Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Cupcake Quilt

Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Pop on over to her blog to check it out.
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Three years ago we moved from Canada to Peru. When we moved, I decided to make special quilt for each of my daughters. I came across the Yellow Brick Road pattern and decided to try it. It was the first time I had made a quilt using fat quarters.

I chose this particular fabric for my youngest daughter. The first gift I received for her when she was born was a pair of sleepers with little cupcakes on them, they were my favourite. Myah affectionately became nicknamed Pinker due to all of her pink clothes. When I came across the cupcake fabric, I couldn't resist.  I admit that I did not like the compination of colours while I was piecing it, but when it was all put together, I loved it.  I am grateful to my mother in law who helped me with the hand quilting. It makes this quilt even more special that it was worked on by two generations. It remains one of my favourite quilts to this day and Myah sleeps with it every night.

Myah with her quilt
Hand quilting

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Fun at the Juniper Tree

This past weekend we spent a few hours at the Juniper Tree with the kids from the home and the Oasis during their first ever olympics. I enjoyed watching the activities and taking pictures of some very sweet faces.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I think it is only appropriate that todays post be about the things I am thankful for in my life.
  1. Most importantly, God's amazing and all sufficient grace and salvation.
  2. My husband who loves me inspite of all my short comings. Plus he likes to wash dishes, which is one of my least favourite jobs, thanks honey.
  3. My three daughters who delight me, challange me to live by example and allow me to see anew the wonder of God's world throught their eyes.
  4. Being able to share God's love and word with so many amazing people in Peru. For God's continued presence and strength to carry me through the hard times in doing so.
  5. God's Word, The Holy Bible, one of my greatest comforts.
  6. Family and friends with whom to share life's joys and sorrows.
  7. The ability to use my hands to make things such as quilts and clothing.
I could continue to list so many other things, though most of them are related in some way to the things I have already mentioned.

So how about you? What are you thankful for this day?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sew and Tell with AmyLouWho

My finished project this week is an adorable backpack I made using this backpack tutorial from Moda Bakeshop. It was well written and easy to follow. I made a few adjustments to make it work with the fabrics that I had and ended up using 1yd for each the main fabric and the lining and 1/2 yd for the inside pocket and ties. I also did not have any magnet snaps so I made a strap and ran that through the top of the bag and added two button holes for the fabric to pass through. I plan to make a few smaller ones that can be used for small toys and games while traveling.

Stop by to add your link and check out everyone's work.

Here is a link to the pdf file with my adjustments to the pattern for this backpack.

Monday, October 4, 2010

All the Foss Girls (and mom)

Here are a few pictures form Hannah`s birthday dinner. We had a lot of fun together and managed to get a few good pictures.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

So Frustrating!

This afternoon, we took the girls to see Nanny McPhee 2. It was a fun movie and sweet as well. The part that makes me so mad though is that the first two adds were very provocative and completely inappropriate for children. Why do they do this? I hate having to tell my kids to close their eyes and plug their ears until it's over, I shouldn't have to. There is no need for this kind of add at all in my opinion, but absolutely not at a childrens movie.

Just needed to get that off my chest, thanks for letting me vent.

Applique Tree Pillow

I made this throw pillow front the other day. My inspiration came from this tutorial by cluck cluck sew.  I didn't want to copy her design completely, so I came up with my own interpretation. Hope you enjoy is as much as I do.