Halloween Apron

I was in Aunt Pitty Pat’s Halloween apron swap. It was fun. I posted here about the one I made. My partner lives in Canada. I received the apron she made me a few days ago.


Isn’t it just too cute. I am going to wear it for Halloween with black pants, a black top, and a black witches hat. Should be fun. I can’t decide if Andrew is going to be a pumpkin or a marshmallow. Joshua is going to be Optimus Prime from the transformers. Tim wants to be something scary. I think Tyler is going to be himself.

Mini Art Quilt

I made this mini art quilt for a swap on Swap-Bot. The swap was for beginners. I decided to use a fall colors and add a silk flower to it. I’m not sure why, but this has become something I like to do. Maybe because I have a bag full of silk flower cast offs from where I used to work. I was going to make a quilt with them and just haven’t gotten around to it.

The finished quilt is about 6 1/2 inches square. I used black thread to add some detail to the leaves in the nine patch blocks.


34 and Holding!!!

Friday was my birthday. The years are going by way too fast. Tyler will be 15 in January. I dread it. I wish I could keep him 14. I’m not ready for him to take another step towards independence. God please give me strength.

My husband is awesome. I am so thankful he is mine. He took me out for lunch. Just the two of us. He cooked me supper. Yes, I said he cooked me supper. It was so good. Steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, a nice cold glass of milk, and rolls. Then to top it off he made me my favorite cake. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Plus butter pecan ice cream. I think I gained 5 pounds yesterday. I was so pampered. It was awesome. One I will never forget. the boys and husband gave me the new CD by Third Day. It rocks. Really. Christian Rock. My favorite song, Born Again is on there. Love it. This CD will be in my van for a while. I also received some money. I went shopping today and bought some blouses for church and some Japanese cherry blossom body splash from bath and body works.

Easy Black and White Quilt Finished


Quilt Pattern

I made this lap quilt for Tim’s boss. She got married yesterday. It was a 1920’s themed wedding. It was a lot of fun. I left my camera in the car, so I didn’t get to take any pictures. The bridesmaids were all dressed in 20’s dresses. The groomsmen were dressed in Zoot suits. It was very unique. Something I am sure they will always remember. The guests were asked to dress up also. I found an outfit with a twenties flair and Tim bought a black pin striped suit. I did my hair in pin curls around the fr0nt and pulled the back into a low pony tail and tied a black velvet ribbon around it. I also wore a feather hair piece. I got a lot of compliments on my hair. People were surprised I did it myself. It wasn’t easy and took about an hour just to do the pin curls.




Here is Andrew passed out in the car on the way home from Greg¬† and Mary’s.



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DSC04276copy2 (Small)I was playing around with a program called Gimp which is similar to Photo Shop but free. I use it to edit photos for the web page. I came up with these different looks by playing with the hue saturation.  There is so much you can do to a photo to get different looks. I think these would look great on note cards. The first picture is the original.




Halloween Apron

I joined a Halloween Apron swap over @ Aunt Pitty Pat’s Blog. I finished it yesterday and thought I would share a picture. It is in the mail to my partner. So hopefully she won’t see this. I made the apron reversible. The fabric charms are all form a swap I had on swap bot. I used 15 five inch charms. The other side is a very pretty fall print. That way she can use it all fall. I didn’t take a picture of the other side though. I have some fabric left so I will add that picture later.This is the third apron I have ever made. It was fun.