Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's Wednesday again!  This week I got one of the Christmas tree blocks done for my Christmas tree skirt.  I'm following this tutorial.  I've got the pieces cut out for the other 2 trees, just need to sew them together.  I did chain piecing for the first time-sewing went so much faster, I'm going to have to use that a LOT more:)

Green fabrics are Moda's Blitzen line

No work on Emily's quilt this week but that's ok.  I'm hoping to get the tree skirt done by the 1st so I can use it this year!  I'm linking up to:

Have a happy and yummy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards

It's day 19 of 30 Days, 30 Cards on the MemoryWorks blog.  I chose a sketch from PageMaps:

And here's my take on it using the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection:
If you want to play along, link up your card on the MemoryWorks blog by November 30th for a chance to win a prize from MemoryWorks!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

May Project Life

Another month done!  Yippee!!!

Week 18: April 29-May 5
Highlights: Haley riding the 4-wheeler, Katie cuddling with Haley, Emily helping me sweep, Emily and Paige playing, Katie into the nutella, Katie riding her trike, a trip to Target and Costco, Cub Scout Blue & Gold
Week 19: May 6-May 12
Highlights: Walking to Grandma's house, Tyler reading to the girls, Typical price for gas, Ryan's hay field, First swim of the year, Tug-o-War, New baby chicks
Week 20: May 13-19
Highlights: Mother's Day, Katie sleeping in her crib, Haley and her pudding:), 3 new baby kitties, Emily's field trip to Red Rock, Emily's ballet recital, Emily's 4th birthday
Week 21: May 20-27
Highlights: Haley and her princess school, Emily's friend birthday party, Planting beans, Katie playing in the closet, Trip to Seattle (Spaghetti Factory, swimming, zoo), Elder's Quorum dinner

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's Wednesday but not a whole lot of sewing has gone on this past week.  I did cut out all of the fabric for Emily's Shortcake quilt.

I also made a trip to the quilt store.  I picked up some fabric for my Christmas tree skirt (Moda's Blitzen line), a Half Moon Modern charm pack (for a baby quilt), and that purple fabric is to make a scripture tote for my daughter Haley.  They had everything I needed to get started except for any Kona white.  They were completely out, ugh!! So I'm waiting patiently for it to arrive from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I'm linking up here to Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

April Project Life

Well, I figured since it's almost the end of the year and I'd like to buy a new Project Life kit for the new year, I need to finish up as much of this year as I can.  I've taken all of the pictures, I just need to finish printing them off and put it all together!

Week 14: April 1-April 7
Highlights: Spring break, Cousins visit,  Egg hunt, Climbing Trees, Dying eggs, Visiting family in Tri-Cities

Week 15: April 8-14
Highlights: Easter, Tyler's new pigs, Egg hunt, Tyler earned his bear badge, Taking walks, Tyler driving the lawn mower

Week 16: April 15-21
Highlights: A trip to Utah for Katelin's graduation, Emily's field to the dairy, Tyler and Haley's soccer games, The kids riding in the car

Week 17: April 22-28
Highlights: Tyler and Haley's piano recital, Haley reading during FHE, Haley and Ivy making cupcakes, Emily in her ballet costume, Tyler's final soccer game, I made some baby bibs for gifts, A picture of Mardon

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Wreath

I was asked to make and teach a craft at our church craft night last month.  I knew it had to be something that didn't cost a lot and something that didn't take too long so the ladies could make other crafts that night as well.  I really loved this wreath that I had pinned but knew it would take way too long so I just made a simpler version of it.  This is hanging above our piano.  A friend gave me this old frame for free.  I gushed about how I loved hers and she asked if I wanted one.  We walked out to her shop and I had my pick of windows.  They were pretty old, covered in bird poop with broken glass. I let Tyler knock out the broken glass (he loved that!) and I sanded it and sprayed on a coat of antique white.  Love how it turned out and it will be fun to add different seasonal decor to it too:)  I'm linking up with Simply Kierste!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards

This month on the MemoryWorks blog, there is some month-long fun going on.  It's 30 Days, 30 Cards.  Each day this month, a sketch will be featured along with an example from one of the TeamWorks members.  We are all using Christmas themed papers to give you some Christmas card inspiration.  It's never to early to get started on those Christmas cards, right:)  Today's my day on the blog and I chose this fun sketch from PageMaps:

Here's my take on the sketch using the Simple Stories Holiday Handmade 6x6 pad.  I love how the sketch has a stitched border so I "had" to use my sewing machine:)
If you want to play along, link up your card on the MemoryWorks blog.  There will be prizes awarded at the end of the month!!