01 January 2006

A Happy New Year



This new year is going to be very different and exciting. Paul will be starting a new. very different for him, job. We are quite excited and a little nervous. As with any job, this will be stressful, but we hope not as stressful as running your own business, and being responsible for so many employees and families. In this economy, we are quite blessed for this opportunity.

Also, when (and sometimes it feels like "if') Spring comes, we will be doing a lot of yard work. We really haven't had to deal with the yard yet. We moved in and the next day it turned into winter, literally-with snow and everything! We have almost an acre of lawn. We to create more perineal areas and perhaps a hammock between some of the trees. We also get to learn how to care for the pool. Quite exciting. The other day, we say a bald eagle fly through the back yard! We have deer that come to the front of the house, the seem to like to munch on something near Caden's window.

We have already started on the inside of the house. We need to update the main bath, it doesn't look that bad, it just isn't very functional. It will be nice to put a nice big tub/shower in there.

I have been sewing alot. I finished the denim throw pillows and I want to actually make a quilt. I have no idea what I am getting myself into! I am really inspired by Denyse Schmidt's quilts I want to do a modern quilt something like these:


or



I also like all of the beautiful log cabin pillows I have been seeing. Like these...
at Lisa's blog
Down to every detail, just beautiful.



Isn't this an adorable idea, to make a small art quilt from your baby's old clothes. These are by Lori joy (Her site is http://www.lorijoysmith.com/studio/blog.asp) You just might want to look at her entire site, she is such a talented artist.

And, as always, I am excited to be able to start using my kiln, once we have financially recovered from the house and car troubles. I am so excited to make ornaments, pendants, tiles, anything thay I can fit into my little kiln!

1 comment:

Gina Halladay said...

Cool website!
I am a Denyse Schmidt fan and I thought you may be interested in a sneak peak of her new fabric line "Flea Market Fancy" on my web site www.QuiltersBuzz.com
Happy crafting. Gina