Sunday, April 12, 2015

Project Life Week 13 & 14

March 29 - April 11

88:365 Had to get the important things done first... Salad from Cafe Rio!
Sunday: In AZ for business, and my first stop had to be Cafe Rio! 
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89:365 I love this painting in the hotel conference center. It would be perfect for my growing wall of animal art. 
Monday: I love this painting in the hotel conference center.
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90:365 Navajo horse I bought for Megan today. The lady at the shop thanked me for buying the horse - she said it was handmade by a woman to support her family (and it has a handwritten tag that says "Made by Gloria Martin") 
Tuesday: Navajo horse I bought for Megan in Scottsdale. 
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91:365 It is good to be home, but I will miss this pool! 
Wednesday: Couldn't head home without one more peak at the hotel pool. 
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92:365 Fondly remembering 2 weeks ago when my inbox was a manageable 91 emails.
Thursday: Fondly remembering 2 weeks ago when my inbox was a manageable 91 emails.
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93:365 Pretty Easter flowers. 
Friday: Pretty Easter flowers. 
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94:365 Easter party fun. 
Saturday: Easter party fun. 
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95:365 Not to old to still hunt for Easter eggs. 
Sunday: Not to old to still hunt for Easter eggs. 
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96:365 Add a sinus infection to the list of things I really don't have time for right now. 
Monday: Add a sinus infection to the list of things I really don't have time for right now. 
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97:365 Flamingo hiding in the ginger. Love my birthday gift from mom! 
Tuesday: Flamingo hiding in the ginger. Love my birthday gift from mom! 
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98:365 With a spare 45 minutes before a dr appointment, what do you do... why hit up Target of course. 
Wednesday: With a spare 45 minutes before a Dr. appointment, what do you do... why hit up Target of course.
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99:365 I haven't had much time to sew lately, but I do have my projects packed up for #thestashbash ! And these Container Store bags are awesome!! 
Thursday: I haven't had much time to sew lately, but I do have my projects packed up for The Stash Bash.
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100:365 Life lesson from a coffee mug. So happy I caught the #emilymcdowell sale last week! 
Friday: Life lessons from a coffee mug. 
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101:365 Playing around with a few scraps today. 
Saturday: Playing around with a few scraps today. 
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Handmade Birthday Gifts

Late last year I signed up for two {almost} year-long swaps. Both swaps are based on the idea of a birthday swap, but since we had some duplicated months most people are receiving gifts during a non-birthday month. But I was lucky to get my birthday as my 'month' in both groups. Really I wanted to receive during March not because of my birthday, but because I knew how crazy-busy March was going to be. But getting a dozen extra birthday gifts isn't too bad of a way to celebrate turning 41!

Bonnie and Camille Birthday Club
In this group we are making gifts using the beautiful fabrics of Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I really didn't know any of these ladies when we got matched together, and I have enjoyed getting to know them through social media.

Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club 
From Lisa Schmitz 
IG: lschmitzrn

  Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club 
From Michelle Curtis 
IG: chellesquilts

  Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club 
From Diana Ray 
IG: rayssewcrafty

  Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club 
From Jenny Fitzpatrick 
IG: jenjive14

  Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club 
From Teri Townley 
IG: hummingbirdthread

  Bonnie & Camille Birthday Club
From Kim Goodwin 
IG: kimmer722



Unbirthday Club
This is a group of local friends... an awesome group I met through the Houston Modern Quilt Guild. These ladies are awesome!! And I love them all so much!

Unbirthday Club 
From Julia Eigenbrodt 
IG: stars_sunshine

  Unbirthday Club 
From Karri Garza 
IG: karriofberries

  Unbirthday Club 
From Debbie Grosskopf 
IG: mumziepooh

  Unbirthday Club 
From Amy Campbell 
IG: houseofbadcats

  Unbirthday Club
From Stephanie Freeman 
IG: houstondiy

  Unbirthday Club 
From Felice Regina 
IG: iamlunasol



I look forward to making something special for each of these ladies through the year to come! Oh, and I'm still expecting a few more gifts... I'll share those once they arrive.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Project Life Week 11 & 12

March 15 - March 28

74:365 Haven't finished unpacking, doing laundry, or going through the mail, but I did sneak into my sewing room for a few minutes.
Sunday: Haven't finished unpacking, doing laundry, or going through the mail but I did sneak into my sewing room for a few minutes. 
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75:365 3 1/2 hours & 1 ridiculous folder of "I'll get to it later" and my in box has been tamed post-vacation. Now to go tackle actual work. 
Monday: 3 1/2 hours and 1 ridiculous folder of 'I'll get to it later' and my in box has been tamed post-vacation. 
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76:365 @jenjive14 @rayssewcrafty Your packages have arrived. Thank you!! I'm going to open them tomorrow (on my birthday ��) #bonnieandcamillebirthdayclub 
Tuesday: Birthday packages arriving! 
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77:365 Beautiful flowers for my birthday from my beautiful mom @lindazsews 
Wednesday: Beautiful flowers for my birthday from my beautiful mom. 
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78:365 Meerkats! My new Steiff donkey is not for riding. 
Thursday: Meerkats! My new Steiff donkey is not for riding. 
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79:365 I'll regret this later when my tummy hurts, but right now it is sooooo good. 
Friday: I'll regret this later when my tummy hurts, but right now it is soooo good. 
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80:365 Just so you know, I have the most wonderful, most talented friends ever! Thank you @stars_sunshine @mumziepooh @karriofberries @iamlunasol @houseofbadcats @houstondiy for the birthday goodies! (Full pictures of everything coming.)
Saturday: I have the most wonderful, most talented friends ever! 
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81:365 Gathered up some of my favorite Disney things... Mickey, Minnie & Duffy from this last trip, Goofy from the 2007 marathon, the Mickey box I painted, the Belle Megan & Chris painted, and my @alexandani bracelets. 
Sunday: Gathered up some of my favorite Disney things. 
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82:365 Best mail day ever!! I think I found the last @riflepaperco travel calendar in existence. My #starbucksmugrugswap package arrived. Thanks partner!! And super big hugs & kisses to @elisabew for the awesome Disneyland mugs!! 
Monday: Best mail day ever!! 
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83:365 I �� patchwork! 
Tuesday: I {heart} patchwork. 
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84:365 Good friends make everything fun... even my poor choice of hipster bars @houseofbadcats @jaceynotjc @fatchickquilts @suburbanstitcher 
Wednesday: Good friends make everything fun... even my poor choice of hipster bars. 
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85:365 Someone's having a good time on my dime... fraudulent charges to a grocery store (9 times), Dave & Busters, a smoke shop, Big Lots, & an adult bookstore popped up on one of our accounts last night. Ugh!! 
Thursday: Someone's having a good time on my dime... dozens of fraudulent charges popped up on one of our accounts.
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86:365 Sorting through blue/purple scraps and celebrating that I don't have to go back to the office until Thursday �� 
Friday: Sorting through blue/purple scraps and celebrating that I don't have to go back to the office until Thursday. 
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87:365 Three 1st place trophies at this morning's karate tournament. 
Saturday: Three 1st place trophies at the karate tournament. 
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