Friday, August 15, 2008

This is Hannah, but a few years ago with a halloween
princess costume I made her.

The dark haired good looking guy is Jensen, Terry's son who committed suicide in 2007. He was in so much pain and just couldn't see his progress. He had a very painful life for the last 8-10 years. We miss him so. He had severe anxiety and mild bi-polar. But was not treated early enough to get the help he needed. If he had gotten proper treatment 4-5 years ago I think he would be alive today. He had much to offer and was a brilliant, loving and fun guy.

The cute little blond girl and boy is my son Andy and his daughter, our granddaughter Jamie. We don't get to see them much anymore since moving to Utah, that is the only downside to moving here. I miss her and Landon so much it makes me cry sometimes.

My Family

This is me and my husband when we looked good. Boy do I need to get back to that size.

A few of my Quilts

Wow, I got a picture on so thought I'd try some more. I'm going to post a few of my quilts I've made. The first one is Vintage Moments and I won two ribbons with this quilt an "Outstanding" at the 2007 Springville museum show and Judges choise at 2007 Utah Quilt Fest. The second one I made for my cousin's son who was on a mission. It is an orriginal design. The third is a quilt made by my great great great grandmother. It is a typical camp quilt used while crossing the plains. It is in the Utah Pioneer quilt museum.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mission at last

OK, I'm excited. Terry and I are signing up to be missionaries as a help desk for the new familysearch, paf and igi. Terry has to learn a bit, so he will watch me as I do it to learn. Also, I think we will have to go to the family history center to learn some too. But we do it all from home
the training is 2 months then we are on board. So I will definitely not have too much time a Brenda and Denise have!!! We start in November
OK, I quilted my first quilt on my longarm and made just a FEW mistakes. First I rolled the take up the wrong way so not only could I not get close to the last row of quilting, but i quilted the batting onto the back for a bit!! I'm not trying to cut that out. Then of course I thought I had it on the right way, but low and behold when I came to the leader found I was short about 6 inches of back. So now I have it 3/4 quilted and have to fix it. Hope the next one goes on better.

Monday, August 4, 2008


ok, this is too funny, I got home from Utah Quilt Board meeting and Terry told me a funny story about Matthew, the youngest Grandkid (3). He was playing with brother Sam who is 5 and didn't want to stop to go to the bathroom so he pulled down his pants and peed all over his brother. It's the first time I've ever heard of Kaisa spanking one of the kids. But he deserved it for that. He was so sorry that even when dad came home he was opologizing to him for doing it too. Guess he found out he shouldn't do that huh.

Finally Quilting

I finally got my quilting machine going and loaded with a quilt. I'm half-way done and pooped. The beginning isn't so great, but I can see that hopefully as I do more I will get better. Right now i just want to figure out how to make it not look so much like rows and have it interlock better but with a small arm, probably not much luck there. I'm pretty excited that I finally bit the bullet and tried it. I can see I need LOTS of practice though.

If I ever find my camera I will figure out how to post some pictures.