Sunday, April 28, 2013

15 Years

It's pretty hard to believe that 15 years ago I married a super sweetheart in the SLC temple.  Since then we have made quite a few changes to our lives.  Most notably, is the babies....all those sweet babies.  I'm super grateful for all those sweet things, they bring so much joy, and laughter, and maybe a few tears.

The years have gone by incredibly fast.  I'm grateful for the kind of man Bj is.  He is pretty easy to be married to.  He works hard, he loves his family, and he follows God.  I'm blessed to have such a man.

15 years isn't too shabby.  I remember being married for only one month, and thinking I knew what I was doing.  Strange thing, it hasn't changed much since then.  We are both just doing the best we can, and supporting each other.  Even though this year's celebration isn't filled with trips to Europe, or great amazing adventures; it is filled with love, hard work, sleepless nights worried about boats, and (hopefully, today of all days) a little relaxation.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

Martingale - Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe (Print version + eBook bun

I got this cute book in the mail the other day.  And since I really enjoy modern quilts, I was drawn to this book.  As I leafed through this book, I was happy to find, that I am drawn to all of these quilts.   Every one of these quilts is up my alley.  They are visually interesting, yet they are clean, and simple in design.    I love the look of each quilt.  I laughed a little when I saw some of the designs, and know that I have sketches in my "quilts to make" book, that look very similar.  {I guess I need to quilt a little more, and get my sketches into real fabric.}

Petal Pod {Twin Fibers}- so cute, so simple
Candy Necklace {Freshly Pieced}- fun design, that provides a little more of a challenge
Everything is Coming Up Rainbows {Spotted Stones}- I love everything about this quilt.  It's close to being normal, but just enough different that you want to keep looking at it.  Such a fun quilt.

This book is perfect for a beginning quilter who has a little bit of experience.  If you are looking for in depth instructions, this book may leave you wanting for more.  But, if you have a few quilts under your belt, this book definitely provides enough instruction to help you knock out a bunch of cute fabulous modern quilts.