Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cora's road trip

During the month of May our newest grand baby traveled Utah to Arizona and back again.  She was a great traveler.

We introduced her to the Arizona Strip and Navajo Bridge.

She was happy wherever we landed.

Walking the bridge with her mom and grandpa.

Giving a smile from her travel seat.

Love these pictures shared by her mother after arriving home.  Isn't she the cutest?  Love her two bottom teeth.

Her cousin, Warren, giving her some of his time.  Everyone loves this happy baby!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Decorating the graves for Memorial Day

We were in charge of two of our grand kids over the weekend while their parents played in Boston.

On Saturday morning we decorated the graves of both sets of my husband and my parents.

Knowing that we would have the little ones, we bought spinners this year rather than fresh flowers. We also added butterflies and dragon flies.

They loved helping and being in this "special park."

The Provo Cemetery is so beautiful as it sits at the base of the mountains. My mother loved Provo.

Ceci decided to inspect all the spinners on our way back to the car.

I love this little adventurous girl!

Our next stop was at the Larkin Sunset Cemetery in Sandy.  My husband's sister and her family happened to already be there.  Great timing on both our parts.  Ceci had the privilege of meeting a second cousin.

Glen was good about explaining about the lives of both sets of parent to Oscar.

Glen's mother's birthday is on May 24th so there needs to be a birthday balloon as well.

Sister Wylene's beautiful family.

Little sister and Big brother.

We were happy to honor both sets of our parents all of who died way too young.  We would have loved to have them meet our grandchildren and for our grandchildren to have met their great grandparents.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mother Daughter aprons

I have three granddaughters born during the last five years.  Their older cousins and their mothers have received aprons in the past.  This Mother's Day I decided to make matching aprons for the moms of my more recent granddaughters as a gift.

The oldest of these granddaughters also received a matching apron for her new doll.

Most of those aprons were made from the Sew Cherry line of fabric by Lori Holt. This fabric line has just been released once again so I could use it as my favorite apron fabric.

In the past I have used the same great apron pattern over and over.  This time I decided to mix it up with Simplicity patterns I picked up for a dollar each at JoAnn's.  I hope that they have enjoyed their aprons.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cherry Tweet quilt top finished!

Some quilt tops take six years to make.  Yes, I've been working on and off on this project for that long.  It became my General Conference Weekend two times a year project.  This April Conference I finally finished the last of the applique blocks.

So during April, I made the four pieced blocks, cut sashing stripes and corner stones, and sewed it all together including the eight inch border.  Now I need to save some money and find a professional machine quilter who can custom quilt this quilt for me.  At almost 90 inches by 90 inches, it will take some serious money.  I just want all that white space to look amazing.

This quilt has four cherry wreath blocks.  Love cherries.  I didn't know about "Perfect Circles" by Karen Buckley until well into this project.  I just kept going with my imperfect circles as it seemed like the right thing to do.

There are five bird blocks.  So cute and hence the "tweet" part of pattern name.

Four pieced blocks the same size as the cherry wreath and bird blocks.

And eight of these half triangle blocks which are around the edge of the quilt and inside the border.  So when you fall in love with a quilt on the wall of a local quilt shop and decide you must have one, it will take learning how to applique and a whole lot of time.  BUT it will be worth it!  After six years, I still think this quilt is the best.  Thank you Cori Blunt of Chitter Chatter Designs for designing "Cherry Tweet."