Five or six years ago, when my daughter Kathryn was about 14 years old, we took a block of the month club class together. We each made the block for that month and then tucked them away and forgot about them. She got engaged in September and I decided it was time to do a wedding quilt for her. I combined our blocks minus two months worth that just didn't fit in and made her this quilt. Half the blocks were sewn by her and I hired someone to do the overall quilting. I really like how it turned out considering the selection of blocks and the fact that 6 years later you cannot find any of the fabric we originally used. It is huge. Turned out to be 98 x 120 inches! If you look closely, I picked a quilting pattern with very subtle hearts here and there. I gave it to her at her bridal shower. I hope she loves it!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I"ve been working on a few Christmas projects and have finally got them done and ready to take with me to St. George. That's probably all the sewing I will get done for this Christmas, since I get to go to California to do wedding flowers twice in December and will be gone for almost two weeks total (It's gonna be great fun!) I made Ashley a dress out of Alyssa's leftover prom dress material from a couple of years ago. It's cuter than it looks in the picture. I made Stuart a plaid flannel quilt and Dad a bathrobe. I made Alyssa a coat - I actually gave her the fabric last year and finally got it sewn- so it doesn't really count for this year. Anyway, we're off to St. George in the morning and so excited to see everyone and have a great big Thanksgiving dinner with Mom and Dad and a whole bunch of our kids and grandkids and neices and nephews and all! It is going to be so fun!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I gave a bridal shower for Janelle's friend, Tasha. Since they are going to Hawaii for their honeymoon, I went with that for a theme. Everyone got a plastic lei and a Hawaiin name, and had to give up their lei to anyone who caught them not using the Hawaiin names. We played some other fun games, like purse Bingo, too.
For food, I made Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Cheese Ball with pineapple, bell peppers and cherries, Veggie tray with cucumber and bell pepper palm trees, Fruit tray, Cream puff swans, pecan sandies and Hawaiin pineapple punch. My friend made brownies and frosted pineapple bars.
I did a tropical centerpiece with Tii leaves, bird of paradise. carnations and ginger (I took a picture, but it turned out really blurry). It was a fun night.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This is what Greg ate recently. It is called balut, a Filipino specialty. It is a 15-21 day old duck fetus/egg, hardboiled. He was brave enough to eat two of them. To get the full effect enlarge the picture to catch all the details like the eye, feather and foot. YUM,YUM!