Army wife quilter

August 4, 2015

Row by row 2015 road trip take 1

How many of you have spent the summer going to all the Row by row quilt stores in your area.  Well I have been to just these so far.

My mom told me about this huge Shop Hop that is all over the country and Canada too.  Each of the about 2000 participating quilt shop has a unique pattern and licence plate.  The theme is "Water".  The Row by row experience runs from June to September. Each row can be put together to make a quilt.  

My mom lives in AZ.  Last I talked to her she had been to 16 of the 31 quilt shops in AZ.  She has asked my sisters, who live in Kansas and Nebraska, and aunt who lives in Utah to go to some quilt shops to get her the pattern and licence plates too.  I also have been collecting them for her and my aunt also.
You can visit the website here

This one is from the Hudson Valley Quilt & Sew in Cornwall on the Hudson NY.

 This is from The Quilt shop by Lois in Newtown CT.
 By far my favorite so far is this one The City Quilter in NYC.
This is the fabric that you use to make your own unique NYC skyline.

This is the one I got today from the Quilters Attic Sewing Center in Pine Bush NY

This Sail boat fabric from the kit is so cute.

I am sorry to say that I have not made the quilt rows yet, because I had to put my sewing machine away.  We are moving in a few weeks to Denver Colorado! Yes again we are moving.  My plan is to stop in the states that we travel through to find at least one store and get the pattern and Licence plate.  Lets see how it goes.  After I have collected all the patterns up to and including Colorado, I will make the quilt. 
I will make sure to update about you all the quilt shops I visit on the way west as well.
Happy Row by Row shoping.

June 25, 2015

Watching Humming Birds

I love sitting on my porch watching the Humming bird feeder. Using the new camera I got for christmas I sat out side for a while and snapped pictures of the Humming birds in action.

They are territorial. Only one likes to be at the feeder at a time.  Others will be chased away.

They have a cool humming sound and a high pitched churp. 

I hope to sit out side again and get more.

June 10, 2015

Mason Jar Pencil holder teachers end of year gift

I needed to make something for three of my kids teachers. They needed a thankyou for all the hard work this year.  My kids have accually been in the same class for a entire year.  We usually start in one school but end in another.  
This mason jar pencil holder is just so easy to make that I couldn't resist.

June 5, 2015

Mason Jar Bathroom organizer

From the scrap wood of my bottle cap flag project I made this Mason jar bathroom organizer.
at first I left the wood natural.  However, I didn't like it so I stained it with grey.  It looks much better.

The jars I got at Micheal in case anyone wanted to know.

June 4, 2015

Bottle Cap American Flag

I am so excited to show my newest patriotic picture.  I have seen these on Pinterest so I set out to make my own.  
I visited my local Applebees and asked them to save bottle caps for me.  They agreed and weeks later I had enough to make this beautiful flag.  
I picked a nice piece of plywood and thin trim to make a frame.  Cut it the size that I needed.  Stained it with gray.  Sanded to ruff it up a bit.  Then glued the caps on in a prelaid out pattern.  Vuola!

May 25, 2015

The reason for Memorial Day

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My family is part of the less then 1% that defends this country.
I pray every day for my soldier.
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May 18, 2015

Spring Brings Beautiful Flowers

I am not sure what happen or What kind of tree this is but all the flowers are white, accept for this little bunch that chose to be different. This is the tree. 

In the picture you can tell all white. This tree makes little berries.  The kind birds eat not people.  I am not sure what it is it has thorns big ones.

Of course this is a fruitless Crab Apple tree.

And this is one of my Hydrangea's.  The other one has not bloomed yet.

I am just so enjoying this spring.  I love love flowers.
I am so blessed to look out my door and see all these and more. 
All the plant that I have in my front yard are flowering perinials.  
Summer can not come fast enough for the flowers only not the Heat.