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Temperature Quilt: June 2020

JUNE! I made it half way through the year of 2020.

Guess What!?!?! SO DID YOU!

What a WILD RIDE it’s been so far….no?

I can say ONE thing for sure….seeing 6 months of a temperature quilt all put together makes 2020 look BEAUTIFUL. Didn’t quite think I’d be able to say that, but that’s what an array of colored fabric does to me 🙂 And, I am truly grateful to have this gorgeous distraction.

I got behind in making the hexies this past month, but I’m all caught up now!

Let’s remember our colors, shall we?

In June we Saw LOTS of REDS, Red Oranges, and ORANGES! All Warm and Beautiful!

and ONE day….ONLY ONE…..the temperature reached ABOVE 90. So, I got to use Burgundy! (we got to 90 a couple times, but not over more than once)

Seriously.

I LOVE THIS QUILT SO FAR!

Two colors for every day: High Temp and Low Temp.

January 2020- June 2020 Temperature Quilt in all it’s color:

The months’ beginnings:

The Ends of the Months

Month By Month Progression…

And there you have it!

One half of 2020 in it’s Hexie Quilt Glory!

From the Vault

My Hallmark Wedding Day

A little “Flash Back” to July 4, 2006…. I posted this in 2009 on my first blog. We are celebrating 14 years of marriage today. I stood before God, our family, and friends and married my Marine….after 4 years of his active duty…his 3 tours overseas defending our country….a war that we will never forget….there were no emails….sometimes I waited months for phone calls or letters….

If you knew us then, you know how much we LOVED each other…and our country….I mean, we chose to wed on July 4th…EVEN WHEN IT WAS A TUESDAY! It pains me what our Flag and our Country (which is, in my heart and mind, ALL OF THE PEOPLE that compose this beautiful melting pot) are enduring right now. I pray for us all, everyday. And, on that note….all I really wanted to do was share my Happy Wedding Day (14 years ago) with you….

On July 4th, 2006….I married my best friend…..

Of course, I had to have my best girls get all dolled-up with me…


And keep me sane…


And in case there was a scene….The Men had it all under control……”which one of these is not like the other..” (hint: he’s the love of my life!)


The church was heavenly. We got married at Grace Lutheran where I attended K-8 growing up. We are now members with our own family.


And, here we are…JUST MARRIED


MR. & MRS.


Pictures at the Park



And “I Thought I Loved You Then….”






The Calvin Klein pose


The Wedding Party

The sun set on our day…but our life together was just beginning



Our First Dance as Husband & Wife: “Me & You” by Kenny Chesney
And I leave you with what I’ve dubbed “The Money Shot”


HAPPY 4th of July!!!!!

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Itzy Knit Dress: Pattern Review

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a pattern review…..but I couldn’t let this one go unnoticed!

It’s everything I love about creating a beautiful, one of a kind, piece of clothing.

First of all, it’s written for KNITS! That means COMFY AND SOFT to my kids.

My favorite part, though….it’s the Ultimate Scrap Buster! This also makes the possibilities endless when it comes to mixing and matching fabrics! (And if you’ve been around here long, you KNOW that’s my jam) An added bonus for kids…it’s a knot closure, so it will last a LONG time as far as fit, because it will grow with you!

This was the first version of the pattern….it’s got a little bit different look, due to some measurement changes, but I love it so much, I still had to show you!

If you need this Pattern in your life (and you do) You can find it here at Create Kids Couture ….better yet, it’s on sale this first release week!

I’m so excited that Itzy Released today! Think I might just have to make another one!

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Temperature Quilt: May 2020

A new month, a new Temperature Quilt Update.

I am finding solace in my sewing more than ever lately. I pray that you are all safe and healthy. I pray that you are finding ways to calm your mind and heart from all the heartaches and worries of this world.

With that, I hope you clicked on this post to escape the madness and look at some pretty things….so that’s what we’ll do, if only for a minute or two.

Let’s recap! This is the first temperature quilt I’ve ever attempted. It is a record of the High and Low Temperature everyday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I created this Temperature Legend to go by:

Hexie Temperature Quilt Legend

The Month of May has us using a TWO NEW COLORS! RED-ORANGE and RED! That means we not only reached above 70oF but above 80oF ! WAHOO! SummaTIME!

I love to see all the colors coming together!

And, let’s not forget my favorite part…watching it grow every month…

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020

GOOD Things Happening:

The SUN has been Shining Brightly…the temperatures feel like SUMMER.

Our children are finished with Distance Learning.

We were able to play at a park, swim in our back yard…AND at a beach!

Ice Cream is Delicious.

We have been able to see Friends & Family.

We are able to Gather together in Love and Support and Fellowship again.

Fabric is still Beautiful.

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Temperature Quilt: May 2020

A new month, a new Temperature Quilt Update.

I am finding solace in my sewing more than ever lately. I pray that you are all safe and healthy. I pray that you are finding ways to calm your mind and heart from all the heartaches and worries of this world.

With that, I hope you clicked on this post to escape the madness and look at some pretty things….so that’s what we’ll do, if only for a minute or two.

Let’s recap! This is the first temperature quilt I’ve ever attempted. It is a record of the High and Low Temperature everyday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I created this Temperature Legend to go by:

Hexie Temperature Quilt Legend

The Month of May has us using a TWO NEW COLORS! RED-ORANGE and RED! That means we not only reached above 70oF but above 80oF ! WAHOO! SummaTIME!

I love to see all the colors coming together!

And, let’s not forget my favorite part…watching it grow every month…

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020

GOOD Things Happening:

The SUN has been Shining Brightly…the temperatures feel like SUMMER.

Our children are finished with Distance Learning.

We were able to play at a park, swim in our back yard…AND at a beach!

Ice Cream is Delicious.

We have been able to see Friends & Family.

We are able to Gather together in Love and Support and Fellowship again.

Fabric is still Beautiful.