Sunday, October 26, 2008


Grandma bought Baby K a swing! Now we don't have to walk a mile to the park, we can spend hours pushing her in our own yard. The first swing time lasted 30 minutes, followed by a 20 minute tantrum because Mommy made her get down.

Then after dinner, she decided to give each of her stuffed animals a turn. Here she is, making sure Raffi is properly strapped in for the ride.

She giggles and grins the whole time. Definitely improves our mood when she is so happy!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rising to the challenge

Phew...I finished my entry for the annual longarm group challenge:

That's the back! I'm not going to share the front until after the judging. My initial thoughts are that a) I should have used trapunto in that center floral motif, b) the background fill does nothing to enhance the design because c) I should have used a different transition fabric on the top! Oh, and there are spots where my freehand curves are decidedly flat. So, if the judges are harsh, it won't be unexpected.

On to fun stuff. This was a weekend of Fall Festivities. Last night there was a carnival/party at baby K's daycare. She really enjoyed wearing her costume and getting treats. No photos because the camera was charging for today's fun - Boo at the Zoo:

After visiting all the animals, we had our picnic lunch and K. visited the pumpkin patch. The final treat, which she talked about ALL DAY (before AND after the trip), was a ride on the carousel.

Gee, do you think she enjoyed it?!?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back in action

I remember a friend coming over to watch a basketball game on Sept 15th, and I was sick. It is now October 15th, and I am still sick. UGH. I did finally drag myself to the doctor - on my birthday - and got confirmation that I have been walking around with bronchitis. I sped over to the pharmacy to get antibiotics and today I am feeling slightly better. Maybe by this weekend I will have energy to do something...anything besides blowing my nose would be progress at this point!

I was reading Breaking Dawn last night and said "Jacob!" when I meant to remprimand my cat Casey for scratching at the door. I might be getting a little bit sucked into that fictional world...

My "Martha Stewart" project...making coordinating Christmas socks for a family holiday photo. I started with Daddy's pair and I'm almost to the heel of sock #1.

I started a new quilt...Judy has such fun designs. The goal is to quilt for an hour a day. Grab some fat quarters and play along! I'm a week behind already, but some sewing time is better than none, especially with some longarm deadlines breathing down my neck. Luckily Friday is a half day of school so the afternoon is already blocked off for quilting!