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Paris Theme Baby Shower…signed onesie

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Baby Shower signed onesie

Baby Shower Signed onesie

I am the proud Grandmother of a darling little girl named, Annie Elizabeth.  In January, I hosted a baby shower for my daughter and on one of the tables I had a onesie for everyone to sign.

 

signed onesie for baby shower

signed onesie for baby shower

I purchased a package of onesie’s at Walmart.  The trim was purchased at JoAnne’s.

signed onesie

signed onesie

I first attached the trim around the neck of the onesie, by hand sewing.  Next cut a piece of freezer paper and with the shiny side up, ironed it to the inside of the onesie.  This was to help the fabric stay in place while the guests were signing their names.

 

signed onesie

signed onesie

I then used a gold fabric pen to write the date of the shower on the front of the onesie.  I placed a permanent black marker on the table at the shower for the signatures. (check out other baby posts on my blog for instructions for the other items)

signed onesie

signed onesie

All of the guests enjoyed leaving a message for our dear Annie!

signed onesie

signed onesie

To display the onesie, we purchased a shadow box.  The lining of the shadow box was black,so to tie the shadow box into the theme of the nursery, we decide to line the back of the box with fabric that we had used in the nursery.

nursery fabric

nursery fabric

nursery wall

nursery wall

This is the shadow box hanging on the nursery wall.  We also included the wrist bands and hat from the hospital in that shadow box.   I attached all the items to the back of the frame with straight pins.

Annie Elizabeth

Annie Elizabeth

 

Tribute to my dear sweet Toby

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Toby “Go Bucks” Beisser (April 2, 1977 – January 17, 2014)

                                          POSTED BY: Snouffer Funeral Home Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – 03:39 PM

Toby “Go Bucks” Beisser, 36, of Zanesville, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 in Zanesville.  He was born April 2, 1977 in Zanesville, a son of Mike (Linda “Inky”) Beisser and Diana Settles Beisser. Toby was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, loved riding Harley’s, and collecting shoes, especially the latest Jordans. Toby is survived by his loving wife, Shaelynne Wolfe Beisser; his children whom he loved very much Cassidy Mae Beisser, Brantley Troy-Michael Beisser and Bentley Skye Diane Beisser; step-sister Sabrina (Eric) Hickman; mother-in-laws and father-in-laws;  Diane (Mark) Burrier of Zanesville, and Dean (Denise) Wolfe of FL; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws; Skyler and Kristy Wolfe, Shauntae (“Edith”) and Shawn Bash; nieces and nephews Renner, Raxston, Raicelynn Bash and Avery Wolfe; many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers Bradley and Troy Beisser; grandmother Dora (Dude) Beisser; grandma “Granny” Peggy Bagley; grandfather Leo Cornell and uncle Dennis Roehrig. To help celebrate Toby’s life, the family request that you wear your favorite Ohio State Buckeye attire during calling hours and funeral services. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE.  Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday January 24, 2014 in the Snouffer Chapel with Pastor Rob Turner officiating.  Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Beisser Children Education Fund established for his children at any Century National Bank. To send a note of condolence to the Beisser family go to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click on obituaries, find us on Facebook

 

Our family is once again heartbroken with the loss of my dear nephew, Toby James Howard Beisser.  Please take the time each day to say “I love you” to all those dear to you and your family.  I loved this man like my own son!

I just hope he is “Dancing in the Sky” This is a great song!

Dani and Lizzy – (LIZZY) Dancing in the sky
DOWNLOAD THE MP3 VERSION HERE: http://daniandlizzy.bandcamp.com/

We love you Toby!

Jim Flowers's photo.

This is a picture of Toby and his brother Troy taken in 1980 at Disney World. ” I hope that heaven knows what they have since your arrived!” from the song “Dancing in the Sky” (link above to the song)

 

Cricut Paris Travel Card

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Cricut Destinations Paris Card

Cricut Destinations Paris Card

This September my daughter and son-in-law traveled to Paris.  This is the card I made with the Cricut “Destinations” cartridge to wish them a safe and wonderful trip.  For the card, I choose a printed card that I purchased in a package from Hobby Lobby.  I then proceeded to make the various cuts for the center portion of the card…black (the outline), light blue (sky), light yellow (portion behind the word Paris), green (bushes) and dark yellow for the sun.  It was a fairly simple card to make, but it did have several cuts!

While in Paris, they took many wonderful pictures, but the best picture they took was this one…

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

“Bebe -Arrive-Mars 2014”  They announced the arrival of my first Grandchild!  We are thrilled.  Now for the great part…..

you will get to follow me as I complete all the baby projects!  This is just the beginning!!

