Well, Dan and I went back to work this week and I am one hot & tired mama. Needless to say, Lilly has not lost any of her energy! When we get home, she demands our hand and wants to go for a walk. I'm sure I'll get used to this new routine next week, but for now, all I want to do is take a nap!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
A few weeks ago, Dan and I had the oppor-tunity to babysit our nephew, Michael. We had so much fun. Lilly had a blast playing with her only cousin. They rode in the wagon, wrote with sidewalk chalk, threw balls at each other, and read books. It would be so fun if we all lived closer together!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Do you remember the canvases I made for my friend's birthday, the ones with the painted fork and spoon? I wasn't super happy with the painting process, so i tried the project again. This time, I cut the images I wanted out of scrapbook paper and decoupaged it to the canvases. I am very pleased with how they turned out. They are presently hanging in our master bathroom. This room has not received much attention from us, but I am now thinking I may go with a butterfly/botanical theme in there... I'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
We have hated our kitchen floor since we moved into our house 3 years ago. It was ugly, plain, textured (which held onto dirt so well) linoleum. Dan and I have been talking about changing it for a long time, and last week we did. We couldn't be happier! My planner of a husband, made an exact grid on the computer of the floors measurements, and I got to decide where each tile would go. It was fun and took me over an hour. The color placement does have a bit of a pattern to it, but it is row by row, not throughout the whole floor. I wanted it to look a little more whimsical and random. We are very pleased with how it turned out. One friend commented that it looks like its been there all along, and that's how it feels too.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I parti-cipated in my first swap with Elizabeth from Oh frannson
about a month ago. I had to find vintage sheets, cut them into fat quarters, and mail them off to her. A few weeks later, I received a cute little thank you for participating and 17 different fat quarters. I wasn't sure what to do with them; she has been posting some cool ideas for inspiration. A few days later, while I was browsing blogs, I came across this picnic quilt tutorial http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=531. It even has pockets in the back to put rocks in, so the wind does not blow it away. How cool is that? I went out right away and found a sheet for the back and went to work. I am really happy with the way it turned out. We have already used it outside twice!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Lilly loves her auntie, and the feeling is mutual! Most of Lilly's high fashion outfits came from Penny. She even watches Lilly once a week while I am at work. THAT IS LOVE! Lilly could not say her name for the longest time and could only call her Nea Nea. Now that she can say "Auntie Penny," we don't want her to! It seems so sad when the baby words start to disappear.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wed-nesday was the last day of my quilting class. It was a lot of fun, and I am actually going to register for it again in the fall. The project (a doll quilt) was a little daunting - a 16 patch square that is only three inches big. I sort of butchered the front of the quilt, but it was definitely a learning experience. My seam allowances were too large, which in turn shrunk everything down. Since I hadn't ruined the back of the doll quilt, and it wasn't plain material, I decided to use it as a new quilt top with plain fabric behind. All I have to do now is bind the edges. Yay!