Thursday, August 18, 2011

Packing & Stitching

The packing for the move has begun, yuck. Actually I don't mind the packing, I just don't like having a house full of boxes. And that half-in, half-out feeling. It will be nice when we can start moving things over (Wednesday, yay!).  It's been great though because my oldest daughter, Sophie is so excited to move she is packing like crazy. It's so nice to have the help! We've been getting a lot done, so last night I didn't feel too guilty about making a couple of new blocks.
I'm actually dedicating this week's blocks to my daughters Sophie and Maggie. Sophie's favorite color is green, Maggie's is yellow, simple as that. And they look so pretty together, so lemon-limony and fresh. Now I just wish I could get my daughter's to get along as well as blocks do! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More Blocks and More News

I was able to work on a few more FWQAL blocks this week. I'm still not totally caught up, but I'm getting there. I like the way Buckwheat turned out. I'm trying to incorporate more of the orange and yellow into my blocks. Of course I love Butterfly because it features roses and just looks sweet and delicate.

But I have to say that Buzzard's Roost has been my least favorite block. I think I re-did it like three times. It's not hard, I just don't care for the layout. I think it looks like a beetle bug, or maybe it's just the name? I don't know. I guess I'll live with it for now. Calico was simple and straight forward and features my very favorite fabric, the strawberry on blue.

My new news is that we're moving! In like a week! We are so excited to be moving back into a house. It's a long story but I can try give you the short version. If you want to read about it, just click below.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day at Zoomar's

 Thanks to Groupon I got a great deal on a sweet little petting zoo in San Juan Capistrano called Zoomar's! My three little lovlies and I went down for the day and watched the trains come in, played on the playground, walked around the shops and of course saw the animals! Sophie loves creatures and animals so this was right up her ally.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Celebrating the Boy

 My oldest, Sam turned 14 this week. And he's starting high school in a few weeks (insert hyperventilating here). He is a wonderful kid. Really. I'm not even exaggerating. I feel so blessed that he is mine. He never asks for anything and is happy with whatever.
 The girls thought it would be fun to kick it old school and go to Chuck E. Cheese's. Sam was fine with the idea. So we dined on pizza and racked up the tickets. And we all had a great time, even Sam had fun. See that smile?

Afterward we celebrated at home with cake and ice cream of course. And presents. He liked his new jammies. They were NOT a fail.
My brother Andy came for the party and the kids just love him. He entertained us with his witty stories. Can you see how enraptured we all are?

He's one of the few people that can get Sam to laugh like this...
and this.
I'm so grateful for my fun family. And grandmas and grandpas that were so generous. Though it was simple, I know that Sam had a great birthday. He's just so easy to celebrate. 
I love you Sam!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I woke up this morning to a delightful email! I've been asked to be a part of a project I am way excited about! I wish I could share the details with you now, but I've been sworn to secrecy. I'll keep you posted when I can. Don't you just love things like that that make your day (week, year!) ?

Of course I have a couple of more blocks to share. When I get caught up with the FWQAL Group, I promise I will post some other projects, but this is what I'm working on for now!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Catching Up

Been working on my Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along blocks and having a ball. I love choosing the fabrics, cutting them out and putting back together. Sounds insane, but it's my sanity. Look forward to the kids being in bed, getting out my stash and getting to work. Still a couple of weeks behind, but I will catch up!

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