Friday, April 19, 2013

April it is!

Looks like we are in for a storm here today.  The wind is wildly blowing the trees around.  Ayden and I had to visit the dentist this morning for 2 fillings.  This was the first time he had to be numbed.  I thought he did fairly well with the pinching feeling.  You know that annoying sting you get?  At the end of the shot part,he began to cry a bit.  For some reason, it had me teared up too.  It's a mommy thing!  The boy is fine though!  We went to Walmart and he picked out a Nerf gun.  Much deserved in my opinion.  Clearly he is doing good now.  Running through the house with his gun, yelling "Uhuh I gotcha!"  while cracking the trigger!  He's a toughie:)

With the weather this way presently, I am so glad we were able to get to the park yesterday.  Ended up staying over two hrs.  After our picnic lunch, Ayden went scoping out some kids to run around with on the playground.  I sat there and worked on my Dancing Stars quilt with some perle cotton in navy.  I have the center blocks done and working my way outward.  It's a great project for those park days! 

tulip eye candy at my house

The day before our park trip, we had some friends over and while the kids played, my friend, B. and I went upstairs to the studio.  B. has been sewing her bindings on by hand and she wanted to learn how to machine stitch one on.  She is entering it into a local quilt show.  I showed her my technique and then also told her I originally learned from Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. It felt really good to teach someone a skill for sewing!! 

I showed her around my studio to include this huge pile of scraps from all the baby clothes I cut up the day prior for my next commission.

I have learned a lot about garment construction from this cutting adventure!  Live and learn goes without saying almost!

All stacked up in 3 different sizes using this pattern.  Sometime next week, I will be cutting into some Kona Ivory for the sashing. 

In the meantime, I picked up some flannel for this pattern by Pam Lincoln over at Mama Spark's World.  I ordered a pair of chenille scissors as well that should be here today.  I will be using a charm pack of Posy and some coordinating prints for the top patchwork squares.  This is a quilt for my new niece!  Eeeeek!!!!  I may,just may,get started today.

My March block for Lucky Stars BOM.  Looks can be deceiving.  This is actually around 1/2" too short.  Oy's a seam ripper kind of job here:/

All those seams could be tricky.  I think I can rip out the two halves and then take those 2 and split them apart.  Sew them back together with a scant 1/4" seam and I am really hoping that will do it!!  REALLY hoping! 

Check out all of my paper pieced stars on my new design wall!  It's about time I say!  I bought a really big piece of foam board at Lowes. First I taped the batting to the back.  Then I added staples.  The hubs nailed it to the wall and for about $30 I have an awesome design wall!!!!

We celebrated the hubby, Josh's Bday the other day as well.  I made some homemade chili in the crockpot and we had the above ice cream cake for dessert.  I don't think you can ever go wrong with ice cream cake!!!  It was a pretty low key celebration.   He also bought a much wanted bow and arrow online which came today.  I may start calling him Robin Hood!  hehehehe  Soon Ayden will be his sidekick! 

Love to you all!!!


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Paulette said...

Gorgeous tulips! One day we will have spring too (as the snowflakes flutter by the window).

I like that block of the month. Your baby quilt commission looks really interesting. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Impera Magna said...

Good for you tackling paper piecing... I'm saving that for retirement. ;)

Happy birthday to your DH!

Your little man was very brave at the dentist, bless him.

Tornado watch for Robeson County... so be safe!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That would make you Maid Marian!

Those tulips are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your Posy quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

My you have been busy.Lots of pretty things in the works at your house.

Karen said...

I am totally loving your tulips and feel like I need to get some now! I also had a filling this week and did my best not to tear up ;).

Cannot wait to see your clothes quilt.

Jessica said...

Argh, I hate when blocks are off. Mine almost always are. It seriously looks awesome though!! Want to see the baby clothes and Posy quilts :) What design are you thinking of for the latter?

Terriaw said...

Oh my gosh, look at all those seams on that star block! That's going to be tricky to quilt. Lovely flowers! Can't wait till we start seeing some spring bulbs in bloom around here. That bday cake looks so decadent. Happy Day!

Anonymous said...

You have been really busy! Your quilts and blocks all look gorgeous! (as does the ice cream cake!)