Monday, August 24, 2009

Procrastinating, but in such a lovely way



I have quite a little list going of things I should probably get done before our baby decides to make her appearance.  So, what do I do?  I start a quilting project that is not even on the list.  I started last Sunday and finished today. 

I love it. 

I loved making it, knowing it is for our baby girl, who will be out and about soon.  I felt her kicking as I hand-sewed on the binding today and even though I knew I had more pressing projects to finish, I decided to sit still and finish this one first.

I quilted a double daisy and leaves on the body and as a large border. I think I am getting better at that part.

I am ready to start another quilt, but it is not on my to-do list,  but I might do it anyway.

3 weeks to go, give or take a few!




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Anonymous
Very cool! You are so talented, and an awesome mother! I was just talking about how awesome you are this past weekend with a friend of mine.
Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:36 PM
Anonymous
The last comment was from me, Patty!
Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:36 PM
Hilkka
This baby is coming into a family of so much love and devotion AND an incredible quilt!  It's wonderful!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 06:22 PM


Friday, August 7, 2009

Ice Cream Day 2009





In honor of my Papa Oliver, who passed away almost 3 years ago, we have been making homemade ice cream every year on his birthday.  He always had ice cream in the freezer and I have many fond memories of walking with him to the ice cream shop for dessert. 

Today we made 2 batches of ice cream, one vanilla and one blueberry.  Picture taking around here is becoming challenging.  Oliver often refuses to be in a photo and Benton is starting to catch on to this game.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Robots, rockets and Birdie





It hasn’t been a particularly exciting week around here.  We have all had a cold that I think we got from a fellow passenger.  Oliver had it first, then Benton, now me.  So far, it look like Dan might escape it.  Anyway, since not much is going on, I thought I would post about these little drawing books I made for the boys before our trip.  The robot one is Oliver’s and the rocket one is Benton’s.   They have asked for a robot and rocket cake for their birthdays, so I imagine their cakes might look a lot like this fabric.  :)

I made the pattern myself and it worked out pretty well.  They are slightly different inside because Benton in a lefty, so his notepad is on the left.    Oliver had some colored pencils in his pocket and both have crayon rocks.  If you haven’t seen these, they are great for little guys hands.  Benton really likes them.  I think Birdie ate one yesterday, but I doubt anyone will really miss it.

Speaking of Birdie,  she and I went to her first obedience class last night.  Birdie did really well and was totally worn out afterwards.  She has been a great little puppy.  The only issue we are working on right now is getting he to quit jumping on people, especially the kids.  She weighs more than Oliver now, so she can easily knock them both over.