Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rock Star

My friend Dixie (who is 79) was invited to do a Trunk Show for the Desert Sage Quilt Guild in Twin Falls. She showed over 20 quilts. She has made 32 queen size quilts as wedding gifts for her grandchildren. Many of her quilts are scrappy, and few are from quilt store fabrics, and all hand quilted. She created many of her patterns, and a few were from news clippings her mother saved. As we opened up the quilts, there were many oohs and awes. For someone who had never seen a trunk show, she was a Rock Star at her own.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Round Robin, end of month 1

Liz did an amazing job and it was a hit at the meeting today.
I think this is weird, but they liked it. One of the amazing things about working with a group of quilters is that they are so supportive.

Prom Dress

Here is ls ready to go to Prom. The dress was a a journey, that I would like to explain. From the start she wanted a short dress, with a flair skirt.

I found a dress at the Idaho Youth Ranch for $15. It was very well made, modest and a pretty color. I cut off all three layers, cut out about 1/3 of the tulle, changed the sash and pressed it. By the way, I used a product called, best pressed, and it was wonderful. I ended up spending a total of $28. It was what she wanted, so it is all good.
Here is the dress before the transformation.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

And He's Off

On a very windy day, we left Idaho with Scott and took him to the MTC in Provo. We had the traditional breakfast at IHOP with the family.
Then we were off to the MTC. You just drop them at the curb now. Everyone outside is smiling and waving......well, maybe somewhat over done, but it is a lot less emotional. That is not to say I didn't cry. I am going to miss him, but know that he is doing a good work.
Can't wait to hear from him. Missing him way too much now.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Mother Duck

Here they are coloring eggs. I told Wes that the day would come when we would not have any kids at home and that we were not going to color eggs. He said maybe some of them would come back then. I was shaking my head, and he said, "That's okay, I'll make one of my classes at school do them." Works for me. We never did the Easter Bunny thing at our house. We just had an egg hunt after church. It got the kids outside and in California, it was a lot warmer, but they still enjoy it.

And just in case you thought I wasn't sewing, I made this table runner this week.
I think my favorite part of Easter thus far has been to listen to the many testimonies of Jesus Christ from apostles and prophets. It fills my heart and gives me peace. Happy Easter!