Thursday, October 17, 2013

it will all work out

I have always loved this quote by the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley.  He had such a positive attitude which I clung to.  I also believe it will "all work out."  

I created this pattern while watching General Conference a few weeks ago and although those were not the exact words spoken since President Hinckley has passed on, that was the idea I gleaned from each of the talks that given.  

The pillow form is 16" X 16" I just made the cover up as I went.  I just made it until it fit!  I had it finished and realized it was still a bit too small, so I added a 1" piece of black and white dot fabric all the way around.  When I turned it inside out, it ended up looking like piping. I love that! 

Here's the pattern for the embroidery:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

a blanket for jovie

Even though I am done having babies (as far as I know!), I love that my sisters are still adding to their families.  It's so much fun to be an aunt!  My sister, Caitlin, had a baby girl this week and they named her Jovie Quinn.  What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name.      

About a month ago I finished this quilt for her baby because I was really excited and of course, I love any reason to make a baby quilt. 


The center fabric is by Alexander Henry.

The back is a soft pink corduroy fabric that I have been hanging on to and finally found the perfect project for.

 I machine quilted it going diagonal and really like this look.  I will have to remember that for future quilting!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

printable valentine word search

I am always on the look out for non food or candy Valentines that my kids can take to school to pass out.  I, myself, love the candy, but their school does not! 


A few years ago I shared a Valentine word search that we made for     my son to pass out to his Kindergarten class.  We punched two holes on the side to include a pencil with it. 

I wanted to share that printable with you.  It is on my side bar and you can follow the link and print it out yourself.  

This year, I have a few non food Valentines in the works for my three elementary school aged kids to take.  I am really excited about one and will share it with you soon. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

working on some love signs

 My newest passion in crafting is making more intricate stenciled signs.
   I made a few last February for Valentines Day with pieces of trim my husband brought home from one of his houses under construction.
   I still have more, but in the mean time I had him pick me up some 1X12s and made a few subway art signs with the cut pieces for Valentines decor this year.