Friday, April 24, 2009

Two G's and One M

A couple of weeks ago, I took a fun class at Just Sew in Highland to make monogrammed letters from scraps and a fat quarter for the background. I have lots of scraps so I thought this would be a great way to use some of them (I even cut a few little pieces from the scraps I received in the scrap swap...leaving plenty to still make my project with them, of course). I made an M...obviously for my last name. It was so fun and easy to make and it went together so quickly, that I decided to make a couple of G' for my parents and one for my brother and sister-in-law...all with my maiden last name. I bought a few inexpensive frames at Wal-Mart and viola....
Such a fun and creative way to use scraps! Now, on to make some for my husband's side of the family. =)
Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mail Call...

There was a week or so at the beginning of this month where we weren't home very much...we always seemed to be out and busy. In our neighborhood, we have community mailboxes, so it takes a little effort to go and get the mail...well, not so much effort as time...all of about 1 minute since it's just a walk about three houses down from us. Nonetheless, our mailbox went a little neglected for about a week or so. That is, until I came home one day to find this stuck in my door...
I immediately went and got the mail...writing a little note of apology to our mail carrier, too. What, you ask was causing my mailbox to be so full in only one week? Some great mail goodness...All of these wonderful scrap swap packages! These packages come from Anna K, Penny, Stacey, Emily, Lolly, and Jacquie. Anna K even included a cute little charm! Then, a few days later, I received a couple more scrap swap packages! These are from Sheree and Jenn.This was like Christmas for me...or so Rick said. I was so excited...oohing and aahing over all of the wonderful scraps everyone sent me. I'm so excited to start using them, but I need to find the right project first. I know it will be a scrappy quilt of some kind and I have a few in mind. One of the patterns I'm thinking of is the 'Oh My Gosh'. I saw the quilt made up at Broadbent's and it really is an oh my's so amazing with all the scraps and the really tiny pieces. We'll have to see if I have the patience for that...I may go with something entirely different!
Monday, April 6, 2009

Chocolate vs. Lemon

My husband loves lemon...lemon bars, lemonade, lemon candy, lemon name it. If it has lemon in it, he's sure to be a big fan. When I first met my husband I was going to school and working in a little bakery in Salt Lake City. He'd often come in to see me...or maybe it was for the lemon turnovers. =)

I've always known about my husband's love of lemon, but I didn't realize how much he really, really loves lemon. About a week or so ago, my husband informed me and some cousins/friends we were with at the time, that lemon is the new chocolate. Lemon replace chocolate!?!? I don't think so! I know lemons are good for you, but chcolate can be too. The way I see it, chocolate will always be chocolate and lemon can never replace it. Well, I guess I'll need to find some recipes that incorporate both lemon and chocolate...then we can both be happy. =)