Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer's out for School...

Well time sure flies and it's been more than two weeks since my last post. Rather than apologize (like usual) for my lazy blogging-ness I will just dive right into playing catch-up!

Today is the first day of school so we've been busy cramming all the fun we can into the last few weeks of Summer!
A few weeks ago, my hubby and I took all the kiddos to a local water park were we met up with some good friends. My kids were the oldest in the bunch so they played chaperones to the younger kids and everyone had a blast playing in the water and going down the water slide. Perfect for a hot summer day!

One of these friends moved away last year and she was out for an extended visit with her new twins so we finally got to meet them! I made some cute little owl quilts for them last year and just now got around to making bumpers for their cribs...just in time for them to almost not need them anymore! I think they turned out pretty cute and I love that boy/girl twins still get a matching nursery! I used Moda's Summer House fabrics by Lily Ashbury for the tops and binding and Minky for the backings :)

Speaking of twins, it was mine and my twins birthday last week! Happy Birthday Joyce!!! I had a fun day sewing with my quilt guild and she landed a new job that's that for a great birthday?!
My quilt guild sponsored a cute little sewing retreat in honor of my birthday! (Okay, maybe it was just a coincidence that it was scheduled for that day :P) We made some darling travel ironing mats/covers...I made mine out of aqua Fandango by Kate Spain! 
Now I've been sewing since I was ten and I'm a teesy bit older than that now so I want to know why I haven't made one of these before?! It's just adorable (and practical but also really cute!) and it fits my Oliso iron perfectly :)
I'm also working on some more Quilts of Valor  for my local chapter, Victor Valley Quilts of Valor. It is so inspiring to work with these incredible quilters who volunteer their time, money, fabric and materials to give back to our troops... you are all AMAZING!!! (You know who you are :)

The quilt show is coming up quickly...less than a month away! Be sure you stop by our booth to see us if you are in the area that weekend. September 14th & 15th at the fairgrounds in Victorville, CA... see you there!
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