Sunday, August 31, 2008

Weekend Fun

So far the Labor Day weekend has not disappointed. Well other than the fact that the sky looks like this right now: (of course we spent two hours washing the car yesterday;)
Other than the stormy weather today, we have taken full advantage of the long weekend. Brian and I went on a fun mountain bike ride last night. We drove the Explorer up to the top of the canyon that is behind our house. We rode the bikes down this trail through the canyon. The trail was so beautiful, but so miserable at the same time. It was so rocky and slick. I was complaining the entire time. Of course Brian was just riding along like it was the easiest thing that he had ever done. I hate that about men...While I am huffing and puffing trying my absolute hardest to not crash down the mountain, Brian is right behind me, no big deal. Sorry no pictures. I was too concerned about not dying. Good news though, we got our camera back from getting fixed! Olympus rocks by the way. We sent the camera in to see if they could even fix it. We were afraid that they would either charge us a lot or not even be able to fix it. Well we got it back and they replaced pretty much the entire camera. It looks brand new! Plus they didn't even charge us. How about that for service? Here are pictures from the day that it died in the pool. Hopefully, it will stay "waterproof" the next time we take it in the water.
Just in case you were wondering, Yes it is really hard to smile and take a picture of yourself under water. We had to shoot this pose about 5 times before we got it.

Here we are at the pool at our Clubhouse. This is the first and only time we have used the pool. Good thing we pay 110 bucks a month to have it huh?

Just catching some rays on the floaters.
So now that I have established the return of the camera, I will show you what I have been up to all weekend. I am trying to get back in the habit of quilting and such since I don't have class any more. I have made a few different quilts. I decided to try making a rag quilt this weekend. Everyone says that it is the easiest quilt to make. I 100% disagree! Maybe it is easy to make, but the time it consumes is the challenge. I spent most of Friday cutting the fabric. I cut out 360 squares. Then I had to sew them all together in stacks of three. Not to mention the countless mistakes I made in the process such as sewing the fabric in the wrong direction (which was the most irritating). Anyway, after several hours (and several curse words) I completed my first rag quilt. It did turn out pretty cute. I am mostly excited because this is the first quilt that I have ever made for myself. No one is getting this one from me!
Do not attempt to make one of these quilts with out a rotary cutter. Honestly this thing saved my sanity!

Here Sergeant is helping out.
It is so much easier to measure and cut the material when you have someone sitting on it. I'm telling you dogs can be a great help when you are trying to quilt.
Here is the back just before I threw it in the wash to create the "rag" look.

Here is the finished product. Yay! It's done!!


aShLee said...

Hey Kellie! I was so excited to get your comment! We for sure need to have another girls night. camping was so much fun. I was glad you were able to make it! Your blog is adorable! Lets all get together soon!

ps. i'm pretty much obsessed with anything crafty and i'm turning alyssa into quite the crafty lady. I loved your quilt!

SWillmoreFamily said...

Thats awesome that you made that quilt. It looks awesome good job. I even like that sergant help you.

The Payne's said...

Looks freaking awesome! I am so impressed!!

Amie said...

Hey Kelli! I'm glad you found my blog. You look really happy. Keep in touch.

Megan said...

I want to make a quilt so bad but i'm affraid I might not have the patience. Maybe one of these days. Yours looks beautiful. nice job! Its a good thing sergant was there to help. haha what a fun dog!