Saturday, July 28, 2007

Impressive clouds

These two pictures were taken right outside our front door. Aren't those clouds impressive? I'm glad things are cooling down a little bit with the clouds moving in, but we could use a little more rain here for sure.

Aaron received his blue belt

This morning we went to the Kung Fu graduation ceremony for Aaron to receive his blue belt.
In the picture he is receiving his new belt and the certificate from one of the head instructors.
Aaron's instructor is Master Dining, who is an 8th degree black belt (wearing the black with yellow uniform), so he is in good hands.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Tumbling Blocks wallhanging & Shaded 4-patch top

I finished this wall hanging July 3rd.
The top was pieced using Marti Michelle templates quite some time ago and I was debating if I wanted to incorporate it into another larger quilt or finish it as a wall hanging. Well, as you can see the wall hanging won. lol I'm just at a point that I want to cross things off of my UFO list and finish things.
BTW, yesterday I finished piecing the top with blocks from the Shaded 4-patch block swap and here it is. Michelle's claiming it already, although it's not quilted yet, but I should be able to finish it for her birthday. ;o)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Two wall hangings finished

Back in April I shared pictures of these two projects in progress and can say they are both finally finished. :o)

With the amount of UFO's I have (I stopped listing them after 45 projects) I'll try to get at least one of my tops (regardless of size) finished per month. Some of my UFO's will take me a year or longer to be finished, like the Moonglow and Robert Callahan quilt (haven't started on this one yet other than letting the fabric age for several years already hehe), but I know they'll get finished eventually and I'll keep you all updated here on my progress.
First I want to finish two more American Hero tops to send out to Sue to be finished. One is just about done, but the second one still needs a lot more planing with all of the block sized being different, but I should be able to finish both tops by the end of this month and then I'll have a total of 6 tops to send out.

Trip to Disney Land

Since I bet all of you have been to Disney Land at one time or another, I'm not going to bore you with details, but I wanted to share a few pictures we took. ;o)
After a 450 mile drive and a stay at a Hotel we were ready the next day for a full day of adventure at Disney Land.

Day two was started out at California Adventure park. First ride we went on, Michelle and I got soaked, but with the weather having been great, it wasn't all that bad and we both dried fairly quickly.

Of course you can't go through the parks without taking a picture of Minnie and Mickey, so when Minnie came our way at CA she posed with the kids.

And at the end of the day we were able to see Mickey at his "film barn".

We all had fun, but by day two we were worn out and ready to make our way back home the next day.