Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boyfriend's Quilt

This is my daughters boyfriends quilt. It was supposed to be a graduation gift but as you can see I ran a little behind. She wanted it to have big strips of fabric and when I put them together it definitely was not big enough. These boys tend to grow more after high school. So I added the chunks at the bottom and the side border. That made it get bigger! I put orange flannel on the back. Even though I am a Gator fan I did not mean for it to be so orange and blue. I love this batik and only have a little left now.
She took it to him at his school in Birmingham just in time. He said the dorms were starting to get cold at night. He loves it and life is good!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quilts in Progress

I have collected Kaffe fabric for a while now. I figured it was time to start putting it in some quilts. I hope to make many quilts with his fabric and I will probably keep them for myself.
The first one is just a simple square in a square. My points do not even have to match. There is extra room around each square. I used all the roman glass and millefiore colors In my stash. The borders are not up here but I put a few blocks in my borders.
The second one is my blue quilt. There are 10-15 lights and darks in this quilt. I really like how this one is turning out. If I am going to keep these for myself they need to be different from each other.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back to Blogging

I guess I better get back to this. I really enjoy it, I was just not inspired over the summer and did not work on much. I had so many people ask me what I did over the summer and I said nothing! They just kept asking like I was going to change my response. I really did nothing (quilt related) over the summer except spend time with my family.
About a week before school started I finished 2 more Amy Butler bags. Both basically will be used for diaper bags. The one I embroidered is for a new born. The name really looks good on the bag. I was not sure where to place it but I think it turned out ok. The other one is for my niece and it is Olivia the Pig fabric. I will be making her an Olivia the Pig quilt also. The fabric is so cute.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Trying To Get My Son Out Of Bed

I am yelling at my son to wake up while I write this post. We have alot to do today and I need to get going. He is being lazy today. His friend spent the night and they stayed up too late. Now he is catching up on his sleep.
I will be working on my mulch beds the next couple of days. Getting rid of weeds, raking up old mulch, and laying down new mulch. I know that will make my back hurt. I cannot part with the money to have someone else do it
I forgot to mention how proud of myself that I am. No its not bragging. I did not go into one quilt shop while I was in Florida. I rode by a few and was very close to some more but I did not go. That is hard for me. I like to see what the stores have because they all seem to have different things. My kids were even shocked. My husband was glad!
My son is still not getting up so I need to go jump on him!!!
Song of the day: "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters
my son is learning that song on his guitar

Saturday, June 6, 2009


My daughter loves manatees. Between the two of us we got some pretty good photographs of them. We went to Homosassa Springs State Park. The manatees at the park are gated off in the springs. So they are still connected to all of the water ways but they cannot get out. There was a manatee on the outside of the gate and all of a sudden it moved and a baby popped out from underneath it. That is the first time I have seen a baby in the wild. I think she wanted in and the others wanted out. Going to the springs really made me miss florida.
We also took a pontoon boat ride in Crystal River. We only saw one manatee there. The water was not as clear right now. The only clear spot was 3 Sisters. That is a group of springs in the bay. I did see a green heron, which I have never seen before.
Song of the day: "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Back From Florida

Me and the kids had a great time. We went to Dunnellon, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs, Sarasota, and ended the trip back in Gainesville. We visited with family, dug for arrowheads, went for a pontoon boat ride in CR, photographed manatees in the park and out in the wild, fished in the ocean, and rode horses. I had the best nights sleep when we got home. I was tired!!!
I did not realize my son would have such a good time fishing. If we lived on the water I think he would go out everyday. He is ready to go back. My daughter wants to move back down after college. I am just happy to visit.
Song of the day: "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Schools Out

Wow the last 2 weeks have been crazy. We had one more round of strep and my son got hit in the eye with a baseball. That meant a trip to the emergency room. He is ok, no damage to his eye. It did not even get as black as we thought it would. Poor guy he is an accident waiting to happen.
School got out on thursday. That's exciting. We were so ready.
I have gotten 2 quilts finished and another started on the longarm. That does not even count the one I screwed up the quilting on. Now I am going to rip 2/3rds of the quilting out. I have never had to do that before. It doesn't look like it is going to be fun. That is how unhappy I am with the quilting.
Me and the kids are heading out to Florida tuesday morning. We are going to visit family, friends, and go deep sea fishing in the gulf. I feel like I need to put my son in a bubble while we are there! I just hope he makes it through the week unharmed.
song of the day: "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet