Sunday, September 30, 2007

In review

Well, I think that I am finally back to normal after being sick for most of September! It took 2 rounds of antibiotics to kick the bug that Baby K brought home from daycare.

Regular photos don't show her off 13 months she babbles all the time and is hardly ever still! Grandpa taught her to High-Five, and she does a full-face blink when you wink at her. Time to get a videocamera - suggestions welcome!

The second picture is the little mower toy that she pushes around. She needs a little more confidence before she takes off on her own. Mom and Dad think that is just fine...we know that she will be getting into everything even more when she starts walking!

Fiber update...I have been quilting a bit, but it's not photogenic. Whitework! Our longarm guild challenge this year is wholecloth. I took a class from Karen McTavish last March, and I started quilting it last week. My tension is off a bit on the back, which is a bummer, but I will enter it in the challenge anyway. At this point, the goal is to get it done!

Socks...I just turned the heel on the second Solstice Slip sock that I started in July. It took three tries before I finally measured the foot and got it the right length. I blame the sinus infection. I have big plans for Socktoberfest...stay tuned!

And now I will weigh in on the hot water-cooler topic...the new TV season!

Monday - "How I met your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men" Start the week off with a laugh. These are consistently funny, clever shows.

Tuesday - movie night. I haven't gotten into anything on Tuesdays, which is fine because my quilt group meets that night.

Wednesday - thank goodness for DVRs! I have choir practice, so I tape "Kid Nation," "Private Practice," and "Dirty Sexy Money." Kid Nation is better than I expected. I was hoping to find some application for my high school government class, but so far, it's just a typical reality/challenge show. Private Practice looks like it brings the same good drama from Grey's Anatomy to a new setting. Dirty Sexy Money fulfills the promise of the ads...over the top characters in a soap opera. I think it has potential!

Thursday - "Survivor: China" and "Grey's Anatomy." I'm late to the Survivor party...this is the first time I've watched more than 5 minutes of it! I can't believe how physical they get in the challenges. I'm not a big fan of the mud-wrestling, but it's fun to watch people try to build a functional team in the early stages of the game. Do I really even need to comment on Grey's??? Some interesting storylines...but saving a deer? Hello, call a vet!

Friday/Saturday - time to catch up on all the shows I taped during the week :-)

Sunday...looking forward to Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters! What have you been watching?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Sewing

Baby K has been taking nice long naps in the middle of the day...part of the daycare routine. It allows me to get some sewing done on the weekends, what a treat!

Does that even look comfortable?!? I love her little feet!

I was able to make three blocks for my guild's December raffle. A small group picks the fabric and pattern for everyone, then all the blocks are raffled off at the December Holiday Party. I wasn't thrilled with the pattern at first, but it is growing on me. The colors are great!

We have a built-in entertainment center around the fireplace. When Baby K started crawling, we got tired real quick of trying to keep her out of the DVDs and magazines in the cubbies. Now she has a little play space:

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Baby K can play the recorder!
We have a longarm guild meeting next Saturday, and the charity quilt coordinator reminded us to bring quilts for a senior center that we support. I finished this "hugs and kisses" quilt last year, and it's been waiting for a binding.
I decided to do the whole thing by machine since I don't have time this week to hand stitch. So, I sewed the bingding to the back of the quilt with a straight stitch, then folded it over and used a zig-zag stitch on the front just inside the edge. Kind of fun, but my hands got really tired trying to push the quilt through the machine and keep the edge folded over properly!

You can see the difference...the backing is the green side.

I am thrilled that the Phoenix Mercury are in the WNBA 3 of 5 is on Tuesday. We had a huge win on the road this weekend, and I'm looking for great things from these gals!!