Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wedding gifts

The pictures aren't great, but these are the quilts I made for my parents and Keith's parents as a thank-you for helping plan our wedding.

I followed Obsessively Stitching's First Quilt Ever tutorial for both, and it made the whole process so clear! It's amazing what you can learn from the internet...

I also wanted to share some AMAZING wedding presents we received from Carole Ann of Connect the Dots Crafts...personalized aprons! Each one has an applique of our initials.

Rufio says, "Happy Halloween!"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some fun stuff...

Thanks to Maiden Jane for these awards!

I guess I'm supposed to share seven things about me. Hmmm...

1. I just got married!!! 10/10/10 :)
2. My hubby and I have a giant cat named the baron Rufio Houdini von Wolfenbach (the middle name comes from his amazing ability to escape...)
3. I got a slowcooker as a wedding gift and it is AMAZING.
4. I love crime tv shows - Law and Order, NCIS, Bones...
5. I teach high school. Kids are hilarious.
6. I love snow and can't WAIT for ski season.
7. I love a neat house, but hate to clean. This is a fundamental problem with my life.

I would like to pass this award along to the bloggers listed below. If you wish to participate, the rules are:

a) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
b) Share 7 things about yourself.
c) Pass the award along to 10 bloggers who you have discovered and who you think are fantastic.
d) Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award

Connect the Dots Crafts
My Inner Old Lady
Obsessively Stitching
The Train to Crazy
Adventures in Dressmaking

Ok that's only eight but I'm picky :)

Clicky clicky!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Some little things...

I like things that are small.
So it does not surprise me that I ended up making so many of these tiny wallets :)

I found the tutorial here at the Mad Quilter's blog...and made a whole bunch!

It was a great way to use up some cute scraps, and for the outside I used denim from some of my hubby's discarded jeans. He works outdoors and a lot of his pants get pretty messed up, but once he's deemed them too gross to keep wearing I try to save the bits that aren't worn through.

I haven't been knitting too much lately, but yesterday I was at the Christmas Tree Shops (love that place!) and they had this funny yarn on sale for cheap. I'm not sure you can tell in the picture, but it has a really interesting texture, so I picked one up and I'm knitting a little scarf. I had almost forgotten how relaxing it is...

Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm Back!

Back from my blogging hiatus with a new husband and a new name :)

It was, in all honesty, the most perfect day of my life. It was absolutely wonderful to be surrounded by all the people we love best and celebrate the beginning of our life together. And it's so funny to think that now, I am a Mrs! I keep giggling when the kids at school call me Mrs. P :)

Then, I was surprised when I got back by a lovely crafty wedding gift from Carol Ann at Connect the Dots Crafts! You can check it out here. Carol Ann even made herself an incredible dress to wear to the wedding! Check that out too.

I actually have been doing some crafting, too...I'll post soon!