Please let me introduce myself as the least creative poster on this blog :). In all seriousness, I am one of the sisters in law to these wonderful sisters. That also means I did not inherit their amazing abilities to craft the night away!
That being said, I don't want to be boring, and I believe that if I work on my skills (though small they may be) I can improve them! Yes, I really do believe that! And I WANT to do that. So, when these sisters came up with the idea for the blog, and I was in the same room when it was being discussed, and they asked me if I wanted to participate, I said "yes." And since then, I have been trying to figure out what to contribute to this blog. And besides coming up with something for our fabulous weekly themes, I have decided to use the blog to first of all get amazing ideas from the sisters, and second of all, let it be my motivation to work on projects I have been wanted to do (which I will be sharing with you) , and try some new things!
Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I also come from a large family, as I am the second oldest of 6 children (5 girls, 1 boy). I am married to these blog sisters' brother who is the sixth child/second son in the family. He is the most perfect husband for me and the most perfect father for our children. We have two so far. H is 3 years old and C is 1. We are expecting number 3 in September of this year!
Ok, the big project that I want to start on ASAP is a rag quilt. I made two of these adorable quilts while in high school. One was a blue quilt and the other pink. It worked out that later on, we had a son, then a daughter, because they became the owners of these quilts. Now with a third on the way, I want to continue that tradition of making each of my kids rag quilts. So as soon as we find out the gender of the baby we will have, I will start the process of making the quilt! I am excited and scared to attempt this again, because I had a great quilt mentor in high school, but I know I can do it!
Here are the rag quilts I have made already:
I plan on following the same pattern for the third.
Now for our weekly theme: CINCO DE MAYO
Please refer to the other posts :) Just kidding. But, all I can really tell you is that I have not had the opportunity of celebrating much of this holiday except for in my high school Spanish language class, and I cannot even remember exactly what we did to celebrate... So I thought about what I would want to do for Cinco de Mayo and my thoughts kept turning to doing something my own children would find entertaining. And here's what I found:
-This link shows a simple craft that I know both my children would enjoy decorating and it would make a great homemade decoration for the holiday.
-Here is a simple game that my son would enjoy as he is learning his numbers!
I know, it's kind of lame that I didn't come up with these ideas, but I know how to find them when I need them, right?
Anyway, this post got a lot longer than I planned it to be... I am so excited to be a part of this blog and to learn from the talented sisters and improve my skills.