Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Kauai was beautiful. The resort was relaxing. Lilly was the perfect travel baby (except for the red eye flight home). She was on Hawaii time (3 hrs. behind) by the 1st day, taking her nap promptly at 1:30. We went to a luau, a coffee plantation, drove to waimea canyon, snorkeled, zip lined, shopped, and swam. I even got to go to a quilt shop. Lilly embraced the beach. She loved the sand and giggled at the waves. Dan even took her out in the ocean with her. She came home with a few new words too: mahalo, aloha, ocean, and freckle. Next time you see her, ask her what the ocean says!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I made this doggie quilt for my friend's dog, Willie. It was a birthday present for her, but being a "woman who has everything," I thought she might enjoy something for her new best friend. Lilly and I delivered it, and the colors matched her living room perfectly. Both dog and birthday girl were pleased. The other quilt is a doll quilt that will belong to Lilly's friend, Riley, who is turning 2 on the 16th. We hope she likes it as much as Willie liked his!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I saw a shirt tutorial on http://www.indietutes.blogspot.com/ and decided to give shirring a try. You use elastic thread to gather the fabric. The package the thread comes in is also quite helpful. In true Michelle fashion, I did not follow the directions exactly and have one major flaw. Can you see what it is? Basically, all you do is measure the chest and multiply that number by 2. Hand thread the elastic thread on the bobbin. Place matching thread on the spool and go for it. Make as many rows as you need. You do need to pull the fabric taut as you sew because it bunches up right away. Oh, and set your machine for wider stitches. (Maybe, read the directions on the thread box). It was fun and easy. I think I will try it again.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I realize that I am a day early but, we are having some friends & family over today for the 4th of July and I didn't have anything to put on the front door. I went to the store, but everything was too expensive or ugly. Then I remembered that little wreath I made for our bedroom a while ago! I had all the supplies on hand, so it didn't cost me a thing. (I usually but 2 of everything when I am trying something new - just in case). I made the new wreath last night while Dan and I were watching a movie. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
It would be an understatement if I said, "Lilly loves the water." She has a melt down at the mall because she can't swim in the fountains. She screamed, "Swimming, water" over and over again at Disneyland while we were waiting in line for the jungle book cruise and the pirate ride. And finally... yesterday, she decided to dive into my friend Heather's pool. (Don't worry, we were right there). I guess I don't need to tell you how much she enjoyed swim class!