Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Done and Done!

I have been working like a mad woman to finish up projects. I've come to the conclusion... it's so much more fun to start something than it is to do the tedious little things to finish something... I know, that's not something new to you, but I just never thought of myself as a "non-completer" of projects. But alas, I am! So, I've tried to finish things so I can move on to another project without having the feeling that something is hanging over my shoulder, waiting to be completed. So, in light of these new thoughts, I finished my house quilt and I made a baby quilt for my friend Jamie who is due any day now (or quite possibly has already had the baby!!). I love how both of them turned out. The stripey back on the house quilt is actually a thrifted duvet cover that I found at a hole in the wall thrift store. It's a Tommy Hillfiger or Ralph Lauren product... can't remember which, but MAN it sure was difficult to hand sew the binding on because of the high thread content. My fingers were bruised by the end of it! But, I LOVE IT! And Jamie didn't know that I was making the quilt for her... when I gave it to her, she LOVED it. That made my day... You know.. when you make something for someone you just never know how it will be appreciated and when it IS appreciated, all the work and love that went into making it is even more fabulous.

I'm now working on Kayden's birthday present, her birthday dress, and her birthday hat. I don't know where she got the idea about a birthday hat, but that's all she talks about. "Burfday ha, Mama, burfday ha!" Can't wait to show you the picutures of all this fun stuff!! Hopefully soon...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Blessings and Crafty Goodness!

Happy Easter to you all! We had a crazy day, but it was beautiful and wonderful. My sister in law and her family and my mother in law came up on Friday night. All the cousins had so much fun playing together! Dress up was the most fun I would have to say... We all decorated eggs and just had an overall fabulous time. Kaelin... oh, Kaelin... She had one egg the whole night and by the time we were done she had cracked the egg so many times that the dye got inside... and a neon yellow egg was the result! Gross! Easter Sunday was a blessing. We took the girls to church and then over to Papa Paul's house to hunt for eggs. We had a great brunch and lots of fun.

I made the little chick to put in Kaelin's Easter basket. I was going to make one for each girl, but of course, my time management skills were not the best. Oh, Well! Maybe next year... I also finished a quilt that I have been working on since, um... Georgia! Yep, that's right... 6 years in the making! But... at least it's done, right?? And... last but not least... I made the girls their Easter dresses this year! Kaelin's was a breeze compared to Kayden's! Even with the zipper on Kaelin's it didn't compare to the ruffles and all the gathering on Kayden's. But... it was worth it to see them all dressed-up and beautiful for Easter!
Our day ended with Kaelin, Kayden, Susan (Yeadon's mom) and I sitting on the couch watching the Vegetales movie about Easter. It brought tears to my eyes as I realized just how amazing it is to be a mom and to be able to share the true meaning of Easter with my girls. To be able to freely talk about Jesus and His love for us. It truly made the whole day for me!