Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birthday's, Retreats and Fundraisers

Oh, my gosh so much has been going on this month. Let's see, Ashley turned 2 on the 1st. I can't believe my baby is growing up so fast.

Ashley loves Mickey Mouse and she got her very own dress up dress. She was very excited!
I think the BIGGEST news is that Austin is potty trained...Hooray!!!

While everyone was enjoying the fair, my mom and I were enjoying ourselves in St. George at a quilt retreat at ScrapApples. It was a blast. It was my first one of many to come. Our teacher was Carrie Nelson, she is the designer of Schnibble quilts you may also know her as Miss Rosie.

This is her new book Schnibbles times two

This is the class room, on the far left you can see some quilts hanging on the wall, the big quilt is my moms and the small one next to her's is mine
It was a two day quilt class, there were about 15 of us. Most of us were doing a quilt from the new book. I chose to do the quilt "Imagine" using the Civil War line by Moda. Although I did a small quilt it took me just as long as the other gals who did a large quilt.

My quilt(without the border)
Later in the evening on the 1st day ScrapApples fed us dinner and then after we had a trunk show. First Carrie showed us all the original quilts from her latest book both the large quilts and the small quilts and some others. After she was done everyone else could show off they quilts.
This is Carrie holding a small version of Open Season

After the trunk we had dessert and continue our projects. And the 2nd day was many sewing, sewing, and sewing. Not to mention all the wonderful prizes that were given away. Carrie gave us all 3 patterns, some bobbin bikinis, some wonderful tips and advice and she autographed our books. Some of the prizes I won were a layer cake (Martinique by 3 Sisters (Moda), a turnover (Kansas Winter by Kansas Troubles Quilters (Moda) and 3 fat quarte rs. This was so much fun and I am excited for the next one.

I finished the top of my quilt before leaving...What do you think?
On the 17th, Lexie had a fundraiser for her ONH. Here are some Pic s for it

The quilt that was being raffled
Kira and Michaela helping with rock climbing and bungee jumpingThe wonderful goodies for the Bake SaleBeside doing all for these wonderful things, Craig and I managed to paint his mom's master bathroom, help Gary and Chanell tile they floors, make shelves for they pantry and move some furniture in they house, view they blog to see the pics. Finished the quilting machine (it needs a few parts). Have stuff!!

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