I wasn't intended to make a big log cabin quilt but I did. This is my Riley Blake MQG Challenge quilt. I wasn't totally in love with Thai fabric and then when I ordered additional Riley Blake fabric to add I found the green didn't match - ugh. But I made it work I actually love the green I think it ended up working out. Part of the challenge was to try something new so I actually hand quilted and machine quilted this too, not that you can tell from the photo. Big stitch style. Not my best work but I like how it turned out.
This month is breezing on by like the 20 million rainstorms we've had. July started with my birthday and somehow now it's 20 days later and the to do list I made for the summer is not done yet! Alas! Anyhow here's 10 amazing things because my week needs them:
1. Thimbleberry jam brought to me from my friends Dan and Megan.
6. New quilt finishes. I am on the fence about giving this one away but jones has pretty much snatched it up.
7. Also on my list making these craft bud pencil pouches. We've been using zipper bags for all sorts of things around here and I need more! http://www.craftbuds.com/teacher-appreciation-pencil-pouches/
So close to finishing my books! I finished this about a month ago it's book 49 - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling. The book is very memoiresque story of Mindy Kaling it's interesting how she ended up in writing. It was a quick read and you could pick up some of Mindy's quirks in the writing. It was good a fast read and entertaining although certainly not my most favorite book. I have already started 5 other books for book 50 all which have been discarded hopefully I can find one soon.
captured by - Katie
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Let me back up for a second and say Jason Vanoskey was a staple here at the house and in our lives. There are people you don't just consider friends but you consider them family like Kathleen. And Jason was one of those people.
He often was the last to leave a party.
He didn't care if I was fixing hot dogs and macaroni for supper he was hungry and he was coming and eating it and seconds.
He fell asleep on the couch more often then not.
He could devour a pizza in less then a minute.
He got in trouble for running at my pool party.
He made us watch cross fit videos.
He ate cheeseburgers faster than I can say cheeseburger.
He could jump on top of a dryer from standing position.
He told us about his women dramas.
He danced with me at many weddings.
He trusted us with his daughter.
He loved holding and hugging on my baby.
He shared scripture and truth with us when we needed it and when we thought we didn't.
And he couldn't wait until it was time to rip his shirt off in any sporting event.
He was my people.
Funny story about Jason, before Dustin and I met. He and Dustin were at the grocery store together and I was there with my friend Amy (who had previously dated Jason), and Jason saw us told Dustin to stay far away from Amy and I, that we were "trouble". A week or so later Dustin actually met us and totally disregarded Jason's warning. And obviously we know what happened after that. When I told Jason about this later he had no recollection of it but we always chuckled about it.
That last time we hung out we ate cookies and talked about college funds and how his ideal women was like his mom. He hugged me on his way out the door like usual. I didn't know that would be the last time I would see him. I didn't know that my texts a week later to him would be the last ones we exchanged. Sometimes God has plans. Sometimes we don't understand what the plans are and just have to accept that God is at work. I am comforted knowing that Jason was both a Christian and Disciple. I know I will see him again in heaven and he will tell me about his latest workout and girl and he then he will fall asleep on the nearest sofa. I miss you Vanoskey.
captured by - Katie
For Jones's birthday I made party hats. I made them with scrapbook paper, staples, Ribbon, and fringe. Super simple super fun. Kathleen helped. Jones was not interested in wearing his but oh well.
We took many family photos in June. Lots of fun activities lots of memories captured. I love it.
Snaps at the fever game