Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Pop Garden Quilt

A while back I had made a yo-yo pillow using fabrics from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden collection which inspired me to make a coordinating quilt. I embarrassed to say that the top has bee constructed and sitting in my studio for a month or so now just waiting for backing and to be tied but I finally finished it up this weekend and here it is:
I just love this collection so much that I even purchased some of the coordinating papers from her scrapbooking line to make journals and checkbook covers (I will share those later)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Well, once again we have gone MIA, so let me explain! We recently had a wonderful foster son named Christopher who we loved very much and was unexpectedly returned to his mother last month. We decided to stay inactive for fostering in case he came back until we got a pleading call from Angels about an adorable little 2 month old needing a home who was in a Spica cast which means he has one whole leg, his entire torso and half of the other leg in a cast with a cut out for the diaper area (which isn't much of a cut out, I am sure you can imagine how gross it can get).

This unexpected bundle of joy came with lots of fun BUT he also came with sleepless nights and multiple doctor appointments! And just when things were starting to calm down and it was time to focus on Christmas coming in just a few days we got a call from Christopher's mom asking us to come pick him up and take care of him from now on. So now we had a baby, two toddlers, a five and twelve year-old, company coming to town, Christmas baking to do, a formal dinner to plan, wrapping galore and needless to say my blogging life was pushed aside.

Now none of this is meant as a complaint. We are blessed to have the opportunity to help these little fellas and having them all here for Christmas was a wonderful gift. I do apologize for the belated Christmas wishes but I do want to wish you a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!