Ok I just can't say it enough the Vikings soooo rock. Halftime against the giants and it's 31-0. Yeah baby! Haven't been getting to quilt much, but have done some crocheting hope to finish the blanket today while watching the Vikings game, don't have to watch to close when we are kicking butt. Just in case you didn't know we are totally a family of Vikings fans. This photo was taken to be a gift for my mother-in-law, who is also a huge Vikings fan. She totally loved it and all the other photos that were taken that night.
Monday, October 19, 2009
One last thing to catch people up on the big things going on here. We have a new addition to the family. His name is Mickie. He is Rich's new pleasure. He works daily with him to try and tame him. Once he is tame if he will tame then we will get him a girlfriend. He is really a very pretty bird and loves to sing. He loves his mirrored perch and swings on it most of the day. Mia ignores him for the most part, but has decided that h is part of the family and worthy f her protection when she feels it is needed.
The football quilt is all done, but the tying. I decided since we were back in Minnesota it would be nice to back it with something snuggly, so it has polar fleece on the back, and I though that some purple and yellow yarn ties would add a nice demention to it. Rich suggested that I do at least one of the ties in pink since I finished in October when the NFL is sporting all the pink in support of breast cancer.
The Vikings still rock, even though they blew a huge lead and almost lost. They still managed to win and be 6 & 0 thanks to some really good luck for them and bad luck for the Ravens. Now on to the good stuff. I really have been sewing some just haven't really had time to blog. Here are some of the things I've done in the last couple of months at various stages. These are a set of coasters I made using the Micheal Miller Julie sent for Christmas in July. They were so simple but what a cute little gift they would be. Just 5 inch squares (so charm pack friendly) then I just quilted in a circle starting in the middle, the snowflakes are some felt ones that I had and I just tacked them in place and the quilting is what holds them down. There is a layer of cotton batting in them and for the backing I used a vinyl tablecloth with a flannel back. Humidity is a big problem in Minnesota in the summer so wanted something to protect my table a little better.
This is a table topper I am working on actually there are 2 of them and a runner for the winter season. Rich went with me to the quilt store to spend my gift card from my Oregon friends thank you all again. He found this bird fabric and asked me if I could do something with it so of course I bought some and these are the results. The pattern is one from fig tree for the toppers and then I just expanded it to make the table runner.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I just have to say it again. The Vikings rock. I was up way to late last night watching them beat the Packers. Now I'm watching the Twins play the tie breaking game with Detroit. What a fall we are having. I have been so busy with canning and work not to much sewing going on, but so far I have a free day on Sunday. No where to go and nothing that has to be done, so I hope it stays that way and I can get going on some of the projects taht are piling up beside my sewing machine. Really it's my mom's machine mine decided to die right in the middle of a project last month and so I'm using her's for the time being until I can get mine fixed or replaced.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
So just a quick note to let my friends in Oregon know that we all survived last night's tornado. We were in Todd Park watching our nephew play baseball when they called his game due to the lightening, so we drove to the other side of the park to watch Serena's boyfriend Phil play his softball game. Rich's whole side of the family was there including his ex and her new husband. Well the weather really started to turn so we left along with all the kids. Jassmine went with Serena to her grandma's house, and Rich and I took Alli and started for home. It was less then 5 minutes from the time we left the ball park when the tornado was on the ground in the park they estimate that there were 150 mature trees uprooted. So Rich and I and Alli are about 5 minutes ahead of the storm, but luckily it was only moving at about 35 mph, so by the time we got home we were about 20 minutes ahead of it. Then while driving the guy on the radio said there was another storm heading toward Le Roy form the Iowa side which is only 7 miles from our house, so I was really starting to freak. Driving away from one storm straight toward another. Luckily the Iowa storm stayed just to the south of us, and even though there was damage that had the road into town closed there was no real damage here in town. My garden has some hail damage to it, and a few of my tomatoes are really sagging right now, but I won't prop them up until after tonight because they say that tonight we will get hit again and it could be even worse. For about 2 hours last night I was really wondering what I was thinking when I asked to transfer back here, but all is well and everyone is safe.
Monday, June 15, 2009
This is the dress that Alli picked out for RJ's wedding. I think she will be adorable. It's big girl enough for her, and little girl enough for her dad and I. lol. We spent 8 hours on Sunday dress shopping and it turns out that Jassmine will wear a dress she already owns, and I am not crazy about the one that I picked out so I just may wear one that is in my closet instead. Being the step mom of the groom makes dress shopping really stink. You have to make the bride happy and worry about not over shadowing the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom. I am so tired of this whole thing. We (Rich, his ex, her husband & I) put our foot down and said enough is enough, and the groom's supper is not going to be at the country club because we can't afford to do it. Now the bride's family is saying that isn't good enough, oh well. If we are paying the bill we get to decide where it is. I have been doing alot of sewing but no time to post. I will get pictures of projects uploaded this week, I promise.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I've always wanted one of the dark purple lilacs, and guess what we have blooming in the new yard. I wonderful deep purple lilac and next to it is a beautiful white one. I love to go out by them and just relax and take in their beauty and the lovely smell. I can meditate on life and remember those we have loved and lost in a peaceful setting.