I finished the birthday quilt for little Ezra. He turned 2 years old last weekend. I work with his mother, and she was so excited to receive the quilt.
Almost finished top
Also, on my Sunday trip to the local Flea Market with my husband I found that the lamp-maker was at it again. A man that has a booth in the flea market seems to turn everything he can get his hands on into a lamp. Here are his latest creations....camera lamps. Ha!
Sorry it seems like such a long time since my last post, but this past week has been a very crazy week. Between having two yard sales in a row, cleaning house, working and everything else...I did not have any time to quilt. :(
But I did find out.....My husband and I are expecting our first child!
I am only 5 weeks and 6 days, so it is still early yet.
Needless to say, I have a laundry list of quilts to get done before December! ;)
Just a quick recap of every quilt I need to finish prior to that date:
Mario quilt Baby Ziggy Quilt Baby "Fishy Whales" Quilt Birthday Quilt for Ezra Birthday Quilt for Escher Wedding Quilt for Grace Triangle Quilt Along "Feelin' Foxy" (There was just no way for me to finish by the deadline) Indian Quilt for my dad Camo Quilt for Uncle Paul 3 Christmas Quilts
Sixteen years ago today I lost someone that meant the world to me! He died from lung cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure in the Vietnam War. I miss him every day. Not a day goes by that he doesn't pop into me head in a memory. It is so hard to believe that it has been so long. So much of my life he has missed...band performances, graduations, proms, wedding, and so much more!
I finally finished the quilt top for my Triangle Quilt Along Project. I call it "Feelin Foxy"!
Finished Top with untrimmed sides
Finished Top with trimmed sides!
(I hope to get a picture outside soon to post...)
Now all that is left to do is to add the eyes and noses on my foxes (which will come at a later time), quilt it and bind it. Prior to the Triangle Quilt-Along hosted by The Sassy Quilter, I had never quilted using triangles. Triangles are so much fun! I see more triangle quilts in my future! Also, check out my Flickr page by clicking on (I'm on Flickr) on my right side-bar.
On a funny note... many of you may remember my post (HERE) about the horrible "sewing machine lamp". Today, I was walking around the flea market and I always make sure to glance over where the sewing machine lamp is, just to see if it actually sold. When I looked over in that direction today this is what made me laugh uncontrollably!
The Clarinet lamp!
Apparently, this person will turn any object that doesn't run away fast enough into a lamp.
And as you can see from the picture, the sewing machine lamp is still there!
Still working on the rows for my Triangle "Feelin' Foxy" quilt for the Triangle Quilt-Along hosted by The Sassy Quilter.
5 rows complete and ready!
You can already see the little foxes in the first three rows. (Tails together)
On a different note, I have always read posts about how quilters save their empty spools to showcase every now and then. I decided to try my hand at that and post frequently throughout the year. Here are the empty spools that I have gathered (used up) from January 2014 - present day (April 13th, 2014).
I had good intentions of coming home last night and working on my Triangle quilt. Yesterday before I went to work, I made sure that I had rows ready to be pieced together.
Two rows complete
Rows ready to go!
However, my plans were tossed out the window when I received a call about a family emergency. My parents t-boned an 8-point deer with their motorcycle going 55 mph. My dad managed to keep the motorcycle upright, but the entire motorcycle is totaled. Both of my parents are ok, my mom is a little sore from the impact of the deer (it smashed into her left leg when it flew off the front of the motorcycle), but other than that they are ok just shaken up. (Thank you Lord for taking care of them!) The deer is dead. They hit it so hard it knocked the rack off of it's head. I have a picture, but it was too gruesome to show. (You're welcome!)
Needless to say, last night I had some serious adrenaline going on.
I think that I proved that my driving skills are worthy of NASCAR! ;)
Jennifer (a girl I went to high school with) is now one of my mother's employees. She is pregnant with her second baby girl and her shower is this Saturday. I was asked to make a tiny little quilt for her. They are not sure what they are going to name her yet, so I don't have a cute little name to attach to this quilt....but we will find out soon! So, with one and a half days notice...this is my tiny creation. I enjoy making smaller quilts, it gives me a good chance to practice and improve my quilting skills.
It kind of looks like an Easter Egg. :)
The back is so bright!
Also, the Traveling Stash box is heading out today! Congrats to Malini over at Malini's Quilting Adventure for winning this great "prize" box stuffed full of fabric and other notions from all over the USA. She asked for aquas & greys....and that is exactly what I got to add. I hope she likes it. :)