Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Baby on the Way!

My sister is going to have a girl! So now I have quilts and birth samplers to plan, start, and complete by January.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vacation and BoInk

We went on a camping trip to Goose Island State Park in Rockport during their annual Hummingbird Festival. We were going to stay longer but, alas, it was not meant to be. On the way there, a big chunk of the siding on our camper broke off. We were lucky that no one was directly behind us on the road so no one got hurt. After we got there, we realized that the air conditioner isn't working. So, we think, well at least the wind is blowing in off the water and will help cool us off. Think again. As soon as the sun started setting, the wind stopped and the mosquitoes started. We stayed long enough to see a few lectures at the festival, buy a few t-shirts, and visit their local quilt shop and then we came home. We stayed about 3 days. At this point, all you can do is sit back and laugh. I would normally get a ton of photos but we didn't stay long enough for that. So, here are a few Seagulls and a pelican that I managed to get photos of.

I couldn't resist getting a photo of this little guy. He was posing so nicely for me and didn't fly away even when I got super close.

Here's my latest progress on BoInk. I would like to finish all of the black in the borders and frame before I get back to work on any more blocks. I don't know if I can make myself though. ;)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Emily's Quilt Top

I finished the top for Emily's quilt!! I added a border to add a little extra to the sides and because she wanted more "red" in the quilt. Next, I have to finished Nathan's quilt top and then I will have the quilting parts left. I have the backing fabrics so I have no excuse not to get these finished in time. Another goal done!

Oops! Edited to add: The pattern for this quilt came from McCall's Quick Quilts, September 2008 issue. The quilt was called "Berry Patch" but since I used butterflies instead of stawberry fabric, I'll call mine "Butterfly Field".

Monday, September 7, 2009

More Progress

Here's my progress on the "R" lady/fairy. So pretty!

And now for BoInk! I am really enjoying this piece.

I still don't know whether I'm getting a niece or nephew yet but I have picked out a birth record pattern. Hee hee! I'm so excited!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Old and New Goals

My goals for August were....
Cross Stitch Goals
1. Finish 1 block on my Open RR piece
2. Finish Earth Goddess from the 3 Ladies RR (Done)
3. Spend at least 7 days working on "Deck the Stalls" (Done)

Quilting Goals
1. Finish assembling the blocks for Emily's quilt (Done)
2. Locate backing fabric for Sis's Star Wars quilt ( Done )
3. Purchase backing fabric for Sis's scrappy quilt

I got 4 out of 6 done. I'm happy with that. :)

My goals for September are....
Cross Stitch Goals
1. Spend at least 7 days working on "Deck the Stalls"
2. Finish 1 block on Open RR piece
3. Choose and start on a baby birth record for my niece or nephew coming soon. (Hopefully we will find out whether it's a boy or girl soon)

Quilting Goals
1. Piece Emily quilt top
2. Piece Nathan's quilt top
3. Get backing for 3 quilts
4. Choose a quilt pattern for new niece or nephew