2013 in review Thanks to all my followers!

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Wool Ball Jar Mat

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wool Ball jar

wool Ball jar

This a cute wool mat that my friend Chris is working on.  It is a kit from Primitive Gatherings.  We both have similar tastes and love to work on wool projects.

The real reason I posted this today was so that I could also post  these flower pictures. Today we are setting records low temperatures here in the Midwest today and I needed a little touch of Spring!

ball jar vase

ball jar vase

This Ball Jar was actually a photo taken at Chris’ house this summer with wildflowers picked in her yard.

Summer flowers

Summer flowers

…and  this is Chris with some great Summer flowers….I am ready for Summer or at least Spring!!!

 

 

 

 

Candy Bar Quilt

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Candy Bar Quilt

Candy Bar Quilt

I am sorry, I dropped off the map for a couple of months!  I need to get back into the hobbies I love and share some of my crafts with my readers.  This Summer we were able to visit our good friends in VA.  Before my trip started, I planned all the sewing I would get finished in the car.  My “Candy Bar Quilt” was just waiting on the binding.  It was the first thing I completed on the trip.  The little girl in this picture, happens to be one of my best friends, Laura. (who we were visiting)   This picture was taken by her father and was in the guest bedroom on our visit.  We had a wonderful visit and Laura admired my quilt, so I left it in the chair, just like this when we left and she loved it!

This was one of the fastest quilts that I have ever finished.  When I went to “sewing days” in May, one of my friends, Janice, provided us with the basis for this quilt.  It was a very simple pattern that anyone can complete in less than a day.  The cream pieces were cut 5″ x 10″ and provided by Janice, then I used a “candy bar” pack that I had won at a local quilt shop.  The original pattern used a charm pack with the 5″ x 10″ blocks.  Janice cut all the cream fabric and we got to choose the ones we wanted to complete our quilt.  I choose all different creams for my quilt.  There were 11 rows in my quilt with 3 cream and 3 pattern pieces in each row.

Candy Bar Quilt

Candy Bar Quilt

In my quilt, I used 33 (5 x 10) and 33 (2.5 x 5) pieces.  I then added a 1.5″ small border and a 7″ border.  I really loved the quilt when it was finished.  I didn’t get a really clear picture of the quilt.

Charm square quilt

Charm square quilt

Candy bar / Charm square quilt

Candy bar/ Charm square quilt

This is a picture of my Candy Bar quilt next to the Charm square version.  You can see that the Charm squares make a much bigger quilt. Irvalee choose to use two creams and alternated the blocks in a brick like pattern.  What you will love about this quilt is there are  really no seams to match. You can use up some of your scraps or one of those Charms packs you had to have, but haven’t yet found a use for!

Oh yes, the yellow strip in the picture is another one of my UFO’s.  If you are looking for a fast and easy quilt…here’s the answer!!

A tribute to my brother-in-law…Dennis Roehrig

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Dennis and Terri Roehrig

Dennis and Terri Roehrig

Dennis E. Roehrig January 5, 1958 – August 4, 2013 Obituary ZANESVILLE Dennis E. Roehrig, 55 of Zanesville passed away Sunday August 4, 2013 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House after a courageous 7 year battle with brain cancer. He was born in Zanesville a son of Marilyn Thompson Anderson and the late Edward B. Roehrig. Dennis was a retired UPS Driver, a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Knigh…ts of Columbus, Moose Lodge and the Teamsters #637. He was an avid Ohio State Fan and served on the “Chain Gang” for West Muskingum Football Games. He was first to lend a helping hand and pay it forward. In addition to his mother Marilyn, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terri Settles Roehrig; son Jason K. Roehrig and grandson Kane Roehrig; daughter Jen (Jeff) Smith and grandson Bennett; mother Carrie (Bill) Horn; brothers Nelson Roehrig, John Anderson and Ed (Penny) Roehrig; sisters Lilly (Glen) Sidwell, Mary (Skip) Young, Tracy (Rodney) Postlewait, Brenda (Howard) Morosco; brother and sister-in-laws Diana Beisser, Kim and Mike Schramm, Jim and Kelley Settles and Cindy and Dave Ronk; uncles, Robert (Nancy) Thompson and Paul Thompson; and many special nieces, nephews and friends In addition to his father Edward he was preceded in death by his father John Anderson and Mother-In-Law Peggy Bagley. Calling hours will be held 3-7 Tuesday August 6, 2013 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Mass of Christian burial will be Celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Father Martin Ralko as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to West Muskingum Athletic Boosters 150 Kimes Rd. Zanesville OH 43701. To send a note of condolence to the Roehrig family go to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, find us on facebook or call our caring staff at 450-8000.
We love you Dennis and this young lady says it all.  We hope you are “Dancing in the Sky”  You can listen to this song on YouTube.
For Dennis.
Dani and Lizzy – (LIZZY) Dancing in the sky
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Snowball and 9-patch Quilt

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Snowball and 9-patch quilt

Snowball and 9-patch quilt

 

As many of you know, I have been working on old UFO quilting projects.  This project is from the same decade as my School House Wall Hanging.  I am going to say mid-eighties.  You can tell from the colors that my house was earth-tones.  This is a lesson on believing in yourself.

