Monday, June 30, 2008

Lazy days of summer

DH and I are both off from work this week. We aren't going away, just hanging out at home, going to the lake nearby to swim and maybe do some kayaking. And I'm hoping to get some prime sewing time in too! Over the weekend I finished this little pillow for DD#1. She loves elephants and I am working on a redwork quilt with animals. I did the elephant first and as soon as I finished realized it was supposed to be on point. So I made my boo boo into a pillow. I will go to the post office tomorrow and send her the pillow and the stuffed elephant I made the other day.

I will also bring my pincushion for my swap partner through Linda's pincushion swap to the post office when I go. I won't post a picture yet. I'll wait until my partner receives it. I will make one for myself in the meantime though. I also made another one tonight that I will post tomorrow.

Have a pieceful day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The fever is intensifying!

I have more pincushions to show! The first one is an elephant I made for DD#1 - she collects elephants.

The next one is a pear. The fabric is the same as the elephant because I just started playing around when I was making the elephant and grabbed the same fabric.

This one is the pincushion I received today from my swap partner for the Crazy About Pincushions yahoo group Victorian pincushion swap.

And last but not least the pincushion I sent my swap partner for the same swap as above.

DH and I both took vacation next week but we are not going away, we are staying home and going to the lake nearby. I hope to get restarted on my dear jane and civil war blocks as well as prepping some applique, making some more pincushions, and a few other projects. As usual my to do list is about 5 times as long as what I could reasonably get done in the amount of time I have, but you have to aim high, right?

Have a pieceful day!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pincushion Fever

In addition to the pincushion swap hosted by Linda at All Stitched Up, I joined a yahoo group, Crazy about pincushions and particiapated in a swap on that group. I mailed my pincushion for that swap, themed Victorian pincushions, yesterday. I forgot to take a picture of it in my hurry to mail it out - darnit! But here is a picture of a pincushion I made a week or two ago. I'm not crazy about the ribbon or the fabric but otherwise I was happy with how it came out so I may have to make another one soon!

I admit I've gotten a little obsessed with pincushions now and have collected quite the number of free patterns from the web as well as ordering a few patterns. I've also been keeping an eye out for containers that would make good "holders" for pincushions - I found two great ones at a garage sale and it is one of those I used for the Victorian Swap. Once it is received maybe the recipient will send me a pic so I can post it.

Have a pieceful day!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Congrats to DD#2!

Friday night was also my youngest DD's Varsity Dinner - the end of the year sports dinner to say goodbye to the seniors and award varsity letters. DD is not a senior this year but she lettered in Field Hockey so she was invited to the dinner.

She is the team goalie. She is also the goalie for the Lacrosse team but was JV this year. I give her a lot of credit - I can't imagine playing goalie! She looks so cute in her varsity jacket - I'll have to try to find a picture to post.

Have a pieceful day and Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday the 13th!

Okay, so I meant to post this yesterday but the day got away from me - so while you read this, pretend it was posted yesterday, OK?

22 years ago today (also on a Friday) I gave birth to my first child - Happy 22nd Birthday Courtney!!!!

I love you even though you are making me feel old! When DH and I were driving to the hospital 22 years ago we just kept thinking OMG - a baby born on Friday the 13th - if its a boy we'll have to name it Jason! - luckily for us and her it was a girl!