Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Dragonfly Quilt

I love making quilts! About 5 yrs ago, a friend and I bought a pattern for an adorable baby quilt with dragon flies and lady bugs. I decided to try and make one and this is the result...the cutest quilt ever! I still have to put a border around the white eyelet so that it will be a crib size quilt but I am totally in love with it! I love the colors, I love the fact that the baby that ends up with this blanket can play with the wings since they aren't completely attached, and I love how easy yet time consuming it was. There are a few finishing touches to make like antenna and tacking the heads down and of course quilting it but all in was a fun project. (The lady bug quilt is next on my coming soon!)

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today we went sledding. It is literally one of the funnest thing I have ever done. My kids love it and we have a great time out on the hill.

"The Great White Hunters"

After Christmas we went up and spent some time with Dusty's family. We spend two days in Idaho Falls and four days in Pegram. We went out every morning and fed the cows with a team of horses and a sleigh. The first day we went out, Riley got a little frostbite on his cheeks but it is pretty fun going out on the sleigh. The last day we were there it was -20 degrees and they still went out and fed but stayed in the tractor the whole time. We also played with cousins, played games, and relaxed the days away.

Carter after playing outside for a few minutes.

Riley wanted to go with Dad and chase the deer...what a sad face.

One night, we decided to go out and go rabbit hunting. Rabbits eat the hay...and that ain't good. Dusty's dad kept calling the boys "the great white hunters" because they had their toy rifles and were ready to go kill something. They both fell asleep in the car while searching for rabbits and we didn't really find any that night but...oh well!

This is the quilt I made for my sister and brother-in-law. The symbols around the quilt are family brands. This was really fun to make and luckily they love it.


We had a quiet Christmas at our house. Neither of the kids slept well but I woke the boys up anyway at 7:30 to open their presents. Dusty made the boys a life-size barn...okay it is only 5 ft X 3ft but it is huge and really cool looking. Christmas really is so much fun with little kids and it was a really fun day. Hope you all had a great holiday season.

Riley loves to help Dad use the tools

Before we knew it both hands were in the cake and he loved it

Riley's first birthday and he isn't sure about the hat