The president of the Pride City Quilt guild asked her members to make a pillowcase for the Quilt of Valor program in leiu of a quilt for her.... and here are some more!!! I think this is the 3rd Stuffed box they have sent me this summer!!!! They are AWESOME!
Thank you all so much! I am amazed at how I find the perfect pillowcase to go with each quilt - so cool!!
Oh Ya'll I am so excited - I did some sewing and I finished something - sort of - and Oh man - who ever's husband pick on them for having too much stash - let them know this is SO much cheaper than therapy!!!
The Quilt I have been working on is a sort of Memory Quilt. A lot of you know we lost our Girls a little over a month ago. So I pulled fabrics that reminded me of them and all the fun crazy things they did, and started a memory quilt. I will give it to A when it is all complete, as in quilted and ....sit down...... bound!!!
Working on this thing was so cathartic to me, I could remember thing, and events, and conversations and it made me happy. I will still miss them, but this was good for me.... anyways - want to see it?
This one is big, cuz I wanted the center of each star to be 5 inches.... so I did all my measurements off of that. And that is why it is taking my WHOLE floor LOL
And the other good news is - I will have a change in my stash report next week, cuz I forgot to report this as I was cutting it. See how theraputic this was - I forgot lots of things ;-)
Oh ya - and even though I showed you all - this is a surprise for the reciepient - so if you see him - Mums the word!!! - Okay? Okay!!
My Stash has not changed ... kind of..... I bought a quilt kit at a show, but I have already cut into the kit- so its a wash ... right?
But.... on the good news side - I think I am getting my quilty back..... it has kind of been missing, due to full schedules and lack of inititive to get to the machine, But I am excited - I will even have a design wall tomorrow! Things are looking up!
Total Fabric Used YTD: 316.84 yards Fabric in this week: 0
Total Fabric in YRTD: 207.29Yards Fabric in this week: 0
Total Fabrics Busted: -109.54 yards
I am going to assume that my numbers aren't going to change much this next month - as I have 3 quilts in process, and have recieved a lot of Quilt of Valor tops that need to be quilted. So wish me luck that I can get as many of those quilted as possible.
But there is such hope - I got 3 of my men off this morning at 4am to head to Pueblo for the state shooting competition, C Monster and I got all the outside chores done by 7:30 am, and I am thinking that quilting might just be around the corner!!!
Friday was my birthday and 2 of the boys and I headed to a sculpture garden and then to some shopping. In the evening they took me to Red Losbter - yum. They even have gluten free cheesecake... I am in heaven!
My 29th birthday party.
Kind of ominous clouds behind us, I had the shivers, so it must have been a cold front coming in ...about time!
Of course - when we came home from dinner look was waiting for us.. I think they were a little jealous that we went to town without them. Maybe they needed a night out as well!
Or Sunrise, sunset... except without the sunrise part....
My Itty Bitty Baby boy has decided that it is time to play tackle football.... oh boy....
He is the one on the far right with the black socks - too cool for words I tell ya!
The best part about the day....
This morning my high schooler (gulp) went back to school... so you think I might have some quilty posts coming up in the future? These last two weeks have been a blast but way to busy - away from the machine... you know Sports Physicals, paperwork, pre training training, pre sport parent meetings....pre marching band meeting, hemming pants.....
Mind you - this is still Saturday.... after the parade we went to the park and perused the booths, they decided to go home and eat lunch.... then we found ourselves back on the road to an art class.
I was quite skeptical - I do not see myself as a very artistic person . But Wrangler Man had found this studio that offered classes based on works of famous painters. So we took one about Van Gogh.... it was cool.
Here is our blank canvases... Notice the smile....we are a little overwhelmed - all this artwork is on the walls - and its pretty.......
I have added some things to my canvas - and each time I pick up a brush to start another spot, I think I hyperventilated!
But I perservered ( this is my word of the day) , and here is mine finished.
Both of us - all done - and its only 10:30 at nite - did I tell you we had been up since 5am?
9:30 am found us in the parking lot getting dressed up for the parade. 2 of my children were in it - one on the quads in the marching band, and one of the football float. The other one - sweet child - was responsible for catching candy for his brothers. He succeeded!!
Mine is a quad player - and look at those pants... are they not fitted perfectly? Another Mom and I did the hemming this year - and even got to fix a couple of jackets.... Did I ever mention how much I like to quilt???
Heres the football float - Little bit is pretending to throw candy....
I think I packed a whole week of blog posts into one weekend - it was crazy. All the last minute things you really wanted to do before school starts, the town celebration, visits from family... oh boy.
First things first - 6am Saturday morning found us registering for the Platte Valley Cross Country 5K. My oldest is running Cross Country this year and they host a 5K as a fundraiser for the team....
Do they look wide awake? Or barely Functioning?
Middle bit is running well - but he is being chase .... by a gorilla, a banana, and a rabbit.... Can you imagine the fright? (grin)
Little bit coming downt he home stretch - he did awesome.
And then he decided he was never going to move again!!
Here comes middle bit and Wrangler Man. Such a good dad he is - to stay with his kiddos..
Remember the Rabbit? He made is thru the finish line and then went kerplop.. We laughed.
So after the run - we headed over to the firehouse for a hearty pancake breakfast. Which was good timing - all the boys were hungry!!!
Just so you know - this brought us to 9:30 am.... come back for what happened next......