Saturday, November 29, 2008

Welcoming Baby

I'll be taking a bit of a blogging/quilting break to welcome my new beautiful baby to the world. I went in to labour while shopping for fabric...seriously! Be back when things settle down a bit :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Got a few things done...

Here is my almost finished tree skirt. The design was inspired by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. It's a bit hard to see in the picture but there's a hole cut in the middle. Now I just need to bind the edges and put the snaps on. I'm not really sure why I decided to make this, a DH has an elaborate train set and village that goes around the bottom of our tree. I may pass this on to my Mom as a gift, a lot of the fabric scraps are from stockings I made for her a long time ago.

Here is my SIL's finished "Canadian Girl Overseas" top. We are all anxious for her to get home. The trick will be for me to get this quilted and bound before my brother leaves for Halifax mid-December. Any suggestions for how to quilt it quickly? I was thinking of doing diagonal lines in the centre area and then something else in the boarders.
I also made a stocking for our new arrival and have been working on a scrap blue jean quilt, just trying to keep myself busy.

Here's the view down my very dark street. It's only about 5pm in this pic and we'd taken my daughter out for a ride in her sled. It's snowing right now and we've just made cinnamon buns. I'm going to town today to finish my Christmas shopping and to enjoy a few hours out of the house. I'm also dropping in to the fabric store to pick up batting and maybe treat myself to a few new FQ's
My quilting plans for this week are to baste my Canadian Girl quilt and maybe start working on quilting it.
The baby is due Monday so I never know when a post may be my last for awhile. Wish me luck:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Still here....

I just realized I haven't posted in awhile. I haven't had too much time for quilting lately. The baby is due Dec. 1st and it's getting hard for me to get down the stairs to my sewing corner. I have big plans to sew this weekend, but no guarantees. Hope all is well with you!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away....

I woke up to rain yesterday and did no quilting. I was just not motivated. But Thursday afternoon, we took a trip down to the park and the beach before dinner and it was simply beautiful. The sun was setting and the water actually looked like a rainbow. You can kind of see it in the picture with my daughter, who got into the wet sand right away. We actually had snow here at this time last year, so being outside with t-shirts was incredible.
I might take a trip to the fabric store today. It's still pretty gloomy out and I could use some new stuff to play with.
Hope your quilting is going better than mine these days!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Baby doll diaper bag

I should be working on my UFO's right now, but I had a really nice morning with my daughter and it changed my mind. We went out shopping this morning and she kept telling me she needed things for our baby. It was all funny stuff, like M and M's, Christmas decorations and some hand towels, but it was just so cute that she's thinking of the baby. She's been playing with her baby dolls a lot lately and I've already made her a few doll quilts. So while she napped this afternoon I made her a diaper bag and a little quilted bib. The fabric was left over from a quilt I made for my cousin's son. I love how this turned out. I actually quilted the bag too. Now I've just got to fill it with her toy bottles and some wash cloths and she'll be all set.
I've got a tree shirt waiting to be quilted right now. It's all scraps from stockings and napkins and things I've made over the last few years. And I've got to get cracking on my sister in law's quilt. Oh there's never enough time to quilt is there?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Couldn't resist!

Posting pics of my little one makes me a bit nervous but I just could not resist! She could have been a princess or a butterfly, but my little girl is in love with cows! So here she is, with Farmer Dad, ready to go trick-or-treating.
As you can see, I just barely finished her costume. The stitching wasn't pretty but who cares right? Oh I just love these 2 to bits!