A LOT has been going on this last month.....
First off, we found out that we are indeed having a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! So there is that;) Many ideas have been brewing in my head for her lately. Her name has been picked out for some time now. 5 years to be exact...before Ayden even entered the world. Our baby girl will be Jade. With the thought of little Jade in all of our heads to include Ayden's especially, he, specifically, has been hugging and kissing my belly regularly and is very anxious to meet his sister! It is really sweet.
While we wait for our little one to arrive,the world has been moving steadily along. We have had some festivities at Ayden's school to include a trip to the pumpkin farm with his class.
The next day we went to the school's Fall Festival. Our kindergarten class had a Pumpkin Bean Bag toss game there that two of us manned for a few hrs. Then Ayden and I wet around and played quite a few games and Ayden had his face painted like a puppy.
Halloween has been here and gone.....
My hubby made both these costumes...siths from Star Wars. See the red arm bands. I contributed those and did some hemming to the sleeves and bottom of each of the cloaks they wore proudly. It was a riot walking around with my two guys in the neighborhood. Everyone smiled and LOVED them!
I used Ellison Lane Quilts tutorial for this. It was really straightforward and quick. I give it 4 stars!!
We also had a small celebration with Ayden's class that a couple of other room mom's myself included put together. There was eyeball and worm punch,ghost rice krispie treats, cupcakes and Halloween cookies. Each child also received a goody bag and some stickers. Very special! Also, they watch Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin and were read Halloween stories. I had a blast with them!!
I was also able to bring these pillows in for Ayden's teacher per her request for her students to be comfy on when they were silent reading throughout the week. She needed pillows? I can do that with the trusty Ginger Monkey's, Katy pillow tutorial! I already had the fabric on hand from a previous quilt I made for Ayden as a Christmas present last year.
There was a day last week that I decided to make Ayden some new PJ's. Well usually when the mood strikes, the fabric I really could use for the project is nowhere to be found lol......nonetheless I had to fulfill the urge:) I had some bright, very busy fish fabric that has been lying around since I started quilting almost 6 yrs ago. Ah what the heck! I went for it and this is what came of it using this tutorial.
All the while, I had the next block for my Lucky Stars BOM on my computer just waiting to be devoured. I did it! Lookie...
Could very well be my favorite of all the blocks for the year! The solids really speak to me and are saying, "YES thank you,thank you for choosing me! I will cooperate with the prints!" Elizabeth created a fabulous block here! I have fallen for it hard:):):)
Did I ever show ya'll the finished commission quilt for a good friend of mine?!
Here it is....
THERE YOU HAVE IT! My whole month of October! Lots of sewing and boogieing around in my neck of the woods!! I have been enjoying every minute and now that we are in full swing for the fall season---I am one happy girl. Fall is my peace and joy!!
OH my, well I hope I didn't leave anything out. This pregnant lady can be very forgetful from one moment to the next!
Hugs to all and here's to hoping your month of November is full of joy,love and a chance to enjoy every minute of it!
P.S. I am enjoying Jade kicking me as I type away right now;)