Well, April has been a complete bust when it comes to sewing for me.. My parents and grandparents came to visit, immediately followed by our friends from New Jersey. Now school is winding down so i've have many an IEP meeting and working on that.. phew..
I'll just give a quick recap of April, then be back on track with my sewing projects!!
gma and dad
mom and dad
My 89 year old grandpa flew to CA and took a 14 day cruise to spend ONE
day with me on Maui.. I have the most amazing family :) :)
The night before my mom was leaving to come see me, she called with "a favor"
apparently one of her friends is moving and she wanted to give them a quilt, and she was hoping to be able to take it with her when she left.. 10 days later
So this was what I came up with
I used Serenata for the quilt top and backing
embroidered with "Bless our home"
and the back had a place for my mom and her friends to sign their well wishes
I used Elizabeth Hartman's block design for the house
All in all, super happy with how it came out and it went together really fast.
Another reason that i've been so MIA is because...
boyfriend and I got ENGAGED!!!!
He waited until my parents arrived, asked my dad and then they spent a week
planning and getting the ring
He asked at sunset with my parents there... couldnt have been more perfect for me
Traditional blowing of the conch shells at sunset.. family tradition ;)
So there you have it, why i've been so MIA!
Now, back to the sewing and regularly scheduled programming
Well, we survived, a whirlwind 10 days with my parents out to visit us! I was able to get a bunch of time off work and spend a lot of time with my momma! It was wonderful. Now, i have 3 days to get as much sewing, cleaning and organizing done before our friends come out and stay with us for another week! Phew!
I spent the first night boyfriend and I had trying to unwind and prep some projects i've been twitching to get working on..
While I try and re-organize my life and sewing area, I thought i'd share some new bundles we have available in the shop! First up, Cookies n' Cream.
As some of you may know, my parents are here on island visiting this week!! We've been spending as much time as we can with them and enjoying out little slice of home while they are here. Last weekend my dad decided he needed to go fishing. He's always enjoyed it, i've never gone due to the ungodly hour you need to wake up, but, we all went.
We went with a company on the island known for using live bait, so that was the first task. On the boat, leaving at 5am to go catch our bait, mackerel to be more specific. Totally my kind of fishing, drop the line, immediately start reeling because you have 2-3 fish on the line. This I can handle :)
Alright, we've got our bait, now off to some deeper water. This is where dad and boyfriend step in for most of the fishing..
Dad is clearly not going to get upstaged by boyfriend who has never been fishing before...
No picture, but another Mahi Mahi!
Boyfriend's at it again, Amberjack this time
(this one isn't good eating, so catch and release)
If you're keeping count, it's
boyfriend - 2
dad - 1
Not to be outdone, he catches the monster of a fish
35lb Giant Trevally
Ulua to the Hawaiians
Then of course, a red snapper
also not good eating at this size
so it was sent back to the sea
boyfriend - 3
Thankfully a tie, both were very pleased by the end of the day!
If you have any interest in fishing, I'd definitely recommend doing it in Hawaii! The diversity of fish was so awesome to see and the guys that took us out were so helpful and nice. We caught enough to take some home, along with all of them and we're still eating it! I'm fully aware that this was a lucky day and usually not so many fish are caught ;)
Back to work and spending time with the family. I swear, I have been sewing and I do have some to show you, but that we'll save for another time!
If you follow on IG i'm running a special on Mirror Balls dots today! (@knotted_thread)
Time to set up that list for our 2nd quarter of the Finish-A-Long. If you haven't participated before, here's the deal. Leanne is our fabulous host, and every quarter (3 months) you set a goal for thing(s) you want to accomplish. Be sure to link up that blog post here. Then, post your progress throughout the quarter. Every finish is one entry (in the final link up) to win some fabulous prizes!
1. Mother's Day Bags - this came as a special request from boyfriend's momma - fabrics are picked and I have all my supplies
2. Puff Quilts - I have 3 of these I need to make by June
3. Indie Quilt - Just need to baste and quilt this one
4. Hexie Snowflakes - make 50 more of these, I have 100 now, possibly start putting together..
Alrighty, should keep me busy. We also have tons of visitors in these next few months and we're still determining if we're staying or moving, so lots and lots going on! Don't forget to link up with Leanee!