dheyen "Hopeless" by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga from Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands. At the AQS Quilt Week and I seriously almost cried when I saw this. How beautiful and touching. This one won for Best Use of Color.

#AQS #quiltweek
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dheyen It's been a while since I posted a #workout related picture. I'm participating in a group run by @daniruns84 on Facebook and today's challenge was to post a before and after shot of your progress. I had NO idea I had changed at all, so actually taking the time to look at pictures (which I'm terrible about taking, BTW) was really helpful. I'm super motivated and desperately want to do an arm day ASAP! #excercise #transformation #health #healthy #biceps #workhard #encouragement #friends #sweat 2d
  •   asquaredquilter Great progress! 2d
  •   renorx Atta girl!! 1d
  •   dheyen @renorx Thanks! I'm thinking of hitting AQS tomorrow. Are you interested in meeting me? 1d
  •   renorx Ah man! Would love to but go in to start my shift at 7am 1d
  •   selfiefoods Aw cool 1d
  •   dheyen @renorx Boo! We need to get the kids together. 20h
  •   renorx I know!! We do. Did you have fun?? My mom went with one of her girlfriends. They had a blast. 13h
  •   dheyen @renorx I did! I went alone so I was able to spend as much time as I wanted staring at the quilts. They were gorgeous! 11h

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dheyen From @treatfromtheteat. She gets me! Thank you for the pretty for my new car!! 5d

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dheyen New #skillbuilderbom lesson by @pileofabric coming soon! Just have to finish these edits then send them off to Alyssa! #skillbuilderbom2015 #pileofabric #patterneditor #work #workathomemom 6d
  •   renorx Pretty keys!!! 6d
  •   dheyen @renorx Thanks! I love them. My front facing decal is a bookshelf! 6d

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dheyen Two sickies. Lily JUST got out of bed at 12:30pm! This flu is kicking our butts. 6d

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  •   tmsd_bali Gorgeous 1w
  •   davidchandlerelliott How was the Cress series? Was it any good? 1w
  •   dheyen @davidchandlerelliott Yeah! It is The Lunar Chronicles and it starts with Cinder. They are fractured fairy tales-kinda. It takes place on a dystopian Earth. Cinder is a cyborg who falls in love with the prince (like the original) but finds later she is the only one who can save the world. Pretty good scifi series! 1w

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dheyen Kinda. Sorta. I'll come to the show one day, but I don't know which day that will be. But I'll be around!!! Let me know if you want to meet! I'll be going on adventures with @owensolivia but want to make sure I see all my other lovely friends too! 1w
  •   patspera9 Lucky you Danny! Have fun! !! 1w
  •   renorx Sweet!! Have a blast!! 1w
  •   ylmommyx4 @dheyen where are you staying? Do you want to stay at my house? 1w
  •   dheyen @ylmommyx4 That's so sweet of you to offer! Nancy got an AirBnB somewhere in Burbank, I think, and I'm staying with her. 1w
  •   ylmommyx4 @dheyen I'm so stressed. I wish I would have kept my hotel so I could decompress by myself. My moms health is so up and down. She's failing more from vascular dementia than illness. Being 90 each day is getting harder and harder for her. I hope I can get over there in Friday and maybe Saturday too. 1w

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dheyen Quiet time is very important in our home. Today, Daddy is home sick and Mommy is trying to work while starting to feel under the weather. It's days like these when I am so grateful I taught my littles the importance of independent play. I said, "Let's have some quiet time. Each of you go pick out your quiet time activity," and they did. They are now happily spending quality time with themselves in their rooms while Daddy gets the rest he needs and Mommy powers through work (with the help of DayQuil!) #heyenplay #workathomemom #quiettime #introvert #raisingkids #play #independentplay #octonauts #stickers 1w

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dheyen The nice thing about being a pattern editor is I can work just about anywhere! Waiting patiently for my car to be serviced at the dealership and getting in some good work time since I'm kid-free for a couple hours! This is a new one coming soon from @penandpaperpatterns. #patterneditor 2w
  •   lovebyhand Can I ask a question? As a pattern editor do you only review the final product or assist with layout? I ask because I have content for patterns I would love to develop but would need graphic design help. 2w
  •   dheyen @lovebyhand Great question! I am not a graphic designer. I check grammar, ancillaries, and formatting for accuracy, AND I check all math! I am uniquely qualified since I also quilt and sew and understand the terms and techniques. If you ever need assistance with editing (after you get graphics done, of course!) send me a message and I can get you more info! @penandpaperpatterns just had a graphic designer help her. Maybe she will be able to help direct you? 2w
  •   penandpaperpatterns @lovebyhand I use @jnthnrbrt for my graphic design work (the pic above does not reflect his talent haha That's just a rough draft I made until he finishes the final version) He doesn't assist with the layout on my pattern instructions though...I just use him for my covers and he made my logo too. Hope that helps! 2w
  •   lovebyhand @dheyen @penandpaperpatterns thank you both for the info! Really appreciate it! 1w
  •   renorx Erin Condren planner??!! 1w
  •   dheyen @renorx Good eye! I've been ordering them for years. LOVE them! 1w

