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Provo, Utah, United States
Welcome to "Miss Mighty Midge" - A place I can share a piece of my heart with the world. Blogging is my joy. I'm a college student trying to carve myself a place in life. I'm small, funny, passionate, and a little shy. Welcome to the stories of my life...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Soon-to-be Mrs. Midge

Stephen Mitchell Petters proposed to me on February 8th, 2013. We will be sealed in the Manti, Utah Temple on June the Seventh, 2013. 

We met last September in Drawing 101 at Brigham Young University. After our very first date I knew I wanted to be with him. It only took a few weeks to realize that meant forever. His proposal was perfect and the ring was designed my father and soon-to-be husband. 

I could not have imagined a more perfect match for myself, nor could I hope for a better family to be a part of. 

I feel as though I am living a dream I never want to wake from. These short few months have been some of the happiest of my life. Mitchell and I are anxiously awaiting June Seventh and looking forward to a beautiful life together. 

Aaxis Fine Jewelers - Towne Center Mall Provo, UT
Ask for Troy Ingram!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just for Mitchell

My boyfriend and I like to write cute notes back and forth to each other because he likes to appeal to the girly side of me and I like to make him feel special. So as a surprise, Mitchell, I am posting my cute note to you on my blog. :) I hope that is okay!

Life often gives us lemons (though I would prefer peaches or pumpkin pie haha). What it often does not give us is sugar and water :). But when you seem the most discouraged, when you have expended every possibility, every option and still come up empty handed, you know that the only lasting comfort that can be found is on your knees as you ask God for help. I love that even when things aren't going the way you want them to, you still have a sense of humor that gets me every time! Your smile and positivity is contagious. Just remember that "This parking space is already taken" ;).

I like you a lot!

P.S. Check out this really really really funny music video! I hope it will make you feel better.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Best Friend-Boy to Ever Remember that My Favorite Fruit is Peaches

I literally have the best friend-boy (Mitchell) ever. After helping me study for an Abnormal Psychology exam that I completely bombed... I told him I was moving to Chicago to study at an Art Institute haha. He asked when he could take me there and I said yesterday. We agreed we'd leave at midnight haha. I ended up needing to get a pair of khaki pants so on our way he stopped in the middle of my complex. Our conversation went a little like this haha...

Mitchell: "What's that?"
Midge: "... What?"
Mitchell: "Over there by the light!"
Midge: "I don't know!"
Mitchell: "Well go check it out! It's your apartment complex!"
Midge: "What are you talking about?!"
Mitchell: "Just go!"
Shoves me out of his car.

So I walk over to what ever it was he was pointing at and saw this on the ground:

It was the most awesome thing that's ever happened to me! And he remembered my favorite fruit! "Can life get any better?! I submit that it cannot!" (Brian Regan). 

Thanks, Mitchell! 

Check out this funny song about my favorite fruit, it is quite hilarious.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thought of You

I am in an art class this semester and part of today's homework was watching an short animated clip and describing what we felt it meant. The clip is truly beautiful and I wanted to share it on my blog. What ever you are doing, take a few minutes to watch it.


Conte Drawings by Ryan Woodward

Academic Conte Figure Drawing by Ryan Woodward

Figures by Ryan Woodward

Saturday, August 18, 2012

One Track Mind

I love chocolate for so many reasons. The biggest reason is mostly because I believe it can heal a broken heart. It's the best kind of therapy! (That and watching every movie Christian Bale has ever made). So when I saw this commercial I immediately loved it. I love chocolate, men in pink, and am wildly attracted to Spaniards. Jeez... what more do you need from life?!

You're my hero Ms. Brown! Ms. Brown is a strong, independent woman who doesn't need a man to complete her... but knows an attractive man when she sees one! haha

Monday, August 6, 2012

Part Two: How to Sew A Disappearing Nine

Part Two:
Now that your Disappearing Nine Pattern has been patched, it's time to create your own perfect Crab Shack!

The Designers - Brandy and Brittany - want to illustrate to different ways to create a Disappearing Nine. Each way is unique and characteristic of the designer herself! 

1 - And Thus It Begins
Start by arranging your Disappearing Nine blocks on a design wall. And just a heads up, if you leave your blocks on the design wall for too long, your mother might call the Sister Missionaries to finish your quilt! ... This may or may not have happened to Brittany! 

Remember, there's no wrong way to design a quilt!

2 - The Perfect Sash and Border
Sashing will merely make your quilt bigger, and in our expert opinions, cuter! Brandy decided to make a border around her blocks with a thick navy Chevron print. 

For Brandy's Design, start by sewing a square of Lucy's Crab Shack to each end of the Chevron strips. 

The width of your border is up to your discretion. After your squares are sewn on, you're ready to attach the border.

For Brittany's Design, start by cutting 2 inch strips of colored material to compliment your Crab Shack. Brittany has chosen white. 

Sew your strips around the border of each block, as shown in the finished product above. 

Believe it or not... You're finished! These are just two different ways to design a Disappearing Nine; remember, you can exercise your creative juices in a way that harnesses your own personality. 

Thank you for following the last part of "How to Sew A Disappearing Nine." And a big thank you to:

Brandy Lynn - Sewer, Designer, Blogger

Brittany - Sewer, Designer, Blogger

Kristiana (Mighty Midge) - Helper, Blogger and Author

Be sure to visit brandylynns.com for more amazing quilting ideas!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Part One: How to Sew a Disappearing Nine

It's time to put the spice back in sewing tutorials. So grab a machine and hold on to your material, ladies! It's time for a Disappearing Nine.

Part One: 
It's important to remember that sewing is universal. Whether ADD... or OCD... sewing is for everyone.

ADD - Brittany

OCD - Brandy

1 - Juice Up Your Creativity
Start by arranging your material into blocks. Three Charm squares across and three Charm squares down. 

2 - Get Ready... Get Pinned... Start Your Sewing Machine!
When you have a block of material arranged, start sewing the rows together.

Pin your Charm squares facing each other and sew a quarter inch from the edge.

Repeat this until you have sewn each of your three rows individually.

3 - It's Gettin' Hott in Here... So Iron All Yo' Rows!
Once your rows have been sewn, iron the seams in opposite directions like so: 



4 - Turn Your Rows Into Blocks
Sew each row together. Again, sewing a quarter inch from the edge.

*Don't forget to iron down your seams as you go! For the individual squares, the seams need to go in opposite directions but the rows on the whole block can be ironed the same direction (see picture above).

5 - Rearrange, Re Pin, Repeat!
Repeat steps one through four until all of your Charm squares are gone!

6 - Cut the  Cheese ... I mean Block!
Now that your squares are nicely arranged and neatly sewed, it's time to make them "disappear!" Cut each block horizontally and vertically, like so:

7 - Design Your Nine
Your squares should now be cute and random. Once everything is cut, start placing them together to form the top of your quilt. Remember: Disappearing Nine Patters can be designed many different ways! Here's a few pictures to illustrate our genius:

Randomized Directions

Largest Squares are Centered

Largest Squares Become the Corners

Thank you so much for following Part One of our "Disappearing Nine" Tutorial! Stay updated for Part Two, coming soon.

And a great big Thank You to:

Brandy Lynn - Sewer, Designer, Blogger

Brittany - Sewer, Designer, Blogger

Kristiana (Mighty Midge) - Helper, Photographer, Blogger, and Author

Be sure to visit brandylynns.com for more amazing quilting ideas!