Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Welcome To The World

I've been out of touch but with good reason.

Madelyn Elizabeth
7 lb. 12 oz.

Recognize the quilt? I finished it in the knick of time.

I'm helping out for the next few days. It doesn't get any better than this.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

For Sale By Owner

With the Christmas season just around the corner, I find myself in want of a bit of cash. Having given myself a challenge to buy gifts with as little out of budget expense as possible, I have decided to sell a couple of the quilts I have in reserve.

This first quilt is a 38" x 44" baby quilt suitable for a baby boy.  It is priced at $75.00 plus shipping.

SOLD-This next one is a lap quilt sized 47" x 54".  It is priced at $150.00 plus shipping.

SOLD-This quilt is also a lap quilt.  It is just a tad smaller than the other.  It is priced at $145.00 plus shipping.  

This last one is a baby quilt also.  I'm sorry but I don't have a finished picture of it.  If you are interested contact me and I will send you one.  It is sized 40" x 40" and is also priced at $75.00 plus shipping.  

Any of these quilts would make great Christmas or shower gifts.  If you are interested you can contact me through email.  If you know someone who might be interested, be sure and point them to my blog.  


Monday, October 14, 2013

The Best Weekend

I always love General Conference Weekend.  Each April and October I have the privilege of hearing our Prophet and Apostles Speak words of doctrine, wisdom and holiness.
All the speakers touch me but some speak to me more than others.  Here are the ones that I will be studying over and over during the next six months:

I have embedded my favorite talk in my sidebar.  It will stay there until the next conference weekend rolls around.   
I hope these words lift and inspire you the way they lift and inspire me.  Enjoy!

New Names of Christ Study Journal Entry 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oh, Baby

When I bought this fabric, I had plenty of time; gallons of time; so, so, so much time. 

I bought the fabric before she had even made the announcement, 

before we even knew it was a girl (but I kinda had a feeling), 

and way before last weekend when I suddenly woke up to the fact that we were less than a month out and I hadn't even started the quilt.  Yikes!

So, this is what I've been doing for the last few days.  I reworked the pattern I used for this quilt.  I've decided it's my favorite baby quilt pattern.  It's fast, easy and looks great with any fabric.  

This quilt came together doubly fast with the help of my handy new tool, The Angler.  

Just line up your square along the template lines and sew a straight line with no marking. Triangles in a flash.  

I whipped up the back with some scraps.  I like it as much as I do the front.  

Here's another little do-dad I whipped up with the scraps.  I found the patterns here and here.

I also saw this Heather Ross pattern on the Martha Stewart website. I changed the method of gathering the leg holes.  The instructions given were confusing and didn't work well.  Other than that, they came together easily.  

So, it's full on baby mode around this place.  I have to admit I'm getting pretty darn excited!

With the baby so close, Christy has a serious case of nesting. She and Damen converted their office into a new room for Mason and the nursery needed to be given a feminine vibe.  We spent one weekend painting the majority of their house in preparation. All of that decorating got me inspired to start on some projects I've been procrastinating.  Here is my new gallery wall.  

I only have a few things up for now, but I will be adding to it until the entire stairwell is filled with family photos and memorabilia.

My library is where I put my marble statues.  The statues have been up since we unpacked, but I recently added the wall decor.  

With my recent interest in studying the names of Christ, when I saw this poster, I just had to have it.  I'll be adding to this wall as well.  I have some beautiful prints by Minerva Teichert that will be perfect.

Summer's officially over.  The cool fall weather is here.  I'm back in the quilting mood.
Here's a sketch of my next project.  Mason needs a new quilt for his new bed in his new room.  

This is going to be fun.