Saturday, February 20, 2010

A week off ;)

The kids and I have just spent a week at my parents house :) Aaaah! It's been fun, and I have really appreciated seeing them enjoy spending time with their grandparents!

Also, it has given me some extra free time! I spent some of that getting some sewing done. I have had this box bag on my list for ages..
Little A is getting older, and it's really not neccessary to drag a diaper bag everywhere we go. So I made this little bag to hold a few diapers, wipes, and a small changing pad. I love the orange zipper!
I also managed to finish these blocks for Aneela in the Euro Bee. These were fun to make. Maybe I should consider making myself one of these quilts??
The scarf I started back in January is finished, just in time to give it to my Dad for his birthday :)
And I started a new knitting project! This hat for Charles is already finished - I'll have pictures soon - and I started another one like it for A!
It's cold and we have a lot of snow, so woollen hats are really useful :)
I'll make one for Miss V too, but I need some purple wool....yay, shopping!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Plain Spoken #2

I finally finished my first 2010 quilt! It's the second time I have made a quilt using FunQuilts' Plain Spoken pattern -and it probably won't be the last :)
I love the colors in this quilt. So bright and cheery!

It is a 40th birthday present for a friend, and I finally tried out the fabric sheet Karen sent me. It was so easy to use!! I'll definately be making more labels this way. Maybe I'll even put labels on all the quilts I've made?!
I used a solid red for binding, and it ties the front and the backing together quiter nicely I think.
It is difficult to find "guy-prints" so I had Charles help me pick out the fabric for the backing ;)
The quilttop reminds me of the beach, sea-glass, swimming pools, summer and all things nice!
It was hard to give this quilt away, but start to finish it was meant for someone it would have been wrong to keep it. But I can still miss it a little, right?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just checking in... say hi!
Miss V loves to decorate, so she'll arrange her toys so they look pretty :) She left this HelloKitty setup for me in our bookcase.
Isn't that just the cutest thing?

She loves to take pictures, all the pictures in this post are taken by her. It's fun to see our home through her eyes.
But then, she also just takes pictures of everything!
We had that coconut for dessert this evening, and I have discovered taht eating large amounts of coconut gives me a stomachache. Oh well ;)
I guess this is how she sees the kitchen counter
and the view from the kids' bedroom window. We have had a lot of snow lately...
....oh...and the floor in the kids' bedroom. Not as tidy as I like it, but not at its worst either. Lol.
Their coat rack in the coats. They are probably on the floor then. Ack!
I am off to finish the Plain Spoken quilt top. With any luck it will be a completed quilt by the end of this week. I am hoping to give it as a birthday present next monday! Yikes I'm busy!!!