Showing posts from July, 2015

Daisy Quilt & Garden

We got our son off on his mission earlier this month.  It has been pretty quiet around here.  I've had some cleaning/organizing projects and I've spent a lot of time on genealogy.  I pulled out this Revolution quilt that I had started in Florida.  I had already sewn all of the panels together I just needed the sashing and the border and it would be done.  Now I have a completed top and I've started another quilt that is queen size.  I've finished 12 blocks, just need to finish off the quilt.  What am I waiting for?  I bought the batting for the above quilt and will prepare for quilting after the girls are in school.  I would like to finish off the other quilt I started so I can prepare them both for quilting at the same time but I may regret that idea if I do it.

This is our little garden.  We have 12 tomato plants, some zucchini, cucumber and pepper.  I did plant green beans but either the rabbit or the woodchuck got to them.  We put a fence up around 3/4 of the gard…

Sit Upon for Camp

I have to tell you that this is the coolest thing ever!!  We were away for a few days visiting my mom and the way we schedule it, we would be getting home late at night.  The 3 girls needed to leave before dawn for camp.  One of the items on their list was a sit-upon.  They haven't needed a sit-upon in years.  Usually they are told to bring a camp chair, which is more comfortable but I'm guessing space was an issue for transportation.  I was entertaining buying an outdoor tablecloth and cutting up, putting newspaper between the layers and stitching up the sides.  Then I came across this idea.  Score!  So easy and cheap.

As you can see from the picture above, it is a store bag and duct tape for the sides.  You really don't have to even stuff it with anything but I opted for some foam so they could have a little cushion from the rocks.  I think if you put newspaper inside, the weight of the paper would cause the handles to lift up on the tape.  Super light weight, practical…