Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
We had a nice morning starting with a visit from the Easter bunny.

My boys spotted Easter eggs all throughout the yard and saw that the bunny
ate the M&M's and sweet tea (what a combo for a bunny!) that they left outside.

He even left big, white, fluffy paw prints on our walkway!

Around 8:00 am we walked around our neighnborhood to find eggs and paw prints at many of our friends' homes.  Saw some buddies and talked about our great morning and then headed home to get ready for church.

My boys did an amazing job sitting in church today.
They are getting so big.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For Olivia

Olivia's quilt is all done,
and is might be born today.
I hope her mommy likes it and one day she likes it too!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Egg Hunt

We spent a nice Saturday afternoon at our annual Easter Egg hunt.
My family has remained friends with the families from our old neighborhood.
(From when I was growing up in the 80's!)

So a couple of years ago, one of the moms from the old neighborhood started an annual Easter Egg hunt to get us all together once again.  It has been wonderful to see these friends each year and see all of the little additions that come along.

My little ones have even made friends with my friend's little ones!

The boys listening as they are getting their instructions.

Daddy was torn between the Notre Dame spring game and the Easter Egg hunt,
look what won!
Thanks for coming along Daddy!

Looking forward to a new week and even more Easter Egg hunts!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Supernova - almost done

Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced
My blocks are done and have been stitched together!
Just need to get the border in place and the quilt top is complete.

Here it is,
the fabric is Acadia by Sanae for Moda
(I used a jelly roll so my quilt is a bit smaller than the original quilt along).
The background is kona natural.
Not sure yet what I going to happen with the backing.
I really like the blue in this line so I might try to find the solid to match it.
I have many jelly roll strips left over so I will probably use those on the backing also.

I think I am at a stopping point for right now,
these next couple of weeks are crazy busy around here. 

I hope a certain preggy friend likes it because it is hers.
These colors are her perfect match!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another WIP Wednesday

I can't believe I haven't posted anything in a week.  We have been trying to get back in the swing of things after spring break and have had lots of visits with out of town family!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Not much progress on my Supernova, just completed the 3 blocks that I had in progress and added one more full block.  I need to get caught up on these blocks.   

Here is my supernova progress so far.

My single girl is coming along, background pieces are slowly but surely getting stitched.

And one more wonderful reason for my getting behind.
A baby girl quilt.
A great family friend is having her first granddaughter very very very soon and she asked me to make her granddaughter a baby quilt.

So we went shopping over at Hobby Lobby this weekend and she picked these cute fabrics. 
I am almost done, I just need to add the binding and it will be all hers!
This is Olivia's quilt.

Oh and another fun surprise.
I saw over on Diary of a Quilter this new fabric line.

Do you know who it is from?
Do you know where I bought it?

Denyse Schmidt,
the maker of Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope.
And I bought it at Joann's.

The girl at Joann's said it just came out Monday,
I went to 2 stores trying to find the entire collection and I think I have it.
Go run out and get some!
And bring your coupons!!!

I have no idea what I am making with this one, but really like this line.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Still chuggin' along on my 2 big quilts,
First my single girl.
I love it, I really do but it is going to take forever!

I went ahead and pieced a whole circle so I could see what it would look like.
The inner curved piece sews right along where it should.
The outer curve is a little off,
I must be doing something wrong so I need to figure out what is going on.
See how the seams at the edge are about 1/2 off,
I just want to make sure this is OK before going on. 

Yes I am going to love it.

So in the meantime I will sew the inner curve pieces to my KJR curves.
2 down, 78 to go (oh and I still need to piece the 3rd & 4th quadrant curves)!
It's a bit overwhelming at times. 
But one day I will have this as a king size quilt.


Now over to my supernova.
I have 3 of the 9 blocks done for this weeks piecing.
This is block 1,
trying to be more conscious of the directional fabrics after this block.

Block 2, much better.

and block 3.
Only 6 more to go until the next step is posted tomorrow.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Break '11

Our spring break started with thurnderstorms and tornado warnings
and cancelled playdates.
Several days of this.

But finally Friday came and look was else decided to come out to play.

not just one, but three butterflies.

Friday also started our little family vacation/staycation.
We went away but not too far.
Out to the Hilton Bonnet Creek near Disney.

The storms moved out and brought flawless Florida spring weather,
not a cloud in the sky for 2 days.

We swam,
floated in the lazy river,
had drinks and lunch by the pool.
So much fun!

These silly boys live the life!

But they are sweet, telling us the whole time how much fun they had.

And movies in the pool at night,
one night was Despicable Me, the next night Toy Story 3.

And one of the best parts??
We got home in 30 minutes.

Back to a hard reality today though,
 school is back and so is waking up early!