Monday, April 21, 2008

Apron Giveaway!!!

Aprons seem to be back in style! I love all the aprons I have been finding online lately. My mom was a big apron wearer and I have some of her great vintage aprons that I inherited. If you want to enter a giveaway for a darling apron go to The Apronista's blog and follow her directions.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Cottage part 2

Not sure why I couldn't get the url to work in the last post but here are pics of the lil' home....

The Cottage

It has been a very busy week....not with quilting but with real estate. We have (at least I think) a very cute lil' house in Utah. We bought it for our 2 children to live in while they were going to school. It has worked out perfectly for them but it is now time to move on. Our Middle Child is graduating soon and so now while the market is still ok, we have decided to put the cottage up on the market. I have mixed feelings. I have loved that lil' house. It was built in 1890 but has been completely remodeled. I enjoyed being able to come over and stay there when I wanted a break from small town life. It was so nice not having to drive back home on cold, snowy nights because we had a place to stay if we needed it. Or just coming over to shop and play, then not having to stay at a hotel because we already had a place to stay. It has been perfect for our needs.

If you know of anyone who needs a small place to live in Utah........

Monday, April 7, 2008

Dresden Bloom

I think it was over a year ago that my friend, Cindy, and I were in Green River at a LQS and saw this beautiful quilt made from jelly rolls. The shop had just finished a class on making this Dresden Bloom quilt but we both bought the pattern and ruler so we could make our own. Well. You know how that can be. I am a fabricholic and buy lots of stuff related to quilting but sometimes life gets busy or you just aren't in the mood to make something that you thought was gorgeous months ago. The pattern and ruler sat in my cupboard. Jump forward to about a month ago and the LQS here was having a class on making this same quilt that I already had the materials for so I quickly signed myself and dear Middle Child up! I knew it might be the only way I would actually finish this quilt. I am so glad I did! I still think it is a gorgeous quilt. I used a Maypole jelly roll from Moda and couldn't be happier with my choice! My daughter used a Strawberry Lemonade jelly roll. I wish I had a picture of her quilt. We used bright colors while the other ladies in the class used more fall colors. All turned out beautiful. Here is the pattern if anyone is interested. As you can see the pattern looks so different from what my quilt looks like!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Big Horn Sheep

I know they look like goats but these little guys really are sheep. We took a Saturday drive over to the Gorge and saw these guys on the way. Saw alot of deer and antelope also. A few elk were out too. It is always fun to find elk. We started out with blue skies but the closer we got to the dam, the harder it was snowing. At least it wasn't sticking to the ground. I am so tired of snow! Isn't this April?! I finally got my Dresden Bloom quilt back from my LAQ. The weekend has been busy with Middle Child and her dh being here so I haven't had a chance to take a pic yet of it. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow, along with finishing my Orange Crush 4-patches. I really need to get those done so I don't fall behind in the mystery!