Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quick way to hem your pants (day 7)

Here is a great way to hem your pants without having to cut off the original hem. Melissa sent me another link but I fouund this one too. http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38 it is basically the same thing.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Amy Butler Birdie Sling (day 6)

Ok, I finally set the date for the Bag class. The pattern we will use is the Amy Butler Birdie sling. It will be June 5th and 6th. On the 5th we will cut it out and get everything ironed on. On the 6th we will sew it all together. to sign up e-mail quiltatreasure@gmail.com. If you can only come one day we can arrange to get everything done for you in one day. Just e-mail us and we can get it figured out. It will be in Huntington at my mom's shop. If you want to look at a finished bag before you decide on taking the class, there is one at the shop so stop in and take a look.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 5

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns!! This really nice lady stopped me in church today and asked me if I sew. So I told her yes and she invited me to come and get some of her patterns because her little girl has outgrown all of the sizes she has. To make a long story short, my friend and I went over and got all the patterns she was giving away. I ended up with 60!!! 60 patterns! It was a good day!

Yesterday it was rainy and cold here so we didn't have as much fun as we would have hoped. When we were feeding cows JayLee couldn't even roll her window down. But we took some pictures and Jay's face in this picture is the result of her finding our Olin was going to be in the picture too.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 4

Just a funny JayLee story for the day. We are buying a new horse trailer and so I told JayLee that we were getting one. She said "That is a hundred percent"! I guess she thinks that is pretty cool. These pictures were taken when we were still in Cedar City but she definitely loves horses!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 3

I don't know how many of you former Emery County residents still read the Emery County Progress but I feel like it is the only way I can stay in the know. Lately I haven't read it but this week is a must read. They did a story on my mom's shop here is the link check it out. http://www.ecprogress.com/index.php?tier=1&article_id=7770

Were going to set the date for new classes at my mom's shop (which includes the Amy Butler Birdie Sling) tomorrow when my mom comes for Jay's birthday party so check the website http://www.quiltatreasure.com/ for your shopping list and the date.

This is just a random picture of JayLee and Bryar - December 2007.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 2

I finished my cute skirt but my friend took it so she could make one just like it (it is that cute)!! Here is a picture of it almost finished. The fabric is from Heather Bailey's Freshcut line. So Cute

This blogging every day is exhausting! But I will hold true to Melissa's request and post two pictures one of each kid. This one is on Halloween. I made Jay a Dorothy costume. She loved it! She had no idea who she was but I thought she was pretty cute.

This is of Olin after we got done feeding cows. I usually just hold him while I drive and Trent just throws the hay off. But when he is asleep I put him in his car seat (not buckled in) in the back. Well this particular day Jay fell asleep so when we were finished I carried JayLee in and came back to the truck to see Olin crawling out. He thought he was pretty cool!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 1

Last weekend was so warm that we spent the day outside cleaning the yard. The kids loved it. But I wish I had a lawn that I could let Olin crawl around on instead of a patch of weeds. That may be in the works but we'll see. He likes Zak (the dog) as you can see and luckily Zak likes him! Zak just laid there and let Olin crawl all over him while we raked a bottomless pit full of leaves. Unfortunately Olin bores very easily but he seems to like it when Jay pulls him in the wagon and that seems to last a while.

Every time Jay goes outside Olin bolts for the door. I say bolts but he is still army crawling so speed isn't his strongest suit. I let him get his head out the door usually so he thinks he has succeeded. It is just enough for Zak to lick his face and then I pick him up and he thinks it is the end of the world.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday JayLee!!!

Here is the Birthday girl. She is 3! She is wearing everything she got for her birthday except I put the swimming suit away before she could try it on. Too bad, it would have been a better picture. We have some family coming out this weekend so I will post more on JayLee's birthday later this week.

Melissa told me today that she wished I posted on my blog everyday so for the next seven days I am going to post every day. That will teach her. By the end of this seven days she will be begging me to stop.

Anyway usually I would tell you a funny JayLee story but I have to save it for another day. (I have to post for 7 days straight I'm going to milk every story) Just a look into the future, you will probably hear about me and my new war with mice so if you don't check my blog for the next seven days, I don't blame you. Also I've been working on a really cute skirt, I will post some pictures.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Here are some pictures of the kids on Easter. JayLee hunted for eggs Sunday after church she was really excited about the whole thing. She even noticed that the Easter bunny left the egg carton right outside the door. What a messy rabbit!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just Pictures

JayLee says this is what cows do

Trent says "Is this going to be on the blog? ugh!"

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rag Quilts

My cute neighbor Nicole is having a destined to be a cowboy baby and this weekend was her shower. So I made her this blanket that looks way harder than it really is. Plus it only took me the morning to put it together. It is very basic sewing. I promise.

My mom sells these rag quilt kits in her etsy shop and I have yet to put one together, until this weekend. They cost $40 -$45 and that includes batting. To me that sounded like a lot of money but then I got thinking.... It is almost 6 yards of quality flannel. so a good flannel is around $6 a yard and then you would have to buy your batting. It adds up. Plus I can't imagine having to cut all that buy hand. Yuk! This is already cut for you.

Moral of the story: If you have a good neighbor that needs a super cute baby quilt, buy a rag quilt kit. Bonus, if you were planning on making a rag quilt and you bought the fabric but couldn't talk yourself into doing it yet (because it takes forever to cut it by hand) you could go into my mom's quilting shop and cut it for just $10.