Friday, October 30, 2009

breast cancer awarness

I should have posted this at the beginging of the month, not the end!! As we all know October is breast cancer awarness month....this is my mom. In February of 2004 my mom was diagonosied with breast December it will be 5 years since my mom was told she is "cancer free" what a wild, emotional, scary time those 10 months were in 2004. My dear ol' mom went through a mastectomy, 3 ports, a week in the ICU, 20 rounds of chemo and 35 rounds of radiation and not all in that order!! What a trooper!

For the past 2 years my parents, my family and this year my brother and his family have done the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" in Spokane, it is a very emotional time, so neat to see all the survivors and ladies going through their treatments all decked out in pink! Above is a picture of my mom at the beginning of this years walk.

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding....when my husband and I decided to get married my husband suggested to wait one more year for our wedding (we decided to get married in the middle of August)....My mom was 6 months into her diagnosis, I always wanted to get married in the fall but was not willing to wait another year because I was too scared my mom would not be there for it, so I planned our wedding in 9 weeks....instead of my "something blue" to wear I wore "something pink" in honor of my mom, a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon and I hid it over my heart under part of my mom did not know until the photographer was taking our pictures and I revealed to my mom this little surprise....I was trying so hard not to cry...I still have that pin on that same spot on my dress and always will :) Also during my mom's cancer my dad shaved his head bald in support of my mom so when we started planning our wedding I begged my dad to grow his hair out and he did and my mom's wigs were great, a lot of people don't even know she had a wig on!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

autumn mini quilt

I subscribe to the Sew Mama Sew blog....this month they are having a "scrap busters" theme....there are some great ideas on there....the other day I came across this entry....decided I needed another throw pillow like I need a hole in my head so I came up with a mini quilt for my kitchen. I l.o.v.e. this.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

one for me, one for her

I have mentioned this wristlet before....this is such a quick, fun little project....the top one is for me :) made out of my Flea Market Fancy stash...pretty pretty....

This one is for another friend with an October birthday, the back fabric and the front fabric with the aqua apples are made from vintage feedsack fabric given to me or swapped with me from online will be filled with some fun little birthday goodies :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

fabric goodness

mmmmmmmmm see this? This is the au.then.tic line by sweetwater, I l.o.v.e. it, all of it!! I need more! The large panel and 3 yards of this I got in Portland last weekend at The Fabric Depot ...jeezo, I wish I would have bought more, no tax and it was on sale! The other 2 yards I bought at the Spokane Quilt show and it was flying off the shelves like hot cakes! I really don't even know what I am going to do with it but I want more, I just love it, can't wait to get my paws on some of the new line coming out this spring and it has more color in it!! LOVE IT!

This little fabric combo just kind of fell together, I think I might need another print with some more red in it? Two of these prints are from the Mary Jane Butters "Farmgirl" line....I love this little lady too, and she is from the Northwest, whoo hoo!! I told my mom and dad that for their 40th anniversary in February I would make them a queen size, what do you think of this? Call me and tell me....:)

Last but not least there is this beauty....figgy pudding....I was asked to join an ornament swap....this might be a big part of what I use.....darling!!! To see any of the pics larger just click on it. :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quilt Festival entry

This is my entry for the online quilt festival hosted by Amy. I don't know really anything about this quilt top other than it was inherited through a few deaths on my mom's side of the family, isn't that sad? My mom is not even sure how she got it....I guess when you have several Aunts that pass and then your mom (my Grandma) gets their things....well when my Grandmother passed several years ago my mom got this quilt top. I just loved it so I stole it! I don't even know what the name of the block is, anyone? I did repair about 3 little areas on this quilt before I took it to my quilter, not sure what they will do with it but I can't wait!

I was going to post a few pictures of one of my quilts but H1N1 has been making a run through our house this week, I decided to pick this quilt because I already had these photos on my computer and decided to join in the fun of the quilt festival...most fun I have had all week with two sick kids and a hubbie out of town! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

5 years ago.....

October 10, 2004....I can't believe how fast 5 years have gone.....I have a ton of pictures from our wedding and it is sad in one way too look through them and see faces that are no longer with us but then fun to see how much some faces have changed...that baby in the photo between my hubbie and I? That is our daughter who is now 6. The photo of my husband with his parents....both of them passed in 2008....Jack our son....not even thought of yet....we had a great wedding day.... had a budget of $2000.00 and we only went over by about $300.00, planned it in 9 weeks too. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

friendship bag and friends

I had a nice weekend! Friday I received my friendship bag from Kathleen, I LOVE this bag!!!! I had seen it on flickr and fell in love with the entire thing....cuff, bag and button, just darling!! In it she had these cute little finger puppets for my kids...I had to hunt them down to take their picture...

I also had a few chances to hook up with some girlfriends, that does not happen very often and especially twice in one weekend. The first picture is of my good friend Tari and I at this awesome pub in Spokane called The Elk, yummo!! It was so nice to catch up face to face instead of over the phone or email...she lives in North Carolina now with her little family so we don't see each other very often....Saturday night I went out with my SIL, her bff and another friend Sheila...Spokane has a piano bar now and this was a BLAST, I had so much fun just kickin up my heals to dueling pianos of all things...we had a great time as you can see from the picture....