Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Six months ago I couldn't get SM to touch a crayon. He hated coloring and drawing. Painting was okay. Yesterday he tells me it is his favorite part of school. Yay for progress. He spent the last hour drawing this machine (he mostly draws machines and rockets) that turns cheese into rainbows. I think it has something to do with Word Girl, but I certainly don't give him his ideas.

I made a quilt for Kamae's new baby (red white and blue of course, she lives in DC) and it was my second one free motion quilted (which is really hard!) with a big stipple pattern but I had less mistakes. Its also hard to sew with soft minky, just so you know.

I also made a hair barrette. Probably a good thing I have no girls.
Made some quick Easter baskets for RE and Amelia. I realize I do like felt and embroidery. I will have to find something else to practice on.
And my biggest accomplishment, I finished Jule's quilt last night. Can you see the little stipple pattern? I just love how it turned out.
Full size. Don't you just want to cuddle right up in it?
In other news, I finally got a bike seat for GJ for the back of my bike, so we have been doing lots of bike rides! Its been fun and good exercise and much easier to go to preschool and GJ does not appreciate the stroller and it takes 20 minutes to walk 2 blocks with him.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Good-bye February, Hello March

February is now over, I am happy to be closer to Spring. All our snow melted and we even walked to preschool yesterday in nice sunny weather. A couple of hours later it started snowing
and just stopped this morning. Yuck. I only missed one day of my running schedule this week though. We'll see if I can brave the snow tomorrow (for you, Yen) (or it all melts by some miracle) But this is what we have been up to:

I turned 31. We didn't do much, just went to Cafe Rio and had cupcakes. Cut GJ's hair. (it does look better. It will grow back.)

Cut and decided order for the blocks for Shelly's king size quilt (oh my!) Almost ready to start sewing, Julie's quilt is quilted and just need the other half of the border sewn on and I won't start this till hers is done.
Finished another baby quilt with my rocket scraps.
And now today, we are signing up this little guy for kindergarten. I can't wait!
And we haven't had a video in a while, so not much going on, but a few seconds of footage is always fun for a bit.

We are getting excited for April when Lin and I will drive to Washington/Oregon for Spring Break!!! (let me know if you'll be around and want to hangout)