Category Archives: Creativity

Grandma’s house…

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 process of figuring out the pattern

Only half of the quilt sewn together
The fabrics my grandma chose. I told her to choose all her favorites
I figured out the design of how all the squares should fit together.

The squares sewn together into strips. This is only half…😮

When this quilt is finished it will be beautiful. My grandma is great at choosing fabrics. 

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 😊

Quilting

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.


The squares process took some time! But my crazy patterns look well together… 😎


I still had 5 more fabrics to cut…but my vision would be completed!!

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. 

After lunch I finished laying them out and I love it. Mother helped me move some things around…

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.


Grandma and I made it all cute for the photo! 😊

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 want these quilts,  I make to be an heirloom. Something that my future grandkids can get and can continue on. 😊💕

I’ll post more photos when we continue… wish us lots of luck!  ðŸ˜Š

Husky Finals

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. 

So proud!!


A large amount of them cheering!! I like capturing them being a team.

Only a couple of them, cheering at the end of the lane for their teammates.

Cheyenne to Nebraska…

All photos by: emily2jane

Because we were only 40min from the border we decided to venture towards Nebraska. 
We stopped at the info building for tourists. Nick wanted a map so we didn’t get lost. The man working there told us of all the hot spots we should checkout while being in the state.

First place was the Oregon wagon trail. It was beautiful up there. That’s where I tried to FaceTime my Mom, but there was no service. 


We walked about 1/4 of a mile and once we reached the gravel we were walking where the travelers had walked. The 2 tall rock formations were what the travelers used to know where they were and where to follow to travel.

My guy not knowing he is posing for the photo…😉

It got nippy once we got in the snow. Of course we decided to leave our jackets in the car…

We went up the road to see the better view…it’s amazing!!

There were man made tunnels in the hillsides


There were man made tunnels in the hillsides!


We’ve had Arby’s in another state!! It was one of the best Arby’s I have been to. 😎

That peak off in a distance is chimney rock. When the wagon trail was real, wagons could circle the top of the formation. Because of weather it has decayed and riddled. Now it’s just a point…


We went closer…😁


Across from the chimney was a cemetery. Families that didn’t make the journey on the trail were buried there. The dates went back into the 1850s.


A couple pretty scenes!! 

It was just a fun day to go on a road trip with Nick! We had a wonderful day 😊 Though in Nebraska there is only one location that has trees…Nick says he needs trees.

We are planning on going to Calvary Chapel Cheyenne. More pictures to come!! 

Love you Mother ❤️😊


Pretty…💕

-All photos taken by: emily2jane-

Beats.

My heart flutters at you.

Must mean I’m not blue.

My heart flutters at fear.

Must mean I need to be clear.

My heart flutters after the cold breeze.

Must mean I’m about to sneeze.

My heart flutters at the baby’s smile.

Must mean I’ll stay and stare awhile.

My heart flutters in the dark.

Must mean I’m dreaming of sharks.

My heart flutters at art.

Must mean I’ve got a creative heart.

Me.

He wants me to be me!! That’s the best thing I have ever heard. Me. I have constantly, throughout my life tried to be me but I am never accepted. Never wanted, unless conformity was in my near future. And now I find the one that wants me to be me…

Except today we had an unhappy moment…I know that is a pathetic thing to say about a newish relationship but I still feel the magical romance of my guy. 

And it doesn’t help that today was day 2 of the wonderful week in this month…😑

But we were listening to a song that I said, “when I hear this song I think of you”💕

Cute right…instead we get to the middle of it and he snaps, “please stop the song.”

I stop it, worried that he was offended or hurt by the song. Worried that me opening up more of my heart would make him wake up and realize I’m just me and I won’t be anything more. Within the 3 seconds that passed many more thoughts ran through my brain.

The song reminded him of his ex girlfriend…I died inside…he wasn’t hearing the sweet lyrics or the fact that the song is called ‘shotgun rider’ and I’m his shotgun rider…the fact that the song is about not wanting someone else…instead he thought of a girl who broke his heart and not me who now has attained his heart.

I know it’s a small useless thing to fret about but it hurt me. Especially since he said, “this is why I don’t like some country music, remember I told you.”

I don’t want to remember everything that reminds him of his ex…I don’t want to hear, see, smell something; tell him; and have his first thought be of her. 

I’m not someone who has only dated one, but instead of making one memory be just that, a singled out memory I prefer to replace bad memories with new better ones. I’ve been places, heard songs, eaten food that, before my guy, I had experienced them with others. But now I want all the old out and only him in my mind.

So I guess what hurt me is the fact that he praises me about being me but he asks me to remember things that will upset him, even if they are a part of me too.

I know it seems like I am mumbling or venting but that is what my blog is for. A place where I can write and discover my own feelings. 

And now some pictures because art always makes me happier.

Photo by emily2jane

Photo by emily2jane

Finished window!

I didn’t finish it by Halloween…but it only took another 3 1/2 hrs. I like how it turned out…I will probably have it there for another 6 months…

30 min into the start of the day…


These last two guys to the bulk of my time. About 2 1/2 hrs in.

 Total of 3 1/2 hrs.

Maybe to make it festive I’ll paint snow flakes in the side windows!!😎