{birthdays, graduations, mission trips…life is good!!}

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Ohhhhhh I've been wild!!! Well, not really…but a little bit!

Back at our January Quilt Guild meeting, we shared what projects we were going to finish in 2012…kind of a 'resolutions' type thing. 

I had two MUST FINISHES that I shared…

and the first one is finished!!! yay!!!

Here is the top that I shared back in January!! (Thanks, Jacey for the pic!)

Mom's quilt

This quilt was a kit that my mom picked out several Januarys ago! LOL!! I put the top together pretty quickly!!

But alas, I always get waylaid by the basting. 

This weekend, I bit the bullet and pin basted, quilted and bound this gorgeous quilt!

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{in process}

and my mom got to open it last night at her birthday party!!

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I'll get a full shot of it at her house on her bed Thursday!!

Here are some other shots from her party…

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Mom and her Texas grandkids!! She goes Thursday to be with her Washington grandkids!! Two of my sister's kids graduate this year…one from high school and one from college. My mom gets to go to my niece's college graduation this weekend! Wow!! It's a busy spring for Oma!!! 

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I knew I wanted to throw a little dinner party for my mom this year, and I was thinking about decorations. I also have been thinking about how to raise more money for Cora's mission trip (read about that here!!), and so I combined my ideas!!

I created a table topper pattern that will be in Julie's Store, the Intrepid Thread by this Friday!!! And all of the proceeds go towards Cora's mission trip to Ireland and London! yay! 

Here's some pics of the piece in action…

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Don't you love free motion quilting??? I sure do!!

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and straight line quilting!!!

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and wonderful little girlies who are adorable!!

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A perfect table topper for your birthday party!!

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We had taco salad…it was good!! :) 

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Love!!!

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a couple of random thoughts before I go!

I'm getting ready for Cora's graduation party next Saturday…

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These will be involved!!! excited!!

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I think Penny might sleep through it!! 🙂

Stay tuned to see more graduation prep fun this week!!

 

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