Monday, May 13, 2013

Blue Skies

Ayden and I love to be outdoors doing the things that we LOVE.

The park is one of our weekly indulgences. 

At the park, there are squirrels everywhere.  In my personal opinion, they get a little too close for comfort.  Ayden doesn't mind though.  You see whom ever started feeding these creatures has caused quite the stir.  They are always ready for some food scraps!  As long as I am there within reach and Ayden doesn't get too close I am fine with it.  We have talked about it numerous times.  His fascination for animals needs to be reigned in some, in situations like these.  In this pic, the squirrel has a baked Tostito chip in his little hands.  Ayden set it on the ledge for him and the squirrel went right on over.  Spunky little guy:)  We admired him from afar. 

Lately we have been taking Ayden's bike out.  You know getting our money's worth out of it!  A week or so ago, Ayden pedaled and I walked a total of a mile and a 1/2.  We stayed in our subdivision which stretches out a pretty good distance.  It was a beautiful day where you can hear other kids in the distance talking and giggling.  People cutting their grass and the birds chirping away. 

This guy was digging it!!!  Check out his helmet.  Pretty dang cool!  He is living life to the fullest---ah to be a kid again;)

Ayden made this pot and planted this flower in it for me in honor of Mother's Day.  Of course I beamed wildly when he gave it to me!

He has an awesome teacher.  She is a mommy too:):):)

When I was wandering around a couple of my favorite stores to include Old Navy and Barnes and Noble, Ayden and daddy made this for me.  Ayden spelled out his name on some of his hands and the rest he added hearts.  Mommy moment of knowing you are so very blessed by your child:):):):)

I have also been blessed with some great veggie finds at the grocery store.

Some of my favorites for an all veggie dish with Parmesan, onions and garlic to top it all off with a bang! 

I have managed to get the sashing on the commission ginormous quilt top!!!!!!  This is a BIG feat that has been blasted off my "to do" list.  Trust me. 

The struggle involved me not paying attention to major detail!  Specifically, I pieced all the blocks together into rows and then had two put together before I saw "the mistake."  This was a biggie!!!!!!!!!!!  I did NOT add the 2.5x10.5 strip to each block before piecing them into rows:/:/  Yep.  It was a whopper of a mistake and it HAD to be fixed.  9pm that night I had white threads all over my pants and I had taken every single row apart.  After taking a break for a day, I got back to the grind.  3 days later and some in between breaks this top was completed.  Done.  This girl is SOOOOO relieved.  I can get back to loving this pattern!

This is a 80x90 quilt consisting of baby clothes and Kona Ivory.  All the sweat and tears have been removed carefully.

Kumari Garden and some Michael Miller prints
This colorful bunch are being used for the backing.  Now not any ole' backing, folks.  I am doing the same pattern on the back.  I am just that motivated!!!  No really--- it is going to be quite awesome I think. 

Even better?   I get to dive full force into cotton fabric again!  Tickle me happy!!


Hope everyone had a blessed Mother's Day and you were able to cherish every moment with the ones you love dearly.

Sara 

 










20 comments:

Jessica said...

The pattern that you used for the quilt top is so perfect for baby clothes!! So cute. Ayden is so happy - great pics :) Happy Mother's Day!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow the commissioned quilt is humongous! But it turned out great despite the sweat and tears. You are a baby clothes quilt expert by now!

Sounds like your sweet Ayden and hubby gave you the special treatment for mother's day:). Those were some pretty nice gifts straight from the heart!

Terriaw said...

It's so fun to spend time outside, whether you're chasing animals or riding bikes or admiring flowers. I can't believe you took that much apart on that quilt top. Well, actually, I can but dang, that's crazy. I hope the back side goes quickly for you!

Yvonne said...

This one is by far my favorite out of the commissions! AMAZING JOB SARA!!!!

Jennifer @ Quilts by Jen said...

Wow. What a great quilt and pieced backs are my absolute favourite. This is going to look fabulous when it's finished. What a Homer Simpson moment that must have been when you received you'd forgotten all those strips. Ah... Reverse Sewing.

Julie said...

What an ordeal having to unpick all of that. There would have been tears over here. I'm loving the top though and hope the back goes better for you.

Stephanie said...

Wow on the quilt! No fun unpicking but a huge relief when it's done correctly. Been there many a time, sister!

Kelly Cole said...

I love the top! And good for you to take the time to make it right. A true accomplishment! Have fun with the back :)

wombatquilts.com said...

I love the fresh modern feel of this quilt top. Really great work.

Michele said...

Wonderful quilt! I can see how you could have easily made that kind of mistake. It looks great :-)

Renee said...

What a great way to save baby clothes--that pattern is perfect for it, and not too cutesy.

Adrianne said...

Fantastic quilt! Phew - it looks like a lot of work, but worth it!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I call unpicking "backwards sewing" for some reason it makes me feel better. Well done on the quilt top, it's turned out beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing the back.

Ruth Bourke said...

Baby clothes - what a brilliant idea. I love the quilt top, its hugely beautiful!

Elita en Suisse said...

Looks like you had a pretty nice weekend! Great job getting that quilt re-sewn. I think I would've had to give it more time before going back to finish. :-) Result is awesome! Well done!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Sara, that is a great quilt! I can't believe that you are doing the same pattern for the back -a truly reversible quilt!!! Whoop whoop!!

Janine said...

This is such a beautiful quilt top and, even lovlier for being so full of memories :)

Kelly Young said...

I'm such a sucker for strippy quilts. It's just great!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Britt G. said...

What a neat quilt - all baby clothes and cotton. I love fabrics for the back - can't wait to see what you do with them.

wheredobabiescomefrom said...

Sara, I just love how the quilt turned out so far - my favorite, for sure!