Friday, August 31, 2018

I-Spy Many Smiles!

I-Spy three happy boys!
Earlier this summer I made this lap size eye-spy for these three special little guys. I finished it's quilting and binding on just in time for the arrival of their new little brother. (Who's wrapped in a receiving blanket I made especially for him! Along with a hand knitted blanket by my mom.)
These are just one of those ultimate moments we quilters love isn't it! 

So while his cousins above are celebrating the arrival of their new brother,
this little grand-guy of ours started Pre-k this year!

Annnnddddd this little guy is growing way too fast and is just the happiest baby!

It's been a very busy month filled with with family vacations, visits and adventures. My school year is also off to a fantastic start and I'm really enjoying my new position as a teacher mentor with no regrets of leaving the classroom. (whew!) It's been a welcome transition in my life.

I have to say, we've even improved our golf game quite a bit this summer too!
Wild Horse Casino, Pendeleton Oregon.
And now, with Labor Day finally upon us, I'm sure I'm not alone in welcoming the coming of Fall. I find my sewing studio calling me once again. It's serenity and outburst of creativity awaiting me. I can't wait to fling it's windows open and begin quilting this Christmas Quilt of a friends that has been patiently waiting it's turn. I also have an entire sew day planned with a friend and we are going to create one of  Buggy Barn's (Now One Sister) newest quilt: Sunny Side of the Street. 
OH! And A game of golf and a BBQ afterwards with hubby are on the agenda too.
Thank you for your support and patience this past month as I made my work transition.
I'm looking forward to catching up with all your blogs and going-ons and an inspiring Fall together.


  1. Welcome back! We missed you.
    Love the happy smiles on all those little boys (?).
    Do you run meetings for teachers, or work for a new teacher?

    Our youngest son has started student teaching 7th and 8th grade science. He loves it.

    1. I mentor new teachers and do professional development for all our staff.

  2. Happy Boys!! Love the I spy quilt. My son loves his.

  3. How sweet do they all look cuddled up together.

  4. Oh, that photo of the three boys wrapped in quilts and blankies just warms my heart!! I'm so glad to hear that things are going so well for you, and looking forward to seeing what you cook up in the studio this fall. I've got almost all my I-Spy squares stitched into FOUR tops, whoo hoo! :)

  5. Very cute little guys. Glad that things have gone well with the job transition. Looking forward to seeing the new projects in your sewing room.

  6. That I-Spy quilty hug is fabulous and the boys looks as if they love it. So glad your new position is everything you thought it would be. I can't think of a more wonderful mentor of teachers than you, Val.

  7. What fun, so glad to see you having a wonderful time with those precious grand-guys! How's Jackson? Give him a scratch behind the ears for me! Have a great school year.

  8. There's no greater gift for a quilter than photos of their quilts being used! And this is such a fun one--both photo and quilt! So glad you are enjoying your change to a teacher mentor.

  9. OMG pre k already!!! That time went so fast!

  10. Beautiful family, Val. Looks like you've had some wonderful times over the last couple of months. All the kids are adorable, especially that smiling baby :)


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