Thursday, December 31, 2009

Land of the Free

















I also made a quilt for my Mother in law this Christmas.















The pattern is a disappearing nine patch which was pretty fun to work with. I really like the border that I added around the edge of the front. Originally I was going to use it on the back, but it wasn't quite large enough.














The back is somewhat pieced, using some fabric my grandmom gave to me and some large leftover scraps from the fabrics used for the front.

Though I'm not much for red, white and blue as a color scheme, I think they do go together very well. And it's hanging from a clothesline, so it has to look good!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For Mom



I made this quilt for my mom for Christmas following a pattern I found in a magazine. It was fairly simple, especially because it was so small.








I wasn't wild about it until I put the striped border on. That really helped pull all the colors together.








This was my second ever free motion quilted project and I feel like it came out alright. I've still got alot of learning to do, but everything I read says only practice will help.








The back is just a solid piece.
I didn't come up with a name for this quilt, my creativity only goes so far.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Take 1, 2 & 3

Our family had 3 Christmases this year. Before we loaded the car for San Antonio, we had a small Christmas morning celebration at our home. When Daniel woke up we read through the Christmas story and talked about when Jesus was a baby and we prayed, thanking him for his life on Earth. Then we went to the living room where Daniel's Mega Blocks were ready for action. Tommy and I also exchanged small gifts for each other. It was so nice to have some special time just for our family, something we didn't have last year.






On the way down, we stopped at Ikea. Daniel enjoyed the ice cream. Incidentally, this is the same face he made when the communion wafers were passed at church on Christmas Eve.







We stayed two nights with my aunt and uncle and did our traditional Christmas Eve celebration with my family.













Then Christmas morning we went to Tommy's parents and had our third Christmas celebration.
















On the way home we stopped at McDonalds where Daniel learned how to dip french fries in ketchup.










When we got home, I gave Daniel a small piece of chocolate to occupy him. I found him later with a chocolate beard. When I commented on it and told him I wanted to take a picture, we went to his diaper bag, and pulled out the wipes. He pulled out one wipe, pushed the other back in and closed the container. Then he wiped his face and walked to the trash to throw it away!

Where did this Little Piggy Go?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Graduation

Last night I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. Seven and a half years after graduating high school. I think my family was ready to shoot me when I forgot the tickets at home, but thanks to a gracious event coordinator everyone was seated in plenty of time. And a ceremony under 60 minutes redeemed me.
And in case you were wondering, my post graduation plans are still to stay home and have more babies, Lord willing.




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