Slideshow of quilts

Monday, June 30, 2008

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These are pictures of butterfly blocks that I made for a lotto exchange on the group lovetitchen4charity, a yahoo group. I donated 30 blocks to the group to make up into quilts for Quilts of Kids. Normally you make 3 blocks and one goes in a drawing for some lucky quilter to win the rest are made up for charity. But since I already have more than enough quilts in progress thanks to 20 years of teaching I opted out of the drawing but am looking forward to seeing the finished quilts. The pattern came from Quilters Cache a member of group simplified it for the group.
http://www.quilterscache.com/E/EasyPiecedButterflyBlock.html
I love associating with quilters and seeing all the good that they do each day to brighten the world of those that they come into contact with. It brings a smile in an otherwise hectic life.

The quilt is one that I made for the young women in our ward to give to their advisor Amy Formenti for her new baby Mason. The girls tied the quilt during her shower. She seemed very pleased with the quilt.

We have had a lot of babies born in our ward so far this summer so I have been busy making bibs to give to the new arrivals. They are quick and easy to make with my own bias binding made to match the fabric. I use the Olfa circle cutter to cut a half circle where I want the neck and then just round the edges. Some have pockets and some don't it just depends on how much material I have on hand. A warning though they are very addictive to make.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Mike's prom and 19th birthday pictures
Here's a picture of Mike and his friends heading off to the 2008 Valparaiso Prom. This group of friends are like family in fact they see a whole lot more of Mike than his family does!

This is Mike and his date Caitlin pinning on the flowers!

The next picture is of Louis and Kelly. Louis came down from Michigan to go to Prom with the group. Louis has been a friend of our family since he was just a little guy. He has grown up to be a great young man.












Just the guys!


Mike turned 19 this May. He had a lot of fun with his friends. He even spent time with his family that day (could be cause we had a surprise party for him here at home!




2008 Seminary Final Breakfast




Here are some of the pictures taken at the final seminary breakfast for this year. Sister Beth Thompson and Sister Amy Thomas went all out to make it a very special event indeed. I think the youth really enjoyed the special attention at 6 am!




I made each of the 6 seniors 26" x 26" floor pillows to take with them to college. I used a string method. They seemed to really enjoy them. I hope they will always remember the great times in seminary this year when they see them and that they have someone rooting for them at all times who loves them.

  • It was a good year this year we had several students pass off all the scripture mastery:
  • 3 who earned the Stake Presidents award
  • Won 1st, 2nd and 4th place during the stake seminary fun day.

I am already looking forward to next year!