't) than she wanted him to get up and look at the snow.

Friday, February 27, 2009

I have about 30 completed squares and 20 in stages, I think I'm shooting for 80 total. I pull these out and work on them when I need to sew something. I started them after reading about it on this blog.
I also just sew scraps together but you still end up with a ton of leftovers and a mess.

A dear friend of mine moved today to North Carolina. We knew the move was coming for awhile but it's hitting me hard today. The funny thing is we only saw each other about once a month some times twice but we talked on the phone about four times a week or more.
I met Laura about 5 and a half years ago through La Leche League. Our children played together, we went to parks and meetings and our friendship has grown over the years. We worked on Fundraisers, helped with Leader applicant meetings, chapter meetings, had a wonderful time at the LLL conference in Chicago a couple years ago.

We moaned and groaned to each other about everyone and everything. We had craft days and non craft days with lots of food days thrown in, well almost always food days. She even fed me Alpo (her family calls it that}, I was hoping I could eat it without hurting her feelings and it actually tasted a lot better than it looked.
We'd bounce ideas off each other, share dinner plans and sometimes just listen to the other ones kids having a bad day on the other end of the phone, we never stayed on the phone very long after that luckily our kids weren't having a bad day at the same time.
I wish her and her family the best in their future and I know we'll see each other again and talk on the phone quite often and if she's lucky I'll start a Facebook.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I joined Aunt Pitty Pat's Apron swap and used this tutorial for the one hour apron for my swap partner. I've had these cute fabric baskets on my list for awhile so I also made her one and a patchwork heart coaster.

The picture isn't the greatest but check out my swap partner's blog for a better picture.

This is the fabric basket and coaster.

This is the apron I received,it's really cute and I love it. She also sent a Cooking Light magazine and a chocolate chip cookie mix and blueberry muffin mix.

I signed up for the spring doll quilt swap on Sewing Mama's. I know what I'm making I just need to get started.

I started this quilt about three years ago for Jaime. I need to rip out some free motion quilting that I did and start over. I really like the cowgirl material and the bandanna print, I wasn't wild about the horses but it was what she wanted. The pattern is the Turning Twenty I copied it from one that use to hang at the local JoAnn's. What I didn't realize at the time it was called Turning Twenty because you turn the squares but I didn't want the horses and cowgirls sideways and upside down. Oh well you live and learn. I saw this cute quilt using the same cowgirl print on this blog.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today we celebrated the Valentine's classroom parties at school, the girls are out Wednesday,Thursday and Friday for parent-teacher conferences and teacher work day.

This is what we did in Jaime's class- I brought graham crackers, frosting and sprinkles and the kids had fun decorating. I made a heart tic-tac-toe and brought three beans bags, they also played guess how many candy hearts in the jar. I bought 4 bags of the conversation hearts to do a relay game but nixed that for the tic-tac-toe game. Now I need to find someone who likes those things. I left her class to run to the other end of the school for part of Melissa's party, this is her last year in grade school and her last party. It's amazing how tall those kids have grown. For most of the moms that help with the 6th grade parties this is their last child at the grade school and bittersweet. We have two more to get through grade school so I'll be there for a long time. :-)