Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Busy, busy!

My handsome Tade, learning to ride his trike. Every time he presses down he says, "Pedal, pedal, pedal." So cute!

Everyday for the past two weeks, I've planned on posting more project pics and such. Everyday I am so busy that I seem to fall into bed without even checking my email!

So, what have I been doing? Not cleaning my house or doing laundry, that much is obvious! I made a skirt from Weekend Sewing. I love it, though I wish I had looked for the errata before I made it! It now works but with an extra seam and zipper rather than the wrap skirt it was intended to be!

Busy Bee Swap for Heidi! Apron, gardening bag, salt scrub and some soaps

I finished two swaps, the Nancy Drew swap and Busy Bee Apron swap, both of which will go in the mail tomorrow! I became an angel for another swap to make up for the flakers and finished her apron tonight! I have one more swap, the vintage 4th of July swap, to fulfill before I'm all caught up, but it doesn't have to go in the mail until June 15, so I'll wait on that one.

Nancy Drew sneak peak for Wanda! And my beautiful Hodges--such a sweet girl!

I'm realizing with all of these swaps, I'm not really working on my projects! So after this next one, I'll limit myself to one at a time! And then work on the five quilts in progress and the commissioned diaper bag and finish the crib bumper for my soon to be neice. And make a few more skirts and dresses and pajama pants. And then maybe I'll clean my house and do my laundry!

Here's our new braided wool rug from Drew's parents! The colors are perfect for my living room! (I took down our lace curtains about 2 months ago, bought 10 yards of fabric to make new ones and I HATE it! So does Drew. Any brilliant ideas?)

I'm off to watch Deadliest Catch and do some crocheting! If I'm lucky I'll post before we leave for Illinois next week! When I get back I'm making a wedding cake that looks like a mountain! I'll be sure to post pics of that!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Apron swaps and finished projects

I've got lots to post about today--I'm realizing I should post more often so they're not so long! I received my apron from the Flirty Apron Swap yesterday! Due to some curfuddle or other, it got sent to Florida from British Colombia and then on to me in Colorado. A very well travelled apron!

I love it as it has a huge pocket for clothespins!

In the package was an apron pattern, eye pillow, bath salts, essential oils, embellished rubber gloves and a dishtowel! I love it!

Here's the package that I sent to Amy for the Mother's Day swap--she's giving it to her nephew to give to his mom for Mother's Day--isn't that so sweet? They asked for a baseball theme, so I made sure to include the peanuts and crackerjacks! Can't wait to see our aprons! Tade loves to "help" in the kitchen!

I finally finished my mom's birthday log cabin quilt. She seemed really pleased, but I wish that I had made it just a touch bigger. She thinks it's good because it's small enough that my dad--Big and Tall kind of guy--won't steal it!

And finally the tile backsplash at work that I finished last week. It was my first time tiling and went slower than I had pictured, but I'm really pleased with how it came out!

The baby shower on Saturday went great--the food was good, lots of people came, and best of all, my Brother and Sister-in-law had a good time! I forgot my camera, so you're spared those details!

I've got lots of sewing that I want to be working on this week, so I'll try to post again by week'd end with an update! Have fun, stay safe!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day Winner!

Out of the 20(!) entries for the fabric giveaway, Tade drew Eva's name out of the hat! Congratulations to you! Maybe you can make Z a dress or jammies to match Tade's! I'm off to bake cakes for the baby shower, but will post pics of all the fun on Sunday!