Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Showers

We had a few thunder showers the past few days....or maybe they were more like storms since I had one of my preschoolers tell me, "Ms. Candace my dad showed me ice that fell from the sky last night!" I love rain, it is so peaceful. I especially love the sound of rain on the roof as you sleep. :)
I also attended my aunt's bridal shower this evening as well.  I am so excited for her, she has been dating a wonderful man the past 4 1/2 years and they are finally getting married this summer, now that my cousin is graduating high school. I have had the pattern and material for this quilt:
from Rachel Griffith at p.s. i quilt for nearly a year now, and I love it, but I have so many other quilts I want to make, I feel selfish keeping it. So it is going to be a wedding gift for my aunt and new uncle. However, I have just cut into the fabric, so it won't be done for awhile. For her bridal shower I decided to make her some coordinating small gifts for two. This wine koozie and my first mug rugs:
I followed the "recipe" for the wine koozie from Moda Bake Shop.  and I threw in some hot cocoa and a bottle of my favorite wine from a local vineyard. In the card I mentioned these little gifts would be great with something to snuggle with on a chilly day or lay out for a picnic, she loved these and is excited to see the quilt.
The pattern for this quilt uses 3 1/2" squares cut from charm packs, so I have these lovely scraps:
I think they will have to be used for some sort of stacked coins quilt, that may or may not stay in my home. I just love the colors (not necessarily the prints) of the Botany line! I am very excited to work on this quilt, it will be the first time I use a half square triangle in a quilt, hopefully it goes well.

1 comment:

Cristy said...

Love this Candace! So creative!