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dheyen So, I did a thing to my hair and I'm totally in love with it. Especially paired with my @caffeinatedcreators shirt and hoodie! The colors are just awesome! Huge thanks to @theashleymethod for the grey hairs. I'll post better pics in the coming days. #nofilter #bathroomlights #greyhair #silverhair 2w

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dheyen Here is a shot of the teal island with the hardware! #heyenhomerenovation 2w

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dheyen Been working hard to get the cabinet doors and drawers together this weekend. I chose an industrial inspired brass hardware and I just LOVE how it turned out! We put dampers on the doors and are just waiting on a couple parts to come in the mail so we can put the faux drawer fronts back on. It's getting there!! #heyenhomerenovation 2w
  •   windingbobbins Awesome! 2w
  •   renorx Cool! What kind of counters did you fuys opt for?? 2w
  •   flooringamericaofchandler @dheyen what did use on cabinets? 2w
  •   penandpaperpatterns Looks so good! 2w
  •   dheyen @renorx We are still up in the air on that. We have another project to do before we do the counters, back splash, sink, faucet, r/o, and disposal. I'm thinking a white Quartz, but I'm liking the recycled materials, so we'll see!! 2w
  •   dheyen @flooringamericaofchandler We painted them with a paint that Sherwin Williams recommended. The hardware is Martha Stewart and I think we ordered it from Hone Depot online. 2w
  •   geosh82 That looks great! 2w

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dheyen Sometimes I make pretty things and give them to my mom @trisshambrick. So grateful for the community that is MOPS and the fun activities they put together for us! (Side note: pallet art is NOT my calling.) 2w
  •   reallynicemom I loved MOPS when I had babies! 2w
  •   dheyen @reallynicemom I have so much fun! Love getting to spend time talking to other mommies and drinking lots of coffee! 1w

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dheyen Cake pops and chocolate milk to celebrate a great first day of ballet lessons! Thank you @trisshambrick for the awesome Christmas gift!! 3w

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dheyen Got a couple new piercings today as a gift from my hubby for my 29th birthday! My birthday is next month, but since I'll be in LA to visit my friends attending Quiltcon over my birthday, I got my gift early!! If you're in AZ, get your piercings at HTC Tempe. AWESOME staff!! 3w
  •   jessmakes The two cartilage piercings? 3w
  •   penandpaperpatterns HTC is the best! 3w
  •   dheyen @jessmakes Yep! 3w
  •   dheyen @penandpaperpatterns I seriously love them. 3w
  •   jessmakes Love them! I've toyed with the idea of a tragus piercing but I'm afraid it would make my hearing aids miserable for a while. 3w
  •   dheyen @jessmakes I'm going back for a tragus on the other side once these are healed, but I had to get them lower than I wanted because of my glasses. I'd recommend talking to a trusted piercer about the hearing aids and do what they recommend. 3w

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dheyen It's been one of those days. We played with friends and went to the park and had a picnic. We walked in the sunlight and brought home sticks and stones. We played. And I'm taking a nap instead of making dinner. Fair trade, I'd say! #heyenplay 3w
  •   stephgranite You forgot to add "bring pizza"! But wow, that sounds like quite a day! 3w
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  •   dheyen @stephgranite Ooooooo! Great idea! 3w
  •   christi_gray Sometimes that's all a husband can expect; that his family is alive. I'm glad you got to get out of the house today. @dheyen 3w
  •   janastarner One time when our 4 girls were still at home and much, much younger, I felt like I wasn't handling life very well...at all. So I went to see a counselor that had been recommended to me by a friend. I felt maybe that could help. She asked me questions about my circumstances: Married? How long? What did he do? Did I work outside the home? How many kids did I have? What were their ages? And on in it went. She listened then said, "If you have watched & kept your kids alive, you are doing a great job!" Some days that was the measuring stick - them still being alive - so every day - when we reached the end - it had been a good day! (You are awesome. Proud of you.) 3w
  •   exowraps Neat-o! 3w

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dheyen Valentine's Day is a month away but hearts, pink, and glitter are our favorites! Making cards on this beautiful January day. #heyenplay #valentinesday 4w

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dheyen Frozen on Ice! 4w
  •   auntiepami Hi--are you going to guild? I have parts for you 4w
  •   dheyen @auntiepami I am not! We are car shopping today. If it's at ETC, you should be able to leave them there for me to pick up. Or we can meet up sometime! It'd be nice to see you and hear what you've been working on! 4w
  •   auntiepami Ok who should I ask? 4w
  •   dheyen The front desk. I can swing by next week. If Lindsey is there, ask her. 4w

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dheyen Frozen on Ice! Thanks for the gift, Meemaw and Yaya!! 4w

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dheyen Sometimes you just have to put your kids in timeout, turn on your favorite Mumford and Sons album that has far too many swear words to play while the kids are around, and do some yoga to calm down. It's important to take care of yourself, Mama.

#yoga #momneedsabreak #namaste #musictherapy #timeout
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