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New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have three adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Show & Tell Tuesday (String of Pearls & Jelly Beans)

Show & Tell Tuesday

String of Pearls


My String of Pearls quilt was designed by Christa Watson.  The pattern is available HERE.



Each of the Pearl Blocks is made from one pearl "square" surrounded by a strong royal blue accent, floating against a sea of white.



Christa's quilt was made with Pearl Bracelets fabric but I chose to just use a fabric that reads as solid.  



The quilt is made from a total of 36 blocks that are 11" finished.




The finished quilt measures 66" x 66" and was completed in 2014.


Jelly Beans


The Jelly Beans quilt pattern was written by Janine Burke in 2010.  The pattern is available HERE.

This is what the designer has to say about the Jelly Beans quilt:

"Believed to have origins dating back to Biblical times in Istanbul. the jelly bean began as a confection called Turkish Delight, which had a soft, chewy center with a firm outer shell.  The round jelly bean we know today has more recent roots from Jordan Almonds, dating back to the 17th century.  Here in America, there are recordings of jelly beans being sent to Union Soldiers during the Civil War.

"In the 1900's, it is believed that jelly beans were one of, if not the first, penny candy items sold by weight, which we now refer to as bulk candy.  The 1930's saw jelly beans become an Easter holiday tradition; the egg shape representing fertility and birth in a timely metaphor for spring and spiritual rebirth.

"Quick little blocks reminiscent of jelly beans inspired me to make this quilt.  We hope you enjoy making these little delights as much as we do.  Please visit us at Blue Underground Quilts to view our other confections."




This quilt was made from 25 batik fat quarters.



I completed my version of Jelly Beans in 2014.  My finished quilt measures 78" x 78".  I used an edge to edge quilt pattern to quilt Jelly Beans.  

I hope you enjoyed these two quilts.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!


Sharyn

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan & Jace - December 2018

Awesome Adventures 
with
Ryder, Logan, & Jace
December 2018

So many fun things happened in December - most of them centered around CHRISTMAS!

To steal a line from Chris Cuomo - "Let's get after it!"

Little Jace playing dress-up

Ryder & Logan enjoying a movie after swimming in the pool 

Jace and his sweet cousin

Logan & Jace picked this book to read at the library in honor of their favorite 
Great Dane - Thira

Jace spotted Santa at the local mall.

Then he wanted to dress up just like Santa!









          Logan enjoying potato latkes at school
 Helping to make the potato latkes.

  




        Best Buddies!!!


ICE SKATING!!!






Breakfast with Santa at the local fire house...









Ryder's Holiday Traditions project...

We go to the library - A LOT!!!








Waiting at the bus stop for Ryder...


Logan LOVES his school...




He made this beautiful bracelet for me at school...

Baby Shark busy grilling...

and dancing...

The boys were very successful at Book Bingo at Ryder's school...

Santa will be here soon...

but while we wait, let's make some gingerbread houses...









                      And cookies...


Here comes SANTA!!!

Dr. Jace following in Dr. Aunt Kaela's footsteps...

                         Santa Ryder...                         

Just a random Monday with two of my favorite boys...

Ryder had a wonderful winter celebration show at school...






We were allowed to go back to his classroom after the show.





We had so much fun at our family Christmas celebration...





The boys with their great grandfather - PopPop...



Lots of random photos from Christmas...
 Quidditch in Legos...

Logan wide awake and Ryder sound asleep on their way to Massachusetts... 






More Harry Potter Legos...

Behind the scenes at Halo Farms...

Jace fitting right in with the big kids...

One of our gifts to the boys for Christmas was this Paw Patrol poster.  We will use it to document some of our Awesome Adventures for the year.  Every time we have an adventure, we will put a paw sticker on the poster.

Our first adventure after Christmas was going to see Mary Poppins Returns.

The boys love the original Mary Poppins so I knew they would love the sequel.

YUM - popcorn at 10:00 AM.  

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn