Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
So that about wraps up my "spring break" with two exceptions:
One a postcard from the woman whose brainchild it was in the first place. There's nothing quite as neat as getting "snail mail".
Second is a fun visit to my sister's house. Why is it that doing someone else's housework is so much more rewarding than doing your own? I don't know, but it's true and it was great to get some stuff down to her. It was also fun to drive through one of the old college towns and remember as we drove through. It's funny the things that pop into your mind as you drive a once familiar street that looks and feels not quite so famliar anymore.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Zebra Race Car versus Blue Camera
The great race begins as babyzilla aka Baghera looks on
Reading: Who Loves Baby?
It was some fun!
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Grand Collection:
Pinwheels for Baghera:
I loved making these pinwheels. It was like magic when I finished each block. When my dearest one suggested I use a fabric the same color as the light blue in the floral print I was a little exasperated. I'm trying to use fabric I already have rather than buying more. I was sure I would have to buy a fabric in order to match it. Then I decided to look in one of my fabric stash areas that I hadn't looked at in a while. What did I find? The exact color I was looking for. Perfect!
This one matches Baghera's quilt and the blue came from my "old" fabric.
Another perfect match.
John Deere for Mowgli:
I've been collecting fabric for this quilt forever. It was fun to finally put it together. I used a simple technique of sewing two blocks together and then cutting one side open. My dearest one helped me figure out how to put it together so it works. Mowgli kept asking me to play while I was working on it. I would ask if he wanted me to play or work on his quilt. He thought I should work on his quilt. It worked out pretty well for both of us.
A little side note:
None of these quilts are completed. It was sure fun to allow myself to jump from one to another though. Like skipping through a field of flowers with no fear of bees.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I do love rocks. These are two of my favorites from the edge of the garden.
Could it be? Tulips! Planted 2 years ago.
(last spring they didn't show up at all!)
A very cold, very brief visit to see the bison and elk.
We also got to see 2 geese.
How do little guys maintain their interest when it's sooo cold?!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here are my "lolipop" flowers as Mowgli calls them:
An incredible gift!