Wednesday, September 30, 2009

see katie sew ruffle wristlet

I made this wristlet last week, it really was pretty easy and only the 2nd time I have ever put a zipper in something! I got the pattern here. I used quite a funky combination of fabrics but I wanted something spunky and I think I got it! I am going to use this for part of a birthday present for a girlfriend of mine....find some goodies to go with it and in it.

I realize that most of my pictures recently have been taken outside on the grass.....up until last week it was still in the 90's here in the day time....I think autumn is finally here it is 52 degress but the sun is out!! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

pillowcases for the girls

I whipped up a few pillowcases the other day...these are SO easy, I really think it takes longer to cut them out then the actual putting them all together...I found the tutorial over a year ago here. From top to bottom they are for my daughter, my niece Gracie and my niece Abigail, Abigail will be receiving hers this weekend along with the quilt I made her...We will be seeing Gracie in a few weeks when we go and visit my brother in Portland.

I have to say though, this one is my favorite...I just love the pinks with the blue, I think Emily loves it too. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

young at heart

Today is my Grandpa's 90th birthday, Happy Birthday Grandpa!!! My Grandmother has Alzheimer's and my Grandfather is taking care of her at home...I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, Happy Birthday!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Originally uploaded by kristinemhanson
This is what I got in the mail on Friday, it is from my swap partner for the doll quilt swap.....I totally remember commenting on this quilt on the flickr group too, how funny.....Jennie from sunflowerquilts made it for me from the Katie Jump Rope the orange! It is in my kitchen as we speak!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a few finished things

I have been working my buns off the past year or so getting a lot of WIP's finished and here are a few of them....I just got these quilts back from the quilter, I am really happy with them....This large aqua/blue/red/pink quilt is for Emily, she just loves it, says it is real cozy. I used the tutorial from this blog.

This pinwheel quilt is for our family room...I used the tutorial from this blog.

And this quilt was from my own little pea was originally going to be for my daughter but after I made it I realized it was not big enough for her bed so I started the coin quilt....I am giving this one to my niece for her room/bed...she will be 7 at the end of the month...she will love it I'm sure...she thinks Auntie can make anything....the quilting on this one just screams little pink and butterflies.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jack's turn

Today was Jack's first day of pre-school.....I can't believe it! Here are a few pictures from our morning, then a picture of Jack after he fell asleep in our bed after getting home from school, the last picture is of Jack and Emily on her first day of pre-school 3 years ago...that is why I can't believe it, where did the last 3 years go???

Saturday, September 12, 2009

friendship bag swap

friendship bag swap
Originally uploaded by kristinemhanson
I finished my bag for my swap partner....mailed it off to Colorado filled with some fun little goodies!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is my dad's 64th birthday....last night we had my parents over for dinner and dessert...of course Emily and Jack had to help Granpa blow out his candle on the yummy "dump cake"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

yipee!! I won something

Actually I think I won 8 things!!!! I am thrilled!! check it out! I am speechless and believe me that NEVER happens, yippee!!!!!! I had a few minutes to myself...started looking through some blogs and came across this...see the "Kristine Hanson"...that is ME!!! Now all I need to do is win the weekly drawing from Quilt Taffy!!! I have not won something from them in over a year, hint hint Des and Corrie! :) I don't know if you ladies know this or not but Quilt Taffy is how I got into the "blog world". I did not even know what a blog was until last summer when I bought some fabric off of ebay from these two sisters....with an order from them they send a cute little coaster with their blog address and the rest is history!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

first day of the first grade

Today is Emily's first day of school...big 1st grader!!little brother getting in on the photo actionDaddy walking Em into school (mommy is the photographer) This is Emily's good buddy Bradley....they went to 2 years of pre-school together then we realized we lived in the same school district, went to kindergarten in the same class and again this year :)

Emily with her new teacher