Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No place like home

I bought this little "stick on" tile decal a couple years ago from Hobby Lobby (on sale from the clearance bin). I finally got around to putting them up... why did it take so long... I don't know; it was so easy! I like the look, as I'm tired of my plain white tile. It gives my coffee pot area a little boost of something cute! Even my son noticed and complimented me on it... very unusual.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I want one

I received this picture in an email last week. I have always wanted a miniature horse. I immediately sent this picture to my husband and explained that since I have the little boy on the way (5-6 weeks) , could I please have the horse. He didn't say yes, but he didn't say no... isn't this the cutest thing???

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A *Completed* Quilt!

Believe it or not... I finally finished a quilt. It has been years (and years) since I've made a quilt. Even though this is a small baby quilt, it feels good to finish it. We won't talk about how long it took me to complete it. :-) I made this quilt using fabric I already had on hand. I wasn't thrilled with it, so added the verse trimmed in red ric rac, as a late addition. I like the verse, but wasn't happy with the way the ric rac was sewn on. I don't think I've ever used ric rac in a project before.
Check out that binding! Instructions by Debbie J. from her quilting blog. Her instructions were perfect, and so easy to follow. Thanks Debbie!

If you click on the picture, you can read the verse. This was also my first attempt at machine quilting. I loved it and will definitely do that again. I will probably make my "quilting" stitches larger next time.

It's difficult to get a picture when I'm home alone. If I put the quilt on the bed, my dogs would jump on it... so I have draped it across my mirror on my NEW bedroom suite. (did I tell you I got a new set for Christmas? I love it!) Anyway, this was a good "practice" quilt... now I'm ready to get busy and really make something pretty!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Baby Avery

Just look what 2010 is bringing to our family! This sweet little boy is my first grandchild, due to arrive March 03. His mommy had a 3-D ultrasound done last week and I am just amazed by the details. Please click on the photo to see his sweet little face. May God bless you, Baby Avery, and your Grandma can hardly wait to get her hands on you!