Monday, July 28, 2008

Shoshone Falls

A few days ago we took our kids to Twin Falls to go through the Twin Falls temple open house. It's open to the public for a few more weeks. It was beautiful. On the way home we stopped at the Shoshone Falls to have a picnic dinner. The first time we ever saw the falls, there was only a dribble of water going down so it was less than spectacular. But this time, it was plentiful and so fun to just stand on the lookout and watch gallons of water pour over the rocks. Here's my 3 girls in front of the falls. It was a fun afternoon trip.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trip to Eastern Idaho

Just returned from a quick trip to Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg, Idaho. I stopped in at a friend's quilt store in Rigby called The Quilt Shoppe. She lives in the house and the front part of it is the quilt store. It's so cute and she has so many fun samples of things in each room, from aprons, to headbands, to table runners, to quilts, etc. My daughters and I had a fun time taking it all in. Now I have even more projects to do.... Amy Hamberlin is the owner and she's coming out with a new pattern line called Kati Cupcake. Here are a couple of her patterns. I'd say definitely stop by if you're in the eastern Idaho area. I also picked up a great new tool called Sewline Fabric pencil. It's a lead pencil with interchangeable colors of lead to mark your quilt tops. The other big purchase was a book of Kim Diehl's called Simple Traditions. I love Kim's work so I had to have this book. Hopefully I'll be making something from her book soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Placemat purse

I've had these 3 placemats for a while, so I decided to make a bag from them. I used one of the placemats, which I cut in half, to make 2 pockets-one on the outside and one on the inside of the purse. I love making placemat purses because they are fun and easy and fast. I'll use this one to carry my "stuff" to church. I usually embellish these purses, but I decided to leave this one alone. I think it turned out cute.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Favorite Things Swap

Look what fun things I received from my swap partner, Heather. She loves aprons and isn't this an adorable vintage apron? I love it. Heather loves the 4th of July too (hence the the sweet glasses, and other red, white and blue things). The chocolate rocks represent Arizona, where she lives, and the Gummy Bears are one of her favorite treats. I love the oil cloth bag she sent. It will be great to use, just wipe it clean and go. Both of us can't believe how similar our packages to each other were. You can see what I sent her on her blog - This was my first swap and I really enjoyed doing it. I'll definitely look for other swaps and participate. Let me know if you read about any fun swaps out there.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Quilts and Forts

Got my latest quilt back from the long arm quilter. She's fabulous! Picking up my quilts from her is like Christmas every time. It's a gift to me. The quilt is from a pattern called Cinnamon & Ginger by Allison Designs. I bought it as a kit because it would have been a lot of work to pick out this many fabrics. The fabric is all by Kaffe Fassett and I love how it turned out.

My girls called me upstairs last night and wanted me to see their fort they built. Pretty amazing, huh? All 3 girls and their cousin slept in the fort last night. I think they used every extra sheet in the house.