Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Growing and growing.....

I'm growing, the baby is growing and this baby quilt is growing. One of several baby quilts in process. Hopefully I will get these done before the baby gets here!

Linking it up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, April 3, 2015

In like a lion, out like a lamb.....

I didn't post much of anything this month. In my defense I have been busy. We went on vacation to St. Louis, Memphis, and Nashville. We were able to do all sorts of touristy things like go into the St. Louis arch. (So scary!!!). It so high and so dumb. Save your ten dollars, there is no need to go to the top. Just a terrifying 4 minutes in a confined space. I would say I sound old but my mother doesn't whine about stuff like this. Other than being scared of heights St. Louis was so awesome, we may have to move there some day.

From St. Louis we headed south to Memphis. We enjoyed Memphis less but did go see Graceland and eat lots of BBQ. 

We finished up our trip in Nashville and headed to the Grand Ole Opry for my husbands birthday. By this point in the trip I guess I stopped feeling like a tourist and didn't take any pictures. So I will have to use stock footage to complete the photo journey.

We saw lots of entertainers at the Opry including Trisha Yearwood who is our favorite! This inspired my husband to listen to blue grass music for the 13 hours we were in the car taking our sweet time getting home. After a week away I was very glad to sleep in my own bed. Travel sure makes you realize home is where the heart is.

While my husband was driving I was able to do some hand sewing and make some flowers for Eleni. More details can be found here. I have been following Rachel's blog for sometime and have been participating in do.good.stitches for almost a year, My thoughts go out to her family and many prayers for little Eleni.

On a personal note Aaron and I are expecting a baby of our own in August. They believe it to be a girl. She says hello! I have been organizing my craft room and sewing like crazy. I will post pictures of baby quilts soon.

Finally my April blocks for the Nurture circle of do.good.stitches. The instructions were here. We has pretty free rein which was a blessing and a curse. I find that I will take so much longer to decide what I want to do. In the end I came up with these two diamond blocks.

I feel like the first block ended up looking a little like corn in the pictures.

This one I kept fiddling with to the point of madness and it is not how I imagined it in my mind but fits what was asked for. They will be going in the mail in the morning before they get lost in my craft room.

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Link-A-Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday