Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
In September, our quilt group member who was suppose to host wasn't able to do so and nobody was ready to move up on such short notice so we had the gathering at my house and worked on some baby quilt tops for Project Linus. Everyone was asked to bring some boyish fabric and some girlish fabric cut into sizes indicated in this tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew. Some people used scraps and some bought new fabric so in the end we had a huge assortment of fabrics. This is what our group has decided to do next year since we've all had our turns and we weren't really wanting to do another round for ourselves quite yet. We'll meet once a month (as we do now) and work on tops, once we have a bunch of tops done we'll have a day set aside to get them all tied. Here are some pictures of our day (which started at 10am and the last to leave my house was near 5pm):
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
My littlest baby turned 2 back in September. I can't believe how quickly children grow up, and it seems like once there is more than one it is even quicker!
Calvin hadn't taken a nap so he was definitely not in the partying mood. We lit the candles twice so he could blow them out - it was his favorite part and he had a meltdown when we told him he didn't need to do it again after the first time.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My sister and I took our Hunter's Education back in August. We took a class that was a couple hours away from home so we went the day before and stayed overnight. It was fun to spend some time together!
(us in our fabulous -and safe- hats we got upon completion of our class)
I've gone hunting a few times, no luck with the big game but I did get my first grouse. The hubby and I went up for a long weekend without kids and it was fun to spend such quality time together.
Monday, December 6, 2010
After seeing many online quilting bees, I started a quilting bee group for some of my local friends back in January (you can see my post about it here). I've been posting pictures of most of the blocks I have done for the other girls, but I never posted a picture of my finished quilt made from the blocks they did for me (in January).
I finished the quilt September 12th (yes, it really took me that long to finish it, not that I was actively working on it all that time) while my husband was away hunting one weekend. I decided I wanted to machine quilt this one - I had tied my first (and only other) quilt (pictures here). So I "stitched in the ditch" around each block and then connected each block at the corners with straight lines as well. The floral print of the quilt is from a vintage sheet, I ended up using a second sheet as the backing and binding for this quilt. The quilt is far from perfect. Most of our group members were very new to sewing/quilting (including myself) and my accuracy and technique for piecing the blocks together, quilting and the binding are definitely not the best, but I love it!
I just decided to join an online bee (see the new button on my sidebar?) and am really excited for it to start in January. It will be fun to 'meet' the people as they could be from anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to be posting lots about this bee in the future so stay tuned. I promise to be better about blogging - such a slacker I've been!