Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh Henry

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of my nephew Henry. He will be my sister's second little boy and I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Every time the phone rings I jump up hoping it is her with good news. So while I've been waiting for him to get here I've been working on this....

I think this might be my favorite quilt I've ever done. I did a similar quilt top last year and decided I like the patern enough to try it again. I did a smaller zig-zag but I didn't really plan it out I just mixed the colors as they came.

The boys room is in Bronco's blue and orange, and I just love how these colors turned out.

Hurry Up Baby! We can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Career Day

I'm going to be giving a career day presentation in Carly's class tomorrow. I'm sure your all thinking 'What career?' What can I say, they were desperate, actually when I mentioned that I could come and talk to the kids about sewing, her teachers thought that would be really neat. I have lots of visual aids so I think the kids will be pretty interested. I'm going to bring some quilts and some clothes, and lots of my tools. Is it weird that I'm a little nervous to get up in front of 5 year olds?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Butt Dialed

I'm usually the very first number in people's phones and you wouldn't believe how often I get butt dialed. I have a friend who it seems the only time I talk to her is when she accidentally butt dials me. I also get lots of calls about lost phones, they dial me and expect me to know who's phone it is. Today I got call from my 4 year old neighbor. He was playing with one of his parent's phones and since I'm the first number, it dialed me. I tried to tell him to to go give the phone to him mom or dad but he wanted to tell me about going poop on the potty. He was very cute!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sick and busy

I was starting to feel pretty smug about making it through winter without getting sick. Then last week it finale hit. I tried to deny I was sick for a few days and just kept going, but I finally succumbed Tuesday and spent the day in bed. I had to because I was going to be very very busy the next to days. Wednesday and Thursday we had parent teacher conferences (both girls are doing very well) at the school and if your are the PTA president that means busy. We run a book fair during conferences and we also feed our teachers dinner on Wednesday night and lunch on Thursday after noon. That means almost 2 whole days spent at the school, and I was just the helper on this one. Two other ladies were in charge of those things and spent many more hours than I did pulling it off. It did strike me as a bit ironic last night when the principal came to tell us goodbye as he was leaving and we (the volunteers) stayed for at least another hour cleaning up. The teachers are all so grateful for what we do and it is nice to hear it, and make me feel go to be doing good things with my time.
Now though, my house looks a bit like a bomb went off. Added to the fact that I haven't been home or useful for about a week, out dryer is not drying. I'm hoping Jon can fix it this weekend, but it is at least 15 years old so it might be time for a new one. Ah the timing, we just paid of our RC Willey bill.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Package Pals

My mom found this cute sign and gave it to me for Valentines. Too cute! I love it. I need to find a spot to display it, all year round.

About a month ago one of my Facebook friends posted a link to a blog about package pals. A package pal is just someone you exchange fun packages with just for fun. She asked if any one was interested in being her package pal. Even though we live close to each other we don't see each other very often, but our husband's do because they work together. So we decided to exchange packages through them. Our first exchange is today, and this is what I sent off.

I sent of 3 of these hare things for her 3 little girls.
And this apron.
I'm hoping she likes her stuff and really excited to see what is in my package.