Monday, August 20, 2012

I Know What I Am Going To-Do Today...

I am writing this post as I listen to the sweet sounds of my hubby doing the dishes and my kids playing a game together.  I am headed off for my Sunday afternoon nap as soon as I finish here :)  I love that I can create a post and then schedule it to post at a later time or date!  Yee haw for technology :)

This past week was a whirl wind of activities as we wrap up summer.  I sure love summer break and always feel a little down as the kids head back to school :(  Tuesday is DOOMS day, when they all head off to start another year of school.  This year I have a 1st, 3rd and 6th grader at our elementary school.  A 10th grader at the high school and a freshman and junior in college.  Four different schools.  When my oldest was a freshman in college we had 6 kids in 5 different schools.  We are now down to just 4 schools :)  Next year we will have 5 again because we are adding junior high back into the count.  Good times!

I guess it's time to get back to quilting business!

So, here is last weeks list:
#1 Melissa's messenger bag... cut out, but not sewn.
#2 Miranda's present (my daughter wants this to be a quilt, but I think it is going to be a messenger bag and when she gets married, someday, it can be a quilt) ...DONE!! :) and it is CUTE :D

#3 Top Secret Quilt (due mid August) ...the top is finished :)  Here is a sneak peak.

#4 a bit of the Mario quilt if I can :) time :(

This weeks list:
#2 Melissa's Messenger bag

...That's going to be all for my list this week.  If I do more, it will be a nice surprise :)

Chrisann's quilt (the AWESOME kindergarten teacher)
Will's birthday quilt (due December)

Back Burner Purgatory.... lol!!! ;)'s GROWING is STOPPED, by order of ME!!!! :) !!!!
Mario Bros. QAL
Mini Quilt for Konda's Blog Hop
Alyson's Living room Quilt
Alyson's Bedroom Quilt
Mandy's quilt
2 Twin Size applique quilts for my nieces
The April $29 girl quilt 
the May $29 quilt
the June $29 quilt
My bed quilt
Challenge quilt for next year's quilt show
"Letters to my Daughter" block of the month
July $29 Quilt

So, what are you working on this week?  What is your #1 project that HAS to get done???

PS- ***BONUS Photos!***
While my good friend April was over, my baby took pictures of our visit...and other random things a 6 year old finds interesting :)
A shot out of the front window.  I do love our ivy :)

The ceiling fan.

The ceiling fan was going, so maybe that is the reason for the photos.

Another shot out one of the leaded windows.  These windows are original to the house and one of our favorite things :)

April was asking about the paintings in our living room and apparently, my son was documenting my tour around the room :)  This painting is from 1898.  My hubbies grandmother found this painting in an attic at an estate sale. The painting was all blackened.  She took it home for the frame.  When she cleaned the canvas she found this beautiful still life.

This is a picture of the Los Angeles LDS Temple.  My husband and I were married there WAY back in 1990.  There aren't very many pretty pictures of the Los Angeles Temple :(  I commissioned this rendering from a TALENTED artist, Cheryl Wetzker.  Her medium is dried flowers and other foliage.  She is truly brilliant!

This is a painting of the desert by my hubbies grandmother.  Before she died, she had each grandchild put their name on the back of one of her paintings.  I put my husbands name on the back of this one :)  Below the desert scene, is an oil painting of a rooster that my brother, Adam Ford, did in college.  He is SO talented!

This is April fully engaged (hee hee) in my explanations of the art ;)

This is me, appearing to be yelling at April to wake up and listen!!! ;D

This is another panting by my hubbies grandma.  It is of Springlake, Utah.

My sweet son didn't take pictures of the paintings that my mother has painted for me over the years :(   As not to leave her talented art out of the post, I took these :)
This is is me bossing my bears around :)

She painted this one for me because I LOVE to make home made peach jam :)

I asked her to paint me this picture from a card I had because I LOVED the colors!

PPS - don't forget to leave me a comment about your most urgent project for the week.  I am DYING to hear all about it!!!!!!!!!! :) you like my dramatic exclamation points? ...and how bossy I am ;D


  1. If I had your to do list I would go crawl in a hole and hide.. Ha Ha.. My urgent project is the renovation of our newly bought home so that we can move in it. Tonight's urgent project is finishing the sashing on my daughter's quilt for Christmas. Trying to do a lap quilt for my daughters (2) and mom and sister for Christmas.

    1. Good luck with the house :) AND I bet the quilts will be WONDERFUL and very loved :) What great presents!!!

  2. I'm glad that I scrolled all the way down to see the bonus pictures:) Had I realized there would be paparazzi, I would have worn my sunglasses :)

    1. No kidding :) That boy has a knack for getting the most flattering shots :) How do you like me yelling at you ;D

  3. Hi - I don't really have an urgent project to finish up this week, I need to finish up a quilt for my sister's birthday in October, it's one of my 15 wips. Yikes - did I really say that? My current project now is a lil twister baby quilt made from 1930's reproduction fabrics - I'm getting ready to machine quilt it this evening. I also wanted to let you know that my ancestors were some of the first families to help settle Payson! I've been there several times doing family research - it is such a pretty place - it almost feels like home. Jani

    1. I sure love the 30s reproduction fabrics :) :) funny about the payson ancestors. My hubbies family has been here forever! We are probably related :)

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    1. LOL!!! Yes, PLEASE keep breathing :) I have been forgetting to do that lately too ;D We should probably get together and do some your backyard where it's nice and peaceful!


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