Monday, February 28, 2011

Like Mother - like son!

Today I was looking through some photos of Addie. She asked me to scan some of her baby pictures to her so she could see if Quinn looks like her. I knew that he had her smile but I was so surprised to see how much he looked like her! If you super-imposed some curls around his head, you'd think it was Addie as a baby!

heart clip art

What cutie-pies!

Quinn at almost 1 year

Addie around 1 year Addie at 2 years
(Josh was around 4 years)

Addie around 18 months

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines day...a day of love!

Valentine's day...ahh, a day of love~
Joel came up with the "lovely" idea to go to the small town
of Hotchkiss and spend the afternoon looking in all the fun
antique stores, eating at a favorite resaurant - The North Fork -
and end the event at the fudge shop! How could I say no???
When we arrived, we discovered all the antique shops were closed!
No matter, the meal was fantastic and the town was still charming.
(Joel was happy to find the fudge shop open)
We found this candle holder at the art museum and Joel bought
it for me. A perfect reminder of our "lovely" afternoon.
Thanks honey!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quinn's latest face...gotta love it!

Addie had this on Face Book today. Had to Face-lift it to my blog.
What a cutie -pa - tootie!
(Do you think Addie and Trevor could be in for trouble?)
How I love the grandbabies!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My ugly fabric turned into a quilt!!!

The ugly fabric I put in my bag is the black sashing ...with the moon and stars on it.
Not really ugly but it was a piece of fabric I would probably never use or know what to do with.
And this is what I got back!!! A lovely lap quilt! Perfect for the cooler nights in Colorado.
I love it!

The Ugly Fabric challenge

I belong to a local quilter's guild called "The Basket Case". Every February they have an ugly fabric challenge. Each member that wishes to participate, brings in 1 yard of her ugliest fabric inside a brown paper bag. At the end of the meeting all the bags are numbered and those that brought a bag of ugly fabric goes home with someone else's bag of ugly fabric. We have several months to take that piece of fabric and make it into something fun. In the February meeting we bring back the brown paper bag, filled with the project that was made. Below is the ugly fabric I brought home. (It would have been cute in the 80's)
As soon as I got the fabric I went to a local fabric store and found some pieces that I thought would go with it.
Then I had to decide on what to make with all this fabric. This was the hardest part for me. I wanted to make an apron but that was not allowed...sigh! Should I make a bag? A decorative piece? Something for the sewing room? I took days to decide
When the decision was made, I pieced the fabric together. Really had fun with this part!

When complete, I had one funky sewing machine cover!

The pocket holds a pattern:
The card I made to go into the pocket.
-I got to use some new Stampin' Up stamp sets I just got-
All wrapped up in a brown paper bag...ready to give to the person who submitted the ugly fabric!
What fun!!