Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Since I listed my other deadline projects in the last post, they have been on my mind and I am starting to freak out a little bit. Yikes! I really need to spend time at the sewing machine during the week after Baby K goes to bed...
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thanks for all the get-well wishes. Baby K bounced back on Thursday after the fever broke and we had one bad night of teething (2ndd molars, ugh). We're putting shoes on for a trip to Grandma's house.
My next March deadline is the IMQA fabric challenge. I've had the design mentally prepared for months, and even purchased the fabric last fall...now that the deadline is right around the corner, I may actually get it done!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Yes, she's going through a "stripper"phase where she takes off all her clothes. Yet another reason I'm thankful to live in Phoenix with the balmy winters!
Tonya came up with the idea of a housewarming party for Bonnie, who just moved. Here's my first attempt at a wonky free-pieced house. It was a fun, quick block, but I didn't pull out my whole scrap bin to work with, which limited my options. On the next one, I'll make the roof wider and make the door and window out of different colors.Another suggestion from Tonya was to send Bonnie any orphan blocks we have from the patterns that she offers. (If you haven't visited Quiltville, go now! Bonnie has terrific suggestions for organizing your scraps and she has put together an extensive library of free patterns using those scraps. The gallery is full of inspiration!) I'm sending one of my boxy star blocks.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Last weekend I was able to get some quilting done. I'm hoping to teach Karla Alexander's Aurora Aura quilt next month. I put wavy lines in the "ocean" part and flame/vines in the Aurora Borealis sections. I am very pleased with the result.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Baby K didn't like the Gerber version, but she chowed down on Mott's applesauce. I am trying to expand her diet from the greens...beans, peas, brocoli, etc. She keeps our hands full as well as her own. I looked up one evening this week and she had stripped down to her diaper. Shoes and socks don't last long, especially when she's strapped in the car.
Here she is with a new sweater that Grandma Mary made. Perfect timing for our two weeks of "winter" - actually it hasn't been above 70 degrees since the beginning of December, which is a definite cold snap here in Phoenix.
Enjoy the most American of holidays - Super Bowl Sunday. I live about 15 miles north of the stadium and my mom's shop is about 5 miles west. It's fun to see your hometown on TV! We're staying home to avoid the crowds.