Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter and Signs of Spring

Saturday morning we headed over to the Egg Scramble that our town puts on.  So impressed that he was smiling despite crying his eyes out 10 minutes previously because the Easter bunny got a little too close.  :)  I have no aspirations for a happy santa or bunny picture with this kid ever.  

Our lilac bushes are loaded with blooms!  I am praying for no deep freezes in the coming weeks, a very real danger for our area so we can enjoy our bushes after waiting for 3 years!  All of the lilies are several inches high, bushes are all leafing out, and the rhubarb is a good 8 inches tall.

Post egg dying...playing with some baking soda and mixing colors.

Egg hunt in the backyard following church.  Everyone indulged in our annual Easter afternoon nap.  It got really warm here and Timmy spent the rest of the afternoon digging holes in the garden.  Only a couple more weeks and we will be planting.  :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Timmy's March

This pretty much sums up anything really interesting that has been happening in our house.  Jared is in the midst of Lent services at church; I haven't been up to much other than dishes, laundry, and trying to purge a little as the spring cleaning itch has hit.  Timmy leads a much more entertaining life...

"School" - Timmy inherited an old school desk from his cousin Cole and likes to pretend to do school. He could really care less about coloring, but loves a good dot-to-dot, maze, or matching game.  I am disappointed to announce that I think he has decided on a hand and it is not his left.

"Trains" - lots and lots of train this month.

"Milk" - He has been transitioning night time pump drips to the daytime.  We are up to 3 8oz servings a day, which means he is only getting 12 oz at night, which means Jared and I are sleeping through the night for the first time in 4 years.  It has been life changing!

"Stickers" - what little boy doesn't love tractor stickers?

"Dirt" - We are thankful for warming temperatures, long times of fresh air, the bathtub, and quick bedtimes.

"Dirt and Worms" - He names all of his new friends Wormy.

"Narwhal Hunting" - He is on a narwhal kick.  He also sings songs as he sails in his boat.  I think he would make a perfect sea captain.

"More Dirt" - There are no plants in the garden yet, but Timmy is taking up tilling the entire plot by hand very seriously.  And I am doing more laundry.  :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Week 3 of 4x7 Challenge

Well, I kind of fell flat on my face this week with sewing.  I made a cute little drawstring bag for my little knitting projects and then I got sick, Timmy got sick, and then Jared got sick.  We were just a lovely family of sickies last week.  :)  All are better now and I am already halfway through the final week of this challenge and doing better.

It is just the nicest pattern and the cutest little bag.  I really need to buy 
the pattern so I can make all of the different sizes.

And now my little zip pouch that holds my knitting tools matches my bigger bag and my smaller bag!

I got some more done on my sock, too.  I survived the heel and gusset, so on to the toe I will be marching!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 2 of 4x7 Challenge

So, I got some stuff done this week!  Woohoo!  The weight of my self-inflicted project due dates lifting off of my shoulders feels good.

Small Christmas quilt - done.  It measures 35"x42", perfect for throwing over the top of a chair or using with a wheelchair.  Not sure where this is going yet, but I think my mom has her eye on it and she gets first dibs.  :)   I tried a new border pattern and it isn't perfect, but I was really happy with it for the first time.

I love the back.  :)  It is another gray day here, so it looks yellow, but it matches the cooler tan colors of the front.

Baby Quilt - done.  2 out of 4 piles of half triangle squares used up!  This is just a little guy, measuring up at 28"x28", but it would be great to roll up in the diaper bag.  If it doesn't find a home by this summer, it is a strong candidate to donate for our Project Linus collection our quilt guild does.

Yellow minky on the back.  Working on evenly spacing my meandering line is a goal of mine...little uneven, but improving!

"take my picture with daddy, mom!"

A pretty little ring of posies, waiting to go on a workbag for myself.  I went to get a solid gray from our local fabric store and they were all out, so hopefully it comes soon so I can finish this up before the end of the month!  (These are 3/4" hexagons if you are curious)

In other crafty news, I learned how to knit a sock!  It isn't a whole sock, but I did it really larger so I could really see what I was doing and I made it through the heel and gusset steps, so it will be ripped out and rewound for another project.  So exciting!  (does anyone else have random stickers stuck to their coffee table?)

Here is my first official sock, thanks to my secret pal at quilt guild.  She knows I like yarn, too, and got me this beautiful sock yarn for my birthday and with it the motivation to get my first pair done.  It is going to take forever with size 1 needles, but it will be great project to take on the road!

And on a sad note...I got ready to baste my swoon quilt this morning and my 90" backing that I bought last spring was not cut correctly and is only 80" wide.  My quilt is 82".  Sigh.  On the plus side, the backing is a neutral tan swirl, so it will work for something else.  On the negative side, this quilt isn't going to get done this week.

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