IMPS quilt squares

15 04 2009

http://www.mgbeng.com/quilt2009/

I’m going to work on a quilt square for the Miniature Pinscher Rescue group tonight. My big sis, Jaime, is a volunteer for the KY MinPin Rescuers and she e-mailed this to me. Just read the directions and e-mail the quilt lady and send the square in by May 18th.

I’m eating Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream from Cold Stone—YUMMY.





BILL GATES

14 04 2009

My brother in law, Jonathan, saw the richest man in the world this weekend.
He was working at the Pro Shop at the Masters and BILL GATES was shopping.
So was Adam Sandler and Tiger Woods’ mommy.
I am completely star struck and I didn’t even see them.





Sewing Updates

13 04 2009

Matthew requested an Easter bow tie….so I traced his black bow tie (on the bias) onto this pretty polka dot pastel fabric and made him one! I’m not very fond of bow ties but every once in a while is OK, especially since it was by request!

I made this dress about a year and a half ago. I remember the day I made it- I was home alone at the Roadhouse almost all day. All my stuff was spread out on the kitchen table and I finished in once whole day. I thought that was pretty impressive since I had just learned how to read patterns! When I made it, it was a little too big. After getting married….it fits =) It was always a really weird length so last night I added an extra hem.
It is preshi.
While hemming, I fell in love with this:
It is a narrow hem foot. It’s a little tricky to use getting started but once you get the hang of it, it makes a narrow hem all without ironing!! That is a dream come true!!

This is the quilt-in-progress. Who knows if it’ll turn out pretty in the end!! I sure hope so.

Here is a peek of the ginormous amount of fabric I inherited from my cousins grandma. This is a really large wheel of ~4 inch wide fabric. I honestly don’t know when I’ll use it but it is pretty amazing!!

And that is all for now. I haven’t been sewing much lately but I will start back up soon! 3 more weeks left of my internship and then a month of studying for the RD exam and packing up the apartment. There will be plenty of time to sew!





YAY

13 04 2009

We got an apartment in Louisville!!!!!!!!!!!! We haven’t seen it yet…hahaha…but my mom went to take a look and if she would approve for us to live there, then we will live there. Apparently it is really big and clean. It’s in the Crescent Hill area where all the houses are really beautiful. It is less than a mile away from the Seminary and a few miles from downtown. There is a non-functioning fireplace with a MANTLE. I LOVE MANTLES. And it is probably good that it is non-functioning… And there is a sun-room (with 10 windows that will be the sewing room), 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry in the basement, window A/C units and an attic fan- could be interesting- etc etc etc. We are able to move in the middle of May but will permanently be there the beginning of June. If you live in Louisville, come visit! We will be so happy to be near friends and family again. And if you live somewhere other than Louisville, still come visit because we probably miss you!
That is the floor plan- click it for a bigger picture. I’m so technical—not.

Just a peek at the brown/black combo in the kitchen!!! You see the stove? See on the left that extra pull out thing? Can you tell me what that is? We can’t figure it out. Maybe if you guess right I’ll give you a prize. We won’t know what it really is until I actually see it though. Think of this as my first blog giveaway…maybe? maybe not?

I am ALMOST finished with my internship. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to travel a lot this month (Lexington, Louisville, Murray x 2) so hopefully that makes it go by faster. AND I FOUND MY FLASH DRIVE. It was in Matthew’s car!

Happy Easter! We are happy to celebrate a Risen Savior!!!!!! We had a wonderful time eating Easter lunch at the Taylor’s house this afternoon =) We will miss our Owensboro friends!

Oh, Matthew sent out an e-mail to his gmail contacts with a link to both of our blogs. If you read this, leave a comment! I’d love to know who is hanging out here! Matthew also didn’t check who all is in his contacts before he sent the e-mail so I’m sure there was someone really random who got it! And if you are an English teacher, forgive my grammar.

(Wes, crochet is pronounced kro-shey, not crotch-it)





Friday

3 04 2009

This is going to be a picture-less post. I’m sorry. Pictures will come later!

1) I have all the pieces cut out for the quilt. It went by really fast. I used to think I hated cutting out fabrics in such a mass quantity but it wasn’t too bad. I would try to explain how I’m making the quilt but we can wait for pictures to do the talking. You know that feeling when you’re making something big and you’re worried it’s not going to turn out the way you want it to? That’s how I feel right now about this thing. I think it’s gonna work….I hope it does! This is a big ol’ quilt: 80″x96″. Grandma Faye (my cousin Jen’s grandma) gave me a TON of fabric and a lot of it made it’s way to this quilt- that’s special =)

2) I ate battered fish filets today. (battered, not fried…haha) Matt said he was craving them after smelling Wednesday night dinner at church. They were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

3) At 3:30pm, I’m leaving to meet Amanda in TN to go see Hanson in Nashville. We’re really hoping all the whack-o crazy annoying Hanson fans won’t show up. That used to be us in 5th grade but we’re over it!

4) Tereza always cooks with fresh broccoli and I never did. Last week I bought some and loved it so so so verryyy much. Thanks TJreza for the inspiration.

5) I lost my flash drive. Not a good thing since it’s the end of my internship and I NEED IT.

6) I have an interview on Wednesday in Louisville.

7) Only 4 more weeks until my internship is over!!! May 1 =)