Month: October 2015

Latest Quilt Projects


While I was MIA from Blogland, I did finish Caleb’s quilt and it looks so good on his big boy bed, in his new bedroom. My son and daughter-in-law bought a new house in my neighborhood this summer. I’m loving having them even closer! It’s literally less than a five  minute walk from my door to theirs.

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This weekend, I finished the top to baby Chase’s quilt. I absolutely love the 10 minute block pattern. So much fun to whip out the blocks. Almost instant gratification! Even though the pattern designer has the how-to video posted on You Tube for free, I love this so much that I ordered the pattern book to support her efforts.  Now, I only wish I could remember where I put it! I swear, sometimes I feel like I spend at least half my life looking for misplaced or “placed in a safe spot” items. 😡

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I’m really looking forward to getting it loaded on the longarm and getting to do some quilting again! Sure have been missing spending some quality time with my beloved A-1, Corky.

That pretty much catches you up on any quilty happenings around here since the last pre-wedding post. And, that’s a wrap for this evening. See you soon!

Mrs. ORTEGA is back!


Soooo, I haven’t blogged for a minute. And…. this happened while I was away! I’ve been a little busy getting settled into this new life. 🙂

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My late husband’s granddaughter (mine by love) was my maid of honor. And, my 4 year old grandson walked his Mammy down the aisle to the Goo Goo Dolls “Come To Me”.

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This photo above is one of my favorites. As well as this photo below, with both of our sons

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We had so much fun taking pics with the Harley!

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Our first dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”.

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We had a little rustic, a little Mexican, and a little Harley going on. Efren’s son dubbed it a Red Nexican weddin’! 😂 He and I crafted this “cake” from the Mexican treat mazipans. We were pretty proud of ourselves for this one, hehe.

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We had to have some Mexican wedding cookies

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My friend Tammy made the cake and it was spectacular!

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The papel picado decorations I ordered from a little family business in California that I found online turned out to be  one of my favorite things!

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It was such a beautiful, magical day for us.  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding.  There were times I wondered if it was a bit silly of us to be going through the whole big wedding thing at our ages and stages in life, but in the end, we were soooo glad we did it the way we did.  Celebrating  exchanging our vows in church, in front of beloved family and friends,  truly made it feel like a brand new start for both of us. I wouldn’t trade that day for anything.

So much more has gone on since that day, including a small bit of piecing and quilting. But for now, I’ll save the rest for future posts.  I hope you enjoyed the wedding report! Thanks for stopping by!