Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This time, I was lucky enough to be part of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine. It was really fun putting the block together, and making something new and exciting. Making the block happened months ago, and now the magazine is about to hit the shelves (November 13). But, if you are lucky, and you follow my other blog, you may have the chance to win an advanced copy. AHHHH! Too fun. But really, there are tons of cute, modern, traditional, pieced, appliqued, and perfect blocks in this magazine. You'll have to check it out.
So, stay tuned. The blog tour is coming up, and my special day to "show off" is November 9. So hop on over to my blog on that special day.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Today, I made it to my sewing room again. Of course, with an early out day for school, my little one joined me. She is amazing, totally awesome. She is brave, and creative, and fun. She makes up her own projects, and works hard to make her art perfect.
Today, she wanted to make a purse for her teacher. Some of her seams were not equal, and the imperfection inspired tears of frustration. I held her, and stroked her perfect hair, and told her we could make it right. We did make it right, and now she is glowing.
Now, maybe you have made a project that didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. Maybe your seams aren't perfect. Let this be a virtual hug to you....keep working, have fun, and keep creating. Perfection is not the goal, enriching your spirit is. Do your best, and let go of the rest.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I have been lazy lately. Not your typical kind of lazy. The kind of lazy that never wants to leave the house. I spend enough time in my car lately, that I basically NEVER want to get in my car if I don't have to. So, when I am running out of groceries, or I am missing some key ingredient for dinner, I make do.
It has been a beautiful thing. I don't have to go anywhere, and my house is smelling like wonderful baked goods. Even though, it does take a little energy to make homemade bread, my soul is still intact, which is more than I could say if I went to the store one more time. When I have made these fines loaves, I have to make 4. Yes, 4. 2 loaves for dinner, and 1 loaf for after school (who can deny children fresh baked bread with homemade jam....who? no one). And 1 extra for left overs....right? right? it's kinda insane, but it's also terribly yummy.
Here's my kids favorite bread recipe, maybe you can be lazy too.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
We are still trying to figure out what we are doing with ourselves this Summer. This week we implemented the Summer schedule, you know: reading time, chores, workbooks, piano practicing, faith in God goals, etc. But, part of summer is playing on the internet. Oh, have we played. In our searches for fun songs, and crazy videos, we found this video. We have laughed, and giggled, and learned the dance. Enjoy the fruits of our Summer laziness.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Oh...the annual trip to UT. We love it. I have so much fun getting to spend some great time with my family. I love the weather, and by the time we are done with school, I am ready to pretend I don't have a "life" to manage anymore. This year, we started with a "girls" trip to Paradox, CO, and enjoy some sewing while we were there. I wish I could say that I was the one that made this super duper hotsy totsy apron, but that was my cute cousin Sierra...she is awesome (and not really my cousin...but my cousins daughter...but she felt like a sister)! The apron was super cute, and I can't wait to get one made special for me in the mail ;).
Paradox is full of fun..and part of the fun is ranch fun. So, we all went out and ran in the sprinklers. Truthfully, I didn't run, i took pictures, and I avoided things like....getting cow poop all over me. I know, I know, I totally missed out. Luckily, I had enough fun watching everyone else get crazy.