Friday, January 29, 2010

A Birthday Quilt

The birthday girl, Jessee, under the quilt. She turned 22 on Sunday and we celebrated last night. All the "kid couples" played the Newlywed Game and Tyler and Jami won.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

This was the Chinese restraunt we had lunch at. I didn't know if we should eat at a place with a hearse out front with fake blood on the back window. The food was very good and no one had to leave in the hearse. Mary made dinner Saturday night--a good casserole, crusty rolls, and a green salad. This morning Tessa made breakfast--freshly made carmel rolls and a pan of good things like eggs, sausage, bread, cheese (a Paula Deen recipe).
Before leaving town we hit TJMaxx and a thrift store. At the thrift store Jami found a wedding dress that fit great and had fun modeling.
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So many pretty things to see!
Tyler playing window peeper into one of the Period Rooms.
Tessa duplicating art. We tried to get her to take her clothes off to be more accurate ;)
The newly engaged couple have some time alone. They're so cute!
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A wall of metal work. Roosters for you, Jody!
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Mpls. Trip

I went to Mpls. with Jami, Tyler, Matt, and Tessa this weekend to visit our friend, Mary.Saturday morning Jami and Tyler made us breakfast of french toast, sausage, and juice. Jody wants to know what we ate because Mary usually cooks big elegant meals for us. My kids are so responsible that Tessa and Jami planned breakfasts for us. I think they planned a lunch too but we ended up having Chinese while we were out and about. My only contribution was cream puffs. We went to the Art Institute Saturday for a couple hours.
Big blown glass sculpture as we entered. Done by the same man who did some at the Mayo Clinic. Rae gave me a lesson on this one time in Rochester but I have forgotten his name, etc.
The kids had to have a little caffeine before we started.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

In the works

I have a birthday project in the works. I wish an elf would come during the night and make the sandwich--quilt top, batting, and quilt back. It seems to be the one thing I don't find as pleasurable as the rest.
It's so good to see the sun today and watch melting snow pour off the roof.
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Be Still

I got my Christmas present to myself! It's a necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs called "Be Still". I LOVE it!!!!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scruffily quilt

My attempt at a Scruffily Quilt is done. The fabrics don't warm my heart but it turned out ok. It's soft and cuddly like a quilt should be. I have fabric cut to start my next birthday project today. Should clean house, but what fun is that?
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Begin Again

I'm starting 2 more quilts. I saw this pattern on a blog and I think it was called a Scruffily quilt. The 2 blocks of fabric on top are just sewn on and then when it is washed, the edges get scruffily. I picked up 5 yds. of Warm and Natural this morning at Hobby Lobby
using a 40% off coupon--$55 for $33! So I can start putting it together and quilting it. Hopefully the finished product will be here soon!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Looking for Santa.
Reading the Christmas story before gift opening.
For the last 3 years we have done used gifts which is way more fun than new. The theme this year was memory so the gift was sposed to signify a memory of the person. And then there's just getting rid of stuff you no longer want too. It was great fun and the laughter was good medicine. I enjoyed being on memory lane for over a month getting ready. Grandma didn't quite get the used thing and kept shaking her head and saying, "Why would anyone want that?" We gave her new stuff. I'm so very thankful for my family!
Once Tessa sported some of her gifts, she looked like she should perhaps be living at the nusing home where she used to work.

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