Saturday, September 15, 2012

One of my favorite websites, Moda Bake Shop has a Love It, Pin It, Win It contest going on.   You pick your favorite pattern and pin it on Pinterest.  How on earth do you choose just One!!  So hard!   I'll give a go, one of my most favorite Moda Bake Shop Pattern is called Sunkissed Summer Squares by Maria Wallin.    I adore the Sunkissed line by Sweetwater.    Isn't the quilt just darling with the appliqued flower!! I love quilts with square blocks.   I am especially excited to try some applique with this pattern.   Applique and I have quite the complicated relationship - I love it, but it hates me!  I am not so good at it, I think I'm too impatient.   Anyway,   I have all the fabric bought, ready and waiting for me to cut into and sew this great pattern.  If only life would slow down and I could take advantage to steal away a few hours. :)

Summer Squares Quilt Pattern

I feel like I have to name some of my other favorite patterns:
Sweet Menagerie Nine Patch, Sunkissed Jewel Box, Ruby Pearl and Opal, Positively Perfect Nap Quilt,  Happy Weekender.... the list just goes on!

Monday, September 10, 2012

So my life got super crazy.   Two weeks ago, my middle girl broke her arm late at night, while my husband was deployed to the desert.   It was scary, but we got through it.    No need to explain the whole story, but my daughter ended up breaking her arm so badly that she needed surgery.   The doctors told me this at 11:00 p.m. in the emergency room.   I was so shocked.  They made us take an ambulance ride at 2:00 a.m. an hour away to a Children's Hospital.   My husband was half away around the world and he freaked out when he finally got my messages around 3:00 a.m. and while she was  being wheeled into a hospital room.   A really great orthopedic surgeon performed surgery the next day.  She has 5 pins in her arm holding it all together.  She later got a cast and that improved things so much, most of the pain went away.   So we are now facing 2 months of recovery for her and no soccer or gymnastics. :(    The Lord is so faithful and He was with us every step of the way.     I am very blessed.    But my quilting has a slowed down a bit.

Hubby got home the day Devaney got her first cast.  So glad that he is home!