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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

slip covers!

This is my before picture! I have had these chairs for about 18 years! They are a great shape. A simple classic club chair but the the dark green is sooo over! I have been following Miss Mustard Seed's Blog for some time. She has a tutorial for slip covers. I watched each segment several times and thought I could do it. Her blog is on my side bar if you would like to check out her blog and or her tutorials. I was going to use drop clothes for my slip covers but couldn't find the shade I wanted. for some reason they were all very gray and I wanted an oatmeal color. Wal-Mart actually had what I needed at only 5.99 a yard! Woo hooo! Each chair cost me about 60.00$ That my friends is a bargain! I love the chairs. I think they look awesome!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Micah goes to college with a new quilt

Micah is leaving for BYU's summer term tomorrow. Luckily I finished his quilt today!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quilt retreat

If you have ever read the Elm Creek Quilters books you probably have dreamed of going to Elm Creek quilt camps. Unfortunately Elm Creek is fiction BUT there is a retreat that you can do! My friend Krista Chadwick runs a fabulous quilt retreat called Red Dirt Retreats. Check out her web site at . I got to teach a class at her latest time out for you retreat. So fun!!!! This is the beautiful Canyonlands lodge. The views are beautiful what a fabulous place to have a retreat.
Our Hostess Krista Chadwick(left) She cooked amazing meals all weekend. The Quilt I taught is the off set coin that I recently made. I was amazed at all of the amazing quilts that were created.
All of these ladies are amazing quilters. Thanks for letting me a part of an amazing weekend!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I finished the off set coin quilt. It was made using Kate Spains Central Park line! I love it. So warm and sunny. It reminds me of a summer day.

I machine quilted it with a straight stitch. I love the texture it gives the quilt. You can really see it on the back of the quilt.

Monday was my birthday and as a gift to myself I had a sew in! I made this cute little number and watched my favorite move - Pride and Prejudice- All 5 Hours! Colin Firth is my favorite Mr Darcy.
I love my new bag. It is big , and has plenty of room for all of my stuff, plus it is cute!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I need a new bag

I love purses, bags what ever you call it. I love them. I have a collection of different ones. My daughters roll their eyes every time I come home with a new one and sigh "another purse?" They are able to say those two little word with such meaning. The meaning being -you need help.

In spite of all the purses I have I went looking to change out my bag to something different and discovered that I all my bags are too small. They don't hold all the crap I need. I didn't change out my bag and thought I guess I need a new bag.

I was on my way to the fabric store to buy binding for my quilt. At the fabric store i found the cutest fabric and pattern for a bag!!!!! So soon I will have a new bag!

Isn't it cute!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love notes

I love Valentines Day! I love giving valentines to all of my kids but I also like encouraging them to also give a little valantine treat to each member of our family. I whipped up this little quilt to help us do just that. Each family member has a fabric envelope on the quilt. They are roomy enough to hold cards and small treats.

I linked up to the CSI project. Click the link below to see all of the great valentines projects

Friday, January 21, 2011

coin quilt

We have been having a ton of cold gray days. I need some real sunshine!
The next best thing is my new coin quilt.

I am absolutly loving Kate Spains new line Central Park. The colors are so pretty and bright.
Two charm packs and some Bella solid White and we have a quilt. I am so excited to get this one finished but I just didn't want to wait to show it off!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Weightloss Wednesday

So I am a little late on this post.

We have moved Gyms. We used to go to Golds. It was a nice gym had great classes, friendly staff and lots of skinny people getting very fit.

The problem was who in the family could use a family pass. You have to be 14 to work out and there is nothing there except babysitting for the under 9 set. Clarissa wants to start training for a triathlon and to go to the gym. So we switched to The Kaysville Sportsplex. To me it is everything I was looking for. There are programs for everyone. It is more like a rec center. So on Monday -Thursday from 4-6 they have a sports program for kids. They can stay as long as they like. Lydia loved it! The day she went they had the kids playing basketball. Clarissa and I hit the treadmills while she played! Perfect!

Today I had a session with a personal trainer. It was awesome. He really worked me out hard! We talked about nutrition, and stuff it was very helpful!

I need to weigh in and give an update. I am feeling good about my eating and working out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Weight loss Wednesday

Weight loss wednesday quickly became science fair wednesday as I helped Clarrissa with her project most of the night. So here is a quick update. So far I am getting in my exercise. I'm running and doing the eliptical. I plan to try and swim once a week, starting this week. I am hoping to improve my swim time just a bit in next summers tri. Swimming is a strength for me so I think it's a good place to trim some time.

My starting weight for this year is 185. I am 5 feet 4 . Not that tall so this is really heavy. I have done well wioth my diet so far. Sugar free baby! I will update more next week.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am going to try and use my blog this year to keep me honest. Every year I make resolutions for the new year. Goals I hope to keep. They are well thought out, written down and then promptly put some place never to be seen again. I often write them in my journal but then through the year I hardly ever look at them again. I am hoping by making them more public I can actually accomplish my goals.

Really they are good and worthy goals, worth accomplishing.

Each year I make goals around the scripture Luke 2: 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. So I have four areas that I make goals in.

Wisdom- I am doing to read 25 books this year. Not all will help me gain wisdom but all will help me use my mind.

Stature- I’ve committed to exercising at least 4 days a week. I do have plans to do the Layton Triathlon again this summer. I have also committed to going on a low sugar diet. I haven’t gotten a handle on my weight and it’s time. My triglycerides are high and my blood sugar although not at diabetes levels is higher than it should be. I have committed to be low sugar for the next year. For me I will use Jorge Cruises guidelines on the Belly Fat cure. We will see if it helps.

In favor with God- I plan to read the book of Mormon this year as well as attend institute( which is not hard because it is truly the best part of my week). I am also working on Personal progress and plan to finish it this year.

In Favor with man- These are social goals and many who know me know I’m a pretty social gal. But my goal this year for this area of my life is to serve more, to look for opportunities to help others to open my heart to others.

So here is where you come in. Not that anyone reads my blog, but I am hoping that by putting this all out there I will be a bit more committed. I am going to start posting on my blog about my goals and how I am doing. Wednesday are now going to be Weight loss Wednesdays. I plan to report back each Wed. As I finish a book I will give a review of said book. Really just look for my posts to be about my goals and an occasional quilt. I have several that I would like to work on this year.
Thanks for joining me on a journey of accomplishment. Comments are always welcome.
Happy New Year!