Owls & Elephants – Baby quilt preview

Almost done! Here’s a sneak peek:



National Pie Day observed

Thanks to my friend Rachel of Rachel’s Cooking, I learned that Sunday was National Pie Day! So I made a delightful cherry pie in honor of the holiday. (Cherries picked from our friend S & L’s cherry tree.)

No pictures of the cherry pie – we dug into it too fast. But here are a few other pies I made last week. The “house” pie, was for Nick’s every other Tuesday lunch at work where they discuss crazy architecture ideas. And then I made us a N & H pie! Yum!

At our wedding, (almost 4 years ago!) we had pie instead of cake. All the neighbor ladies brought homemade fruit pie over for a grand total of 40 pies! My oh my! It was wonderful!


The Mary bag

I made my sis a reversible purse and zippered pouch for Christmas. It was sure fun to make – and I even tried it out for a weekend to “break it in”. I really wanted to keep it! Here it is:
Want to make one too? Free downloadable pattern available from VeryPurplePerson. Happy Sewing!


Calculator watch

Nick surprised me with a hilarious Christmas gift – a calculator watch!

It makes me smile every time I look at it. The fiscal office gals at work really want one. I frequently stop by their office to help compute tough numbers now that I have this watch. It has all the best functions + – / x. It will be perfect for the upcoming tax season and for unit pricing at the grocery store...

I am now officially a nerd. A nerd with the funniest husband ever!
Calculator Watch


Typography is wonderful

Typography done right is wonderful. Check out these sweet typographic maps I came across today. Such a practical way to label a map – it brings it to life. Words no longer label location but become location: streets and rivers and neighborhoods. I love it!


Chicago typo map


San Fransico map2San Fransico map


Seattle typo mapSeattle typo map2Seattle typo map3


Owls, elephants, and babies

This New Year’s weekend was spent with wonderful friends. Friends that are fun, in the same boat of life, and all striving to glorify God. And a few of them are expecting!

I’m excited to make a baby quilt for one of the wee ones. It will be a “neutral” quilt – as the baby specifics will be a birthing day surprise.

Green & brown – owls & elephants – dots & stripes!

Baby Quilt

{via www.fabric.com design wall}