Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop!

Today is day 5 of the April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop and I am so glad that you have stopped by! Thanks to Mdm. Samm (Sew We Quilt) and Erin Davis (Sew at Home Mummy) for thinking up and organizing this wonderful blog hop and inviting me to join.  This is my first blog hop ever so I hope I have done them and you proud.  And without further ado here is my Mug Rug.

 I decided this would be a great opportunity to try out my decorative stitches on my machine.  I had these great fabrics in my stash thanks to winning a door prize at Fabrics Etc. a couple of weeks ago during the Greater Houston Shop Hop.  This is my first time making a mug rug and I found that I still need to figure out how to finish off my binding strips.  I am really having trouble with this step.  I have watched videos over and over, but just don't get it on the first try, ever. LOL

P.S.  After making the above mug rug my granddaughter told me she wanted to keep it.  Then of course my grandson wanted a "boy" one.  So, being the Nana that I am, I whipped one right up for him.  This time it only took me two tries to get the binding right. LOl

Anyways, I hope you will stop by all the other blogs on the hop today.  They are:

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My life right now....

Consist of taking care of two awesome grandchildren on top of our daily crazy life.  I am loving it.  Every wonderful, and trying moment of it. And while they are visiting, we are trying to make as many memories as possible.  

There has been crazy amounts of playtime:

We are growing green onions from our scraps:

We visited the Stingray Reef in Kemah:

Uncle Michael, Hannah and Dalton 

And went to Galveston to play at the beach and ride the ferry

And I just have to add that I love, love, love this photo that my daughter, Kaylyn, took of the two of them sitting by the creek

I think this would make an awesome art quilt, except I don't make art quilts.  Maybe someone out there would make a grandmother something so special??? LOL

So as you can see not much sewing or quilting getting done around here lately, but I do have two more pictures for you.  My daughter finally asked me to show her how to quilt.  My grandson had to join her, and yes she is working on her own quilt, LOL:

And I did finish up a pillowcase dress for my granddaughter

So I guess that gives me some progress and a finish for this week so far.  Yeah!

Hope your days are filled with so much love and awesomeness!

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