Thursday, January 31, 2008

a case of the Valentine's...

Seems like I've really been hit by cupids arrow lately! I've really been into all things red and pink and I think it certainly shows....well, in any case...Happy Valentine's Month!!
FYI...Max has been so smiley happy lately, but I think he wonders what the heck I'm doing when I pull out the camera...he just stares at it like it's some medical device...I'm hoping he grows out of that, but I'm just enjoying his cute expressions for now!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

a little one bites the dust...

Here's a little quilt I finished for a certain little 2 year old. Max and I went to her party yesterday and had a great time! I think she liked her pink quilt that is just her size!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

stitching away...

It's been a pretty crazy week! Last week I got my new laptop. I've been busy trying to get the programs on it that I need. Still working on my photoshop, so I can get some pictures edited and work on some birth announcements for my new niece. I also had 2 little linus quilts to finish up, a gift for my grandma, and a couple other little projects to complete. In between that time, I've been doing a lot of embroidery. It's my new favorite past time cause I can cuddle with Max on the couch while working on my stitching. Here is a pillow I completed for my grandma.

This is fresh from the hoop, but still not complete.

It will be a little wall hanging for my newest niece Ava. She is so adorable. We went down to Yankton to visit her on her birthday last Saturday and I got some cute shots of her with Max. I have a feeling they are going to be great friends. It's hard to believe there is 2 months and 3 weeks between them. It's easy to see that my baby sure has grown since he was even smaller than her!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

quilt, quilt, quilt...

I've been busy preparing for a slough of birthday parties coming up. Saturday I have a first birthday party to attend for my friend's son, who also happens to be my husbands cousin's son. I am going to make Holden a little quilt of his own. Not quite a bed quilt, but just one he can haul around with him. Think more alongs the lines of a Linus blanket. I also have a 2nd birthday party to attend where I plan to do the same thing. I will show pictures of those when they are finished (i still need to make a trip to the quilt store to grab some more boyish stuff). In the meantime, I finished my sister-in-law's carrier quilt, baby curtains, and broke down and just purchased a boppy pillow cover. I figured my main goal is to get the quilt all quilted....but I guess that requires a nudge at my mom to finish her quilt so I can get mine pinned on the quilt frame! We just found out that they will possibly be inducing Julie on friday if she is favorable for that, so sounds like we will have a busy weekend ahead of us!

Some of you know that I am not a fan of any type of warm or hot drink. I've never been one to enjoy that type of thing. I guess my reasoning has always been the fact that I think a liquid should quench your thirst and something warm or hot doesn't do that for me...I blame my track and field days for that....

Well, on 30 Rock the other night I heard a quote that I will like to use to describe my unloving: "Oh, I don't drink coffee.I don't drink hot liquids of any kind.That's the Devil's temperature." That was just about the coolest thing I had heard in a long time!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

in anticipation...

I've been very busy quilting lately. My sister-in-law is due to have her baby in the next couple of weeks, so it was my duty to make the quilt, curtains, boppy cover, and little quilt for her carrier. It's been so much fun! I finished the top yesterday. I need to get it quilted, but plan to put it on the frame and use the Grand Quilter as I'm not a huge fan of rolling it up and trying to quilt it on my machine. I have quilt guild on saturday, so I'm excited to take what I have done along. Other than that, I've been busy doing my "doodle stitching" is so much fun! The book is awesome, I recommend it to everyone!!

I had won a pattern at Closeline Club, so I used that pattern to make this quilt. It only requires 8 fat quarters, and then of course border and backing. It was a real fun and easy quilt to make!

My sister-in-law lives on a ranch. They don't know if they are having a boy or a girl, so I used Robert Kaufman's The Cow Says Moo fabric.

I thought I would throw in a pic of my little guy. He is growing in leaps and bounds daily! I can't believe he is already 10 weeks old. Where have the days gone? He did quite well with his 2 month shots and is now up to 12 pounds. Each and every day I see his personality come out. What a character!