Wednesday, May 23, 2007

need to get motivated..

I haven't been too productive lately, but did get all my blocks pieced for the baby quilt. I ordered the rest of my fabric, and I started working on a scrapbook for the baby.

I need to add an inch border and then a five inch outer border yet, but you get the idea.

Instead of getting a baby book I decided to just work on a scrap book. I'm using my baby book to get an idea of the sorts of things that need added. So far I have a page on "how we found out" visits, baby's firsts, and some random pages for pictures. I look forward to adding to the book over the years!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

beam me up scottie...

This weekend held a whirlwind of events. Friday night dinner date with Travis, rummage sale excursion, quilt guild, severe weather, and Sunday afternoon quilting. I'm happy to say that I'm back in the swing of sewing mode, so now it's time to get some stuff accomplished. I worked on my baby quilt for the nursery and have about 60% of it done. I have all the blocks cut out and all the scotties appliqued on. This week I have a goal of getting it all pieced together and ready for quilting..."no pressure". I need to finish a mother's day gift and work some more on my brother-in-law's wedding quilt, but I'm just happy that I'm not too stressed over any of it.

I had some luck rummaging and found my mobile guts so I can start making my custom scottie dog mobile. I found some mirrors that I plan to paint with some funky color for the walls in the baby's room and I also stumbled across the cutest antique child's chair. I think I will keep the finish as is, but I think I will jazz it up with a cushion to match the crib bedding, quilt, and rocking chair pads. I'm so excited that everything is coming together for all of it. Next weekend is demo time for the baby's room. I need to get all my quilting stuff cleared out and wallpaper taken down along with shelving and drop ceiling.

Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Near I-90 after tornado went through.

Scottie dog blocks for baby quilt.

Cute child's chair

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

something to work on...

My microscope slides finally arrived today! I needed something to practice on so I decided to make a pin for our secretary at work. Tomorrow is her 50th, and since I have been yaking her ear off about how I really want to try this soldering stuff, I thought I would whip up something for her. It definitely doesn't look as good as Roxanne's stuff, but hopefully with some more practice I will get a little better. I think the hardest part was scoring and breaking the glass. I might need to get some tips on this. My main problem was getting the slides broke so that they lined up evenly. I guess it leaves me something to work on!