Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Patriotic table runner

Life has been INSANE! No time for larger projects like actual quilts but I have managed to get some smaller  items checked off my to do list. One was this table runner for Fourth of July (or any other patriotic holiday that needs a little red, white, and blue pizzazz).

I'm a little embarrassed by how long this has been on the list and how little time it actually took to make. Isn't that always the way?

The fabrics are from the DS Quilts collection at Joann's Binding is kona red. Patchwork and some wonky gold stars make up the front. The back is simple patchwork with a couple of larger strips thrown in for variety.

I'm very happy with how this turned out and I love how it looks on our table. Now I'm thinking it would be fun to use the rest of this fabric to make a cute bunting to hang on the deck railing!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Busy, busy, busy

Has it really been that long since I've blogged? Time sure flies!

Here's a little of what I've been up to over the past month or so:

Added this fella to our family.

His name is Rufus and he's about 3-1/2 months old now. Huge. Lab/maybe mastiff mix. If his mix isn't mastiff, it's probably Anatolian shepherd. He's awesome and quite a hand full! We've managed to get him all potty-trained, now if we could just figure out how to get him to stop biting and jumping up on us then all would be perfect. He seems to be under the impression that he's a tiny little lap dog, but he's pure muscle and VERY energetic!

Owen turned 7, which is hard to believe. He wanted an outer space birthday party so we made a rocket pinata and let the kids decorate their own alien cupcakes. It was really fun, but I'll think twice before having another party at my home on a rainy day with so many little boys!

Bailey graduated from preschool and is on summer break. We've been part of our wonderful cooperative preschool for four years now, so it was a bittersweet celebration. 

Owen has been rounding out his year with some fun school projects, more lost teeth, and a spring music concert. His last day of first grade is next week and then we will have all of summer to enjoy!

I was lucky enough to attend Quilt Market last month! It was right here in Portland and was a ton of fun. I had never been to market before and it was overwhelming and beautiful and inspiring! Definitely looking forward to a few specific lines coming out in the year ahead. Better start prepping my wallet!

Looking forward to spending a bit more time in this space and get my blogging schedule back on track! Hope you are all enjoying your spring and are gearing up for a creative summer!