Monday, February 1, 2010

Mike's Hat, Flower Quilt, desk front view, and cards!

So- Mike has been watching war movies and survival movies/shows etc. and he decided he wanted a hat with a flag on it, his blood type and name. He bought a flag patch, owned his name tag from a bullet proof vest he had to wear on his mission, and bought the hat, I sewed the patch and name on, and then I embroidered with my machine his blood type, he LOVES it. Why this man doesn't join the military is a mystery to me, but I guess that's his deal.



I had requests for a front view of my desk- problem is a few feet away from it is a wall of windows, so I couldn't back up enough to take the pic- so this was the best I could do.
I screwed the tins on the desk. Question: Do you think it makes my desk look tacky now? I wanted the desk to look nice, so I can have it out in the open but still look somewhat nice, now I am worried the tins make it look cheap or crappy.... comments?

Card I made for my mom- LOVE this paper, and I have many more to come, but I don't want to display them until these people have received their cards :)
Inside of card- I was able to cut out that hat with my cricut- I LOVE my cricut The BLESSED flower quilt. So this is as Amy (my neighbor, no this is not Mike typing, he did not make this quilt :) this is the quilt that Amy and I have jokingly referred to our BFF quilt, because we were both at joanns- found an adorable quilt book, fell INLOVE with this one, and decided to make it, and try to find the exact fabrics, so it could look JUST like the picture. And I have to tell you- it pretty much looks the same! I should take a picture of the quilt book pic. Anyway- we started it, got half the flowers done, and then I got cancer, and moved. SO- Amy would visit me at chemo, show me the update on her quilt, and then we'd compare eachother's and ofcourse Amy, being who she is, would ask a nurse, "so, who's do you like better?" SO- during chemo treatments, I would work on it 2 days before my next treatment when I was feeling better, so the rest of the quilt was gradually made through my entire cancer. Then, this week I finally finished the rest- Now I have to quilt it. I don't know if I want to do it by hand or machine, I love the look of hand quilting, but hate doing it! We'll see. I absolutely LOVE this quilt, and never want to do applique again :) But ofcourse I have already been brainstorming some other applique quilt ideas, and have told Mike to not let me do any more applique, it is so tedious- but I love the look. And now for the cards- The Winegardners- Nate, Brooke, Dave and Marie, bought me some "cancer is over gifts" They got me some new paper, and money to buy stamps, and some cricut cartridges and a card making class, I haven't been to the class yet- but anyway- with my money, I bought this quote, butterfly stamps, and bird stamps, so anyway- here are some cards I made.


11 comments:

Clay said...

Amy- that quilt is A-M-A-Z-I-I-N-G! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! You did sooooooooooooooooooo good on it! It looks like a quilt you buy from a really expensive place...like pottery barn or something. Soooo awesome. I love it. You're cards are so pretty and cute! You are so crafty. I love you so much!

Clay said...

woops- I guess I'm signed in as Clay...this is danielle.

Danielle said...

Oh yeah- AND the hat is awesome! I forgot to mention that...totally cool...AND I really love your desk. I don't think the tins make it tacky at ALL!

Brookie said...
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Sharon/mom said...

love, love , love the quilt!!!! I like the desk, I think the mailboxes are cool! The hat is awesome. And I love the cards. How fun!!!

Lizzie said...

I read this post a just a few hours after you posted it and then the kiddos took me away before I could comment.

The quilt is amazing Amy. I don't understand how you did all that while enduring chemo. You are amazing.

I love love the craft desk, and don't think the pen/pencil holders are tacky at all. I think the opposite. Makes it look more custom. Great idea to use those mailboxes. I almost bought those same things for my kids for Valentines to put notes in.

I really like the hat and the cards too. Love you so much!!!

Megan and Greg said...

Everything looks great! I love the quilt!!! I say, if you have the time, and I think you do- just spend a little bit everyday, and do the quilt the way you want it. I think you'll be happy when it's done. I love the desk, it may look tacky in real life, but I think it looks really good in the pictures. That's what I think. Love you!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful. Applique seems very hard to me. I'm impressed. You are so motivated. The hat is cool too. Mike had to wear a bullet proof vest on his mission! What the heck?! Love you. Love my card. It gives me a good laugh all the time. Love you.

Courtenay Beth said...

I LOVE THE QUILT!!!! Oh my gosh, it turned out SO cute!!!! Well done, it looks so good, I love it!!! I love Mike's Hat...lol :) And your cards are so cool!
You are so amazingly crafty! Love your desk, looks so good!

Not quite the Bradys said...

Rebecca's Amy here: LOVE the tins on the desk. Wish I'd thought of it first, wish I had the desk. It doesn't look cheap at all. You are in my prayers. :)

Patty said...

The quilt is so beautiful. What an eye you have for design. Keep up the good work. bye now.