Monday, June 30, 2008

Pkg to Argentina II

Got these pictures today from my son in Argentina who delivered packages for us. We sent some winter clothes for the children of this family and here they are going through the box. The next is a picture of Susana Paez getting the gift bag I sent her and also a picture of her wearing the apron I made for her. It's so fun to be able to actually see what she looks like. We've just been emailing up to this point. I have to thank my son for enlarging my world and for my new circle of friends.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Making empanadas

I love receiving fun pictures like this from my son who's currently in Argentina on a 2 year mission for our church. He's the one in the center of the group. He's making empanadas with a family he writes about often. He's grown close to so many people there and genuinely loves what he's doing and has a great love for the Argentine people. His letters and pictures he sends to us mean so much. I find myself examining every square inch of the pictures just so I can see everything I can about where he is.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sneak Peak

Here's a little sneak peak of the quilt I'm working on these days. I have a lot of it pinned up on my design board and I love looking at it already. I have plans for it to be on the wall in my entry. I'm not sure how I'll quilt something like this with so much going on in the fabrics.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Package to Argentina

This apron is called Very Vintage from my sister's apron pattern line at It was so easy and fun to make and I'm going to send it to an email friend, Susana, in Argentina. My son, who's on a 2 year mission there, told me that Susana wanted to meet me and start writing me. I've enjoyed getting to know her. So now I'm putting together a little package for her. I hope she likes the apron. It looks even cuter in person. If anyone has a fun idea for something else to send, let me know.

Monday, June 2, 2008

More baptism quilt pix

Hand quilted baptism picture.
I write this scripture on each of the baptism quilts and then hand quilt a temple. This is the Boise temple.
Kristina loves to sing, so I quilted her singing with friends.
For the center I used a method I saw in a book called Fantasy Floral Quilts by Bonnie Lyn McAffrey where you take apart silk flowers, glue them onto the fabric and cover them with tulle. It was kind of an experiment and I'm not sure if I"ll use the method again, but I think it looks cute.
A close up of the silk flowers.

Kristina's baptism quilt

Okay, so it took me 4 years to complete, but at least she's still living at home. I've made each of my kids a baptism quilt. They're baptized when they're 8....Kristina is now 12. She's my 4th child and actually my 5th, Leah, has already been baptized. I am working on her quilt now. Hopefully I'll get it done before she's 12.
Kristina requested that I use my stain glass blocks in the quilt. So I put them in the corners.
This is a close up of my hand quilting. It's our family at the time Kristina was baptized.
She was born in Hilton Head Island, SC, but we now live in Idaho so I quilted Hilton Head and Idaho.
I quilted her getting confirmed.