I took my first quilt class in 1981 shortly after the birth of my daughter.  My mother-in-law watched my daughter for a few weeks until I got a regular babysitter and she wouldn’t take any money, so I got the bright idea to sign both of us up for quilting classes.  The class was all templates, hand piecing and hand quilting.  I liked the idea of quilting, but it was too labor intensive for me.  I put quilting on the back burner and got on with raising my daughter.  Soon I added a son to the mix and then I heard about this new thing called the “rotary cutter.”  Fast and easy…sign me up.

I signed up for a quilt class at a local quilt shop.  I then rushed off to S0-Fro and bought my fabrics.  I got to the class and the owner was unhappy.  I guess we were to purchase the fabrics for our quilt from her shop.  I purchased more fabric, but started on this brown and rust quilt.  I was then introduced to the world of one-forth inch seams…WHAT!! I  always used five-eights!   Well we had some homework and I,  the proud quilter, brought my blocks to class only to be told…”You might as well throw those blocks out and start over.  You did not use a forth inch seam!”   With my tail between my legs, I go back to work using the new fabric I purchased from her shop   I then made a quilt for my daughter with mint and peach fabric.  My mother hand quilted it and it saw her through “crayons to perfume” (just love the movie “To Sir ,With Love).

Snowball and 9-patch quilt

Snowball and 9-patch quilt

 

 

hand-quilting detail

hand-quilting detail

As you can see by the picture, Ashley’s quilt is way beyond repair at this point.  I still have it on the bed in her old room, just out of sight under the covers.  I guess what I am trying to say is DO NOT let anyone keep you from your dreams.  Quilting is a huge part of my life and if I had listen to that instructor, the first machine pieced quilt I had ever started would have been thrown away and I may not have ever quilted again.  I can not imagine my life without my Quilties!  I am headed off to Chris’ to quilt today…good friends with a tie that binds us…Quilting.

free hand quilting - flower

free hand quilting – flower

 

Just wanted to share the free hand flower I was practicing on my Snowball and 9-patch quilt.  When I went to mark this UFO off my list…I hadn’t even listed it.  This make me wonder just how many UFO’s I really have luring in the closet.

 

 

Happy Birthday to the Girls…Cricut Card

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Cricut Groovy Times Happy Birthday

Cricut Groovy Times Happy Birthday

Happy, happy, happy…

July is a busy Birthday month for my family.  My niece and great-niece have birthday’s a day and a year apart this month.  I stumbled across an old pack of paper called “neon brights” and decided to get out my “Groovy Times” Cricut cartridge to make their cards.  I went for the “twin” look and made it easy on myself.  I cut the Happy Birthday with the “Wild Card” cartridge.

Birthday Girls

Birthday Girls

Here are the Beautiful Birthday Girls with their matching cards.  The greatest thing about this celebration was that Kathleen actually got a Cricut of her own for her birthday.

Cricut

Cricut

Here she is when she read the box and exclaimed, “That really isn’t what is in the box… is it?”  She was so excited!!  A Mini-ME….

 

I can not wait to see the Cricut projects she will make this Summer!!

Birthday Gilrs

Birthday Girls

Last, but not least, is a picture of my sister and the girls.  It was actually my sister’s birthday that day (Kathleen’s mom) so it made Kathleen’s gift a real surprise because she thought the present was for her mom!

 

 

 

School House Wall hanging – UFO #62

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School House Quilt

School House quilt

I am on a steady, but slow pace of completing some of my UFO’s.  This one is from WAY back…let’s say early 90’s.  I have lived in my current house for 21 years and I believe I started this wall-hanging for my finished basement in my old house.  When I pulled it out of a drawer, the center blocks were finished and the fabric to complete it was in the zip-lock bag.  I added the boarder and quilted it.  I think I will donate it to our guild’s auction. (think anyone will bid??)  I am sure I was wearing one of those long jumpers when I worked on this and had a perm…lol!!