Saturday, May 29, 2010
dottie angel's 'challenge of the utmost kind', wherein you commit to a whole year of only buying second-hand or hand-making items for yourself & your home. this should be easy for me because we haven't had money to buy things for so long anyway that handmaking things is becoming more of a delightful necessity. but, in order to take this challenge of not buying anything new, i first had to buy something new: this anna maria horner pattern. i think it's quite versatile; i can make long or short dresses with it & i'm also going to modify it into a top. anyway (yay!) it arrived yesterday, along with some joel dewberry fabric that was very on sale -all from pink chalk. it is already washed & dried, so hopefully i can hack into it at naptime today!!
Friday, May 28, 2010
so sad. i hope i can salvage it.....
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
....and here's the little dolly quilt I already made for her to match her future quilt ...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Blogger's Quilt Festival
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
amy butler (my fav), i think the line was called 'charm', mixed with solid four-patch. it will be the first quilt that i'll be finishing from start to finish- yikes! when we lived in wyoming, i worked in a fabric store for a lady with a long-arm machine, so i'd just do the fun part of sewing the quilt top & then trade work for her doing the rest of putting my quilts together. now i don't have that luxery as it's quite expensive, so..... i'm looking forward to it though. the pathetic part of this story is that it's a wedding present for some friends that got married...a year ago. yep. when i didn't get it finished for their wedding, it got put aside, destined to be a one month anniversary present. then a 3 month. then a 6 month. now their anniversary is june 11 & i'm determined to present it as a true anniversary gift... i'll let you know how that goes ;)
Monday, May 17, 2010
...he loves cars (makes the bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrr horsey lips sound every time he sees or hears something with wheels or motor) & mud & water & music (i.e. drums!!)...here he is today playing in a box. Handsome little goober.
Been sewing. Quilt tops are coming along quite nicely.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Eating soft-boiled eggs at breakfast, my little sweety girl says excitedly, "Soon we'll be able to eat our own eggs, won't we mom?!" "How's that, babe?" "Because now we have eggplant in our garden!" ...adorable :) She does know where eggs come from, just a little confused about a possible second source. Ok, gonna hopefully get this boy down for a nap & get some more quilting done... Since I don't have a picture for today, I'll put up this from last October when C was a flowergirl in a friend's wedding. I made the wreath on her head from fabric flowers & leaves; also the little fabric flower on her dress to coordinate with wedding
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We are all sick with a cold, the whole little family. My baby son is full of such an amount of the yucky stuff, you can't believe it can fit into his cute little 19 month old head. So this morning, trying to have a peaceful breakfast ...son is running from his daddy, who's chasing him with a roll of toilet paper to clean up his nose, while big-sister sings a sweet little song for him that goes something like this: "You are a little stinker, you have a snotty nose. Nobody cares about you anymore ...when you cry." Ok, so not peaceful or sweet, but it made me laugh.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
...and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. --Joni Mitchell I'm in garden mode right now. This is my first vegetable garden & I'm so dang proud of it.
(It goes without saying that its "organic." Isn't that the only way to grow a food garden?) I had a lot of help to get it going --my wonderful husband tilled the whole thing ( I tried & couldn't do it --it's hard work!) & my awesome brother built the raised boxes. From there it's been my baby & I'm out there every day. I highly recommend everyone have some kind of food garden for therapy -even if it's just some herbs or tomatoes in a container --something to get your hands in the dirt, to check on lovingly everyday or so to see its progress & feel so proud when you put something on your table that you grew yourself. I'm hooked now.