Thursday, March 25, 2010

Too Big or Too Small?

My pregnancy has been quick and wonderful.  I have about 4 weeks left and life is great!  Many people, including my doctor, have said that I look too small.  What do you think?  Well, if you say that my belly looks too small I am afraid to say you are mistaken, I am actually measuring bigger than normal.  My doctor has asked where I am hiding the baby?  That is what I would like to know.  Anyway those of you who wanted to see what I look like with a beautiful big belly, I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Talent?

Many of you know that I have been doing my personal progress over again.  I have truly enjoyed this opportunity and it has given me so many new things  to work on as well as to experience.  Brett has wanted me to paint with him for a while however I always said "in order to paint you have to be able to draw and you have to have talent."  Well, that was where I was wrong, you really only need a desire to try.  I decided for my 10 hour knowledge project, I was going to learn to watercolor.  Brett is drawing my pictures and then on Wednesday nights we take a class together from a BYU-Idaho professor.  It has really opened up my eyes to the fun that art can be.  I have also become more aware of the colors, values, and shapes around me.  It really has been a lot of fun.  Last Wednesday (3/10/10) I finished my first painting.  We had some fun with textures--using salt, hand sanitizer, and a spray bottle with water--to change how the picture looked.  I have started other paintings however this leaf picture is the first that I have completed.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brett's Quilt

It is finished!!!  Before Christmas I decided that for Brett's birthday I was going to make him a "bow tie" jean quilt.  So I had Grandma Schwieder teach me how to do it and away I went.  I have never made a queen size quilt before nor made a quilt where I didn't just cut out the blocks.  This quilt was more involved than any I had done before and it is finished.  It is such a feeling of accomplishment, and even though it was really time consuming I am so glad I did it.  Unfortunately, Brett has already seen it.  He knew it was a quilt and the day I got it done I was so excited that I left the door open to the room that it was in.  Oops.  I need to do better about keeping secrets, my problem is I just get too excited.  Anyway, I had a lot of help from Grandma Schwieder and a lot of friends came to help tie the quilt as well which made it all the more enjoyable.