Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

To everyone that I was too lazy to send ligitimate Christmas cards too!

Monday, December 15, 2008

This post brought to you by grandpa

Takin' the night off and turning the blog over to Yo Bob:


Buster showed up this morning with another one of his brain storms'
After checking with pioneer woman for advice and... receiving none.... and like a couple of guys with a plan yep we had a plan we decided to wing it and 6 hr's later yes 6 hr's later we finally completed our newest project.. Never a dull day around here he just has to much time on his hands sitting around the Ogden fire station watching TV and telling war stories. Maybe you could get him into quilting to keep him busy.

Happy Birthday Chase This masterpiece is for you


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Look what I did!

Thanks to my friend Gwen, I caught the quilting bug this weekend (on top of the cold bug that I some how also caught). Gwen brought the makings for a quilt to the courthouse last week and let everyone pitch in to tie it and then donated it to Community Services (you got a heart of gold Gwen!).

I've never tied a quilt before. Grandma Ruth always made us quilts and every single one that she made me was used until there was nothing left. We have one last quilt of hers that is basically shreds and stuffing.

Gwen passed on a super cool trick of the trade: she uses two sheets rather than yards of fabric so there is no need to to sew the top and bottom pieces. Genius! I fell in love with a set of flannel sheets at Costco so I bought the set for the top piece and then got a chocolate brown sheet for $7 at Walmart for the bottom piece. My dad helped me fish Grandma Ruth's quilt frames out of the basement and between him, Tim and Aaron, they got me all set up in my kitchen.

My quilting took a couple of detours when the Lafitte Family Farm animals decided to get involved.

For sale: two cats and a dog. CHEAP!
It took me less than two days (and a couple of Alka Seltzer Cold Tabs and a some napping)
Because I bought the top sheet as a set, I got two matching pillow cases. I used the fitted sheet and cut it up and sewed a little accent pillow. I just need a chocolate brown bed skirt and I'll have me one of them Better Homes and Gardens bedrooms!
Next up--a kitty quilt for Buster for Christmas.
I think Grandma Ruth would be proud.

Thanks Uncle Jill

Thanks you for the beautiful poinsettia. What a wonderful Christmas treat!


Not that it's less that two weeks before Christmas or anything.......
but we finally got the tree decorated.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chaston can not go to school today

Good luck at the Story Telling Constest Chaston!!

I think you are a winner!!