Monday, March 30, 2009

Baby Quilt...

I just finished quilting this adorable baby quilt...

I just love the bear paw blocks with the little bears...

These little guys are so cute!


I sure hope the little boy who gets this loves his quilt!




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

007 Day

My path through the house this morning....Walking down the upstairs hallway...

Coming down the stairs...
By the front door...
Heading towards the kitchen...
Through the family room...

Into the laundry room...

By the back door....
In the kitchen...

Ready to make my tea...

And Grace's breakfast...

The child is subtle, isn't she?


I guess I'll be stopping at the store today...

How could I say no???

Monday, March 23, 2009

And now for something completely different...

I had lots of kids around! Last week was Spring Break for Rowan and Rutgers, so two of my favorite guys were hanging around the house... Good thing we got MarioKart for the Wii...Andrew and Ryan had a great time. See the big smiles on their faces? They're both back to classes this week, but it was great to have them around. I'm guessing I'll see lots more of both of them now that Andrew lives here again! I've also done some sewing. I finished Ellen's quilt and it has arrived safely in Providence. She'll be taking it with her in September to her new school. We just found out that she's been accepted to Rhode Island College, so she'll be back in Providence next year, but at a different school with a new major.

I love this quilt. The back is one of Anne Sutton's gorgeous flannels. It's so warm and soft...

This was the first time I ever made a bias binding with a stripe. Or without one for that matter! I love the diagonal lines and the binding lay smoothly on the quilt. I may start making bias bindings for all my quilts.


I've also been working on Judy's Quilt Along. I finished the center of the quilt and decided to go with simpler borders. Pictures of that when the outer border is sewn on...just as soon as I find time to get back into the sewing room!




Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday...

Just want to wish the Boss a happy birthday! We've been together about half of our lives now and we've had our ups and downs. But I wouldn't trade any of it. He's been my better half, my strength and my hero for a long time now and I look forward to many more happy years together. Happy birthday...I love you!


Sunday, March 08, 2009

What a difference a week makes...

This was the view from my sewing room last Monday...birds eating...
a daughter earning a few extra bucks...


about ten inches of the white stuff...


and here it is, a week later and I sat with my windows open, the 70 degree air blowing in, as I finished step 3 of Judy's Bears in the Farmhouse quilt....


It was a beautiful weekend!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Where I wish I was...

Gotta love business trips! The boss is in Venice for the weekend and I so wish I was there! He did send some pictures...

St. Mark's Basilica
The clock tower in St. Mark's square...he just called me from the top!

St. Mark's Campanile


St. Georges Island



The Grand Canal





Basilica of St. Mark

Basilica of Santa Maria
I really hope that next time, he brings me along!!!







Sunday, March 01, 2009

Step Two done...

It's been a busy weekend, but I managed to finish step two of the Bears in the Farmhouse quilt. And that's about all I've done this weekend...at least in my sewing room!

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