Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pumpkin Hunting 2015

I love my Hubby! 

He definitely makes me laugh!! 

 I was blessed to be able to visit him for lunch and this is the result! 

He was goofing off for the pictures, butthe whole time he didn't realize that he had his napkin tucked in his shirt! 
The joke was on him!! LOL

I love my Detto! 

I took some impromptu pictures of this boy who is growing up way too fast!! 

I love all of the faces that he makes! 

Then all of that laughing and smiling wore him out! 

So adorable! 

Thank goodness for his nap...

We went on the annual pumpkin hunt! 

Alex found one...

My Sissy girl is so awesome! 

Alyssa had to inspect them to find the perfect one! LOL

Alex thought any of them and all of them would do! 

I love my family! 

She's so funny! 

Look, I was actually in a picture too!! Moms everywhere are loving that its ok for us to take selfies, otherwise we would NEVER be in any pictures! LOL
I am blessed beyond measure!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Baking and Quilting!!

 I love baking!! I think there is nothing more heavenly than the smell of bread baking! 

 I have made several loaves of sourdough bread!
I love sourdough bread. I do not love working with the starter. LOL

 I have been cranking out some quilts on the frame as well!
 My longarm has been such a blessing!! 

This is an applique quilt that I started several years ago!  It has hung in my closet waiting to be quilted and finally... it's turn has arrived!
I really enjoyed all of the custom work on the individual blocks!  
This has been worth the wait. I am thrilled with the end results! 
 I have also enjoyed working on my teapot quilt. This quilt also needed lots of custom quilting. I did feathers in the border!!!
I LOVE the look of feathers on a quilt! This one turned out GREAT!

I really wanted to finish some of MY QUILTS this year. I have donated sooooo many quilts to other people. It really meant a lot to finish so many of my UFO's!

Some of my favorite quilts turn out to be what I call my "everything quilts"!

They are the left over blocks, scraps, and mistakes from other quilts. Often pieces that didn't turn out the right size, shape, or even color combo that I was going for in a particular quilt. 

I throw all of these left overs into one big "everything quilt" to be used as a quilt that my family can use and abuse. We often drag these quilts out in the yard to have a picnic or to look at clouds. 
These are the quilts that are added to bed when you are a little too cold.
These quilts end up on the floor, in the car, in the yard, in the wash over and over. 
These are the quilts that I look back on and remember all of the mistakes, love, and effort that went into my other quilts. 
The scraps that are left behind after I pray over a quilt and send it to its new home!

I love that I can use up thread left over from other projects and binding that just wont fit in any other quilt.

This quilt is so much fun! 

I love the quilting that I did on this one. 
It is an allover that makes me think of teardrops!
Quilts make me smile!!