Saturday, May 10, 2008

Quilting day!

Well, how was everybody's Saturday? We had plans to go on a hike out at the coast, but after staying up too late, sleeping in too late and not getting anything done this morning we ended up staying home. Which, isn't a bad thing because Mark had been out of town the previous two weekends, and it was nice to be home together. Either way, I sat at my kitchen table most of the day sewing! Yay!

Lots has happened this week. First off, we bought a new computer desk and shelf. Our old one looked ready to fall down at any time (cheap-o special) and it was time to get a new one. Here is our new desk! I spent most of the evenings this past week organizing it. I have drawers and places to put things! Amazing difference that makes.
Mark was busy building this all week:
A skateboard ramp :) The kids (Mark, the husband) love it, and Curren is already going to be a pro I can tell ;)
And here is what I did today, I finished the top of the Star Light's Quilt, woohoo! It's a big one. I've been working on it for a few months now, and it wasn't a hard one to do, just a lot of pieces. I bought some dark blue flannel for the back, and will tie it. I think it'll be a really warm quilt.
Also, I made a baby quilt for my friend Jennifer whose baby boy is due anytime now. I have it sandwiched now, ready to tie. I am happy with how it turned out. She loves dogs, and I think this quilt will be loved :) The back for this quilt will be the striped fabric you see on the top. I am making this same quilt again for my friend Andrea, only in pinks/greens. So, look for that one next.
Also today I shampooed my carpets, they were dirty, after house training a dog, yuck! I am happy to report no more stains :) Tomorrow for Mother's Day I plan on stitching all day long, because I can LOL! I wish all of you mother's, wives, grandmothers, daughters a wonderful mother's day tomorrow, God bless you all.


Kendra said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too! I would like to be able to sit and stitch all day long tomorrow...we'll see how that goes, though. :-)

Gorgeous the Stars Light one!

Chiloe said...

Happy mother's day to you !!!

I can see your son is going to have a lot of friends in the near future ;) What a great dad to build such a ramp! :-D

Your quilt is amazing, like always ;-)

Cheryl said...

That's a lovely picture of you with your kids. Hope you have a lovely mothers day!
Those quilts are spectacular!

Anne Ida said...

Happy mother's day to you! Great picture of you and your children!

Love the Star Light's Quilt, and cute baby quilt!

staci said...

WOW you've been busy!!! Love your quilts~~I swear seeing yours makes me want to buy oodles of fabric!!!

Have a great Mother's Day!!!

Barbara said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Those quilts are INCREDIBLE!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, love those two quilts! The star one is amazing - and HUGE. Must practice before I attempt anything like that ;) Happy Mother's day to you! :)

Marie-P said...

Happy Mother's Day Heather!!!
Hey, I made that same Star Light's Quilt for Drew (college quilt)! I just got it back from the quilter and need to put the binding on it.

Nice job on the baby quilt.

I can't believe that your husband built that ramp, that is amazing!:)

I really like your new computer area. The matching bookcase is so nice as well.

Unlike you, I have not stitched one bit today! :(

Have a great week!

Andrea said...

Those are great pictures. Did you take the top flower one? Love it! You guys are always accomplishing so much. Good for you. I love the star quilt. Maybe someday I'll try taking up quilting. :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Stunning quilts!! At first glance I thought that was a pic of my hubby. He's always making things like that for the kids (I'm not sure how much the neighbors appreciate them) ;)

Wendy said...

You sure are a productive family! I love the quilts you just finished - they are both gorgeous!

Zach 'n' Jack said...

WOW what a cool skateboard ramp! that is awesome! And your quilts are SO beautiful - love the picture of you and the kiddos, so beautiful!

Lennu said...

Hi Heather! It was great to come for a visit to your blog, I've been so much behind in blog reading again :) Your quilts are beautiful as always!! Lovely photos of your family too. Oh it looks so summerlike at your side of the globe, here it should be summer too, but it's very cold and raining and even snowing a bit... Have a happy week!

MysteryKnitter said...

Where should I start? The SL quilt is awesome. The ramp is awesome. The baby quilt, the one with dogs, is awesome. Oh yes, and nice desk. I mean the one for computer.