Friday, June 14, 2013

Life is So Interesting

Some weeks are quiet and uneventful, and then there are weeks like this one.  A mix of the events and emotions that make all of our lives so interesting.

Sunday was a gorgeous, sunny June afternoon.  The perfect weather to sit on a blanket with a picnic basket and watch a double header baseball game.

...preferably a vintage base ball game (circa 1860 rules).  Yup.  Our oldest son plays in a base ball league that plays serious 1860's ball all summer.  No gloves, period uniforms, three balls makes a walk, catch after one bounce is an out, "cranks" not fans and all the passion we Red Sox fans know today to win the game!  A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon!

I have a finish to share with you.  One of the things my husband and I do to stay out of trouble to stay busy, is volunteer tutoring in an after school program for children who have been homeless.  The education director at the program is leaving as she and her partner are becoming parents and she is going to be a SAHM.  They are adopting two beautiful sibling girls!  Although we will miss her from the program, we couldn't be happier for her!  Therefore, a special adoption shower gift was needed!

I love these pillows by AmandaJean  (of the famous Crazy Mom Quilts).   As I did not have the time to cut and piece all the squares for two pillows (see AmandaJean's note about how long these pillows take to making a small quilt!), I decided this would be a perfect use of the layer cake of Aneela Hoey's Little Apples.


The process included sashing, invisible zippers, making pillows to hold the stuffing for the 36"exterior pillow and lots of time with the walking foot!  I hope her daughters have many hours of enjoyment with these super-sized squishy pillows!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am so excited to be included in Plum and June's New Blogger Blog Hop!  I have been spending some time trying to spruce up this little blog to make it even a little worthy to be included alongside the likes of these others on this blog hop!  I have listed at the end of this post the entire schedule for the blog hop.  I am so impressed by the quality of the blogs and the fun people I have "met" behind them!

And finally, you may have seen in my last post that we lost our precious dog Kasey this week.  It will take some time to get accustomed to her absence but she will forever be in our hearts.  Life is so interesting.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Plum and June
Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen's Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Casey @ The Studiolo 
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That

Friday, June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym

Friday, June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher

Fridau, July 12
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Cath @ Wombat Quilts

Friday, July 19
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Friday, July 26
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight


  1. I love the pillows, how beautiful. I have fabric that would look wonderful using this pattern!! Thanks for sharing

  2. Such cute pillows!

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your beloved Kasey.

  3. I love love love those pillows. That's a great idea!


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