Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just Sick!

Well, I finally finished my Pinwheel Baby Quilt. This quilt will go to my nephew and his wife. Their baby girl is due at the beginning of July. The beautiful fabric is Moda Bliss. The sweet pattern is by the amazing Jodi and can be found at Moda Bake Shop.

I made a HUGE mistake on this quilt. My prairie points are pointing in instead of facing out like they should:( I didnt notice until I was hand-quilting the borders:( I truly wanted to throw up when I saw the mistake:( I have made this pattern before and it is such a stupid mistake:( I know that unless you see the pattern it probably wont be a big deal but still.....I really wanted it to turn out wonderful. The fabric is SO pretty and I love the pinwheels. I can look at it without feeling sick...almost:(

I really love the Bliss fabric. The back is a green that I found at Joanns. I didnt take a picture of the back. The quilt finished at 43 X 50 1/2. It is hand-quilted.

I am putting the label on today then plan on boxing it up. I'm going to give it to them Wednesday and try to get it out of my head:(

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

 We still have a sick kid  so today we are staying home and enjoying (cleaning) our deck.  We are planning on cooking out later today.  Andy is home so it is nice to have a full house!   These are the flowers that Andy planted on our deck for Kelsey's graduation party...way back in 2009.  They are so pretty and bright.

I am finishing the binding on the pinwheel baby quilt.  I have been fretting over the label.  I want to make a hand embroidered label but I can't find a font that I like.  I do know that I am using some of the cute, cute flowers from the Daisy pattern that I got from big B.  Love them!

I hope everyone enjoys this day with families and remembering.  I just can't think of anything braver than serving, fighting and giving all for our country!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm Back!!

WOW!! It has been a long time since I blogged!! I have sure missed you all! I hope to catch up on everyone's blogs very soon!

My problem???? The beginning of May, Kelsey was on the computer and Ruby (the cat) jumped up on the tower (as she often does) and the computer just went off!! The monitor was fine, we just couldnt get the computer to come on! It went into the shop, only to be told that it was fine!??? Oh well, guess Ruby needs to lose a little weight!

I did notice that I get a lot more done without a computer but I sure missed emails and getting my quilt "fix" every morning! We finished the last book fair of the year. Some of the girls from the school got together and we had a little "good-bye" lunch for me. I am going to miss seeing everybody next year. I'm not really looking forward to having a middle-schooler either!

Today, we should be at Cade's 5th grade graduation. We arent because him and Joey ar being tested for Mono!!
What a way to start the summer!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Year of the Pigs

I'm late with my PIG post! Jill's Year of the Pig question for this month is " Do you multi-task when sewing/quilting?" My answer is "No" I don't even chain piece! I do like to have an embroidery project going at the same time that I am making a quilt. It's very relaxing and it's a portable project that I can take to Saturday Sewing or just into the living room so that I can stitch while Andy watches (sleeps) tv!

I wanted to share this hand appliqued block that my Mother in law gave to me. I am sure she told me how old it is but I can't remember. Let's just call it vintage. She had 2 or 3 of these that were passed down to her. She had hers matted and framed and they look so sweet hanging in her guest bedroom! I plan on doing the same with mine. I checked the cost at Michaels and almost fainted!!! I think I will try to do it myself!
Here is a close-up of the tiny stitches. I don't know the name of this pattern. Does it look familiar to anyone?

Kelsey is moving back home today and I am making the supper that she requested. Country fried steak and mashed potatoes! I'm sure the rest of the evening will be spent catching up and doing laundry!

I am really itching to sew!! I feel like I havent sewn for ages. I still havent finished hand quilting the baby quilt so I HAVE to work on that but sometimes I just want to sit at my sewing machine and sew all day long!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Busy Doing Nothing

I have not done any sewing lately. That makes me sad cause I am almost finished with the baby quit and would really like to get it done and marked off my list. I feel like I have been busy doing nothing since Easter. I have been busy but not really anything to show for it. Ever have one of those weeks? Plus, Andy is home most of the week so I am afraid that I will continue getting nothing done.

I have worked at the school, continued the Bible Study and made a meal for a friend that has breast cancer. Tomorrow it is my day to take breakfast to Bible Study. I have made Martha Stewart's Banana Bread before and that is what I am taking. It is very very yummy! I will also take a fruit salad. It sure makes me nervous to take food to something like this. I'm always afraid someone will get sick or spit it out! I'm wondering why I signed up!

We will also be busy moving Kelsey back home for the summer. That is a good thing:)

I wanted to share 2 more pictures with you. I live right across the street from my parents. I was raised in that house. When my sister and I married we were given land as wedding gifts. My sisters house is right beside mine. That is until they had to move to Alabama. Our kids grew up together just like my sister and I did with our cousins who lived right up the road from us!

In this first picture I am standing on the edge of my Mom's yard looking across at my house.

In this second picture, I just turned to look up the road. You can see my Mom's mailbox and my sisters (used to be) mailbox across the street. My sister's and my house are connected in the back by a big pasture. We have a track back there for walking and riding go-carts and 4 wheelers. It was nice watching the kids go back and forth to play and swim (my parents have a pool) I miss my sister living beside me so much!