Thursday, January 10, 2013

12 T Shirt Cheer Quilt

A lap quilt for a customer. She had 12 shirt squares and 10 appliques
This is actually a lightweight sweater

This was a front and back of a shirt that I made into one square and did some fancy stitching on to tie into the fabric color

This is an example of all those appliques, on other shirts, on top of the quilt itself. It included sweat pants, a warm up suit etc.

I think it is a great lap quilt and something a little different

Quilted Wallhanging for a Teacher friend

I made this beautiful wallhanging for a teacher friend. She had recently moved back and was hired at a local school after Christmas Break. I lent her some fabric for a bulletin board and then had a crazy idea to make her a wallhanging for her room since they are a college bound campus. I am glad she had something easy because I had lunch with her one afternoon, got the idea, ran got the fabric and then gave it to her completed the next morning. I am grateful she got me a picture because I was in such a rush to get it to her the next morning that I completely forgot. We love her so much. She knows all three of my kiddos and we would consider her family any day.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Start of a New Year 2013

It  has been a very long time since I blogged. I found it difficult to keep up with blogging while trying to quilt, sub teach, take care of kids and their schedules/homework etc. I don't know that life has ever been quite so busy as this year. It shows me what three years from now will look like when my younger two are both in their Junior year. I cannot believe how demanding the junior year of school is.
We have finally gotten to the chimney and remodel of the side of the house is started. Its amazing how different things are. I can already tell a little difference in our ability to retain some heat in our home.
I find that I really want to make sure for 2013 we change a few things. Figure out how to purge some of our belongings so that we can be better caretakers of the inside of the house. All exercise more so that we can be fit. Get back into church on Sunday mornings.. that requires us to find a new church home. Take more pictures of moments that may not seem important as I notice time is going quickly and we have such a short time left with the kids and I miss out on quite a bit picture wise. Then there are some minor things with doing more repairs and paying down debt.
This is how we started our pictures for 2013, it was a lot of fun..