Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Project Life Week 52

December 21 - December 31

355:365 Building my Bird Army. 
Sunday: Building my Bird Army. 
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356:365 Fun evening with a little bit of patchwork. 
Monday: Fun evening with a little bit of patchwork. 
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357:365 Megan and one of Santa's helpers. 
Tuesday: Megan and one of Santa's helpers. 
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358:365 Pulled out an old WIP to work on... too bad I have no idea where the pattern is. 
Wednesday: Pulled out an old WIP to work on. 
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359:365 Pretty awesome Christmas gifts from my hubby. #simpsons #lego 
Thursday: Pretty awesome Christmas gifts from my hubby. 
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360:365 Can't remember the last time I had a chance to sit and read half a book (I usually can only squeeze in 30 minutes here and there). 
Friday: Can't remember the last time I had a chance to sit and read half a book 
(I usually can only squeeze in 30 minutes here and there.) 
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361:365 The last 7 years have passed in the blink of an eye. 
Saturday: The last 7 years have passed in the blink of an eye. 
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362:365 A Pinterest success... Karate belt display. 
Sunday: A Pinterest success... Karate belt display. 
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363:365 Getting a jump-start on a New Year clean-out: 2 bags of fabric/notions for charity and a stack of fabrics to destash. 
Monday: Getting a jump-start on a New Year clean-out: 2 bags of fabric/notions for charity and a stack of fabrics to destash. 
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364:365 First block made for a long-lingering WIP. 
Tuesday: First block made for a long-lingering WIP. 
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365:365 @penguinandfish What an amazing package!! I can't wait to play with these. Thank you so much!! 
Wednesday: An amazing scrap package from Alyssa Thomas (Penguin & Fish) 
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Texans Quilt

When I decided to make my husband a quilt for Christmas, I didn't give much thought to how I'd get it made while keeping it a secret. And boy was that hard!

Texans Quilt

Our little family of three doesn't spend a whole lot of time apart... we carpool to school and work together, we run errands together on the weekends. And even though I have my own sewing room, between the French doors and hubby popping in to see what I'm working on, there isn't much privacy.

Texans Quilt

The pattern went together easy and fast! Cut and pieced (bigger than the original instructions) on an overnight sewing trip with some local friends. And I was able to squeeze in a simple meander quilting on a rare morning home alone. I was feeling a little smug... December 1st and I was "almost done". But oh yeah, I kind of forgot about needing a couple hours to handstitch down the binding. I ended up dragging that quilt with me everywhere... to a holiday party (quilty friends - they understand), to the salon, to the office for a little lunch-time stitching. I finally put in the last stitch just before Midnight the day before Christmas Eve.

Texans Quilt

And in the end, it was all worth it! Hubby LOVES it.


Quilt Details
Quilt Top Fabric: Houston Texans print from Hobby Lobby plus a selection of matching prints
Quilt Backing Fabric: Flannel Houndstooth from JoAnn Fabrics
Size 60" x 72"
Pattern: Pop Up Blocks by Prairie House Patterns (modified)
December ALYoF Goal here


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Project Life Week 50 & 51

December 7 - December 20

341:365 Our elf was up to no good today. 
Sunday: Our elf was up to no good today. 
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342:365 No holes & no shank... doesn't make for a very effective button. 
Monday: No holes and no shank... doesn't make for a very effective button. 
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343:365 My #londoncallingswap package full of goodies arrived today. Thank you so much @alisonwhite31 - I love it all!! And I'm looking forward to sharing the coloring book with Megan tomorrow. 
Tuesday: My London Calling Swap package full of goodies arrived today. So much awesomeness. 
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344:365 Why hello there lonely left-over birthday party cupcake... you shall soon be mine. 
Wednesday: Why hello there lonely left-over birthday party cupcake... you shall be mine soon. 
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345:365 And it begins again... Girl Scout Cookie season. 
Thursday: And it begins again - Girl Scout Cookie season. 
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346:365 She tested for her orange belt tonight. And I'm so happy I was able to be there after all. 
Friday: She tested for her orange belt. And I'm so happy I was able to be there after all. 
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347:365 Our elf got into the karate action last night too. 
Saturday: Our elf got into the karate action last night too. 
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348:365 All dressed and ready for a gift swap. 
Sunday: All dressed and ready for a gift swap. 
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349:365 Wrapping the kiddo's Christmas and birthday presents today. I think this is my favorite 🐭 
Monday: Wrapping the kiddo's Christmas and birthday presents today. I think this is my favorite.
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350:365 The newest addition to our tree... Cotton Candy 
Tuesday: The newest addition to our tree... Cotton Candy. 
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351:365 Office Secret Santa gift sorted out... Texans Tervis mug and some chocolate. 
Wednesday: Office Secret Santa gift sorted out - Texans Tervis mug and some chocolate. 
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352:365 After Christmas is over I'm going to break out this bundle & make something for me. 
Thursday: After Christmas is over I'm going to break out this bundle and make something for me.
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353:365 Guess who won the trivia contest at the departmental holiday lunch today! And yes, that would be the second iPad mini I've won this year. 
Friday: Guess who won the trivia game at the departmental holiday lunch today! And yes, that would be the second iPad mini I've won this year. 
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354:365 The beautiful ornament I received in the #HMQG swap. Thanks @texasfi and Paula!
Saturday: The beautiful ornament I received in the HMQG swap.
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