Friday, May 29, 2009

something I threw together

I've wanted to do a red, black and white quilt for a long time and here is one. I also wanted to do the pattern which is Triangle Tango. It's really not difficult and it was a neat technique to learn. I really thought the red, black, white quilt that I've wanted to make would go in my room. This one is for my friend, Brooke. She is the culinary arts teacher at school and a friend. She is leaving for Western Asia with the Peace Corps. I think she has made a courageous decision to leave all that is comfortable here to pursue something she feels so strongly about. The Corbett colors just happen to be red, black and white (go Cards!!) and some of the prints are specific to her; the beaters because she works in the kitchen, soccer because she coaches, exclamation points because she never shuts up!! The other side of the quilt was donated by staff members and I just put it together and gave it to her for her birthday. I've said it before, but giving handmade gifts is a great way to show love! I'll miss you Brooke!! Good luck...
I'm home alone because the guys are at a father-son campout with church. I should probably be going out and having fun with friends, but I'm going to make a chocolate milk shake and watch a movie or just read. Ahhh, there's nothing like having the house to yourself!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Time to Brag

Here's my sharp man in black! Doesn't he look good? He performed in a music festival at Warner-Pacific college on Friday. He plays the oboe and he does quite well. All of the schools at the festival were the same size-about 150 students in the middle/junior high schools. All the other schools had about 12 or 15 band members, but Corbett has 50--that's right, 1/3 of the school are band geeks! But it's cool to be a band geek in Corbett, even in High School. I think I have lots more festivals in my future.
Saturday was a gorgeous day and I cant think of a better way to spend an hour than watching a soccer game! Clayton is really getting the hang of the game and really enjoying himself. What a great action shot this turned out to be!!
I always have the best Mother's day and each year I say that this one is the best ever!! It's really true though, because my guys are sooo good to me! Breakfast in bed, sweet gifts, yummy dinner and lots of love. What more could I ask for? Thanks guys. You're the ones who give meaning to my life, I couldn't ask for better kids (except when you hit each other in the store)!! Love you guys!! Kisses

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Sweet elephants

Here is the latest quilt that I finished. It's for one of the teachers at work who is expecting in a couple of weeks. It's a boy and she (the mom) loves orange. I think this is my new favorite baby pattern to make because the pieces are big so putting it together is relatively easy. So here's the front. (click to big it) Here's the back. Who doesn't love elephants on flannel? I pieced together a section because the fabric wasn't wide enough and I didn't have any extra elephant fabric. I like how it turned out.
Here's a close up of the elephants...

I always get nervous when I make something and give it for a gift. What if they don't like what I picked out? What if they don't like the design? What if ....I could just drive myself crazy with all the possibilities. My friend really liked the quilt. Even one of the male teachers said "wow". It's fun to be able to share talents with other people, I think it's one of the nicest ways to show love. Hasta!