Well...let me see... since Grammie has been here, she & Hunter have been in the kitchen baking together. So far they have made cupcakes for Grampie(made with Splenda and no sugar added chocolate chips), crepes, chocolate sugar cookies and date squares. Grammie & Tyler made a cake for Grampie...also made with Splenda. Lots of Crazy 8's games happening too!
Here is my quilt.....almost done.....I just have to add the binding. This is my very first quilt....I signed up for a beginner class for the month of March and managed to put this quilt together. It has a lot of Amy Butler fabrics.... which I love. I love fun & funky.... I may never be a tradional type of quilter in the sense that I love the more modern types of fabrics...but it is fun to play. I have the same passion for quilting that I have for scrapbooking.... there is lots of cross-over between the hobbies...in one paper is cut apart & put back together...and in the other fabric is cut apart and put back together. The choices of color and pattern are endless... many scrapbook designers have had their designs picked up by quilting manufacturers & vice-versa. Amy Bulter was an illustrator turned textile designer who has now had her designs picked up for the scrapbook industry by K & Company (Michaels carries an impressive 12 ft. section of everything Amy Bulter you could ever want for your scrapbook). Anna Griffin is a paper designer whose designs are brand new to the quilting world. Love both of their work... however, Amy Butler is almost single-handedly responsible for bringing a new look to the quilting industry and opening doors for other designers such as Joel Dewberry, Valori Wells, Heather Baily, and otherswho have followed her into the industry in the last decade.
We got the new Martha Stewart book this week... COOKIES.... Hunter is turning into quite the awesome little baker and she made these perfectly scrumptious chocolate sugar cookies by herself. She has marked lots of recipes that she wants to try in this book. Many of the recipes that I have saved from MS Living mag are in this book...which I am totally happy about!
Let me explain first.... I love reading blogs. I read scrapbooking blogs for ideas & to see what is new in the industry. I read sewing blogs for inspiration & motivation to try new projects...most lately quilting. Two of my fav sewing blogs are Anna Maria Horner and Heather Bailey. I read cooking blogs too.....for the same reasons. One of my favorite cookings blogs is Cookie Madness....she posts the most amazing cookies recipes. I also read travel blogs.....which brings me to Danie. She is the sister of a friend of mine who now lives in India. I read her blog because not only do I love her writing....but also I get to experience the sights, tastes, smells & beauty of India thru her most observant eyes. Recently she posted about how "India" is so "in" right now. Keen observation....... when I opened the April issue of Canadian House & Home mag....I found a feature article on a designer whose designs are inspired by India. Holly Dyment has been to India many times and each time brings back inspiration for designs for her clients who are daring enough to inject the bright hues of India into their homes. Thought you might like to see this Danie! (You can check out her blog...."Earth to Danie".. you won't be disappointed).
The kids' school put on an amazing winter carnival......and we enjoyed the absolutely perfect weather for an outdoor day. Warm, bright sunshine and just cold enough to keep the snow for sledding, skiing, snowshoeing & maple syrup taffy. I wandered around with my new camera and snapped pics. The pic at the top is Tyler's teacher.....she is the most amazing woman....she is sliding with a student and as you can see.... she's all about fun and the kids!! Tyler had a great time doing all the activities....the bottom pic is him snowshoeing his little heart out!
I am so glad you are here! I'm Angie and I'm a Nova Scotia girl now making my home in Alberta. I met my husband while on a blind date on New Year's Eve. We've been married for 17 years & we have 2 freckled sweeties who we love dearly~a hockey-loving tween & a social butterfly teen. I love creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic.