Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2-1 Hour Baskets

Made these 2 baskets this week. One (cherry blossoms) is for the baby shower, and the other is for ME!









- If you are at all squeamish, stop reading now! I am about to show you why you need to be very careful and use your rotary cutter slowly!
Yes, this happened to me Friday....i refused to go to ER and made my husband fix it as best he could....OMG... THE Bleeding and the PAIN!






Thank God my husband is a trauma nurse!
JOELLEN



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Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Girls are together

It does a mom's hear good to see their children together. Melyssa made the trip from Virginia to Chicago to celebrate their birthday's together! This also may be the last visit until Amanda comes home from Japan (2 year deployment...Navy!)

They look like they are having a good time!

Amanda opens her presents from mom and dad!






Amanda's tradition...new undies must be worn as hat!








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Margaritaville...Chicago!


I love these 2young women SO MUCH!!!



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Location:Chicago

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sherwood Turns 56

Sherwood's bday, and he requested a easy day with Salmon for dinner!



Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail


Spinach Salad:


Bday Cake:


Silly bday boy!












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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Another Done

I finished this quilt just in time to give to my friend for her sister-in-law's birthday!












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Saturday, March 25, 2017

2 Quilts and a Flimsy

I made a quilt for my sister, Jessica! I had made her one before, but she informed me that she didn't like it, or use it and it was "in the back of her closet" and it "wasn't purple" (it was)...and although my feelings were hurt (not that she realized this or cared), I made her another that was DEFINITELY PURPLE!!! Even the light color was a very light lavender!

 
 

On the other hand, I made a quilt for my sister, Jana for her birthday this month! The material was so "her" because she loves traveling in her motor home with her group of friends! She couldn't have been more grateful and surprised!

 

 

 

 

 

Also was commissioned to make a quilt for a friend at work to give to her sister-in-law who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I found the perfect fabric and it is now at the flimsy stage!

 

 

Hopefully will be quilted tomorrow!

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Virginia March 2017

Got to go visit my daughter in Virginia for a week! I had a GREAT time!

This is the first picture with my daughter where SHE is in scrubs, and I am in normal clothes!

We went looking at model homes, as Melyssa and Darkel will most likely be buying a home soon! They were LOVELY...

 

 

Of course, I set up my sewing space: MElyssa was kind enough to get her sewing machine out of storage for me!

Went to Crackle Barrel for breakfast (don't have these where I live)...yum!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shopping at the outlets 90 mins away from Melyssa's home: SCORED a Brighton purse I have had my eye on for months....and Melyssa paid half!!
 
Got mani and pedis:
 
Bought and assembled a crib:

 

 

 

Made cookies with their anniversary date: looked much better before baking!

 

Melyssa INSISTED I go to a quilt shop before I left! Found many treasures....and fabric for AUNTIES diaper bag!

 

Do I look happy or what?

And our last meal together was AWESOME, by the beach!

BUT THE BEST THING WE DID WAS FIND OUT THE BABY'S GENDER:

 

Kali Miyoko Johnson!

Grammar Jo is SO happy!