Monday, November 24, 2008

Long time no post....

I have misplaced my camera so have not had any pictures to share. I really need to find that soon, I've gone through most of the house, car, etc and have NO CLUE where it is. DH got his out and charged so I guess I need to use his until mine turns up.
Aidan had pictures taken on Thursday and this was one of them...

I did get some sewing done this last week. I have made a bunch of bibs for Aidan since the ones I have are small and the velcro is not holding up well... he can pull it off too easily. So, I found this pattern and have been working away on that project.
I have most of DH's quilt quilted and the binding sewn down on the front. I just need to go back and quilt the outer border and hand sew the binding to the back! I should have that done before Christmas, thank goodness!
I also did just a quick blanket for Aidan using some snuggle flannel...I did the quick turn method and just need to sew it closed and put some ties into it.... he loves playing with them on my irish chain quilt that lives on the couch.
Ok, time to go trim down DH's quilt so I can start the binding tonight after Aidan goes to bed.
Have a great day everyone. I'll take some pics and post them once I figure out DH's camera.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a GIRL!!!

Just a quick note to let you know the Ultrasound yesterday looks like Aidan is getting a little sister!

I did get some quilting time in this weekend and have 34 of the 35 blocks of DH's quilt quilted..... ran out of thread.... so used some of my birthday gift cards to Joann's yesterday to get more. Hopefully I can get the last block done.. then figure out what to do in the borders. I am thinking leaves in the small green border and possibly the big green border.... not sure what to do in the flying geese border.... may just do in the ditch up each side. We'll see. I ended up with just a meander puzzle stitch but added some 'surprise' things in some of the blocks like a couple of hearts, a pumpkin, a bat, a flower, etc. I also finished my mystery quilt homework. I need to take some pictures and post them. Will try to add that in later today.
Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well, it has been a while since I posted. Aidan is much better now and is over his bronchitis. He did get his third tooth last week, so has been sleep crying once or twice a night since last Wednesday.... I can't wait until all the teeth are in and that will stop!
I did bring my machine in for service and there was thread clogged in the tension area, so it is all better now and sewing great. She also told me a trick.... use a very used dollar bill (so it is soft), fold it and run through the tension to clear it of threads. Anyone ever heard of that or is it just a Quilt Designer Viking thing?

I have made progress on my mystery quilt from my LQS. I did buy a new tool, the Tucker Trimmer and it works great! Part of the blocks are hourglass ones that are oversized to trim down.... I tried one without the new ruler and decided to invest in the trimmer. Used it once and am in love with it. This is a Deb Tucker ruler... she actually was talking at our guild meeting this spring and has some neat patterns and tools. I'll try to take some pictures of the 'quilt in progress' later today to post.

I also started machine quilting DH's quilt... I only got 3 blocks done but that is progress. I hope to get a couple more blocks quilted today while Aidan is napping if I can get some quick outside stuff done... fill the birdfeeders, toss the pumpkins and take down the halloween stuff.

Today we are off to Church Street for lunch with Greg and then since it is nice out, Aidan and I will stroll around and do some window shopping this afternoon. Tomorrow, we'll travel down to visit with my parents since they haven't seen him in about 3-4 weeks. Boy has he changed in that time! He is walking while holding onto things now.....I am so not ready for him to start walking yet! He's not even 9 months until tomorrow!
This is him in the swing after our walk yesterday.

Two days ago in big boy clothes...he pulls himself up onto everything right now.

The next big thing..... our Ultrasound is Monday when we hope to find out if the next baby is a boy or girl!
Ok, time to get moving so I can get quilting!
Have a great week eveyone.