Monday, April 27, 2009

Another project complete!

This skirt was started at craftin' weekend. Since then, I took it apart and added a new ruffle hem and appliqued the tee. The hand stitching too a little longer than I projected, but turned quite nice, if I do say so myself! And the best part - Hailey likes it!
Here is my sweet darling daughter....

and a more accurate photo of my silly daughter!
Speaking of daughters, here is Jenna. She has started to become an escape artist. If you cannot find her, she has more than likely crawled upstairs and is tucked away in the book room. I will wish for the same activity when she is 13!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Early Spring

This quilt, Early Spring, was inspired by Amanda Jean. I really like the style of this quilt and colors of this one, so a combo was created.

The top

The bottom....pieced of course! And flipped....why does Blogger rotate my photos???

A close up of the binding. I love the polka dots!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It turned out!

Today I placed "Popsicle" in the washing machine, crossed my fingers, and walked away. It washed up perfectly! And got that wonderful quilt like softness.
Here are some photos of it in use!

The recipient of this fine piece of quality craftsmanship.

Hailey, Lily, Rosey, and Tulip enjoying the quilt as well.

At my Craftin' weekend I was able to create a few other items as well. Here is Jenna sporting her new butterfly bloomers and matching tee. With an appliqued a butterfly in the tee.

More project photos to come!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


All the "real" quilters name their quilts! So here it is, my first quilt with a name -- Popsicle. It was the first thing that popped into my head.

This is a toddler quilt (36" x 44") and was crafted just for Jenna. I had it laying on the office floor and she toddled in and layed down on it. I think she likes it!

Here is a photo of the quilt top. A binding fabric is selected, but I need to find the backing. Guess I need to make a trip to the fabric store, shucks! Now don't peek too close, I don't need you checking my points. Just take my word for it, most of them match up! I am looking forward to quilting this, but that will have to wait till this weekend at the Crafter's retreat! YAHHHH!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Big FIVE!

And a happy, happy birthday for Hailey!

Hailey had a blast on her big day.

This morning she had preschool and was thrilled to bring home 3 friends with her. Then two neighbors came over. She had an Under the Sea birthday with Turtles and Dolphins galore! We played games, did some art projects, a scavenger hunt to find the cake, and played outside so we could enjoy our beautiful sunny day. And some yummy sea lunch of course!

After the friends party, we had a family party. Hailey picked Panera, her favorite restaurant, for dinner and Cold Stone for dessert. Then we returned home to open presents. Here is Hailey wearing her Fancy Nancy crown and butterfly fan from a book she adores (Thanks Eric, Irene, Emma and Jane!) She is also sporting her new gardening apron, and lets just add some M&M toe stocks to complete the outfit!