Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend fun!

We had some friends from the cities come up this weekend. It was a blast!  Exhausting, but so much fun!

Both nights were late nights. The adults stayed up late Saturday playing Settlers of Catan. It wasn't even my idea!  Woot!  We played, shot, swam, ate, and enjoyed each others company. 

I've been friends with these ladies forever!  And now they're l married and their families get along great with ours :)

Great friendships make for great times. :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Quilt for our Godson

This quilt was the first time that I used minky backing and I love it!  I'm going to do it more!

Since the top is flannel, was advised by some quilt people not to use batting. It made it more difficult to quilt, but I'm glad I did it. The weight is about average as is. 

I realy like the loop design I did.  2nd free. Motion quilt with a rented long arm :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

11 months!

Daughter is 11 months old!  Oh my gosh... I have to get going on her birthday party!

  • Anyway, she cut her first tooth today.  Finally!  So she's very fussy.
  • She's crawling like there's no tomorrow.
  • babbling and squeeling more.
  • she has a cackle.  Kind of like coughing, kind of not.  
  • she'll pull herself up on anything!
  • She walks under tables while reaching her hands along the bottom.
  • at least once a day she tries to stand up under a chair and ends up crying.  Darn her and her cute inability to stand through a chair seat!
  • she crawls over to me, stands up against my chair, and wants to be picked up so she can do some "work" several times a day.  Quite the distraction!
  • She tries to repeat "I love you" after we say it.  
  • She does "E-i-e-i-oh" sometimes when we read the book or sing the song.
  • She's obsessed with the "Daughter drawer" that she's allowed to open.  It has some minky bits, some cotton, and some flannel (all fabric)
  • still nursing 4 times a day
  • eats solids for three meals- usually just cut up versions of what we're eating.
She is such a blessing!   We're so blessed to have her :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Trip to Lake Elsie

We went to lake Elsie this weekend. Daughter loves to swim!  And we do not have a "swimming pool sissie" as my family affectionately calls anyone who will swim in pools but not in lakes.

We didn't get any pics of her on the lake because we were in there with her. But she lived it! I can't wait to take her to "the lake" ( my parents lake place). She went in the lake once last year, but she was too tiny to enjoy it. She's going to have so much fun!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New slide

We got a Fischer Price mini playset with a slide more Daughters speed. She's not impressed...
Hopefully by the end of summer she'll be having a blast on it. She loves her swing! Just not too into slides yet. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day

I couldn't ask for a better father for Daughter than Mat. He's amazing!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sewing spree...

My crazy sewing spree seems to be drawing to an end. I haven't sewed since Monday!  That's crazy...

Anyway, here are some of the things I'm working on. 

French Quarter quilt I made for our new niece or nephew
My mom and me quilting
zipper quilt
Pinwheels awaiting their sashing
Disappearing pinwheel.  New block I tried :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend fun!

Mats folks came up for the weekend. Daughter had so much fun!  We went to the zoo, swimming in a pool, out to eat... Then Daughter was just tuckered out.