Busy doing nothing may be strong words. I am busy – but doing nothing…. sometimes it feels like two steps forward and three steps back.
First off – #3 is getting married. Karly and Fred (#3) got engaged last year June. We love our new daughter-in-law to be. She fits right in the our #1 son Tim’s wife – Amie. They both are keepers! I didn’t have any girls – I was blessed with 3 boys – so my daughter-in-laws are very important to me. Who would give me great fashion advise? Not Kevin Murphy – hubby…. no way!
Here they are. Just a few more days and it will be wedding week! Oh yeah, that alone is keeping me hopping. There is always a job or assignment for a wedding.
However, I decided to take a quilting class. It was a challenge for me to sit through a class. I am not a great student. I am an awesome teacher. But student, I am not a patient person. I want to get to it!
A few very close girlfriends decided to do the Farmer’s wife quilt. Here’s the book…
This book has 99 quilt blocks that can be paper pieced or template pieced. I went paper pieced. Can you believe I committed to 99 paper pieced blocks? NUTS! They are fun, beautiful and A LOT OF WORK!
Here’s the one I am currently working on. 2 1/2 hours this block alone!
They start with the color photo (left). You print a “road map” with the CD included. (right)
52 Pieces in this block. And just when you think you are done….
You are left with this mess! Paper-fabric-little slices of everything – EVERYWHERE!
These are turning out really beautiful. I am so happy I did this and it will be a great addition to my guest bedroom. I am doing it in Kansas Trouble fabric.
Have you ever paper pieced? Here’s a great tutorial….
Check out Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy. She does great tutorials!
And Last but not least –
Here is the new love of my life
Welcome Cole Jacob! #1 had son #3. It runs in the family!
Here’s #1 (Ryan) and #2 (Luke)
Every Day is a New Day! Every day, I just try to push forward. It’s all about balance – Family, Friends, Hobby, Time for you, Time for others. Just doin’ my best.