Friday, January 04, 2008

Help me decide

I have decided to do the Carolina Crossroads Mystery. It took me a bit of time to decide what colors to use. I finally decided on pink and brown since I have been really into that color combination lately. I can't decide on a white on white or a mottled cream for the background fabric. Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Deciding on a new project

Tonight I finished a black and batik top that I was making as a Christmas present (I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow). I have decided to have it longarmed so other than picking up some backing fabric, it is completed for now. I have spent at least the last hour trying to decide what to work on next. I have a bunch of UFO's that need to be completed, but I am feeling compelled to work on something new. There are two projects that I am contemplating, Bonnie's mystery quilt and Crazy Mom Quilt's quilt-a-long. I think that I just came to the realization that since these both are quilts in installments there is no reason that I can't work on both at the same time. I also have in my mind a scrapbook/memory quilt for our travels using 3", 6", 9" and 12" blocks. I need to go to the copy store and reduce some patterns before I can start on that. I also need to work on the pay it forward challenge gifts that I committed to in July.

Tonight for dinner we had Lasagna Soup, a recipe from Cuisine at Home. I love to make soups for dinner in the winter and this is one of my favorite soup recipes. Bulk Italian sausage has even become a staple in my freezer so that I can make this soup whenever I get a craving.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Alex has really been changing alot lately and it is neat to see him growing up. While we were on vacation he decided to potty train, which had been a huge challenge for me. I find it hard to believe that he is now such a big boy.

Can you spot Alex among the covers?

Last night Alex and I went on a Christmas light viewing bus trip with some friends. It was nice to have some time with just him and I.

Tonight we went over to my in-laws house for dinner and a late Christmas celebration. Alex was so excited to get more presents.

Some More Pictures from the Trip

The Bride and Groom just hours before the wedding.

The view from the beach at our resort.

My usual attire for most of the day on St Lucia, quite the change from the three plus layers of warmth that I had to wear when we got to Wyoming.

Here is my money and time saving tip for when you travel, bring a crock pot. You can easily throw something in in the morning and have a hot and nutritious meal when you get back to your room in the evening. We will even bring the crock pot with us when we camp in the trailer if we have hookups.

We're home

We left Jackson Hole at 10 am on the 27th and drove with only short potty, gas and food breaks and got home to Arizona at 4am on the 28th. This made for a very long day and a very exhausted Joe and Becky but we were all so very glad to get home. I think that the thing I missed the most on this trip was having space of my own. I am very luck to have a nice size house and it was so very hard to live in a hotel room smaller than the size of our master bedroom.

After we got home I went to the post office to collect the mail that had been on hold for us and it was a huge pile! I had some cool packages in the mail though. One was a set of bows from the Fairy Princess Bow Boutique. I also got two onesies from Happy Panda from a $40 gift certificate that I won. I also got a couple packages of trim from Michael Miller that I won from their blog. Lastly I got an emergency flashlight/radio/cell phone charger that I got free from from a deal that I found out about on imommies. I just love getting free stuff. We also got a ton of Christmas cards, which makes me feel guilty since I didn't manage to send out cards before I left town. I think that I am going to send out Happy New Years cards instead.