Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crafternoon #3: Scrappy Baby Blanket

For Ann's (Harry's) baby shower, I made a baby blanket following a tutorial from Brittany's aunt. Brittany and I made a blanket together about a year or two ago, and I love it. It's simple to put together and to quilt, which is good since I still don't know how to machine quilt very well.

These pictures were taken before I washed it; the edges of the squares fray after washing, making it scrappy and awesome.

I used fabrics from all sorts of places. The cute embroidered animal squares were from a skirt I got at a church swap meet. The dusty blue is from a skirt all my sisters and I got matching for Matt and Chrissy's wedding. The green is leftover flannel from my t-shirt quilt that my mom and I made during a hurricane several years ago. The plaid squares are from a shirt I got in Portland (?) at the outlet mall for $2. And the dots, zebra, and leaves are leftover from a project for Asia's nephew.

The background is a natural muslin, and the backing and binding are green stripes and polka dots respectively. I love these blankets. I need to wash them all a bit more because they tend to be a little bit stiff. No one wants to cuddle a stiff.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We're Halfway There

To finals week. Not exciting.

Seriously, Andrew feels panicked anytime we get there in the morning and there's already someone there. It happens at night when I pick him up, too. ("But I can't go home, people are still in there STUDYING!")

I am so proud of him! Also, I miss him.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Andrewism #24

"Look at that guy running! He looks like a gazette!"
Translation: Gazelle
Best Part: Probably the guy who named the gazelle just forgot to cross his i's and dot his t's. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Making a Comeback (I hope not sporadically!)*

*Name that movie

So right after my last post, I lost my job. In fact, the whole company went under. It was a medium shock--I kind of knew it could happen, but I didn't think it WOULD happen. It was rough, but we've handled it OK I think.

In fact, we got to have summer break together one last time!

  • We went to Tennessee, Idaho, and Arches National Park before Andrew started law school. 
  • We had shave ice once a week. 
  • We watched all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights.
  • We got frozen yogurt a bunch.
  • We went to the Demolition Derby in Fairview.
  • My parents and sister came to visit.
  • His mom came to visit.
  • Avery came to visit (and her parents, of course).
  • We refinished our cabinets.
  • We re-carpeted our deck.
It turned out to be a great time. But when you're looking for work, you always have a nagging feeling at the back of your mind, reminding you that if you don't put in the work today, you're DEFINITELY not gonna get the job you need tomorrow. And on the other hand, when you're having so much fun, you worry you WILL get the job you need tomorrow, and the fun will end, just like that. 

Well, as it turned out, Andrew started school on the 15th of August, and I started my new job on the 23rd, just a week later. Pretty perfect timing. I'm now the Print and Magazine Supervisor at BYU Broadcasting. I love it. I'm so happy to be working with print publications again. I enjoy the web, but there's something so great about holding your work in your hands when you've finished it.

No graph this time. Some coming soon. And another Andrewism. Stay tuned! (That's the kind of lingo you use in the TV industry, if you didn't know.)