Monday, March 29, 2010

Why 3?

I asked myself today why am I working on making three quilt tops at the same time. It is a good question. It seems that I have an attention disorder. Or maybe I should call it a completion disorder. I expanded my nine-patch sharing quilt talked about earlier into a queen sized one. I didn't have enough squares so I plowed through my fabric stash and made some more. Then I did some figuring and bought some fabric. That has all been sew and it isn't enough yet. So today I bought ten more pieces of fabric. Now I have run out of white muslin. So tomorrow off I go to buy some more of that. I made sure I purchased plenty of the fabric pieces so now I have more than I need.
I have decide to made a series of four patches with the extra pieces. That will some day be a quilt.
Quilt top two is also a nine patch made with fabric from my son's wedding open house table cloths. It will be given to him and his wife for their first daughter.
Quilt top three. While I was waiting for the weekend to end I felt like sewing so I picked up some scraps left over from Julie and Debra's wedding gift quilts and began to piece them together. It looks like I will have enough to make another queen size quilt with them. Maybe I should actually finish Debra's and give it too her. The top is finished, the pillow cases are finished, the bottom fabric is pieced and the batting was purchased in Dec.
So many quilting ideas and options so little finishing getting done.
This post writing seems to be a mess.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Butterflies are quite in right now in decorating. I saw an idea somewhere and made the idea into a card. I kind of like it. I got a bit messy with the glue. Oops.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bulletin board

Last year sometime I began a bulletin board decoration project with the ladies at my Church. I was doing well on it and had it almost finished when something stopped me from that goal. Just today I began to work on it again. I hope to have it finished this weekend. I like these colors alot and think it will be a nice addition to my "work" room.

Monday, March 15, 2010

My guys creating

This post is not about me being creative it is about my guys being creative. Last week they made a rail for the kid to practice rail riding with his skateboard. It was determined at that time that a sloped rail would be fine. After using it for a while the decision was changed. So tonight for a family night activity they changed it to a flat rail. I was the photographer. It is fun to watch them work together.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Church talks

Earlier this year there were two talks given in church that completely inspired me. One was by Mary about the gospel principle of love. It was the best ever. The other was begun with Phillip reading the words to the song "Consider the Lilies" Then his wife, Marilyn played the piece on the piano. She is a perfect piano player in my eye. It was inspiring and uplifting. I finally got around to getting thank you cards ready for them. Mary's was made at the scrapbooking/cardmaking night I have each month with some of my friends. The other one made for Phillip and Marilyn I made on my own. I wanted to make sure there was a lily on it. This stamp is the only lily one that I have. I think it turned out. The thank yous are written and I am ready to give out these cards.

New teacher

My friend Brandy has been called to teach the Gospel Doctrine class in our Church on Sunday's. I am sure she will be a great teacher because she is a great person. I wanted to give her some encouragement so I made her a card and gave her some "scripture power" foods (poweraide and power bars) to let her know I am thinking of her and am confident she will be just fine teaching us adults from the Old Testament.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I went yesterday with my family to visit my youngest daughter and her husband. We had a nice visit with the newlyweds of 3 months. I took the Kodak Easy Share camera of ours to show her some of the cards I have made this year. She said "Oh i like that one" a few times. That made me happy. She is an artist and has an artists eye. So a compliment from her is very nice for me. Today I decided to make a card with a new corner punch that I bought from StampinUp. It turned into a Mother's Day card. It is OK. I also finished one with bees that I started yesterday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Productive day

Today was a productive day in my life. For my creating side I straightened all of my boxes of fabric, had my son move a work table upstairs, and I made a card and updated our scrapbook from our annual pie night celebration held the night before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Look what I made. Years, and years ago you could buy a cloud template. On one of the blogs I follow I saw that the lady made her own template. I "stole" her idea and made one for me. And look at what I made it out of, scraps. This is what it looks like used for a card.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A note of thanks

Last month a friend of mine from church passed away. Our church choir was asked to sing at the funeral. We hurried around for a few days and finally got together to practice. There were just 6 of us and the director. The family said it was just what they wanted. Since I am the choir president I wanted to personally thank the choir members that were able to sing that day. I have had this idea in mind for a while but just got it together today. I think it is a bit clever to make the flowers out of sheet music. I have seen flowers similar to these on other blogs and with other kinds of paper like old story books and stamped words. I an very thankful that these people sacrificed their time to help a family in their time of need.