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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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Project Life Week 9 & 10

March 1 - March 14

60:365 Rainy Sunday morning at the movies. 
Sunday: Rainy Sunday morning at the movies. 
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61:365 Our Simpsons house is finally done. #Lego #simpsons 
Monday: Our Simpsons house is finally done. 
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62:365 Finally getting ready to quilt the mug rug for my #starbucksmugrugswap partner. 
Tuesday: Finally getting ready to quilt the mug rug for my Starbucks Mug Rug Swap partner. 
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63:365 @j_riley08 can't wait to see you in a couple of months!! 
Wednesday: So very thankful for lots of vacation time and a hubby that doesn't mind holding down the fort while I travel. 
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64:365 This is either going to be amazing or disgusting. 
Thursday: Final verdict - Mac N Cheese was okay, but Mango Salsa was very odd. 
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65:365 Have I given any thought to packing for my trip? No. Have I made progress on any one of a dozen other projects recently? No. Did I decide to open a Jelly Roll last night and start a new project? Why of course!
Friday: Have I given any thought to packing for my trip? No. Have I made progress on any one of a dozen other projects recently? No. Did I decide to open a Jelly Roll and start a new project? Of course!
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66:365 Slow start to this road trip. 
Saturday: Slow start to this road trip 
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67:365 We love Chip n Dale! #Disney #waltdisneyworld #chipanddale
Sunday: We love Chip N Dale!! 
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68:365 Eeyore is my favorite!! 
Monday: Eeyore is my favorite. 
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69:365 Year of the Sheep at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. According to the sign, good careers for people born in the year of the sheep include actor, gardener, or beachcombers. 
Tuesday: Year of the Sheep at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. According to the sign, good careers for people born in the year of the sheep include actor, gardener, or beachcomber. 
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70:365 Begrudgingly I agreed to a no-parks, nothing-planned day... and it has been awesome! Slept in, found an Orlando Starbucks mug and now some pool time. 
Wednesday: Begrudgingly I agreed to a no-parks, nothing-planned day... and it has been awesome!
 Slept in, found an Orlando Starbucks mug and then some pool time. 
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71:365 By far the longest line we've waited in so far ☕️
Thursday: By far the longest line we've waited in so far at Disney World
 (but who can resist a Venti Frappaccino as a dining plan snack credit?!?) 
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72:365 On this road trip we've stopped at Raising Cane's and Zaxby's - just need to stop at Chick-fil-A and we'll hit the southern chicken trifecta. 
Friday: We hit the Southern chicken trifecta on this trip... 
Raising Cane's, Zaxby's, and Chick-fil-A 
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73:365 2000+ miles, 32+ hours on the road and this kid has been smiles all the way. She watched 6 movies and finished 2 books along the way (plus played hours of Minion Rush).
Saturday: 2,000+ miles, 32+ hours on the road and this kid has been smiles all the way. 
 She watched 7 movies and finished 3 books along the way. 
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