July 23, 2013

Atlanta Bound with a New Boxie

I'm pretty excited, my husband and I are headed to Atlanta!

Today we're driving to my Dad's to drop off the kids (oh yea!), and tomorrow morning we're flying out. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever been on a plane with my husband, not that that's a big deal or anything, just a thought. (and a run on sentence, geez....)

Either way, I love going new places!!

We're traveling out there because it's Thirty One's National Conference, and it's the first one I'm going to. So very excited! I didn't go last year because I was only with the company for about 2 months and couldn't really justify it at that point. But this year it was almost a MUST!

And, what's a little traveling without some new digs??

I made this beauty to house my knitting project (I can't travel without a project - or 2).

Followed the (No Guts) Boxie Pouch Tutorial, and I loved it! I did make a few adjustments:
1) I used woven interfacing instead of lightweight. I like pouches with a little more umph. 
2) I cut the pieces for the tabs at 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches instead of 1 by 3. I wanted my tabs a little longer.

Did I mention that it's the perfect size for my knitting project!

I absolutely love it, and am most definitely making lots more. My oldest daughter has already made a request (requirement is more like it) that I make her one as well.

Most favorite part of this tutorial is that the inside is completely finished - NO unfinished seams!! The inside is so cute, I'm tempted to turn the whole thing inside out and take a picture.

We pulled these fabrics, they'd make some really cute Boxies don't you think?!

July 4, 2013

Oh July...

... you are so awesome!

Happy Fourth Everyone!!

Yes, today is the 4th of July so bring on the hot dogs and fireworks!

We've already been swimming today, and my dear husband has taken all the 'big' kids to see Despicable Me 2 at the 'movie fee-ater'. Bless him!

So, what am I doing you ask?? (Besides keeping the tv remotes and batteries away from the baby of course).

Well, I've finished doing the prep work for dinner, and now I'm off to work on my Lovely Year of Finishes goal for this month.

This month I am determined to finish piecing the top for my mystery quilt I started last summer with my guild.

Right now I'm calling it my mint chocolate chip quilt. I know there's some pink in there, but every time I see it I think of that flavor ice cream (and sadly I don't even really like that flavor. oh well).

Early this morning I pressed those 96 half square triangle blocks. Yes, 96. I got through them 12 at a time, baby steps, baby steps.

Aside from this goal I have another baby shower the end of this month that I need to whip something really awesome up for! I'm gonna be an aunt again!! I'm so excited for my baby brother to be having his first boy!

What are you working on now?? Anything for a special little baby?

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