Thursday, May 30, 2013

End of the Month Catch All

It's hard to imagine that May has already come to an end.  Where do the days go?    Since it is the end of the month it is time to account for my finishes.   I really don't have a lot to show for the month after two trips, watching grandchildren for a week, five birthdays, two graduations and daily living here.  Sheesh....

The first finish is a Schnibble from last year.  I can't remember the name of it, but I love the colors in this one.  They are so easy on the eye.  I am so glad to have this one finished.



Since a lot of my sewing was hand sewing as we were traveling, I managed to also finish this sweet little purse.  I had won the kit from Deonn sometime last year too.  It is so tiny and will be perfect for a small treasure such as jewelry. 



I am linking these finishes up with A Lovely Year of Finishes and Thearica's To Do List.



My goal for June will be to quilt my jelly roll quilt.  I am looking forward to getting it finished and enjoying it.

Last weekend we took a nice road trip to Wyoming.  There is one road that DH and I love to travel - Highway 89.  The scenery is so gorgeous as you travel up the state of Utah.  The towns were celebrating Memorial Day in the cemeteries and each one was more beautiful than the last.  The flag and tree lined towns were just stunningly gorgeous.

We continued up Hwy. 189 and came across a most unusual sight in the town of Heber City.  We noticed buzzards - many buzzards - circling about in the air.  I am SO NOT a fan of buzzards!!!!  When we came to the center of town there appeared to be a buzzard party going on at the town hall.  Yikes!  They filled the trees and were literally clinging to the side of the building. 




I had a couple of nice wins that arrived while I was away.  These were both from the Sew Mama Sew hop.  The lovely cushion cover came from Chris.  Her work is so beautiful and you should check out her blog to see more of it. 



The bags of scraps are from Kim (sorry that I cannot find her blog).  These are chock full of wonderful fabrics that I can use in my scrap blocks for the Japanese x and + bee that I am participating in. 



Speaking of the bee......May is my queen month and look at the fun blocks I have received so far.



So May comes to a close.  Tomorrow we celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and I have no idea where the years have gone.  I'm sure we still look the same ;-)




To close off for today I will leave you with a picture of our DIL who just graduated from nursing school.  She had gotten her B.A. in business after high school, but decided a few years ago to return for her nursing degree.  I know her college experience this time was a bit different with a husband and five children - one born in her last year of the program, but we are terribly proud of her.  Best of all, I got to pin her nursing pin on her at the Pinning ceremony.  She will make an amazing nurse.

20 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

My blocks are done, I will put them in the post on Saturday, I should have done it today but didn't get there.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great finishes mary...I love the quilt and that adorable little purse

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Congratulations on all the excitement in your life!! Love the bee blocks. How fun to win 2 prises!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations to you and your husband and to your daughter!
Oh, my, I do love that little Singer (looks like a 20). Have you ever used it for chainstitch embroidery? (I've wanted one for years--even had my one an only e-bay experience with one that turned out to be not only dirty but also broken!)

nancygrayce said...

What a lovely quilt! Of course, I love all your creations.

Congratulations on your anniversary! Isn't it amazing how quickly the years fly by and we don't change at all????

Congratulations to your DIL and exciting for you to get to do the pinning.

Buzzards are scary birds!!

~Laurie~ said...

Love the Schnibbles quilt - the colors look so pretty together. The buzzards - well that was just creepy to have so many in the same place. And lastly, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Wacky Woman said...

Happy anniversary and wonderful news on your DIL getting her nursing degree. I have a granddaughter nursing school in Idaho.

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary 44 years Is amazing. May you enjoy many more wonderful years with your DH Mary. Congrats

Jessie Pope said...

What a great wedding photo. I think Katie looks like you there! Congrats to Amy, she must be so excited and relieved to be done! Good for her.

Rhonda said...

Loved looking at the wedding photo. Happy Anniversary. The little coin purse reminds me of one my grandma had back in the 60s Have a great weekend!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous finishes and blocks! Happy anniversary!

andsewon said...

Pretty quilt! You have been busy having fun! I sometimes have to shoo those horrid birds off our roof! Best wishes on your anniversary! Time does fly by for sure. Congratulations to your DIL as well. What an achievement!

Stephanie said...

I just love the wedding photo. Happy Anniversary. Congratulations to your daughter. That is quite a feat to accomplish.

Nat Palaskas said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Wonderful 44 years and all those beautiful family to treasure. Well done! Love that photo of yous - Hugs Nat

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations to your DIL.

I love that Schnibble quilt ... the colors are so soft and pretty.

beth said...

Lots of happiness at your house! Lots of sewing going on too! Love that first quilt. Looks like the pattern i've been stuck on recently!

Kat said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations to your DIL! I can't imagine going back to school now with little ones at home. Makes her accomplishment even greater that she was able to do it with so many little ones.

I love all of your projects, the colors in the Schnibbles quilt are so pretty. Like you said, soft on the eyes. Just beautiful!

Average Quilter said...

I keep saying I'm going to start doing some finishes and I have even started a to-do list. But I keep starting new projects. 44 years - that's a major accomplishment these days. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Barbara said...

Belated congratulations. Like the photo.