Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A basket liner.
Table runner. It also has an ironing board cover, lamp shades, bath mat and tons of other things I can't wait to get started on. Hopefully you will see my projects currently in progress list deleting fast!
I also bought these jelly rolls for myself probably before Thanksgiving. I like to chose my own fabric so it was handed to my husband for him to keep until Christmas. It's 1974 and Recess.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Of course Jake saw me taking a picture and HAD to be in it.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Now if I can just finish my Winter quit. I also bought a jelly roll of Candyland Christmas. I've loved it since I first saw it under the Future Groups category on the Moda website. The only store that I found that had it was Material Girls. I'd looked for it for awhile and nobody had it so I settled for Winter. Then I decided not to buy Candyland Christmas because I had already started the other one. When I saw it on sale for half off on Saturday at Material Girls I bought a jelly roll and fabric for the borders. I've had to hold back all day from not unwrapping the jelly roll and starting on a new quilt. Maybe it will have to wait until next year as I am also finishing Merry Go Round.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I've been way into jelly rolls lately. I don't know why I waited so long to try them. I'm not going to do that with layer cakes. I chose this book of layer cake patterns.
Sorry about the glare. This is the pattern that made me choose this book over other layer cake patterns. I love it. A tool to help me make scalloped edges. I want to put a scalloped edge on my appliqued flower quilt. I'm up to 15 now! 5 more to go!
I have no plans for this fabric, I just love it so I chose two fat quarters. Ok, let's be honest.... I'm still in a baby mood and I thought these would be cute for something for a baby.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is a link that tells more about ICWA:
Under ICWA tribes have the ability to take a child back for 7 years after placement! We need to pass better laws to prevent this from happening to anyone else. The very most important part of adoption is to put the best interest of the child first. That is not what happened in this case. If you read Heather Larson's blog you will see that the baby is being used as a pawn by both the tribe and the birth mother.
If we want the laws to change we can't just sit back and cry. We have to do something to make it happen. It's going to take not only adoptive couples, but many, many people to come forward asking for change. What I am asking you to do is contact your state senators (if you are in Utah this is Hatch and Bennett- think Bennett for Senate). Write to them explaining why you want the laws to be changed. Ask them to sponsor legislation that would more narrowly define what consitutues a Native American Child for the purposes of adoption and to look at the cases individually to keep the child's best interest in mind.
To see more on this story click here: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=5066749
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wild Thing uses two charm packs. I've never used charm packs because I haven't been sure what to do with them. I'm excited that this one makes a throw size and uses charm packs. I can't wait to get started!
Jelly Filled uses a jelly roll, of course! I'll tell you a little secret...... I've bought a few things for myself for Christmas. I've given them to my husband so he can wrap them and give them to me. I realize he is suppose to pick what he gives me but let's be honest.... I help him match his clothes. When he gets the kids dressed in the morning he comes up with some interesting outfits. It's probably best I chose my own fabric. One of the things I've given to him to stash away is a 1974 jelly roll. I think this will be a fun pattern to make it in.
Camille also sent two other great surprises in the mail. Two charm packs! One is At Water's Edge by Blackbird Design.