Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vermont Quilt Festival!!!

Saturday started out with us going out to breakfast with the baby. He did great and we both got to eat our breakfast while it was hot, no crying at all! I think we might be able to work up to eating out for dinner sometime!!! I remembered on the way home that the quilt festival was this weekend in Essex at the fairgrounds (about 30 minutes from us) and I mentioned it to DH. He said, 'go ahead if you want and I'll stay home with Aidan'.... well, don't have to tell me that twice. As I was walking out the door that morning he said, 'see you tonight'! Gotta love a hubby who says things like that.
I had a great time walking through and seeing all the quilts and vendors. I even bumped into a few guild members at the show. Two had won ribbons, my friend Joanna's Mom and our past president of the guild. I did not get pictures of their quilts but they were stunning. Here are a few of the pictures I snapped at the Vermont Quilt Festival.

Can't go to a show without making some purchases.... so I got a FQ bundle of civil war prints, some blueberry fabric for placemats, some needles for hand quilting, quilting thread, and a thimble.

Sunday I 'had' to stop at Joanns before getting groceries to see if there was any fabric I liked for curtains in the living room. This has been an ongoing task for a few months and I can never find anything I like at the various stores in the area. Until, today! I finally found something that I like, so that will be made into some summer valances for living room and possibly my sewing room. I also found a possible fabric for curtains for the den, so will go back next week with the other coupon and pick up some material for that.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

charity quilt

Here is the charity quilt I put together over the last couple of weeks. Just got the borders on yesterday and now need to machine quilt it. Will probably just do a basic quilt in the ditch on this one. I would not have chosen some of these fabrics to go together, but that is what I was given. I should have this one done by the end of the month, and can turn it in at the September guild meeting. I also have one set of borders on DH's quilt. I'll take a picture once I get the flying geese border on...hopefully sometime next week. I am thinking I will hand quilt that one and maybe he'll get it for Christmas.....just not sure how I want to finish it! It will be a twin size quilt, big enough to cover him while curled up on the couch.

Happy quilting everyone and good luck on all the challenges going on in blogland! I actually got to sew for an hour yesterday! I am hoping for the same today while Aidan is napping.....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Reading but no comments...

I have been reading everyone's blogs (just this morning as company is gone!) but am unable to comment. I'll keep trying but for some reason I am now unable to see the visualization part so can't type it in. This has happened to me before and seems to fix itself eventually...

I haven't been on lately since it has been a busy week. Sunday was my parents 45th wedding anniversary, my nephew's 16th birthday and Fathers Day. We had the whole immediate family (21 of us total)out to my parents camp for the day to celebrate. Aidan got a little overwhelmed (who wouldn't!) but was pretty good taking his naps and DH and I even got to go out kayaking by ourselves!!! That was a treat. Monday, my FIL and his girlfriend arrived from Florida and just left this morning. It was the first time they had seen Aidan and was a real treat to have them come up and spend some time with us. We hope they can come back soon. Today is trying to clean up the house a bit, change out the guest bedroom, and clear off counters and try to get rid of the ants that think they were invited to live with us! Tomorrow we have company again - a friend of mine from NY is driving over for the weekend with her two kids (ages 5 and 3) to see us. They get to meet Aidan tomorrow! Saturday is the cancer walk with my other friend Kelly... so I'll pop over there Saturday afternoon with Aidan to make our laps around the track for a couple of hours.
Next week.... I've decided it will be sewing time for me! Now I just need Aidan to cooperate for me, but he is getting better at entertaining himself so I think I can put him in the sewing room with me while I get some sewing done. Oh - he had his 4 month checkup last Friday and is a real chunker of a boy! 16 pounds and 9 ounces and 26 1/2 inches long. No wonder my arms hurt while lugging him in the carrier! He is in the 90% for both height and weight so he is a big boy. He'll be taller than Mommy soon (5 feet 3 inches). Here is a picture from his Sears photo shoot on May 28th. He did great with lots of smiles.

And last night on the floor with daddy...

I did sew together a charity quilt last week and just have to put the borders on. I'll try to do that later today and will post a picture at that point.
Happy sewing everyone.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Stormy weather...

Well, we finally got rid of the awful hot, hazy and humid 90 degree weather we have been having since Saturday but had some awful thunderstorms yesterday afternoon. They even issued tornado watch in Vermont! That never happens! We did get walluped with a couple of storms, the first one knocked out our power about 2:30 yesterday and we did not get it back until 12:40 this morning. I really missed electricity, but was thankful that the temp outside went from 101 (probably in the sun) to 71.4 in about 15 minutes! The house was still 80 on the first level and 86 on the second.... so I took Aidan outside once the rain stopped and strolled around the yard.

No sewing during the heat wave but I did get most of a charity quilt top pieced last week. Just need to add the borders and will post a picture when I get that done.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Turtle!!!!!

Just had to share my morning 'find' with all of you. I was making Aidan's bottle this morning before I went to get him out of the crib....looked out my kitchen window and saw a turtle in the back yard! Here he is.... boy did he move fast too! Glad I ran and got my camera when I did or he would have been long gone.

Monday, June 2, 2008

long time since the last post...

It has been a long week and not too much accomplished. I did manage to figure out how to make a cover for our foot rest. I finished it last night and just need to add some batting around the sides to cushion the metal for possible Aidan falls once he starts moving around. It turned out ok, but took longer than I thought it would....everything seems to be that way! Here is a picture of it before I add the padding underneath.

I did manage to get Aidan's pictures taken at Sears last week. He was pretty good for them so we get the pictures back on Thursday. I can't wait to see them.
Oh, the geese came back and I got a better picture of them. Here it is.
***edited *** The daddy is a little farther down the road. I did not get him in this shot.