Graduations Galore

July 2nd, 2016

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Hopefully you have fun or just relaxing plans for celebrating our nation’s birth.

This is Kristin writing to you this week. It has been a while since Jane has asked me to write, but we thought it would be fun for me to share my family's graduation celebrations with you.



June began with my daughter, Grace’s graduation from Bozeman High School. My folks drove over from Oregon, my brother and his daughter flew up from Charleston, SC and my husband’s sister, brother-in-law and mom flew in from Washington. Oh, and our son, Brendan, came in from Seattle. We had a full house! Scott’s family stayed at a hotel since we filled up our beds.






 A walk behind our house


The view from Justice's front yard

Bozeman didn’t disappoint with beautiful weather, so we spent many relaxing hours in the back yard and going on hikes to enjoy the scenery. The setting for Grace’s graduation party at her friend Justice’s house was outstanding.


Of course I had to make quilts for the kids for their graduations so that first day we had some present opening. Grace had chosen a cityscape fabric by Hoffman she liked back in December. I wasn’t sure how to sew it up, but luckily Hoffman had a free pattern on their website that I thought was perfect. My friend and fellow QIC worker, Bev Palm, did the long-arm quilting. She found a pantograph of the Seattle skyline that was great as Grace plans to attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall.



My son Brendan graduated the following Saturday from Seattle Pacific, so I made him a simple raggedy flannel quilt. His Aunt Julie really liked it, and we had to watch to make sure it didn’t end up in her suitcase when she left!



We had just a couple days between our visitors here and jumping in the car to head to Seattle and celebrate Brendan’s graduation from college. Since Scott and I also went to Seattle Pacific, we have many friends in the area and were able to celebrate with our friends, the Thomas's, whose daughter also graduated. We recreated a fun picture from when the kids were all small.

The Bryant family (plus Brendan's girlfriend, Kaila) at Ivy Cutting

Becky, Katie, Grace and Brendan

My brother’s wife, Amy, was also able to join us in Seattle. We had a special family dinner at restaurant on the waterfront and took a few good pictures afterwards. It was a wonderful couple of weeks, and we were so thankful for the special time with family. Next fall we will be empty nesters. Guess I’ll have to make more quilts!


4th of July Specials!

Jane is slowly getting the Bunkhouse décor pulled together. She gathered up some of the Flag projects she's designed over the years.

Proud to be an American is a design I created at the time of 9-11. The political scene is so different now but I still love our flag and it’s red, white, and blue national colors. This very small wall-hanging, finished size 15” x 20”, sets our flag in purple mountains’ majesty with a few embroidered stars. It looks great hanging on the Bunkhouse wall.

Order the pattern by following this link or replying to this email.

The little Rug Hooked Flag adds a fun touch on the couch.  Supplies to make this pillow yourself are $42.99. I love it too. Order the kit by following this link or replying to this email.
Buy one of these flag items and I’ll throw in the throw sized scrappy quilt pattern. I’ve made several of these and is one of the first patterns I designed.


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