Friday, April 27, 2012

{proving my point}


Today was a day well spent: sewing, hanging out with my girl, and more sewing. My projects: pillowcases for a young man who recently had a multiple organ transplant.

Now, when you're hanging out with my girl, it is normal for her babies to have top priority in seating, so they can see what mom is doing.
--yes, I was careful to keep the blade closed when not in use! Don't want those babies to be harmed  ;)

oops. Can you tell what happened? That hasn't happened to me in a long time, but boy am I glad this pin got the worst of it. 

My friend whose son had the transplants also has another boy and a girl, too. So they'll get a special pillowcase of their own-- gotta spread the love around a little!  ;)

Another friend said she had trouble with directional print when she made pillowcases recently...even after her warnings, I did too. This is the material I wanted to use for the little girl's pillowcase.
So, proving my point that I can't seem to make just one of anything right now-- even these pillowcases multiplied!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

{what next?}

We've been gone.

For our Spring Break fun this year we went to the Sequoias and asked my parents to come along. We took our time getting up there, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way.
-the kids, Dad and Mom, Us at Hume Lake

It never fails to amaze me how HUGE these trees are! We had a great time together. As you can see we had beautiful weather. There was a little snow on the ground here and there. It was sunny though, and just right for hiking around the trees.

My little one wasn't feeling real well, so that was a concern of mine. During the night she spiked a fever of 105°. On the paper where I was keeping track of her temperature and the times it was taken I wrote "frantic panic"!

Her temp wasn't the only thing happening overnight. A snowstorm covered the huge trees! How fun! We got to see these giants with a dusting of snow.
It felt like a whole different world than the day before. 
-General Sherman, the largest living tree with a base circumference of 109 ft, and growing!

The glory of God's creation is amazing and humbling...makes one feel small...especially among such tall trees! 

So. Now that we're home that is what I'm asking myself: what next? As in, which project to pick up and be dedicated to? 
I've got plenty of them rattling around in my mind...
-Payton's Quilt
-my sweater
-baby hat made of super fine yarn
-half square triangle quilt
-that bag I wanted to make

And that's only a start...guess I'd better get started! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Is that how you would spell it? Or would it be toos? (As in, I'm making another one TOO!) Seems like I choose new projects and just can't make only one! 
You too? 

Starting a quilt for my son-- and this is not it. This is the one I made last year for my daughter's teacher. But my son will be getting one very similar. 
I've gotten 5 of these wonky stars made up for his quilt already...a small start.  

Looking forward to adding details like this one to P's quilt! Wishing I could work faster like some people I know

Coming up to Spring Break-- looking forward to a little free time to quilt, knit, and hike with the fam!