Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


I have been quilting a lot lately, or so it seems. Today I took the kids outside and we snapped a few pictures. They are not good, but give you an idea. I wanted to remember what they looked like before they get used and used and used.

Claire's quilt 
 This is from all vintage floral sheets thanks to Aunt Ali. Claire loves this quilt and it is so soft!

Noble's Superhero quilt.
His was inspired by Claire's. I started collecting superhero sheets, but I had no idea how long it would take to find them. I gave up and ordered/ bought some fabric to add to the sheets.

(I have to say, Noble's quilt is one of my favorites, even though it is so busy. I kind of like that about it. And it doesn't hurt that he absolutely loves it!!!)

Kona Solids Challenge Quilt
I have been going to the Modern Quilt Guild. We had a challenge and this is the quilt I came up with. It turned out much better than I had imagined. I love it!
Here is the back 
(I just used all the scraps. Claire is convinced this is the front because "Mommy, it is WAY prettier!")
You can see the quilting really well in this one too. 

In the Guild we did another challenge project. It was the Jay McCarroll Habitat Line of fabric. 
I was not too fond of it. So I decided to try out a quilt design I had been working on. 
I guess people liked it. I got 1st place.

I have been on a geometric kick lately with my quilts. This is another pattern Amber and I have been working on.
(It is for a special friend, who gets it tomorrow morning!)
 This is a close-up of the front

Here is the back. I tried a much larger scale to test it out.

Yet another of our patterns. This is one of my favorite. It is a fun one. Mike's cousin recently adopted a sweet baby boy and so this was for him. 

 These were all just this year. I have a couple more, but forgot about them until we were done taking pictures. Oh well, I guess another day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Claire and Noble had their first "real" Halloween this year. They absolutely loved it! Claire was our mermaid.

It only took Noble about 2 houses when we went trick or treating to realize what was going on before he started trying to run from house to house. At the end I think I heard "just one more" about 15 times.

For the annual Davis Halloween party Mike and I went as people from Tron. They came out pretty good, seeing as we started the morning of.

All in all it was a fun Halloween, especially for the kids!

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Raspberry Jam

One thing I know about Mike is that he LOVES raspberry freezer jam. For his birthday this year we got 2 flats of raspberries from Logan and made jam.

Here we are half done.

In all we got 20 containers of jam. I think we are set for awhile.

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We had our Wisconsin cousins here. It was much fun!

For days my kids ask, "where are my cousins?" we had a blast! Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

2:01 minutes at The Ranch

A few weeks ago Norah, also known as Little Tiny, visited the salt lake branch of the family. This video shows just two minutes and one second of the visit. I'm beginning to think that we have very determined kiddos in the family.

YouTube Video

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Location:E 2980 S,Salt Lake City,United States