Thursday, August 26, 2010


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Pets on Quilts SHOW!!

Here is my entry for the "Pets on Quilts" show!

This is my fabric loving cat, Jacob. His all time fav fabric is...FLEECE!
He's napping on a fleece rag-top quilt in this picture!

Jacob is ALWAYS getting on my quilts, fabric and projects...I wish I could enter 50 pics b/c I def have them! :)

Want to enter a photo into the Pets on Quilts show?
Go HERE to join in! August 21st is the deadline!!

Back to School Field Day!

We had 37 kids come out for our 1st Annual BTS Field Day!
What a BLAST we had!
We consumed almost 100 bottles of water and just under 70 hotdogs!
Our church was beyond generous in their donations for this event!
EVERY child left with a backpack filled with the school supplies! It was a wonderful outreach to our community!!
All the backpacks stuffed!

Tug o war!

Sack Races!!

Our pre-k & K's playing tug o war! (so cute!)
Crab walk!

Pre-k & k sack races!
Get ready for lunch!

Pre-k & k water balloon toss!

1st grade + water balloon toss

Ronnie got me with 5 or 6 water I had the kids attack him :0)

What's a field day without KICK BALL!!

What an AMAZING day we had! Thank you EVERYONE for your generous donation!

MORE completed quilts!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!! What a roll I've been on!
Here's this one with the binding on!

Here is a flannel ispy quilt! This is for Project Linus also!

And here's a Cars quilt, also for Project Linus. I did some really neat quilting on this one!
I love it!

I have one last Project Linus to finish...It's a really neat, bright colored one. Pics to come soon. I already have it pinned..I just need to quilt and bind it and then I'll be shipping a box off to Nevada!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FINISHED quilts & Process Pledge Post

I finished TWO quilts yesterday!!!
Ragged Squares Quilt:

This quilt is one where the top (wonky) squares are raw edged, laid on top and sewn down. I did a stitch in the ditch throughout the quilts main squares and then did zig-zag quilting around each of the two center squares. I hated this quilt when I started quilting it, but the zig zag really gave it dimension and now I LOVE it!
Here's the backing:

I also finished the baby quilt for Downy Quilts for Kids...this thing was LONG overdue!

Last week I finished the baby quilt for Janice, the girl in my church who is pregnant. Her theme was Classic Pooh. I quilted around each of the scenes in the fabric. The backing is flannel!

Here is a quilt that I am just about done with. I have to go get my red thread from Lisa's house to put the binding on it and then it's done! This one is for Project Linus. I did a ton of quilting on this thing! I love how the quilting around the bear, rainbow and clouds made them all puffed up. :)

Here's the backing...I love scrappy pieced backings!

And here's the binding I am going to use with it:

Lisa and I each purchased this kit on our shop hop!! I am SO excited about this quilt project!!! It's all applique and the fabric is packaged individually for each block! We will work on it as a BOM:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Process Pledge Post!

Here's my latest update:
Here is the first round (the center) I received for the June-December RR. You can see the fabrics that I purchased to add to it.
I felt like with such a busy center it needed some solid here's what I did:

Here is some SCRUMPTIOUS yarn I found!!
The blue is called Aqua and the other is called "Goldfish"...I LOVE it!
I am crocheting a new pattern with it too!

Here is some fabric - Classic Pooh- that I got to make a baby quilt for a girl at church. I am just going to quilt around each scene. The yellow is the backing and is flannel. Isn't it just darling!
Here are two cuts of fleece I got to make tie blankets for Project Linus in Nevada. Fleece it TOO hot for Florida, but up there it is much cherished!

I finally finished my Cherry Spinners Quilt!!!!!! Yay!!
This is prior to washing, so you may still see some drawn quilt lines. I LOVE this quilt. It was my very first time working with pinwheels of this nature. Some of them are really messed up, but it was so much work at the time that I just LOVE it.

Here's the backing:

I finally broke down and purchased this strip cutter a few weeks ago.
I have to say that I do love it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Where did July go???????

Wow, it has been a SUPER busy month!
I have not blogged much this month and feel VERY behind! My brain keeps telling me that I have to do my posts in order of what happened...b/c, realistically, this probably just isn't going to happen, I am giving myself the green light to "blob" post about the many things that happened this'goes!
This month entailed:
Super Kids Beach Day - we took the children from our church to the beach...WHAT A BLAST!
Kyle's baptism--wonderful! Lots of friends and family came out for this and we had a great time at the house afterwards!!
VBS!! WOWWWWWWWWWW--that's all I can say! What a week!! Next year I am directing our church's VBS...Pandamonium!! (It's theme is panda bears!)
Wednesday Night Whacky Worship service kicked off this month too...Ronnie and I started a mid week service for the children at our church...God is so good! The kids LOVE it!
The Shop Hop! (Which I've already posted about)
And I am sure there is more, but that is the jist of the month!!

Preparing for August:

Ronnie is currently planning a Back to School Field Day at out church for August 14th...he is going to do tug of war, sack races, water balloon contests, etc. and we are planning on giving away a back-pack filled with school supplies to every child who attends. This is our goal and so far God is opening door after door to make that happen! We are so excited...of course, Ronnie planning it means I am organizing it :)

August 23rd is our date to start school back up this year. Of course...the first day of school is ALWAYS a field trip for us! This will be an intense year of learning for Kyle. He is doing a lot of 4th grade work. We are starting a more traditional History curriculum this year and he will be learning cursive writing! I am thrilled and cannot wait to get back to school with him.....he on the other can't believe there's only about 3 weeks left of summer...already!

Fall Ball!!
Kyle has been waiting since LAST October to play baseball! We chose not to sign him up last Spring b/c Spring ball is so intense....we want him to learn in a more laid back atmosphere, which Fall ball is.
So....He starts baseball with the Mount Dora Little League in September! We are all excited and ready for the time that we will be committing to the ball fields. Go Ky!!!

Another "OH SO IMPORTANT" part of my life! :) (no, never would've guessed, right?)
I should probably dedicate a whole other post to this....yes, that's what I'll do....look for another post soon with my quilting progress and new projects!!!!