Saturday, June 29, 2013

Another shower you say?

Sure did.  I can't believe how little time I have had this year and because of it I've only made one quilt for Richard's cousin who is expecting twins.  I really, really like how it came out.  The funny thing is that it matches her nursery perfectly.  I couldn't even believe it because the shower was a gender reveal.  I chose to use a bungle jungle (moda) charm pack because of all the bright gender neutral colors.  I was fortunate enough to find a bolt of happy go lucky at an Amish quilt shop up near Grandpa's cabin and it matched the charms perfectly.  Made the quilt, really, I think.  

Richard's cousin sent me a picture and it almost looks like it could have come with the sheet set!  

I quilted it with little squares, but since I didn't have much time I did it sparingly and used straight lines to compensate.  It matched really well and wasn't too overwhelming on my home machine.

But wait!  There's more!  Yesterday Stacy had an emergency c-section done to deliver her twins 9 weeks early.  Elliot and Olivia weigh in at 3lbs 8oz and 3lbs 4oz respectively.  So far they are doing well and are resting in the NICU.  Mom and Dad were able to feed and change them yesterday and are hoping to cuddle them today.  Can't wait to meet them!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sometimes my work is conducive for working on my hobbies

Days like that don't happen often, but it did today.  And you know what?  It was fantastic so I thought I'd share it with you (though I better be quick because it's almost my bedtime!).

We have 7 sites that take an hour each so there is a lot of down time.  Since it didn't rain (much) I brought along some stitchery!  This was a set I inherited from my Grandma when she passed away last summer and  I told my sister that I would finish it up and make a quilt for her one-day baby.  What a nice time to be able to work on it :)

Hope you stayed cool today!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Amy's Baby Shower :)

Well, time sure has flown by.

My cousin's baby shower went really well!  My Aunt and I make a pretty darn good pair I would say to host a shindig.  I brought the decor and dessert and she provided the lunch and the location.  I love the way my quilt came out and I definitely rendered my pregnant cousin speechless with my gift.  I ordered custom bibs for each holiday in addition to the quilt I made.  I can't wait to see them on the little guy who is due within the month!  Now I just have to make basically the same quilt for my sister and I since it came out so nice.  (No, I'm not pregnant!)  Want to see some pictures?

Love this :)
Amy's shower was a "monster" theme.  Her nursery is the peek-a-boo monster set so I matched theme to that.  I had this fantastic cake topper made and put it on top of a 6" tiered cake.  I also made those fantastic monster cupcakes so mom an dad could have the cake for themselves.  They were a huge hit!

Love!  And actually kind of easy to make!


Fantastic monster watermelon my cousin made for me!

monster cookie favors

eyeball toothpicks!

Opening my gift :)

dad, mom, me

I just love this guy and so did Amy!  

a centerpiece