Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pinwheel Party

My sister, my mom, and I took a drive over to Sauders Fabric yesterday. My sister was looking for some border fabric for a quilt that she making. My mom was looking for some fabric for a quilt class she is taking with a friend. I was looking for some fabric for the Pinwheel Party Quilt Along I signed up to participate in. I made out pretty well, I even found my backing excited about that! As usual I spent more than I wanted, but at least I have everything to make the quilt...
(whatcha think?)

Friday, February 12, 2010

More Snow

This has been a record year for snow in our area this year. We have gotten so much of the white stuff over the last week, we don't know what to do with it anymore. I've tried to be productive while being snowed in...with not so much luck.

I did end up making some chocolate whoopie pies...they were not a great first experience. They were not as dark as I thought they should be and they got sooo thin they burnt because they took less time then suggested. I think I ended up with a total of 3 whoopies pies edible to eat. I refused to let them outdo I mixed up a bunch of pumpkin whoopie pies. I have made those before. They turned out a little better, but again, got very thin for some reason. I made them work though, and they taste good!

In the sewing world I did sew a backing for a quilt that I am going to send out to get quilted. I have a couple of projects that I just have to finish a row here or a border I am trying to get a couple of those finished as well. I started a a yellow & blue baby quilt over 6 years ago and never finished it. I don't know why. So I have been working on finishing up the borders on that one so I can get the backing sewn. Then I have another baby quilt made from scraps from another quilt I had made that I have all of the blocks sewn, I just need to sew them together. I get so frustrated with myself that I have all of these started projects and never finish anything. I am hoping to get some of these finished up so I don't feel so guilty starting something new.

Well, my husband just called from the doctor's office and said he got the go ahead to go back to work. I am both excited for him and sad for me. LOL! I am so happy that they cleared him because I really had my doubts that they ever would, honestly. He is one that doesn't like to sit around so these last 7 months have been crazy for him (and me). I am sad for myself, because I am selfish and like having him around to help out with the kids and such. We were told at the holiday dinner that most of their work is out of town, so that doesn't make me happy either. But as my husband keeps saying...he's tired of living off the government, so I am happy for him and that outweighs my sadness.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We got snow!!!

Well, as they predicted we got snow! We are thinking about a foot at this point with it still coming are 2 pictures I took of our son and our dog Jack...I will go out and take more after breakfast and the girls go out...

Friday, February 5, 2010

If at first... don't succeed...

For Christmas this year I made our littlest one a doll quilt to go with her new baby doll that she got. I found the idea over at Sew Mama Sew. I didn't love mine when I was finished as my "top stitching" was not as close to the edge of the material as maybe they should have been. When I did finish it I figured, she's only 18 months (at the time) she won't care. Well, everytime I see her carrying it around with her baby dolls it makes me a little crazy. It's just one of those things that I keep saying I should fix but have put it off. Well, tonight after I got the kids to bed and my husband somehow got suckered into staying up in our sons room...I decided it would be the perfect time to work on it. Here are 2 pictures of it fixed, I should have taken a picture before, but forgot. The only downfall is that there is now 2 rows of stitching around the blocks, but I think I actually it that way, so I will keep both in...

Big Snow Storm?

They are calling for a big snow storm tonight into tomorrow. I guess our area looks like we are to be getting 8-12 inches. How exciting! My husband just got home from the store (better to send him out with the crazies than me...right?!?!) and said it was pretty busy. I guess the one guy at the store said that yesterday they were parked way out in another store's parking lot. I'm glad I made the decision of sending my husband out. It hasn't started here yet...but I'm waiting with anticipation. I love being snowed in. The big issue this time will be our roof...we have tarps up there for now until we can get the permits and such to do the work we need to do to replace it. Wish us luck that we'll make it through the storm :) I'm not too worried...we'll make it work! Maybe I can sew a little tomorrow...that would be fun!