Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Wave Quilt Top

My most recent project I've been working on is a New Wave Quilt.  You can find the free pattern at Oh Fransson!.  I've had this Meadowsweet fabric for a while and it's my current favorite fabric, which makes it hard for me to cut into.  But when I saw this pattern, I knew it was the one.  I love how it displays each of the fabrics so well.  Oh, and notice my Hydrangea plant (not the weed) that has finally found a home after being in a pot for over three years (thanks Tawyna for my favorite plant). 

Here are my boys growing up.  Spencer just turned 12, I can hardly believe it.  We feel blessed that he is here with us.  When I was pregnant, we didn't know if he would even live.  After many heart surgeries and other procedures, he is a happy and healthy young man. 

I love ALL my boys!!!  Aren't they handsome?!!

I love this picture by Hyacinth Quilts of her New Wave Quilt.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


We told our kids that the next house we move into we would build a tree fort for them.  Here we are in our new home and there really wasn't a good tree to build a tree house.  So this is what we came up with and it has worked out really great. 

This is what it looked like before.  We have a long sloped area in our backyard that is really unusable.  A playhouse tucked away off to the side was the perfect place to put one.

Here are some pictures of the building process:

It's a nice size, 8' x 8', and ceiling peak over 8' high.  I wanted it big enough for them to sleep in, even when they're teenagers.

So there it is!  We have more to do like put on trim, windows, and paint it.  We also need to dig out some steps up to it, so it's easier to get to.  Now we can kick the kids out of the house this summer and into their new house.

We picked up these windows at a recycled building center for only $12 for the three windows.  I'll post more pictures when it is completely finished, hopefully it won't be too long before that happens.  As you saw from the rest of the slope, we have a lot more work ahead of us.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes

There's new delicious fabric in my shop!  You'll find Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes in a few of the lastest collections.  Check out Fabrically Delicious!!!

Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket

Ruby by Bonnie & Camille

Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co.