Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Molly quilt, Dagmar's heart quilt and pictures....




Now that I am working again, I realize how much time it takes to be a good blogger. I am trying, but it is tough. When I do get to do my own, it makes it hard to visit other peoples and see what they are doing. I continue to get better with my time management though. I think I may be even settling into some kind of routine. No more naps, I can tell you that much and I go to bed a whole lot earlier and get up earlier. I have religously been getting on the treadmill too...that is especially hard to make time for, but it is something that I just have to do. We are taking the kids to get Easter portraits done tomorrow. Olivia even picked out an Easter dress to wear...It is a white halter style with a yellow overlay and Andrew and Jace are going to wear yellow polos...The pictures are done with live bunnies and chicks. Hopefully Andrew won't squeeze one to death. (out of love, of course.)
When I get off the net, I have to give him a haircut and try to scrub the red koolaid off of his face. We have been working on it for two days..no lie...Oliva has been inviting all the kids in the neighborhood to our Easter Egg hunt so it may be totally out of control but it should be fun. I told her we will make cupcakes too. Since today was my day off, I made Sherry's mom an Easter present that she asked me to make for her...It is a pet quilt of her mom's dog Molly. She is a cute little thing. I also made a kind of a collage of some more pictures of my blog book that Sherry made me....Everything is so pretty. I still love to sit down and page thru it! Jessica from http://kidsnappingimscrapping.blogspot.com sent Sherry some lace on a tag and the cutest clay charm to her for me too and I guess she got it the day she mailed me the book...Sherry passed it on to me and I think it is so darn cute! I am going to put it on my pink charm bracelet. It is in the collage too. I also had to post a picture of the healing hearts quilt that Dagmar made....(her blog address is on the sidebar.) This is the quilt that I made a heart block for a little while back. Isnt it beautiful? I just think it is a wonderful gift for the lady who is going to get it and I hope it brightens her days. I have a zillion projects going, but not finished to show..I did find the piece to my quilting frame so I probably will get the big quilt going soon....That is about it for now...Thank you everyone for all your comments...I look so forward to them!

9 comments:

lesthook said...

Although I like both quilts,the Miss Molly one is really cute!

Tamerie Shriver said...

It looks and sounds like you have your hands full. It definitely takes some creative juggling to keep up with one's own blog AND everyone else's. Not to mention finishing all those started projects. I know I do stuff all day long, but sometimes I'm just not sure what. I do look forward to your new creations!

Hugs

Rannyjean said...

Melinda always remember a power nap is good for you and your body, the blog and we bloggers can wait to hear from you. Take care and it sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Utah is good for you!

quiltcrazygal said...

Melinda such beautiful works! I just love everything especially the hearts. Yes juggling it all is difficult sometimes, but we must take time for what is good for our soul, including the treadmill:) I admire you so much. I sent you an email with a few questions for advise..thanks for being such a good blogging buddy! Blessings to you. Jenna Louise

Talking Horses Arts said...

Nothing ever stops you does it? Wonderful work....
Sounds like you are totally not bored out there..lol. So good to hear that all is going great and it sounds that you have settled in just wonderfully! I am soo happy for you...keep inspiring us!!!
Andrea.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Beautiful pieces!!!!!
Penny Duncan

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Melinda ~ *
How are you friend? Your blog is sparkling with wonderful treasures and I have enjoyed my visit here today so much!!! It is always a joy to have a peek into an Artist's life! Your craft room looks lovely as does all of your gifts and swap goodies. I'm thrilled to see so much happening! Many Spring Blessings, Katie

Fannie said...

hi, melinda! lovely quilts. you've been artfully busy. great! hope you're well. Happy Easter to you and your sweet family.

purplepaint said...

Melinda - you amaze me! How do you find time to get all this done?! I love the kids' pics and the puppy is just awesome! Your hearts are fabulous, you are soooo talented!!! You're an inspiration! :)