Monday, June 30, 2008

In the last two days I have not gotten any sewing done. I have completed some sewing related projects though.

I cut the fabric for the blocks for my Doll Quilt Swap #4 quilt. I also have an idea about the pattern for the top. Here are the fabrics for the dqs4 quilt I am making…

Aqua Fishy

I also chose and packaged my fabrics going to the Twisted Mystery #4 Quilt Swap. They are playful, but I cannot post a picture because this is a secret swap and I would not want my partner to know I sent them. I will post again when I get the fabrics that I will be working with.

I also got Zach’s Pirate quilt ironed and packed to be sent for quilting, but I still have to piece the backing and decide if I am sending it alone or if I should wait to finish Ronin’s too and send them at the same time. Here is a picture of the top…

Zach's Pirate Quilt 002

I really need to get to work on my doll swap quilt and Ronin’s pirate quilt, but I have been so unmotivated lately!

Zach has been regressing today with his potty training... he has soiled 5 pairs of pants this morning and it is barely 11am. So I am making him run around half naked. He still refuses to poo in the toilet. I have no idea what is up with this guy. He was doing so good with the training and then he just stopped going the to toilet at all today. I hope he goes back to at least peeing there soon! I know it is most likely my fault for freaking out after the 2nd or 3rd pair of wet pants this morning, but come on!

Edited to add: Never again will I let him go without pants! He pooped upstairs then played trains in the poop and made 'tracks' all over the floor in 3 rooms. Somehow he did all this in less than 10 minutes!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Got two things in the post today... YEAH!

Yesterday I finished the RRCD Quilt top called Candy Stripes. I put on the second border of QST's and used all the 30s repro fabric I have. There are a few QSTs and 4patches left over that I might try to fit togerher into another charity top some day. I sent this in the mail with a ton of striped flannel for a backing to Dori to quilt and finish.

RRCD Candy Stripes

I also mailed Sharon's quilt and backing with some batting to Quiltgal for quilting. I have not used her before, but she is very reasonably priced and seems very knowledgable. So I think she will do a wonderful job. Sharon's quilt is gigantic and rather cute. I did not really like the colors before I made the top, but now that it is completed it all goes together nicely.

So now my sewing priorities are:

The second of three pirate tops...
The QOVs for the mommies groups...
And deciding what I want to do for the Dall Quilt Swap #4...

Speaking of dolls, here is mine. He has been my doll since 1981 when my little sister, Amanda, was born. I have cried on him a million times. Since there are no other females in my house, I doubt I could find another doll anywhere.

Michael Shawn

The boys and I went swimming this morning and had a great time. I think I am a little sunburnt on my back where I could not reach to put sunscreen on. I think we will go do a little shopping this afternoon after Ronin wakes up from his nap.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap 4

So I found this cute and fun looking swap on the net last year, but was too late to participate. I enjoyed looking at the photo's of the cute little quilts that were being made and shared by all. This year I was able to sign up and just got my swap partner's (SP) name. I am so excited... My SP did not give me a lot of requests, so I am revving up my creativity in hopes of making something cute and fun.

I think I am going to take a picture of my one and only doll as it is not a typical doll and since I am the only girl in my house it will have to due. My doll's name is Michael and I got him in 1981 when my little sister was born. He is well used and still comforts me when I cry those midnight tears. I will try to remember to do that tomorrow.

Here is a link to the swap info...

Quilty stuff I need to be working on...

So I need to start keeping track of the things I have on my to-do list as I am starting to get forgetful... hehehe

Add border to 30's RRCD

Send Sharon's Quilt to quilter

Start sashing MnM QOV Blocks

Green Pirate Quilt

Orange Pirate Quilt

Triple Four Patch

Turn Orange and White Swap Blocks into top

Turn Purple and White Swap Blocks into top

Turn Blue, Yellow and White Swap Blocks into top

That is all I can think of right now, but I am sure I am missing a few. Nothing has a due date so I am not too stressed, but I would love to get some of these done!