Friday, January 28, 2011

New babies

This is what we've been playing with this week, they are soooooooooooo cute!Hard to believe they will be a week old tomorrow. Sammy and Sadie are doing just fine as parents again. (like Sammy has a hard job!) Tonight they will be named when Sara's friend Kaylee comes to visit, Sara promised she could name one of them so we've been waiting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Heart quilt

I spent today messing around in my studio. I know this pile of blocks don't look like much but it takes a long time to iron, cut and fuse these into place. There are 30 10.5 inch blocks with hearts fused on them and enough strips cut to border each block and binding. My quilt should end up to be 70x80 or so. I am taking it to the next Orchard Quilters meeting, hopefully someone will take it off my hands and do the sewing part. I love the planning and cutting part of a quilt but get bored before I get them done so I decided to just "plan" a quilt or two. I hope the girls like this heart quilt, I only planned on making a few blocks but I got a little carried away and ended up making blocks for the whole quilt.
My studio never really warmed up today and my sewing machine is broke so cutting and ironing took up the whole day. I did plan to quilt something but never got around to it.........sometimes I just have to play.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is alive and well living at my house. The 1970's version, not the "new" Doctor. Kristin worked on this scarf a lot before Christmas, in fact she got so sick of it she made it somewhat shorter than the pattern called for. I think it could easily have 40 plus hours in! I shopped for the yarn a couple of years ago when my brother asked for a scarf not knowing how hard it is to find 1970's colors in all the same type of yarn. Well all Kristin's hard work paid off and Josh loved his present.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas/New Year

Oh how funny my kids seem to think they are.............someday they will look back and wonder about themselves.
Don't ya just love a Christmas Eve jammies photo ?

Kristin and Sara ready for Church.

Oh and here's a pic of them opening an early present from their grandma Flicsha............don't they look thrilled to get towel and dishcloths?

My grandma Allen always made buckeyes at Christmas, now Kristin had taken up the tradition. Oh they are sooooo good!

Time flies when your having fun....least that's what they say....whew I had ALOT of fun then. I'm not sure where the month of December went, all I know is it's the 1st of January already and I'm in shock. Kristin has been home for two weeks and we have been busy cooking and making gifts. I decided about the middle of December I would not nag my children to clean house........well it's getting a bit deep here but nobody is complaining and I'm a much calmer Mom. Ok they have cleaned some, gotta have dishes to eat off of and clothes to wear. I will start getting mean and grouchy after they go back to school, until then I'm ignoring it all. Kristin has me slaving away in the studio this new year, she decided to make gifts for some friends who are graduating in the spring, I will come back with pic's as soon as they are done.