Wednesday, February 9, 2011

January 2011

January always brings introspection and reevaluation. It seems like some of my goals just keep getting repeated and others change. I am so grateful that I have made progress over the years and that I can recognize that progress. I have lots of hope to make great progress on my repetitive goals and try some new things too this year. Most of all I want to enjoy the journey of this year....I love my life and am so the biggest goal (again) is to allow myself to feel the joy of it and not let stress take it away.

Some additional goals:
Be more in tune
Be healthier
Get the house organized
Spend more quality time with my family

No small tasks but very worthwhile even if only small steps of progress are made.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Amber and I taught a cupcake decorating class for Super Saturday. We baked about 200 cupcakes and decorated about 100 over 2 days. It was definately a crazy project but so fun to do it together! Here are some of the results:


On my birthday, I scheduled Family I didn't get as many complaints as usual because everyone was trying to be nice for my birthday. It turned out to be a good plan! Steve Watson took them and did a fabulous job!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Denim Quilts

For Christmas I made each of my 4 sons a King Size Denim Quilt! Crazy I know but they all loved our family one so with money tight and a stack of jeans almost my height it sounded good at the time. I got the quilt tops done for Christmas morning (not bad since I started this project Dec 3rd). Then in January I finished them up! It has been a lot of work, and more time consuming than I thought it would be, but so rewarding as I see them used often!

They were sewn on my Grandma Deaun Shelley's Necchi ( a heavy duty sewing machine that she used often). As I sewed I could see her in my mind working on lots of projects for her family. The quilts were also made out of many memorable jeans......some when the kids were little.......twin boys jeans with tiny pockets on them..........and some from family..........the most noticeable are my Dad's jean pockets because he carried a comb in one pocket and a wallet in the other. Each of the boys have at least one comb pocket and one wallet pocket from their Grandfather! All in all I am so glad I made them and hope they will be enjoyed for years to come!
Now I need to make the girls each one.....
Andrew's Quilt
Ben's Quilt
Matt's Quilt
Joshua's Quilt

Blogging Revisited

I enjoy reading so many blogs and then I think of how long it has been since I posted anything on my blog........ but I have guilt, just going to try this again!