Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snow Day & My Birthday Present

Just as I'm about to say for the third of fourth time, "why are you guys so hyper today?" I remember what it is like outside...
Snowed in. Well, not really snowed in, but anyone in their right mind with a fridge half full of food wouldn't attempt to go anywhere today. School was cancelled, which didn't do much for my kids since their charter school is already on Christmas break, and my husband couldn't get to work. The snow plow finally came by at about 9:00 am, filling in our freshly shoveled driveway as it cleared the streets. We pitched in and shoveled again, and he was off to work. It looks like another day of legos, video games and hot chocolate for the rest of us.

My birthday was on the 17th - I'm still on the right side of 40 for one more year :) Diego and the kids gave me the most awesome gift...
My blog in book form. Not only was I amazed at the awesomeness of the gift, but I was amazed at how many pages there were. Have I really written that much?
It's a journal of the past three years without realizing that I was writing a journal. Pictures, events, the kids growing. It is amazing. I do have to admit that now I'm a little self conscious knowing that whatever I write is now going down in book form.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Block #3 and a Mermaid

Here is block #3 for the Moose on the Porch Quilt Along. Once again, I am so happy with the results. I love being pushed to make something that you might not normally try. A basket block was never on the top of my quilting Bucket List, but it really is cute. And keep in mind that these blocks are 12" finished blocks, so they are quite impressive. It's also fun to go through the flickr group and see what all of the other quilters have come up with.
The Hoopla fabric line is really turning out to be a lot of fun. It just happened to have a basket weave print in there that went along perfectly with the wild flowers.

I also had a few free minutes to throw together this little cutie by Hillary Lang over at Wee Wonderfuls.
It's from her new book that just might be on my Christmas wish list this year. I was going to hit my hubby up for it (translation - buy it for myself) for my birthday, but he called me today gloating about a surprise that he has put together for me. But I digress...Hillary has offered a free copy of the mermaid pattern over at Martha Stewart.