Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Melanie is 5 years old today!

               Her sister got her Anna and Elza dolls!  Mom and Dad got her an Anna dress!

             We got her a Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony) piggy bank!
                                Miss Melanie as Anna with her dolls :)
                      Kaylee and Momma hugging before school!
We were surprised to see Melanie is the same height as Kaylee was at 5 years!  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

He's growing up way too fast!

Mark and his family went to Lincoln City OR this weekend.
Fun times at the beach - can't believe how grown up Cole looks!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to Me and the Grandbabes!

 The grandbabes talked Papa into getting down Sara's old Barbie house from the Garage Loft. The grandbabes were amazed at how big it was!
 The girls had a blast spraying it down with water trying to get all the dust off of it...
 Always so fun trying to get a picture of everyone :)

 I think Sara is having as much fun cleaning the Barbie house as the grandbabes are :)
 Little Miss Mel doesn't want her picture taken...
Still didn't get her :)  There is always next time!
 Got a pic of my son, Mark, his wife, Rachel and Cole with the girls.  Told Cole in a couple of years he will be as tall as me!
 It is wonderful having my daughter-in-law work at Blue Nile Jewelry.  Look at these gorgeous earrings she got me!  I love them!
 Cole brought me a Barbie puzzle :)  
 Sara got me the coolest planter - it is a bicycle!  I love it!!!
Sara made me this cool 70's VW Bus pillow.  All out of Anna Marie Horner fabrics and Kaffe Fassett.  You would think she lived the 70's with how perfect she did the colors!

 Here is the back of the pillow.  She knows how I love Martha Negley fabrics...
Look closer and you can see she wrote "Happy Mother's Day" to me on it!  So very special!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Making BIrd Feeders :)

 Me and Mel decided to make some bird feeders for the birds for Mother's day.  We used bathroom cups - spread on peanut butter - then roll them in birdseed.  We pierced a small hole in the bottom to knot the braid - or string - or whatever you find to hang it up with:)
 We hung 3 in the back yard... and a couple out front.
Did you ever wonder what to do with that Moda tape that comes wrapping your fat quarter collections?  They work perfect for hanging up the bird feeders!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Organizing my sewing room!

 Hubby putting together some Ikea cupboards for my fabric!
 Hubby's brother came over to give him a hand!
 By the end of the first day, the beers came out!  Hard working men need nourishment!
 This is the first two that they got together!  The doors are soft closing!  So nice!  They are painted a soft grey.  Love the color!
 Another one over here!  Hope there is enough room in these 3 cupboards to hold all of my stash!  Told hubby I might need more and he said "There's no room"!  I said "There is always the guest room"!  Won't share his comment to that!
Here I am putting away my stash.  Of course by the time I'm done, it will be stuffed to the brim with quilty goodness :)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A quilt for a friend's Mom...





This quilt is going to our friend, John's Mom.  John gives us our free concert tickets.  We made him a "Seahawks Superbowl" quilt last year.  So this year, we are making his 84 year old Mother a quilt.  I decided on some vintage prints and 30's fabrics.  I'm loving it so far!

Aren't quilty friends just the best?

 My grade school friend, Nanci, sent me this fabulous small cutting mat and holder.  Has room for my rotary cutters and other things...  It is so handy to use when you are sewing and need to trim an edge.  I use it so much!