Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Cupcake Time!

I made this little cupcake purse for the "Princessqueengeneral's" 4th birthday party. It was stocked with pencils, memo pads, stickers and, of course, gum!
A Tinker Bell cake for a fairy princess.

She is one of the 6 apples of my eye and has the typical 4 year old's attitude of knowing it all and can do it myself attitude. She is SO FUN to talk to.

This was the hit of the day. Her parents gave her a little princess couch so she can watch Barbie movies in total comfort! What more could a girl want??

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hallelujah - It's Spring At Last!

I love having 4 seasons here, BUT I really love it when spring finally arrives. We took a ride for Mom's Day this Saturday and ended up on probably my favorite road.
We live in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains and this road is only about 15 miles north of our house. It runs through a canyon and then turns along the back side of these mountains. The back is so much prettier than our side.
This river runs alongside the little restaurant we stopped at. Very pretty and peaceful listening to the water just over the rail where we are eating.
This is the little restaurant my hubby took me to. In the summer they have humming bird feeders in the trees.

This is a pretty little valley along my road - with a big reservoir- full of skiers in the summer

This is The road. The downhills were run here at the Olympics

This is the back side of 'our' mountains. They are facing east so they are greener, snowier, and for some reason, more craggy.

Coming into Farmington - pretty isn't it? See what I mean about the back side being craggier and more snowy?

Our main street

At home at last - this is our street

I don't know what these beauties are called. I wish I could have gotten a better, closer picture of them - they almost look like parakeets gone wild. Click on the picture to see what I mean. Does anyone out there know what this is?

You'll have to click on this one too

Mr Quail - his bride is out here somewhere - camera shy I guess.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mabels Table

I finally finished this cute little 'table cloth'. Another fun Quilt Soup project. I pretty much followed their colorway because it looks so cheery. The name of it is Mabel's Table and since that is my mama's name - I just had to make it.

Funny thing I was reading a quilters blog recently and she mentioned how she couldn't wait to wash and dry her finished quilt because they get all puckery and soft. I am hooked.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Womens Conference

I had so much fun spending time with my cousins - that really was the best part. The conference is held on a large college campus here - Brigham Young University and when I say it was crowded - I am understating it to the point of ridiculous. There is a 30 min line every direction you look. I enjoyed the speakers and there was an awesome concert on Thursday night that was great.

There were service projects we could participate in and we were able to help make Christmas stockings for it. I don't remember the exact stats but there were at least 30,000 hygiene kits made which are shipped around the world whenever there is a need. People made crocheted dish cloths, baby blankets and many, many more things. Makes you feel good to help.