Tuesday, March 27, 2012

V and Co: argyle quilt and some friends

hello friends.
how the heck are you?
how am i?
short answer: "GOOD!" thanks for asking.
longer answer: "well, i had to ask someone what day it was the other day. and i've not blogged in...i don't know how many days because remember i just asked someone what day it was. duh. and my laundry has taken on a mind of its own. BUT the kids have had fun climbing "mount clean but wrinkled laundry" just to make it dirty again with their grubby little hands and feet. you know. a life of a mom." :P
i have been working on my next set of written paper patterns. the argyle quilt is one of them. :) yay! just waiting for it to come back from the printers, as well as two more. watch for those later on this week. i'll post them and give a discount code for them! :) happy day.
faith's blocks
 this last weekend we had some visitors over in our neck of the woods.
and in preparation i bought more chocolate and candy in one weekend than i have in like years. see, i don't buy candy just to have candy. (no i buy chocolate chips and pretend they are just for cooking instead) so my children...aka noisemakers 1,2,3, and 4 are not used to having a ton of free range candy and when they saw the candy, i kid you not, (okay maybe i kid a little but it wasn't far from) they became candy crack addicts and were doing as close to candy cocaine lines as they could.
they had chocolate smeared over the faces, and were shaking/ in a sugar coma by the end of it.
we definitely will not have that much candy in our house ever again. they cant handle it.
and no dear healthy family of mine that is reading this, they were not in fact shaking. but they did have glassy eyes and were moving really REALLY fast and talking a mile a minute and were super annoying. personally i would of taken the shaking. yes, im kidding.

so we had:
 megan, jeni (aka bunny jeni) deedee, faith, and anna.
im just grateful i got this picture of all of them as the one i asked someone else to take:
 turned out like this. oh well. sorry ladies, if you squint you can see it really is us. :)
i'm grateful for the fact that i didn't have to plan a thing, and really this little get together just fell into place nonchalantly and kind of really unplanned. i just provided the house...with kids. im sure they went home SUPER rested.
pretty sure the highlight of the time (beside sewing for a minute inbetween salty and sweet snacks) was this yummy rabbit cake deedee made for jeni for her birthday.
we all ate the rabbit and swore never to speak of it to george.
it kind of felt all wrong yet so yummy at the same time...
we'll talk soon.
i'll be over here trying to climb out of this pile i've created. 


Unknown said...

that quilt is amazing <3

Faith Jones said...

Love the new quilt pattern!!

I had so much fun this weekend, thank you for being such a great hostess. That group photo is hilarious. I think I prefer the non-blurry one anyway because you can't see my face and I appear to be pulling my pants up.

chris said...

So glad I'm not the only one with chocolate chip addiction issues. :) The new quilt pattern looks awesome.

Megan said...

Oh, yummy! Faith, you are pulling your pants up and I look like I'm in some awkward, sugar coma perhaps? Eh, I'll own it. :) Had so much fun!

trish said...

Very cute quilt pattern Vanessa! Love the texture you have added! :o)
It looks like you ladies had such a nice time. How fun that it all came together as it did. :o)
Hope you are having a great week.

sonia said...

Beautiful quilt!
And such a nice meeting!

Maureen said...

Sounds like it was a terrific get-together...even for the kiddos!!!
Can I say I love, love, love Ruffled Argyle! Gotta have that one!
(waving from Canada!)

Jeni Baker said...

Haha, love the photos, even if they're blurry! Thank you for such a great weekend, you and your family are a lot of fun! :)

Looking forward to our next excursion!

Shannon said...

I love that quilt. It may just be my favorite thing you've made yet, but it's really hard to pick faves of your stuff. Nice work!

V and Co. said...

faith i think you were getting ready to pull down your pants. remember when you were going to moon everyone and then we said...maybe you shouldnt...
meg no you needed more diet coke.
jeni glad you still think my family is fun. that shows that you can probably handle having kids and all the awesome sauce that goes with it. ;)
thank you to all for the love on the quilt.:)i like it a lot

LillyBelle Threads said...

V - you have a Jo Tote! I have the moss version of the one you are carrying and I LOVE it! Seriously, it goes everywhere with me:)

And I really like the new argyle quilt, super-cute!

girlsmama said...

Hey friend! It's been a while. Your hair in the blurry picture is darling! I'm assuming it looks great without the blur too. :)

I love the new argyle pattern! It is so fresh and fun looking!

I get to head to good 'ole SoCal in mid May for my bros wedding. Can't wait to take in some warmth!

Hugs! J

Amanda said...

That quilt does look fantastic! Love argyle! What did everyone think of Pine Needles? Do you shop in there much?

Jessica said...

Wow. I may just have to buy myself that pattern to make for baby boy. Too cute!

Jessica said...

Just realized the quilt was ruffled, lol. Doesn't mean I couldn't leave it straight for a boy, though, right? :)

Anna said...

yay! and I'm so glad that picture is blurry, can't see my wrinkles!

Handcrafted by Picto said...

I love the colours you have used for the quilt, very subtle.

Jan :o)

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