Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meagan's Sweatshirt Quilt

Meagan chose to make a quilt for one of her ten-hour projects for Personal Progress. As we discussed what sort of quilt it would be, she settled on using old sweatshirts for the top. So we gathered up all the old sweatshirts from around the house and bought a couple at the thrift store and she got to cutting.

The process was more difficult than she had anticipated and she even contemplated giving up. But I assured her that she would love the end results and all the work and aggravation would be worth it. So she persevered. For the backing she chose a charcoal gray fleece. A nice solid to coordinate with the colorful top. Then she picked icy teal yarn to tie the quilt with.

Once it was done, she was thrilled with the quilt and so happy that she had finished. She has been curling up with it non-stop since. And it is really warm and cozy!
The finished quilt!

Off to College

Wow! Where in the world did the time go?? We took Jacob to college a couple of weeks ago. It seems like just yesterday that he was in Kindergarten with a broken arm, or playing the clarinet in the middle school band, or performing on stage at the high school's spring musical.

Well, now it's time for our first born to leave the nest and spread his wings. He is already loving the college life. He enjoys his classes and right now, he is sick with a cold. I so want to drive down there and make soup and medicate the poor thing. It's not easy mothering long distance. I hope he knows how much he is loved and that we are all cheering him on from the desert.
Jake's twin bed in the dorm room he shares with two other young men.
(Yes, that's his Star Wars pillowcase).

To-may-toe. To-mah-toe

I did some canning with my sweetie when tomatoes came into season. We canned so many!! We also made Salsa. Everyone says it's yummy. I don't eat it, of course. If you know me, you probably know that mexican food is not on my list of favorite foods. But I love to do a project with Chuck. Check out these beautiful Jars.
My favorite thing about canning: the pop as the lid seals... so satisfying!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Summer Update

Hey there! I can't believe it's been over three months since I posted here. I've had nothing crafty to share. Haven't made a card since the last post. Yikes. I used to freak out if I went a day with stamping!

We had a good, busy summer without going anywhere. We did make it to the beach once. Chuck and Matt and Beth spent most of the day out in the water.
The rest of the kids, including cousin Jessika and friend, Kenny just enjoyed soaking up the beach air.

The rest of the summer was just hanging out, keeping busy, getting ready for school which started mid August.

Now we're getting ready to take Jacob to AMDA in two weeks. We'll be starting a whole new chapter in our lives. One of our babies, out in the world and not protected in the family home. I'm excited for him, but I'll miss him!