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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I am very excited. Unfortunately I have not completed the pinwheel quilt so I had to pick between ones that I have already finished. And I could not decide on a favorite! It is so hard! So I finally decided on this one:
This is Zoey's baby quilt. I try to learn something new with each quilt that I do. You can't see the binding in this picture but this is my first attempt at a real binding. It is also the first quilt that I machine quilted, using my husband's grandmother's machine and walking foot...just a simple stitch in the ditch but its there :) I love that I used only fabrics from my stash in this one and the colors worked well for her as a baby. She is almost three now and it's amazing how children and taste in fabric change ;)
Friday, October 15, 2010
While we were gone Miss Ellie turned 1! So exciting to have a party at the beach. She is walking and attempting to talk and climb. Keeps the mama busy...
Not as much crafting has been happening as I would like...but with three small children underfoot I guess I have to be realistic;) I have been slowly knitting my way through a sweater for each of the girls and I am almost done with my first sock so I guess I am making progress. Hoping to get some sewing time in to finish some quilt projects. I have a lap size IPinwheel quilt, a toddler quilt for Ellie and some table runners in progress and a whole list of want to do's, which has grown especially since I just won a layer cake and thread from Debi over at Quilting with Debi. I am so excited partly because it's my first layer cake and also because it's moda's hello betty line...love me some 1930's prints.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
These are some of the projects that I have actually completed this year. I have finished others but for some reason I do not have pictures so I will try to locate all/most and get some pictures. I finished one quilts so far. Zoey needed a larger one for her bed so that was first priority and I took advantage of having Zac snowed home to get that knocked out. I have another one in the works that was supposed to be part of a quilt a long that I think ended in May...I have 4 out 12 blocks complete...oops :P I also started and have nearly completed a small hand pieced quilt will be a wall hanging or table topper when I finally get the borders on and get it quilted.
One of the biggest and maybe most exciting accomplishments (or at least I think its exciting, most may not agree) is that I have taken up knitting. I have made a hat, a washcloth and fingerless gloves. Yes, I know there are no pictures, I will get there someday. My current knitting wip is a sweater for my Ellie-bug. I will get some in progress pics of that too. My plan is to have one for each of my girls done by the time we go to the beach in October, hopefully I am not being overly-ambitious :)
Our family height/growth chart-- since we rent I didn't want to lose our record of this so I made a movable growth chart that we can hang in future homes :)
Cloth Napkins - 1st attempt, slightly small but usuable for the kids
Zoey's toddler bed quilt
Geraldine the Octopus- crocheted for my octopus loving Charlotte
And the bear was a gift for my sister's little girl on her 2nd birthday
Sunday, July 4, 2010
So sorry that I have been m.i.a for so long. I knew it had been awhile, guess I didn't realize quite how long. Time flies when you're sleep deprived I guess. It's been a busy year so far. Lots of crafting, Zoey turned 2, Charlotte is 4, Ellie is almost 9 months and getting ready to walk. And my camera ceased to function properly. However, I now have a new and improved one which means tons of pics :) I think that I will try to post highlights from each of the past few months and then get back on track with updating regularly. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and I promise to be back soon :)