Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Quiltiness

Well I had to stop work on the wedding dress so that I could get this sweet little thing going. I have loved watching Jude Hill's work and this is inspired by her. I don't think I can come anywhere near her quality of work but I just loved her little bunnies. So I am making a version of my own. I hope it turns out like the picture in my head and is well loved.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pay It Forward 2

OK This Picture has nothing to do with Pay It Forward but, Rachel just sent me these wonderful pictures of my granddaughter, Madi,
and I couldn’t help being the Grandmother and show off. You can see my other 2 grand children at "One Was Johnny"

I forgot to include the rules for Pay It Forward. You sign up on my blog and I will send you a handmade craft sometime in the next 365 days. You know that part. But in order to play you must post a "Pay it Forward" on your blog and promise to send a handmade craft to the first 3 people who sign up on your blog. And they send it on to 3 people and so forth. It is just like the Movie
"Pay it Forward"

Now for who would like to PLAY
Angelic is the first!
Mary Lois is second
Miniature quilter
will need to commit to the pay it Forward to be on the list.

Spring Pay It Forward

Daffodils From My Yard
(For the bit of Welchness in me)
Spring is finally starting to show its head out side. I have been longing for warmer weather. I have had a colder then usual winter this year. I think it is because I spent part of January driving to Utah, then up to Rexburg Idaho, and then home through Wyoming. Needless to say I saw more snow this year then I want to see in a long time. I think I like living in a slightly southern state.

Anyway back to the subject at hand. I was able to get into another Pay It Forward. I was the 3rd person to sign up for Zoesquid's PIF. So now I am offering to send a hand made craft to the first 3 people to sign up. Now you must remember that It will be something in the next 365 days, probably in May sometime after my daughters wedding. So don't be shy and sign up.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sassy Apron

It Has Come!!!!
I'm so excited.
I got this wonderful Package all the way from England from Cara L.

I have been checking my mailbox for over a week ever since my sister Lucy told me my apron was on it's way. Well today was the day. I have bee waiting for spring to come. I am sooooo!!! tired of the cold. I know that Oklahoma doesn't get as cold as you in the northern states but I have been to cold this winter. This lovely little apron will be just the trick. I love the pink flowers. The pocket will be just right for carrying my i-pod around in while I listen to Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy from LibriVox. Right now I am listening to Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. (I think I have a new favorite author.)

Here is the reverse side of the apron. The pocket had cute little Lambs on it.
The recipie is for leeek and potato soup. I can't wait to try it. That should help me get over this cold feeling.

Cara sent this lovely postcard of Woodford Halse, in Northhamptonshire. England. I love it. I would like to visit England one day. I have a rich family heritage from the Great Britton.

Also as you can see she also sent me some chocolate. I have always loved Cadbury eggs at Easter and am excited to try this candy.

Thanks so much. This is what makes swapping so much fun.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I've Been Tagged

The rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (with at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag 5 people

“What happened to it?” asked Mack.
“That’s what we don’t know,” said Ceese patiently.
Mack just sat there, looking back and forth between them.
“I was preparing dinner,” said Mrs. Tucker. “I checked in the fridge to make sure there was enough chili for the two of us, and there was.

Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors. I have read most of what he has written. This is a great book based on the story from Shakespeare "A Midsummer’s Night Dream".
Now most everyone I know well has been tagged. So I am picking people who I haven't met but have left messages on my blog. So if you ever come looking here again you are tagged.
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Corset

I have been very busy the past month. My daughter is getting married at the end of April and of course I wanted to make the Wedding dress.

After trying on dresses at a bridal store to figure out what style she looked best in, we decided that she looked best in a fitted bodice with at flared skirt. To make every thing look and fit nice I decided that a well fitting corset was a necessity. (Don’t we all want a little help? Just pull those strings in tight.)

EM works nights and I work days. We never see each other, that made fitting the corset very hard. So with the help of Josie we made a duck tape dress form. I then started making the corset and over the past month with a lot of redoes’ I got the pattern right for EM and the wonder is finished.

Now on to the dress.