Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Flower Cleanup

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been busy cleaning out the flower gardens.
A few yellow crocus were blooming.
I sure hope the roses perk up. They're not showing any signs of growth yet.
I got all the weeds pulled and some Preen put down. 
And then I got the fence back up to keep the rabbits out.

This garden needs a lot of weeding and thinning out, but I'm waiting for things to get bigger before I start digging.


And then the snow came two days later!
And today the daffodils are finally blooming. The tulips won't be far behind.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time

I don't have any details on this photo. Grandpa D.??

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time
3/16/12

3/8/13
We've had a very cold winter here in Iowa. With the frost depth between 2 and 3 feet, I think it'll be a while before my flowers look like they did the past couple of years at this time.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday #3

Thankful Thursday
the minor and major things in life to appreciate

new quilt pattern

reliable car on a cold day

quietness

board games with my favorite 7 and 9 year old

road trip to see family

Friday, February 28, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time

Haupert Christmas 1991 - Everyone all grown up compared to last week's flashback photo.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Valentine Twister Heart

While I was making the twister Christmas tree, I found a pattern for a heart for Valentine's Day.
Most stores were having sales on Valentine's fabric when I found the pattern, so I stocked up on a few. Here are the five I'm using for this one.
I placed my 2.5" squares and sewed them up and put the border on.
Then I used the twister tool just like on the Christmas tree and sewed them back together. Sorry no pics of that step on this one. I was too excited to keep sewing.
I decided on a pink border. The picture above shows the more true pink color.
I sewed the backing on, put on a hanging sleeve, and did some top stitching. 

I'm planning on making another one and will do some work on the placement of the squares. The middle one in the second row has a little bit too much white in it. It blends in too much with the background so I'll make sure I put a more solid looking piece there next time.

I finished this project on Feb. 15 so it's ready for next year!!!

Linked up with Fabric Frenzy Friday, My Quilt Infatuation and Crazy Mom Quilts.