Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting things done!

I've only been meaning to post this crocheted blankie in my Etsy shop for a month. Its finally there! And Eli makes a fantastic baby model!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spiderweb block for Heather!

Thanks to Heather (of a la mode fabric) I got to try my hand at this totally fun and addictive spiderweb block! Heather has a simple tutorial that makes it easy as pie to understand. It LOOKS intimidating, but I promise its not hard! Heather, this block is going out in the mail to you tomorrow! And I looooove these fabrics you chose to boot!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our Vacation - Norris Lake, TN

nap time on the boat

nap time on the boat

oh look Eli's awake!

dad and Eli

getting ready to go down to the dock

our dock and (way up top) the house

Eli & grandpa having a little chat

Taking a 2 month old on a boating/skiing vacation isn't easy, but we managed. And as you can see, my world still revolved around Eli, not so much the boating/skiing part. It was a huge change for us compared to last year, but we still had a fun time!
We did opt to keep using cloth diapers while on vacation which was nothing new to us, but some of the family had to get used to it - but they did great! Although Aunt Lisa did try to wipe his booty with toilet paper, which was funny!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

quilt as you go... ADDICTING! Penny over at Sew Take A Hike created a great 4-part tutorial so you too can try this uber-cool method! I've made 2 and 1/2 blocks so far and love it! I'm making 10" unfinished blocks which are slightly smaller than Penny's tutorial. Digging thru the scrap pile is somehow relaxing to me, and I can recall what each scrap is from, ahh memory lane!

Both of these blocks are quilted with 1/2" lines, but I think I'll go a bit wider for the remaining blocks... to make it go faster. I also don't snip the thread at the end of each line... I turn 90 degrees, make three stitches, turn 90 degrees, then stitch the next line until the entire piece of fabric is tacked down. I guess the tutorial doesn't specify, but I like doing it this way.

I was going to make a 3 block by 3 block baby quilt, but I may just go bigger! Time will tell... I have an entire list of sewing projects I'd like to get done, but maybe the list can wait! Now, go check it out for your self! There's also a Quilt-as-you-go Flickr Pool!