Friday, May 27, 2011

3 down, 1 to go! Long post, picture heavy!

I don't know how it is for you in your neck of the woods, but for us May is an insane month, with a never ending whirlwind of activity! We had prom and fundraisers, the track season which is short and intense, the end of travel basketball, kids moving back from college, and a high school graduation! 
First of all, here is Isabel showing off her ribbons from track, she got a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th!! LOL! all bases covered!!

We are so proud of her! She is such a determined athlete. I don't know where she gets it, I was one of those kids who cringed whenever someone threw a ball at me! LOL!
And next we have Aidan and his girlfriend Annaliese at senior prom. Aren't they a gorgeous couple? I wish I had better pictures but I ended up taking lots of pictures FOR Aidan with his camera and neglecting my own!

And then we have graduation! Yay!! 
Here is Aidan and Annaliese posing with Chelsea! Aidan is off to Western Illinois in the fall to study criminology, and Annaliese is off to Marquette! Wow!

So Isabel has about a week of school left, and then the summer begins. Lucas is going back to Marquette for the summer to work. This will be the first summer I don't have everyone home. :(
But as they say, "Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim!"

And on the creative front:
I joined a quilt guild in March, and then subsequently have joined 3 little quilting bees, or mini groups. A Wool applique group, a regular applique group, and a Baltimore Album group. So naturally I have been doing some applique! I already showed you my woolie project in a previous post, so here are some of my applique projects:

Block 1 and 2 of my Baltimore Album quilt. I still have the embellishment to do on both of them.

Blocks 3 and 4 of my Grandmother's Kitchen quilt. I have showed blocks 1 and 2 in a previous post here, and if you want to see the entire quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet go here.

And this is block 1 of a basket quilt designed by Kim Deihl. I am thoroughly enjoying all of this applique and have become quite addicted to it!
Thank you for reading my blog and I will try to get back to posting regularly again now that all the frenzy is over and we move into the lazy days of summer!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wool Crazy

I'm still working on Wool Crazy, this is my spring block. I am loving this project! I think I could just go on forever adding more and more embellishment. And I still have 3 more blocks to go! Fun!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TDIPT update and Easter pictures

This month on TDIPT I have some more wool pinkeeps for you. These are stuffed with crushed walnuts, which makes a weighty little pin cushion-I love them, they stay right where you put them, and they are so soft!! (Keep away from the pooch though!)

Well as usual during the months of April and May life is extremely busy! And with my 3rd kid graduating from high school this year we have all of the extra festivities around that too. Littlest daughter is still in basketball and her track season has kicked up with 3 meets this week! But in a few weeks everything will be done and we will be able to slip into the easier life of summer, ahhhh!!! I can't wait!

So just to catch you all up, we had a lovely Easter, how about you? Chelsea and I decided to get busy and make 2 Easter cakes, a sacrificial lamb cake (red velvet with cream cheese frosting! LOL!) and a lemon peep cake! LOL! We also made peep-tinis(martinis with peeps in them) and we molded some beautiful pascal lamb ornaments with our repro antique cookie mold that we got from House on the Hill. Super fun! So here are some pictures, a little late but still worth seeing I think!
Our lamb cake!
Our lemon peep cake-yum!
Beautiful ornament we made from repro antique german cookie mold from House on the hill. We molded it out of paper clay and then antiqued it. It is the pascal lamb laying his head down on the book of life in a gesture of perfect sacrifice! So kewl!! We gave these to our family and friends tied with a pretty spring ribbon!
Relaxing after all of our efforts with a Peep-tini! (this was really too sweet for me, but Chelsea and Gary loved them!) Sorry the picture is so fuzzy, we were trying out a new camera.