Monday, April 29, 2013

Zekes car quilt

One day my friend asked me if I could help her make a quilt using a pattern she found online. 
Its New Wave Quilt by Oh, Fransson! Link here 

I looked over the pattern and thought it sounded easy enough. I had never done a tumbler block quilt before. 

Then I started thinking what I could make it with. I remembered that I had this car fabric, Peak Hour, that I wanted to use to make Zeke a quilt. 

Christina came over one day and we started cutting out our material and then I lay out my fabric into stacks and started sewing

**click on any picture to view them all larger**
 I hung the pattern on the wall so I could follow it.
 It didnt take me long to get the top finished. I wish I would have pressed the seams open like it suggested to! but hey- it still worked.
I sent it off to the Long Arm Quilters to get it quilted. We looked for a car pattern to use and she didnt have any that seemed to fit. 

 We finally found this car with the arrow that Zeke liked. can you see it?
 and I used some great dots for the back
 I was told I better start labeling my quilts instead of just signing them. so heres a label.
 and signed
 striped binding that fit well with the colours I had.
 This classified print is what got my attention in the first place. You can actually read the ads!
 laid out
 and put to use as soon as he could.

This is the first time I have made a quilt to a pattern. I had to make my own template  even. 
although I followed the pattern I added a bit more to it to make it bigger. 

the end result was 58x68 or so... dont remember exactly- but close to that. 

thanks +Christina Borrego Buck for finding the pattern and getting me to join you in making this!

Friday, April 26, 2013

one year of Abigail

Here is 12 months of Abigail. 

Sometimes it was hard to choose just one photo from near her month birthday...

 the prequel 

just born

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months
(look- a tooth cut)

6 months

7 months
 I took these pictures beginning of December

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

12 months

Happy Birthday Abby Girl!

Monday, April 22, 2013

CITO 2013 Lenoir

Sunday Abigail didnt get down for a morning nap until 1130. She then continued to sleep until 1 when I woke her up. 
Because she slept so long in the morning she wouldnt be going for an afternoon nap at 2 as she normally does. 

This was great as +Dave DeBaeremaeker wanted to go to a CITO (cache in trash out) event held locally. We would be able to go with him!

go to Daves blog to see his version here

warning: there are snake pictures below

I hung out near the tent for the first 45 min as I needed to feed Abigail her lunch. 

I got to see a lot of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cachers picking up trash. 

then I decided to go for a little walk to the Dam

 Abigail was having fun too

NinjaChipmonk +Debbie Hudson is terrified of snakes but we had an expert Snake handler with us and he found this King Snake. She decided to even hold her. 
SO PROUD of her!

then some caching
(Zeke hid it much better than it was when he found it)

Zeke loved the grabber things

We even had the cops help with traffic control since we were cleaning up the road with cub scouts.

We got word on Monday that the lady at the Soil & Water Conservation Office (the folks picking up the trash from yesterday's CITO) estimates that we collected about 46 bags of trash and about 1,012 lbs. of trash. 
She said that someone else was going out to pick up all the tires!!! By the sign-in sheets, we had 45 folks attend (that includes the 2 police officers that were slowing down the traffic). 

Sounds like it was a success!!

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