Friday, June 25, 2010

It's hot out there but it's nice and cool in here!!

The month of June is close to an end and the busiest part of my summer is about to begin.  Chris will be home tonight after finishing his two week reintegration from the deployment and we are really looking forward to having him home! 
So what is going to make the summer get really busy?!  We are moving to Ft. Carson, Colorado!  That is where Chris' unit is and now that they are back home we are going to also make our home there too.  I just hope there is a way we can stay put for a few years instead of one.  Kansas has been good to us and we are leaving behind a nice community and an awesome church family.  Friends like that make it hard to move, esp when I have to watch my kids say goodbye... again.

I finished a quilt!  The sneak peak from the last blog is now completed.  I love the fabric (Rouenneries by French General) and low and behold there is a pattern/kit from p.s.i quilt that uses the same fabric line. 
It is called Almost Irish and was featured in the current Irish Quilting Magazine.  So... I am lining up my projects to start and complete while in Colorado.  I cant wait... and this one is staying home with me!
Another quilt I am working on is a BOM from Quilt Happy, Quilt Often and it is called Love is....  A long time ago I taught myself a little cross stitch and embroidery and I have decided to pick it back up.  It is such a satisfying, easy to take on the road craft and I am so glad I have found folks out there who encourage me to do it.  I have chosen the moda fabric line Rural Jardin by French General.  I am planing on making this quilt with a few more blocks added! 
So, do you ever wonder what happens to my finished quilts?  I am learning to keep some for myself... however my cat, Shiloh, thinks they are for his usage.  Here are a few pics of him... doesn't he have the best life?!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2 Wheels!

Well, Chris finally made it back to the states and needless to say we are really glad he is back and safe!  He was able to come home for a couple of days before heading back to CO to get things ready for us to move there.  Meanwhile we bought the kids new bikes and I even got one!  I haven't ridden a bike since I was in College and that was 20 ish years ago!  Unfortunately a slight foot accident has postponed my bike ride so hopefully in a few days I will be able to put a shoe on and ride for the first time.
As for the foot accident... well have you ever accidentally kicked the foot of your bed?!  We have a sturdy wooden frame on ours and I jumped out of bed to close a window (it had begun to pour rain outside but it was blowing in) and as I rounded our bed I smacked my foot into the frame and heard a crunch.  Now one of the toes is swollen and bruised and certainly doesn't feel very good if I'm on it too long. 
Anyhow, here is the new bike!  I love it... but I'm sure I will love it more when I get to ride it!

Schwinn Aluminum Comp All-Terrain Bike

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer time already?!

What a year it has been so far!  Sorry I haven't blogged for such a long time, I had pneumonia and then the kids got sick(and I still had the pneumonia), the hubby was home for R&R and then I had a slight health scare and then baseball happened and now school is out.  We're now waiting for the hubby to redeploy home any day now and then we'll be getting ready to move to Colorado! (crowd cheers!) 
I have, however had the chance to get some quilting done!  Three projects were finished, a few teachers gifts were finished and several other projects are in the finishing stages.
This first quilt was for our youth Pastors wife/baby boy to be.  A name wasn't picked out yet so I embroidered an L for the last name.
The next is a lap quilt for my Mom.  It was an easy two charm pack quilt and I used the Chenille-it in white to square each charm. 

The next quilt is the signature quilt that I was originally looking for a quilter to finish for me.  My local quilt shop had stopped doing custom quilting but before I made arrangements to have it sent out there was a new quilter at the shop.  So here is a picture of her and I .  I love the quilt and it was nice to have a picture of the two of us with it.  I have some larger quilts in mind that I want to use the other quilter for but for these smaller quilts, it was a good local fit!

I also finished a special Pillow for someone (and I need to get it mailed) and then did some gifts for the kids' teachers. 

Last but not least... here is a sneak at something I am working on!