Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So we managed to come to Colorado for part of my spring break!!! I am here almost a week and Britton was here Friday until today. We had a great time!

Friday night my parents got symphony tickets. It was Rodgers and Hammerstein night at the symphony. They played clips from the movies and played parts of the score. It was awesome. (Thanks Mom and Dad!)

We have had a bunch of quality time with one of my bf's Kimmi and her kiddos. Her eldest was our flower girl and it's crazy to see how grown up she is. We went to Casa Bonita- Britton had never had the privilege or experience. It is "the Disneyland of Mexican Restaurants." We had a lot of fun!
It is so nice to have a break and have time off with my husband and visit my parents. Colorado has also lived up to it's infamous spring weather.... snow days intermingled with days in the 70's! crazy fun! :) I love sunshine and am looking forward to the remaining days of my break.

I also am working on this quilt at Oh Franssion (she is amazing!) .... I am loving it and enjoying my fabric pics, but feeling very behind :) Oh, well.

Fell off the Planet...

So sorry I have missing all month. I have not had the time to craft and blog so crafting won out. I tried to post once and couldn't get the pictures to load and give up. SO I am going to try to post a few posts now and have a bunch of pictures.
3 weeks ago I ended up in urgent care, twice.... first I had a sinus and upper respiratory infection and then I had type A influenza. I slept a lot. I was down for the count. I ate 2 boxes of Popsicles in 3 days.... gross! But i bounced back and have managed to finish/start quite a few new things.
I managed a trip to my local quilt store for their fat quarter sale. I had a gift certificate from Christmas and so I managed to get quite a lot for just a little! :) Woot! I got all these and then the black and whites for my mod-quilt.
I finally finished all the auction stuff just in time for the auction. I re-did the onsies and tried to straighten the anchors using interfacing (I also added the borders and stitching.) They are still crooked- but they were cute and sold well with the adorable bibs. I made up my own pattern- similar to one I had used last year, and they turned out really great.
We started this teepee as the room's dontation to the auction. I put together the components of it and the kids decorated it. Well they liked it so much that we decided to keep it in the room. It's definately a fun hiding place.
I made this scarflette and coffee cozy for a girl in my small group. I had to learn how to purl... (it's a knit/purl repeating pattern) it turned out great.... even if it is just in time for spring! I started with this pattern but I had an odd number of rows, instead of even, because of the odd I ended up with kinda of a checkerboard pattern, instead of the ridges. I think I like it better! I am still a little slow but I will definately need one in my closet in the fall and it would be a good gift.
I patchworked this cozy and lined it with black polka-dots. It turned out cool and it was nice to only use scraps.
A girl at work is adopting 2 kiddos from Ethiopia. They had a shower at work and I wanted to do something other than baby blankets. I saw something similar... somewhere... I can't find it. and was inspired to make these for her kiddos- Madalyn and Carson. I wanted to make the boy one without an animal so I settled on an acorn. The nursery colors are pink, blue and brown. I used almost all scraps and frames with mattes that I found on clearance.