Thursday, April 19, 2012

Joy and Sadness

I realize it has been 10 days since I last posted.  I can tell by the counter that a few have visited, but, no comments... I do love feedback, so if you read please leave me a comment.  Just say HI or something.

My life has had some ups and downs this last weekend.  The good - Caleb Jonathan was born on the 15th of April.  Way over in Singapore.  His mommy had a "marathon"labor, 26 hours, she is a marathon runner so she likes the number 26.  Grandchild #3 and #4 is on the way.

He looks a bit like his daddy!

On the down side my brother is losing his battle with cancer, he is now on Hospice, I am headed out to Colorado to spend the week with everyone.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it sucks.

January 2012

I have completed my daughter-in-laws gifts, but the preview will have to wait till May, after she receives them!

Do you remember playing the game Concentration?  The Match Game?  We used to play it with Playing cards.  The Cottage Mama made a set a few months back, she calls it "I Spy".   I made a set for Sophia, now Rachel wants a set for her class at the Montessori  School where she teaches. They were fun to make, thanks to my Winding Ways quilt group, who helped me sew them last week.

One side the fabric is all the same

pairs of different fabrics

I think I will find a thiner batting, I used Warm and Natural, I have loads of scraps, I might like them better a bit thiner?  This is a great project for scraps, I used 5 inch squares and a 1/4 inch seam.

I made a custom order skirt, love the fabric.

Happy Sewing,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Projects

I have been busy, right now between re-decorating the bathroom, and sewing projects there is lots to keep me busy!  Sewing is winning at the moment, but I must get to the bathroom...soon...

Babies are coming or will be very soon, a shower last week, I was not able to attend, but sent along a gift.
I love this fabric!!

Two burp cloths, a paci clip and a bib clip

I really love the bright chartreuse and gray!

My hair stylist is having a baby in June, a boy.  She is going to stay home with the little guy!!  Yeah for her!!  Bad for me, I need a new stylist!  She and her husband love music.

Working on some gifts for my daughter-in-law who is due this month!!  (Surprises coming Danielle, when Sarah comes to visit! )  Chris and Danielle live in Singapore, so I won't get to see my grandson till June :-(.  But very excited for him to come!!

More later in the week, I might even make progress on the bathroom!