Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2008

I've been slowly but surely working on Tyler's firetruck quilt. I changed it up a bit, and think I am going to really like it. I know I can't wait to get to the quilting part - hopefully sometime this week (Lynn - it now has a narrow black border around it and a rail fence row of 6" blocks on the outside - all I need to do now is add red borders - I'll try and post a picture in the next day or so:)):

This was the lap quilt that started it all:

There was a new quilt shop going in, and my mom said I ought to give it a try. I signed up for this class, and in 3 evening had this finished. That was 10 years ago, and I still enjoy having this wallhanging around.

When I was new to quilting, as in the case of this one, I just used the same fabrics they made the sample from in the shop. Even now, I hate picking out fabrics for a project - I'd much rather have everything all put together so all I have to do is sew it together.

We've gotten quite a bit of snow - not much accumulation though. I spent some time outside Sunday morning filing water troughs for all of the animals - Todd's been cutting firewood to get us through the next few years. I also made pizza sauce from scratch - thanks to - super YUMMY!!

Jessie had her cheerleading at the varsity basketball game last night. 80 little girls, what a hoot. Unfortunately, we were sitting so high up in the stands, I couldn't get a decent picture of her. I did get it on videotape - someday we will watch it and laugh. For some reason, we don't get into watching basketball, and this game each year is the only one we go too, and we don't even stay for the whole game.

It is so much fun to see her - she is the most uncoordinated child, but so proud of herself. At least she has tremendous self-esteem, and is enjoying everything she does.
Hope everyone enjoys their evenings!!

1 comment:

Granny Lyn said...

qwwww, love the cheerleader, and i remember when my youngest was a cheerleader, she looked so cute in the uniform, but rhythm? forget about it

the apple quilt is so awesome for your first one, I can't believe the great applique on it!
thanks for sharing!