Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

So I feel like I have been going gangbusters the last two weeks (besides the little spring break getaway) but when I went to check on my WIP list I realized that most of it is all "computer stuff" and so there really isn't much to show.  Bummer.  I did get however get some cutting done.  

Remember this lovely stack??

Well now it is these lovely strips.  Yup, this one is going to take some major work to put together.  But I am super excited about it.  And this is the last you will see of it for a while.  Yup, another secret project.  

I also got my pieces cut up for my Sew Red for Women block.  My tutorial is next month and I am super excited to share :) Have you checked out this awesome Blog Hop??  It is such an amazing cause.

I finished up and sent off a major project , but like before, it's a secret, so I can't show it, and won't be able for some time.  But I am super excited about it.  You know when something just turns out just like you had in mind.  Oh, it makes me so happy!!!

So here is the rundown :)

Designing Stage
  • King Size Serenity Quilt
  • Circle Meets Square Quilt
  • Secret Project QQ
  • Moda Bake Shop Take it All
Piecing Stage
  • Jessi and Me Quilt 
  • Secret Project 1B
  • Sew Red for Women Blocks
  • Twister Toddler Twin Quilt
Quilting Stage
  • Stars Quilt-A-Long 
  • Solids Quilt for Free Motion
Completed Stage
  • Secret Project MB
  • April Bee Blocks
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The First is a Flame!!!

My first Bee Block arrived this weekend.  Isn't it just so fun to get those little squishy packages!!!!  I tore it open to find this amazingly cool block!!   It is from Lindsay at Linz Sews and can I just say I love it!!!!!  How awesome is that semi all A Flame!!  So cool.

It is just going to be just perfect.  See, when I was a kid my Mom would make my Dad's shorts for him.  He would go with her to pick out fabric and he always picked out the "Wildest and Craziest" prints he could find. And you better believe he had a few pair with flames on them :)

Thanks so much Lindsay!!!!  It is just fabulous!!!  And Lindsay is such a sweetheart, she sent me a few fat quarters along just to say thanks for being the Bee Mama :)  She Rocks!!!  And a totally cool side-note, I get to meet this rocking lady at the end of the month!!!  Yippee Skippee!!!!
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekend fun and a bit of laundry :)

The end of last week was Spring Break for the kids so we loaded them up and headed for Castle County to go play with our best friends ( We all lived in IN and then they moved to Salt Lake when we moved to Cedar City)  at Goblin Valley.  

We camped in our new (to us) little tent trailer.  It was a bit cold at night but a propane heater solved that problem.  Camping also means we ate like kings!!  There are few foods that I like more than campfire cooking.  We had Lasagna, Ribs, Scones, Dutch Oven Potatoes, Roasted Pigs in a Blanket, and of course, Smores :)  

We hiked a ton, and the kids were quite the little hikers.  Most of the time it was me dragging in the back.  My favorite hike was this cool slot canyon.  So fun!!!

 And we played a ton!!  Hide and seek in these Hoodoos is such a blast.  Although, there were a few times when the kids were a little to good at hiding.  You could seriously loose someone in here if you aren't careful :)

We enjoyed time with our friends.  Here's one of all the kids minus Baby Jocelyn.  (She was taking a nap :)  And ya, as you can see from their faces, we got quite a lot of sun :)

Aren't family vacations so fun!!!  Thanks again Clint and Becca for inviting us!  We had a blast!!

And now the only bummer of the weekend.  The Monday Aftermath :)
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter - Corry Style

A few years back the Corry's (My husband's side of the family) created what came to be known as the Eggstravaganza".  Now, it is a yearly tradition loved and looked forward to by all.  Here's a peek into it :)

It starts out with a massive egg dying party.  We are talking dozens upon dozens of eggs.  Everyone gets to die 6 eggs each and make them as creative as they want.  This year, Jacob (I have ever mentioned my husband's name here before??) and I decided to show our true colors in our eggs.

He opted for his alma-mater, and of course, he is wearing the matching t-shirt.

I on the other hand, opted for my little passion.  One  "I love Quilting" egg, and one Mod-Podge-esk fabric flower egg.  That little egg has 7 different fabric lines on it :)  I thought it was just so cute, and actually quite fun to make ;)  

Once all the eggs are dyed we begin the Extravaganza .  Oh ya, did I mention that the Extravaganza is an egg spinning contest.  Good Times!!!! .  We break into the kids group and the adult group.  The kids started this year and we began with the Royal Rumble!!! (pictured below)  Everyone spins at the same time to be assigned seats for the official Double Elimination tournament.  With the seating assigned we move onto the tournament with head to head battles.  (which I did not get any pictures of because Josie was sad :).  In the end, one emerges victorious!!!

After the kids are done it's on to the adults.  Here are the eggs in the Adult Royal Rumble!!!  Can you spot my fabulous Fabric egg??

And here are all the adults down on hands and knees watching their eggs spin in the Royal Rumble.  Isn't it just awesome how we can be kids all over again!!  I love it!!!  I didn't go far in the Adult tournament but no matter, like we tell the kids, all that matters is that you have a good time :)  And we all had a great time!!!

The winners of the 2012 Corry Eggstravaganza!!!   From Left to Right - 1st Place Kids Division - Jessica (my daughter, I am so proud of her, tee hee hee :) 1st Place Adult Division - Uncle Mark 2nd Place Kids Division, Kamree (Uncle Mark's Daughter) 2nd Place Adult Division - Aunt Shaliece!!!

From our family to yours
 Here's Wishing you a Happy Easter Holiday 
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

TNT Thursday get's Truckin!

So it's my month in the Beejeeber's bee group.  And I have asked my amazing bee mates to make me Semi-Truck blocks.  Ya a bit random.  You see, my Dad just started driving trucks again and I thought it would be so much fun to make him a quilt to go in his sleeper.  One with Semi's on it, of course :)  I just can't wait to see what my bee mates come up with.  They are so amazing!!!  (Seriously, you can check out some of their blocks here :)

And you see those cool grey "chains" holding the cargo down.  Well that is what I tried new this week.  I played with some of the decorative stitches on my machine.  I have used straight stitch, zig-zag, and blanket stitch on my machine.  Decorative is all new to me.  And it was so much fun!!!  And I just love the way it looks.  What great detail it adds :)

And since I played with some decorative embellishment stitches I am linking up to QED :)

So that's what I was up to.  How about you???

And before I  sign off, Thank you to everyone who continues to link up week after week.  I am so glad that this linky is encouraging you to Try New Things.  I'm just so glad to see TNT growing.  We had 19 last week and that is a new record!!!  Who knows, maybe we will break that record this week :)

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