Friday, May 25, 2007


On Tuesday night (after the children were in bed), I cut out a pattern for a new skirt. I'm using some of the vintage fabric that I recently acquired. I think I'm going to call it my "Memorial Day (parade) skirt." It's kind of red, white and blue. Or maybe it's black instead of blue. I'm not sure. I'm going to finish it and wear it to the parade on Monday morning.

And here is the start of a quilt. I cut these late one night over the weekend when I probably should have been sleeping instead. It's a stack of 4 1/2" squares and some more fabric to cut. All from the same vintage fabric stash. I was planning to make a quilt, but got diverted and made the doll quilt first. I think I was just testing the waters there. And I know I should invest in a walking foot. (Thanks to all the suggestions!)

And I couldn't post today without saying that my littlest man is 8 months old today. Can you believe it? I truly cannot. I am so in love with this little man. He crawls, pulls himself up to standing, tries to creep (is that the word for it? I can't remember); and is learning to go up steps. I accidentally left a baby gate down while I was fixing dinner the other night and he fell head first into the kitchen from the back set of stairs. Broke my heart, I tell ya. Broke. My. Heart.

One thing I always say to Sawyer is "Baby, just be a baby." He is trying to grow up too fast. Now Taylor tells him that all the time.

* * * *Mason eye update: * * * *

According to the doctor, Mason just has pinkeye. He gave him a different kind of eye drop, a sulfur-based one. He said if he's not better by Tuesday (Tuesday!!) to call back.


Karyn said...

I can't wait to see your finished WIP's. They will be incredible, I'm sure. And Happy 8 Months to Saywer!! What a cutie patootie!

Katie Jean said...

you are one crafty gal making a skirt for Memorial Day! I didn't even think about a parade, and now I have to check to see if there's one around here for Isaiah.

And Saywer is toooo cute! They grow too fast!

Heidijayhawk said...

can't wait to see the skirt and the quilt. working on a doll quilt as we speak. happy 8 months to your little guy. i truly wish telling them to stay a baby worked. sigh.

beki said...

Sawyer is so sweet!

capello said...

no! he's too young to be pulling up on stuff! noooooooo!!!

amandajean said...

can't wait to see more of your WIPs.

my littlest one is 13 months and is doing all that stuff that your 8 month old is doing. it changes your world, doesn't it?

good luck with your vintage quilt. I am so excited for you!

Alicia A. said...

Have a great weekend! Good luck with the eye goo. He looked pitiful in that picture. :(

Cici said...

oooh...can't wait to see that quilt! happy8 months to the little guy!

linda said...

It's hard for the youngest to not want to grow up. I look at my little one and am amazed at all he can do.