Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year of quilts- 2011

A year of quilts- 2011, originally uploaded by denawayne.

Kind of fun to look back and see what was made this past year. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful New Year and may 2012 bring you many blessings.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Cookies have been made.

And tasted:)

Christmas quilts in the works.
Might get done before New Years, but probably not.

Snowing in New Mexico- again.

Puppy Jack having a party and being naughty.
A night in the hospital for him but he is A-OK.
Puppies shouldn't get into the girls stocking bags.

And Daddy and boys resting on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to you all. May you enjoy your families and experience God's love.
Sending you lots of love and well wishes.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Handmade Christmas

Teacher gifts this year are handmade scarves with 3D paper snowflakes. The school nurse taught me how to make the snowflakes and you can goggle the many tutorials on making these. Very easy with a pretty result.

Both girls asked if we were going to do Christmas cards this year and I really hadn't had time to think about that. At first I thought that I probably wouldn't send them out. Then one day earlier this week I was like " I can do this" I got cards half off and when the girls came home I plopped them in front of the Christmas tree and made them smile. They are teens and preteens so it took a good 50 takes. But I got one. Ran over to Walgreens and printed off prints in black and white and the next day sent them off. Yippee!!!

Now off for some cookie baking.

EMS Craft Fair

EMS Craft Fair, originally uploaded by denawayne.

This last weekend was the EMS craft fair. This opportunity kind of fell into my lap. I really feel like God has called me into the PTA and that is where he wants to use me. I saw that there was a craft fair happening this past weekend. I called the event planner and asked to raffle off a quilt to benefit the PTA clothing bank. That snowballed into selling drinks and then baked goods. It was a wonderful event where parents and kids could work together for a greater good. We reached our goal of $500.00 for the clothing bank and raised an extra $450.00 for student support. Thank you Lord for giving us this opportunity.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Let it Snow!

This is pure bliss right here. SNOW!! And a snow day to boot. She prayed for this last night and was so pleased when she woke up. She was up early and has been out playing in the white stuff. Not the snow of New York or Virginia for sure. It is like sand and blows in the wind and makes it really hard to see. No matter. She is thankful for it.

Red Converse and no coat- too cool to be cold. It's all about looking good.

Gumdrop tree and balls. We made these over Thanksgiving break and the house is shaping up into some holiday cheer.

The tree is no longer naked. There are even some presents under the tree. I dread going to the post office. It scares me!!! 20 more days- that scares me too.

Now off to bake a whole bunch of cookies- YUM!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wow- Bye November

Been getting some presents done the last few days

We played lots of board games, puzzles and made gingerbread houses.

Yep and watched lots of football.

And loved our time with family.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Spirit

The Weather's getting chilly

The gifts are being made

and family is here. Time for some holiday spirit.

Choir Camp

I admit, I was scared. Didn't know what to expect hanging out with 45 teens. But I have to tell you- I loved it!!

We got to see a part of New Mexico we haven't seen yet. Inlow Baptist Camp is up in the Manzano Mountains south of us by an hour and a half.

Summer fires wiped out much of the forest as we drove in. It looked very much like a Tim Burton forest and had its own beauty.

Our Cabin, where 30 girls, myself and two other chaperions stayed. Thank the Lord for wood pellet stoves because it was cold up there. The wind was wicked.

They had these signs everywhere. No bear sightings- just some skat left behind.

Where we didn't sleep. This is probably why it has taken me 10 days to post something. I've been recovering. Loved it though. Great experience and memories.

I enjoyed getting to share this with my girlie. We have another trip in January planned for All State Choir. Did I brag about this already? She was one of 8 to be chosen from her school to sing in the State Choir. This is HUGE! So proud.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tribute and Thanks

The kids are off school today. Yesterday I got to be part of a wonderful tribute to our veterans. There were stories that were told about friends, family and servicemen and how that shaped the people they became. In the right corner is one of the veterans standing as the girls sang to them.

The Jazz band played some great jazz music that got the crowd going.

Overall a wonderful tribute to say thanks. So glad I got to witness it.

Now I've got to pack for the mountains. 30 teenage girls, wilderness, and bear country- Say a prayer.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

This is what I made for Krista.

This is what Krista made for me. Pretty cute huh?

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Single Rose

Everyday for the last week this is what has greeted me home. A single rose. I had to share.

I got a little sewing time this weekend. Very little. But I got these bee blocks done for Tammy.

And I got another wall hanging done. Is it a bit busy? I'm not sure if I like it. What do you think?

Friday, November 4, 2011


To wake up to beautiful sunrises. To have a place to call home.

To be blessed with sunsets that are truly gifts.

For my family and friends.

For a God who loves me.

For my cup of hot tea at night while I write this post.

Just really thankful.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Works of Art

I am loving this round at OLDREDBARNCOQUILTALONG group on flickr.

I have made three wallhangings so far. Waiting for the circle instrustions, but while I wait I will make a few more. Christmas is coming you know.

We had a great Halloween. We had friends come for dinner and the girls got lots of candy. They both carved pumpkins. Avery did the Moustache Man.

Riley did the Howling Wolf.

And now let the candy bartering begin......

We had teacher conferences today. Both girls did really well and made us proud.

Welcome November!

Friday, October 28, 2011

On a Roll

Fall is in the air. It is time for jeans, sweaters and boots. Warm drinks. Comfort food. And Quilts!

In my garage was a box full of UFO's ( unfinished projects). Yesterday I took the opportunity to get this Bliss quilt done. The squares are called "All Squared Up" by Jaybird Quilts. The border is 2.5 inches wide and the quilt measures 42 inches square. I stipple quilted it and handsewn binding. I love handsewn binding. It kept me warm last night- my hands were busy-watching t.v with the family and what a World Series Game!! I normally don't watch baseball, but wow. Super Fun.

Next up- Old Red Barn Co is having a quilt along on Flickr. Great place to learn how to quilt if you have the hankering. We are learning Dresden plates and this is my first wall hanging fabric pull. I also found a great link on dresden plate journal covers at SEW WE QUILT. Christmas is coming! At Rapid Speed! Must make Gifts! No, I'm not having a panic attack. It's 8 weeks. Not freaking out. I promise.
Have a great weekend.


ps. it helps to edit posts before you hit the post button. I need some serious help.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New baby blanket

This came from the leftovers of the previous quilt. It is 38 inches square and I did my very first circle applicaes. The print fabric is from Dena Design- love her and not only because we share the same name(and spell it the same). I finally found the tub that had a few UFO's in it so I am hoping to get those done while I wait for our next Round at ORBQA to start. The sewing machine and I are having fun.