Monday, August 15, 2016

Photo challenge - love my spouse!



Our daughters - Hannah (25), Emily (30), and Genevieve (29). 


So - if you are on facebook, you might have seen a recent "challenge", where people challenge their happily married friends to post 7 days of photos about how you love your spouse.  When Scott and I were challenged to do so, I jumped at the chance.  My husband it the best! What follows is my fb post, and some of the photos I included in the post. 
Scott and Emily

Day 5 - Love Your Spouse Photo Challenge! Anyone who has met Scott Hudson knows that he has 3 daughters, and that he is crazy about them! He is the best possible father to our lovely daughters Emily HudsonHannah Hudson, and Geneviève García

Scott and Emily, dancing on Emily's wedding day.  What a joyous occasion! 

Genevieve, Hannah, and Scott at Emily's wedding.  Gorgeous bridesmaids, handsome father of the bride! :)

Our happy family!
Newest member of the family - Scott and our son-in-law, Matt! 

He has taught them - just by being who he is - what's important in life: the importance of being honest, and trustworthy, and working hard, and loving each other. It has been said that we don't have to like everyone, but we do have to love everyone - and Scott Hudson does that. Thank you, Scott Hudson, for all you have done, and continue to do, to be such a wonderful dad to our girls. Love you dear!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"Fun" Pillow!

We took a car trip to Minnesota over Memorial Day weekend, and I wanted a hand-sewing project to work on in the car.  What to do? While I enjoy hand work, I just don't do it that often - so I had to dream up a "fun" (you'll get the meaning later) project.
I ended up with this charming pillow, inspired by two wonderful bloggers.  

This fabulous quilt, Spring Shoots, is by the creative and talented quilter, Lou Ann at Nifty Quilts.  If you have never visited her blog, you really should!  Her quilts boost scrap quilts to an art form.  And this quilt has been up on my inspiration board for a while!

Then this lovely bounty of scraps landed in my lap from another quiltland blogger, Barb of Fun with Barb (hence the "fun" reference).  Hers is another great blog, not to be missed! Barb has excellent workmanship as well as design, creating some knockout handcrafted beauties. 

I won the fabrics from a feature on her blog, and after spreading them out to admire them, I started wondering what I would use them for...until I got the idea to make a pillow, inspired by Lee Ann's quilt!

I brought along a picture of the quilt to inspire me, plus some hand drawn leaf patterns to use for patterns, and went to town creating leaf after lovely leaf.  I cut out the leaf patterns from paper, and then wrapped the fabric over the edges and hand sewed to secure. 

This was a perfect passenger seat, or hotel room at night, project.  I even had the idea I would continue the hand work and actually hand-applique the leaves onto the background after we got back home.

Then the reality of my busy life, and other quilting projects in the queue, suggested that I use machine applique.  And voila! I guess I should call it a fun & nifty pillow! 

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