Friday, September 26, 2008

Ga -ga!!

I am so in love!!!!! I am absolutely ga-ga!!! Have you ever felt that way??!!! I am so giddy!!!

In keeping with this being National Sewing Month, I checked out a book on quilting from the library. It is Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston. I can not put it down!!! I have been all excited and smiley from the first and the more I read the better it gets. I can hardly control myself, I am so excited!!!! This is such a perfect match for me!!! This is such a dream come true and exactly what I have been searching for!!!! This book just tells you to step away from the templates and squared corners and go with the flow!!! What a great idea!!!! If you do any kind of quilting you have got to read this book, even if you don't you have got to at least look at the pictures of her quilts. I love them they are so great!!! I love the concept behind them and I can't wait to try it. (although I think I may already have, just unknowingly) How great is that!! I just had to share that. Thank you!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Sky IS the limit!!

This weekend we got to go to the Mountain Home Air Force Base airshow!!! I have never been to one and so I told Doug we needed to do this in the name of family togetherness. => It was AWESOME!!!!!!
We got to walk through several huge airplanes, get our picture taken with men who are here to serve and protect and see some incredible acrobatic tricks in the sky!!! (Yes, we did wear our ear protection, look closely at Erica's ears) It was incredible!!! These guys were flying so close to the ground and each other. You can see in a couple of my pix the plane going straight up and then stalling out and just falling until the engine started back up. It was so neat!! Unfortuneatly, the batteries in my camera died before the show was over so I only got a few pix of the Thunderbirds flying around. That was SOOO COOL!!!! The noise was a bit loud for Amber and Clara, but it didn't seem to bother Erica a bit. All in all it was so worth it and everything I had ever imagined!!! I can't wait to go to the next show!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month!! Finally, a "national" month I can support and as a cause near and dear to my heart, I urge all of you out there to give your all for this cause. On my side bar is a link, go there and find out what you can do. I plan on spending all my extra time and just generally all my time sewing up a storm this month in support of this great cause!! Up coming projects include binding two quilts tied by Sara and Tessa's activity days group, (they are giving them to two other girls whose home burned down in a recent fire here in town.), making a few zippered shopping totes, (way cool!!!), a couple of tops for me (I hope), several other bags I have ideas for, pants for the willow twins, (they are about as tall and skinny as willows) something special for Amber's birthday, and a few special items for the National Sewing Month project.

They are making Anti-Ouch bags (see the site for info) to give to women who are breast cancer patients. It is a great idea and a simple project so I hope that if you can, please support it!

But other all my lofty goals and aspirations, I am getting back into the swing of school schedules, running kids all over the place, and just general bedlam. Fun huh. But I am excited to have an extra excuse, reason, push to sew. I know it doesn't take much, but still, I'll take it. I hope you will too!!