Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A finish for Addy!

Adelyn's crib quilt is done! All we need now is to pick up some matching sheets, and then break the cat from sleeping in the crib... (I hear aluminum foil works great, but I've promised hubby not to do it til he gets back so we can both enjoy the amusement!)

The crib skirt/dust ruffle has been done awhile, all from the same fabric line (Moda Poetry!). I'm sadly down to just scraps of this stuff now, but have gotten quite a few quilts out of the original fat quarter bundle, so I can't complain. I do think I have enough to make a pillow case, so that once she transitions to a toddler bed, at least that will match!

And just a shot of her little corner of our room. I tend to be lazy for middle of the night feedings, so hopefully keeping her in there with us for awhile will keep her out of our bed (ahem, like Matt!) And... I get to keep my sewing room a bit longer this way! LOL

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's the MOST Wonderful Time... of the year (cue Christmas melodies!)

Nope, I'm not in a holiday mood just yet, but SCHOOL STARTED!!! (which is almost as good in my book!)

Matt is now a proud 2nd grader, settling in with his new teacher. No homework so far, so he's mostly a happy kid.

Matt has also inherited his dad's digital camera (well, they share, but if you ask Matt- it's his!). Apparantly he has learned the 'fine art' of MySpace type self-photography... I was so cracked up when I went through his camera this morning!

Most of his other pics are things like the cat, dogs and something he was watching on tv or elaborate scenes set up with his toys.

In other news... Mommy has a new camera too! With the recommendations of a few friends, I've managed to upgrade to a basic digital SLR... now to learn how to use the thing... Positive side note: I may not know much about settings on the camera, but the strap is now covered in a cute cute Amy Butler fabric, so at least I'll look good learning!

Monday, August 10, 2009


A few glances at what's on the frame!

This is Adelyn's crib quilt... almost half quilted! The crib skirt is already done, and I'm just going to buy sheets to match. I already have the crib bumper too, so this little girl should be nice and comfy in her pink covered crib!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Look at me go!

The fabric that started as just a few blocks yesterday is now a lap size quilt top!

This is one of two that will go out as Christmas gifts this year, so I'm ahead of the game (and a good thing, since I'll be to large and tired to do much close to Christmas!)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

And it's a.............


We had our 20 week (well, it was actually at 21 weeks) ultrasound last week, and got the good news! She appears to be super healthy and growing well in there. Matt (our 7 1/2 year old son) had this response to the ultrasound tech's announcement, "Well, that's a darn shame".... LOL

Other news: Her name is Adelyn Kate... I went a bit overboard shopping, and have most of her wardrobe until 4 months or so already bought (you can't beat yard sales and coupons!)... and she will NOT be cold with the pile of quilts already waiting for her!

A New(ish) Project

This will be a Christmas gift this year, hopefully! I started a few of the blocks several months ago, but decided to finish them off earlier today. Now just setting blocks, a scrappy inner border and an outer border, and this sucker will be a top!
This isn't a normal color scheme for me, but it is very cheerful and I think (hope!) the recipient will enjoy it :D
It's a super simple bordered square for the blocks, but as I'd like to knock out the homeade gifts before I get huge and too tired to do any crafting, it will do.