Slowly trying to get back into painting 😎 I painted for about 5hrs and either it’s done or I’ll put some finishing touches…I have several projects I want to do in the near future, but first I need to plan the wedding.
Haven’t had time to write new posts, because of work, school, and planning a wedding. But I have been able to edit photos and make new art, eventually I will paint these. All photos taken by emily2jane and edited by emily2jane.
I’m never not doing art. Some way or another I have art in my life. 😊
I’m back at grandma’s house, and we have been making quilts. She has an abundance of vintage fabric and I gets to use it!! 😎
My grandma likes the process of quilts, the choosing of fabrics, the cutting of squares, the organization pattern, the sewing together, but then she doesn’t seem to want to finish. So I’m making tops of the quilts, and putting them in the box and waiting for another day.
This one is for one of my future kids…I chose the fabrics and thought of a boy, but it could be for either. 💕 Hopefully I get to have baby boys and baby girls!!
The next quilt will be yellows, reds, and whites; mostly all of the fabrics will have some type of pattern.
I’ll show pictures when I get them 😊
Our journey begins…we are off to celebrate the marriage of my fiancé’ sister. We land in Boston and then his dad will come get us, from Portland.
I’m excited to continue my adventures of travel. But I’m super excited to continue to travel with the love of my life! 💕
More pictures to come 😊
Since I’ve been taking care of grandma again, I have begun a quilt. My mother suggested it because grandma has an abundance of fabric and it would be nice to make something with her.
So one day when we were sorting fabrics I said, “Oooo😮, I like this fabric for a little man’s quilt…” and I set it aside. And the morning continued with me stacking different cotton linens together. Grandma was fine with it but concerned with my choices. But I told her not to worry, that I had a plan! 👍
Next day I took them home and began washing them all. She once had cats so I’m am deathly allergic to everything on the 3rd floor. 😵
Then the squares began…it’s a long process and to get grandma into the mix I asked her to iron the fabric. She is able to do it and it takes her a bit of time so it makes my job less stressed.
This last Friday we began the pattern process, or as I see it a giant puzzle coloring book!
I understand you can make 9 square patterns and then stitch them together but instead I wanted to come up with my own pattern. So grandma sat across from me and would stop me if I was putting one in a terrible place. And sometimes I would tell her to chime in with her opinion, because when mother got here I wanted and expected her to do the same! Love you Mother! ❤️
The process should have stopped as grandma went to take a nap and mother left to get some cookies to celebrate her birthday and I was supposed to be making lunch, but instead I tried to finish.
Initially I was making it for my future kiddos, hopefully a boy, but actually this quilt would be okay for either a boy or a girl.
Mom showed me how to organize it and make it simpler for the next process of sewing.
And not only am I going to make a quilt, something I have never done, but to bite off more I’m going to quilt it.
Not in this design but I was practicing…
I’ll post more photos when we continue… wish us lots of luck! 😊
The last dual meet of the season…we have prelims and finals next week and then we are done. It’s weird, but I’m happy for it to be done; this year was harder then last year. Some of the swimmers were rude, and thought the team should revolve around them. But I will miss the swimmers that made everyday of coaching great and exciting. Two of them always kept me on my toes, I didn’t know what to expect.
But riding home on the bus, I am relieved and sad. Mixed feelings are always a good time to write.
Maybe I will continue to coach through the summer…we shall see. One meet to go…
Our last invitational and my swimmers did amazing yesterday. 1 girl made top 16 in both events, and 1 boy made 11th in his 100 Breaststroke. There will also be relay today!
I have been killing them in practice and I expected them to do terrible this weekend. But of course they always must prove me wrong.