Archive for May, 2008

My Quilts

I just got a new quilt while I was home for Memorial Day weekend. I took some pictures of it, as requested by the ladies at work. While I was getting ready to post the pictures I realized that I have never taken pictures of our wedding quilt.

Here is the first quilt. At Brian and I’s wedding we had the guests sign red fabric hearts. In the following months my grandma made a quilt using the hearts.

This is the signature from my mom and dad’s heart. If you look close you can see the hand stitching by my grandma.

If you look REALLY closely you can see the hand quilted heart design by my grandma.

This is the quilt that I got over the weekend.

This was started by my paternal great grandma.

Then was worked on by my paternal grandma.

Then lately my maternal grandma has started to finish the quilts that had been started long ago. She is currently working on another that is a double wedding ring for my sister. After that there are two more that need finished.

My sister did the tying.

Now I want to hand quilt it. Of course I have never hand quilted and don’t really know what I’m doing or have the needed equipment. I’ve been reading about quilting. Now I just need to pick a design and buy some equipment. Any tips from seasoned quilters out there? I would also like to add a patch to the back with our names, maybe in a family tree type of design.

Oh, does anyone know the name of this quilt design?

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May 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm 2 comments

My first photography shoot

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted pictures from my first photography shoot on my photography blog and Flickr account.  Head over and check them out.  I will be posting more over the next few days as I finish editing them.  Let me know what you think!

Also, as you can see over at my other blog, I am offering free photography sessions right now.  Let me know if you’re interested!

May 30, 2008 at 7:53 am 1 comment

Family Film Friday

I’ve taken on a huge project this week.  I’m moving all of my pictures from my laptop over to the desk top’s external drive.  The bad part is that some of these pictures are already on the external drive, so I’m having to sort through everything, get them into folders and delete duplicates.  In the long run I’m hoping that this will help my annoyingly slow laptop speed up a little bit.

Looking through all of the old family pictures that I have scanned over the past few years I can’t help but notice all of the pictures of my grandad being abbused by us four granddaughters.

This is a picture of Grandad and I at my first birthday party.  I had just stuck my hand in the cake, that’s him grabbing it out of the cake and keeping me from smearing icing everywhere.  When I was younger and we would look at this picture together I would tell him that he had put my hand in the cake.

This is my cousin Kristen and I sitting on his lap.  This man’s poor legs sure took a beating from all of us, but he never complained once.

This is my sister Angie playing dress up with Granddad.  We have so many pictures of poor Granddad dressed up in women’s dresses and wigs.  This poor man that farmed the same land he was born on and hunted spent his days playing dress up with four crazy girls.

He loved the Lord and his family.  He was a good man.  As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing better than a man that would do anything for his family and kids.  I just wish God hadn’t taken him so soon so we could have all learned from him in our adult lives.


May 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm 1 comment

So, who’s watching Idle with me??

Come on!  Admit it!  You know you watch it too!!  Right?? RIGHT??  Hello??

I’ve never actually have voted, but David Cook is the best in m book.  I’ve liked him since his audition at the beginning of the season.  But, I think Archuleta will win since all of the teeny bopper girls are obsessed with him.

What I want to know is….Is Cook going to record a full length version of ‘Hello’?

May 21, 2008 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been a bad blogger

I’ve been too busy reading other blogs to write in my own.  There’s not a whole lot going on around here.  Last night Brian and i went to see the movie What Happens.  It was pretty good.  Then we went and walked by the river for a little bit down on the levee.  There was a wedding going on and a bunch of kids out after their prom in their formal dress.  It was a beautiful night.  We were supposed to go see my cousin play baseball at Ohio State today, they were doing their senior ceremony for them today.  But, it’s supposed to rain all day and turn into thunderstorms at the same time the game would be going on.  So, I think we’ll be staying home.  Maybe we’ll try to go to the butterfly show today.

It’s been raining so much this week that the drain holes in my pots can’t keep up.  I’ve been having to go around and poor off extra water in some of my plants.  It’s poring right now, once the rain lets up I’m going to move some of the pots where they’ll be protected from the rain a little bit.

Here are a few updated pictures from earlier this week.  My jalapeño is really taking off.  I will have to get new pictures of it when it stops raining.

I had these two strawberries in a bowl of cereal the other day.

This is my little parsley plant. The only one of my herbs that seems to being doing really well.

May 11, 2008 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Hey Everone!!

I’m sorry that I haven’t written anything in awhile.  I’ve been working a lot lately.  Anywoo, Happy Cinco de Mayo!!  Go have some yummy Mexican food today!  I just ate nasty hospital caffeteria taco salad.  Bleck!  Maybe I’ll talk Brian into at least getting some QDoba for dinner when I get off of work.  YUM!

Oh, and happy nurses week to all you nurses out there!!  I hope your hospital is taking good care of you this week.  Ours gave away a bunch of gift cards, I didn’t win one.  So kiss a nurse this week and give her a big thank you!!

I work again tomorrow, hopefully I will get to post again Wednesday.  I have pictures of my red strawberries to show!!

May 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment


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