August 15, 2008

A Crafttastic Day

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Hubby got me this beautiful frame awhile back to go in my bathroom but I had no idea what I was going to put in it.  Well actually, in my head I had an idea but searched high and low for some stickers or stamps of what I wanted with no luck.  I had actually forgotten about it until a couple of days ago and pulled it out.   I pulled out some rubber stamps that I had and stamped the images on either end.  Then I found a chipboard bird that I just traced onto black cardstock, cut out and mounted onto the white cardstock in the frame.  Technically, the white isn’t even cardstock.  It’s the back of some printed paper that I knew I was never going to use so I just cut it to fit the frame.  I have oodles of printed paper that I know I’m never going to use so at least now I know what I can do with it  :-).

Here’s the whole thing.  I’m so proud to have finished it without buying anything new!  I’m working really hard on working with what I have.  As a matter of fact, hubby just cleaned out his closet and I found some several pairs of khaki shorts and a nice tan and blue plaid shirt that I am going to turn into a baby blanket for my neice who is having a baby in a few weeks.  I hope I can take that picture in my head and turn it into what I am wanting 🙂

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July 23, 2008

She’s Done

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I finally finished up the lap quilt that I’ve been working on for awhile now.  Originally I picked up one charm pack of Moda Simplicity squares that were calling my name.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them but I had to have them.  I decided to just keep it simple so I went back and bought some more fabric from the same line to add to what I had.   I’m not a very experienced quilter and normally use low loft batting but for this one I used high loft and I have to say I prefer that and will probably use it from now on.  I hand quilted it and then when it came time to do the binding, I sewed it to the back of the quilt and then used a decorative stitch to sew it down to the front.  I love the way it turned out and the fact that it took much less time to do it.   I’ve decided this will be my quilt 🙂

July 16, 2008

Rain, glorious rain

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I’m so happy right now because it’s raining.  Not just a little shower, this is a full on down pour and I hope it lasts for a couple of hours at least 🙂  We need it so badly right now.

Thankfully, hubby didn’t wash the cars or else I wouldn’t be relishing this quite so much lol.

Guess what I was supposed to do today?  Serve jury duty!  I called last night and was told it was cancelled so I didn’t have to do it.  it’s not that I didn’t want to, because I think it would have been interesting, but I hate to put my daycare parents in a position that they have to find someone else to take care of their children or take off from work.  Actually, the parents of one of my little guys are both attorneys so they of course understand and didn’t have a problem with it but did try and get me out of having to serve.  It didn’t work though and if the trial wasn’t cancelled I would have been pleading my case with the judge this morning to try and get excused.  Maybe some day I will have a “normal” job where all I have to do is make one call to my boss and tell them I won’t be in due to jury duty.

Not much else is happening in my world lately.  I’ve almost finished quilting my blanket and hopefully will be able to start the binding tomorrow.  I read on someone’s blog (sorry, I can’t remember who’s) recently that they sewed the binding to the back of the quilt and then used a decorative stitch to sew it down on the front so I thought I might try that and see if I like it.  It would certainly save a lot of time!  I’ll share pictures when I’m done.

Still raining 🙂

May 8, 2008

It’s true, I suck

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I suck at blogging lately.  I just can’t seem to come up with anything to blog about so hence my absence.  The girls are busy wrapping up the end of the school year and that’s about all that’s going on here.  The weather is beautiful so I’m out with the kidlets more frequently so there’s lots of time taken up with putting on and taking off socks and shoes, etc.  Little Miss is totally potty trained now so that’s big news!  She was so easy!  Little Mister is not quite ready yet but we are working towards that slowly. 

Want to hear something weird?  I have discovered that some of my pictures are missing from Windows Vista.  Poof, they are just gone.  I am the only one that messes around with the Photo Gallery so I know someone didn’t accidentally delete them.  Thank goodness I have uploaded all of them to Photobucket so I was able to go and retrieve the two folders that were missing but now I’m extra paranoid about it.  So very strange.

I finished my string quilt and now I am working on a crazy quilt to use up all these little bits of fabric I have left over.  On a whim I bought a Moda charm pack but now I’m stumped as to what to do with it.  There are 50 five inch squares and then I bought four fat quarters of coordingating fabric but need a pattern to use it on.  I hate it when I don’t have a plan!