Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Here

I am still here I promise.
It has been crazy here since Christmas.

It was my birthday on the fifth.
It was the big 4-0.
Good looking surprised me with a party,
Grandma Kath and Pap Bill came.

After they left my brother came.
He is staying here for a couple of days.
My brother lives in Samoa and we haven't seen him in almost three years.
It has been so much fun, and I have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things 
since Christmas break.

I also forgot to show you the girls Christmas dresses 
and they were fabulous.
I used this Susan Stewart pattern, and I am in love with it.

I used some super cute fabric from Riley Blake,
it is from the lost and found line,
and it sparkles.

I first saw the fabric over the summer, and knew it had to be their Christmas dresses.

We stuck with tradition and went to see the Tabernacle Choir sing,

Don't worry I was very aware of my shoes.

Then of course we went to Little america for breakfast,
the girls favorite part of the tradition. 

Keeping with tradition, I was sewing the night before, this time the big girls skirts.
Here they are.

I sometimes wonder what it would be like
 if they could smile a real smile, and not these big faker pants smiles. 

The little girls love to take pictures on the stairs,
here is baby sister...

and Lala.

I will be back, but right now I am suppose to be taking my brother
 to meet my sister for breakfast. 
It is the last day they are going to staying at my house. 
They are moving to my sisters tonight, and then back to Samoa next week.
I have to show you the presents I made for them,
but not now because we are going to be late.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Quilt

I have a trainer,
You could say a personal trainer,
you know the ones that are suppose to make you skinny.

She totally would, if I would play the game.
you know that game where you are suppose to eat right,
and exercise more than the two days a week that she kicks my but.

I guess you know my new year resolution now.

Anyway we have a trade system, she kicks my but and I sew for her.
She has two daughters that I sew for,
and three boys who, I do not sew for.
That is until recently.

Her son was going to be leaving to serve a mission for the church.
I have no sons, if I did I would be panicked about my boy being in a foreign country,
and not being there to offer my comfort on a hard day.

Knowing my friend and her undying love of her son, I made him a quilt.
(of course I would)

He goes to the University of Utah,
So I used their school colors for the quilt.

He did not know I was making it, this is when he first opened it,
he looks pretty surprised.

I think he likes it.

I used white fabric for the backing, then bought fabric markers,
and had everyone sign the back of it.
So if he does get discouraged, he has on hand every one's good wishes
to review, and hopefully make it all better.

It became a very popular place to be.

I reviewed some of the things people were righting,
the sweetest came from his little sister,
she is eleven and loves her big brother a lot.

I am glad that I was able to make such a nice memory for him
and his family.

I hope he has the time of his life.
I hope he is able to find people that he can help,
and I hope he returns safely.