Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Weekend

Took a trip to St. Louis, MO to visit family for the holiday weekend.

Here's a few pics I took:

Monday, May 23, 2011


Then:So tiny :)


Note: this happens VERY rarely these days...today we had a case of a shortened nap and a doctor's appointment that included shots :(

Friday, May 20, 2011

Half and Half Skirt

Using this tutorial, I made a new little skirt for Callie:

Super easy and super quick. I'll definitely be making more! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quilting Bee (Sara)

Cathedral Windows were Sara's choice for this month's 2nd MSQB block. She sent white fabric out to those who needed it and we chose blue and green colored fabric from our stashes. Check out her post with the links on how to sew one of these:I was really intimidated with this block at first...and not wanting to wait until the last minute, I started on it the day we got back from vacation. After I got past the "danish" part (this post helped me figure out how to do it), I was on a roll. I'm really proud of myself for finishing this block - especially before the end of the month! Ha! It's not perfect, but I'm pleased with how it came out.Overall, I would not choose to do this block again (despite the fact that there's no quilting to be done afterward), but I am glad I can at least say that I've done one.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quilting Bee (Johanna)

For this month's MSQB, Johanna chose to do a modern sampler quilt leaving the design of our blocks up to us. The only requirements were that we were to make our blocks 12" X 12" and use pink, yellow, orange, and white colors.

I immediately knew what I wanted to try - flying geese! I ended up using this tutorial for a Dutchman's Puzzle. I loved how precise and crisp looking this block came out:Just as the tutorial says, you end up with a bunch of little triangles...so I also planned on making Johanna a pinwheel block. Here it is:

One block left for this month and then June will be our last month for MSQB. Can't belive how quickly this year is flying by!

Friday, May 13, 2011


We're back!
Not that most of you knew we left in the first place! :)
But we took a family vacation down to Destin, FL this past week. It was truly a relaxing time spent laying on the beach, taking naps, watching tv, shopping, and eating. I told Braden that we can't let 3 years go by without going to the ocean ever. again. Last time we went was back in 2008 to Hilton Head, SC to celebrate our 2 year anniversary...that was pre-Callie and pre-baby #2 on the way!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip. Just had to share :)

22 weeks along (here's a post from when I was 22 weeks with Callie):

Wednesday, May 4, 2011