Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ode to October

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.

Kindergarteners live the good life!!  They take it ALL in and then some!

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.



 Happy day!

 These are the bean bags I sewed up for our game.


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!

Here is the Halloween trick or treat bag I made for Ayden, THAT used to be filled with candy;)  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.

Crazy pants for my fun,energetic Ayden!  Hey they are PJ's right?!  Not leaving the house anytime soon with them on.  Promise. 

He can beat me up when he gets older for it!  Ha!


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:):):)

Two more blocks to go and the year's BOM will be CONQUERED!  Ha!

Did I ever show ya'll the finished commission quilt for a good friend of mine?!

Here it is....

 the back...

My friend's quilt label is in the center which came out gorgeous:)  This quilt is safe and sound in its new home and I am very pleased it was a success.


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;)


Sara









25 comments:

Terri said...

Congratulations on finding out you're having a girl! I bet you're so anxious to meet her.

Freda Fields Alley said...

How sweet that Ayden is loving his baby sister before she even arrives... Jade will come into the world knowing she is truly loved!

You've been a busy girl... really like those fish jammies...


Hope you're over your cold... stay well!




Jessica said...

LOVE that picture of the belly!! Yay, so excited for you and your beautiful family! That tree quilt came out stunning and the trick or treat bag is so perfect! What fabric is that?

Kacey said...

You had a very busy month! Congrats on your baby girl. Visiting from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Karen said...

Wow Sara you've been busy! Love the Tree quilt and congratulations on the PJ's -- they look cute ! Also congratulations on the baby girl on the way -- what a joy she will be. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Karen

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations on Jade! You'll love having a girl - they're fun!! And lovely finishes for the month- you've had fun! Whoop whoop!!

Stephanie said...

Yay, a girl!! How exciting! The name Jade was on my girl list as well.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

You have been busy busy! Love the fish fabric! And the Christmas Tree quilt, oh my! Lovely!

Michelle said...

Looks like you're having all kinds of fun!

Sewing Mom said...

Congratulations! How fun...and you've been busy too. I especially love the Christmas tree quilt!

Lauren Deel said...

You did such a great job on those paper piecing blocks, Sara!

And congrats on the pregnancy!

Julie Hatch said...

Congrats on the bambino! I having a boy in Feb! I just LOVE that star block. I should check out that star BOM, except I'm a baby quilter and that looks quite complicated!

Hilary said...

Congrats on your baby girl!!

I love your Lucky Stars blocks :)

Cheryl said...

I love your paper pieced stars, such wonderful color and pattern selections!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations on having a girl! You have so much wonderful stuff going on that I don't even know what to comment on. Best of luck with your biggest WIP, Jade!

wombatquilts.com said...

Love how your Lucky Star quilt is coming together. Your colour and fabric choices rock.

Lindsey Weight said...

Congrats on your good news! Love your star quilt! Such fun fabrics, can't wait to see it finished up!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You've been one busy family! I can't get over how awesome those father-son Halloween costumes were!!!! Your stars shine like diamonds...it is going to be a spectacular quilt!

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Ah what a sweet post / you had me smiling all the way through :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks like your month indeed has been great. Your lucky stars block is beautiful. Thanks for linking up!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

wow!! busy month! Congrats on having a girl, and I LOVE your BOM!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

October has been a busy month for you! I got a big charge out of the Halloween costumes your hubby made! Love your paper pieced BOM Star! It's a beauty and I can see why you are elated with it! sweet Christmas Tree quilt!

CitricSugar said...

Loving your Lucky Stars blocks!! I have not been doing them once a month like I should. I think I did 6 in the first whack and have a few piling up yet... :-)

Teri Strange said...

Hello My Sweet wonderful Daughter in law! I love your infinity scarf- I love scarves- hint hint ;) I am so proud of ALL of you! You are All so talented, maybe we can skype this weekend !

Teri Strange said...

So happy to be adding another baby girl!