Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
In 2005 I did my first block of the month at Bernina Connection in Phoenix. It sat for a while in the block phase until I could decide how to set it. I then found a great mottled black batik fabric and decided to set it topsy turvy ala Bonnie's Happy Scrappy Houses. Once I got the top completed it sat at that stage for a while until I could decide how to quilt it. Then came Judi's offer to quilt 30 quilts for $30 so that she could practice new techniques on her longarm. By this time I had decided to give it to our favorite Aunt for Christmas and Judi was kind enough to complete it before Christmas and I finished binding it and labeling it about 8pm on Christmas day. I am very pleased with how the top and quilting looks. Each block has a different quilting design. The quilt is actually more square than it looks in this picture.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
We had a nice holiday this year. I got the opportunity to sew with my husband's aunt again. it was great fun, my husband took my son four wheeling that day so it was just us three girls all day. Here is a picture of her with the quilt block she made. Plus a picture of little girl in her bumbo and a picture of my son and his cousin getting a ride from their papa.
My husband has finally convinced me to get cable. We had satellite for a while and then stopped it and I have not been willing to spend the money on it. He finally convinced me that it was okay to spend money for tv and the guy is coming tomorrow to install it. I look forward to having the Scifi channel and having local channels without static.
My son had fun this Christmas also. He got a tricycle from his grandparents that he loves. He also got a play shopping cart from us that he has been playing with. My daughter's (well mine actually) favorite gift was a bumbo seat. My favorite gift I actually got yesterday. After a 12 hour shift at work I came home and my husband had taken down the decorations. This was the best gift, I was dreading having to put the stuff away. Now I just need to start putting up the Valentines decorations.