Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stacked Coins

I'm going to a Baby Shower this afternoon for one of my girlfriends who's baby is due the first week of July.

Above is after washing

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute; I only finished hand sewing the binding and washing it this morning.

Stacked Coins

Above is before washing

The idea came from Crazy Mom Quilts blog and the pattern can be found here at Moda fabrics. (Don't forget clicking on the pictures make them bigger)

I used one charm pack of Moda's "Flutterby" pattern and random fabrics from my stash to finish out the required coins. The baby's room is in green so I made that the focus colour with orange as the second colour because that's her favourite colour.

It took me three weeks from start to finish. One really solid weekend of sewing and then just here and there before and after work.

I didn't really find any mistakes in the pattern; although, I had to trim the top and bottom coin strips by a bit to make them fit the white lenghts of fabric in between the rows.

I really like how this quilt turned out. I enjoyed the process of making it and would recommend the pattern. My pictures don't really do it justice, it's wicked in real life and crinkled up perfectly after washing. The Big Man gave it his stamp of approval!

NOW THE BEST PART is finally here....since I had such a tight time line on getting this done I REFUSED to let myself start reading "Breaking Dawn" which is the final book in the Twilight Saga written by Stephenie Meyer. I snuck one look and made the Big Man read me a random paragraph to tide me over from the withdrawl I was suffering. See you soon!

Stacked Coins

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bye Bye Water Bell

One of my favourite things about our town was the Water Bell. I work so far away, it was always a welcome sight in the horizon knowing that I was almost home.

Sadly she is now gone. There is an article about it here from our local paper. You can't really make it out on the lower left hand side; but during the night some kids went up a spray painted "Brooklin Boys-Boo Ya!" Yowza, we really have some toughies in our town -- watch out!

It's so funny, any type of vandalism you might see is quickly cleaned up within a few days. That's what I like about our neighbourhood, everyone knows that shit-heads and messy houses are not allowed. Brooklin membership has it's privileges!

In other news, my Poppy gave me five magnificent blooms this week, with no rain to really damage them.

My husband even took the picture below for me today so I wouldn't miss out on it.

I'm working on another baby quilt this weekend. Saturday is busy, playing tennis in the morning with my husband, a walk to the farmers market in the afternoon with a girlfriend and going to a sneak peek of The Proposal with another girlfriend in the evening.
I plan to spend the evenings with Edward. Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Is this wrong?

It's possible that I might have cheated on my husband with the Edward in my head.

Image borrowed from here

I'm not much of a book reader but the girls at work have been really raving about "The Twilight Saga" written by Stephenie Meyer. I picked up the first book to read in Mexico. I finished it on the weekend and have already started the second and succumbed to buying the DVD to watch the next weekend my husband's at the dark...with a glass of it wrong to be so obsessed this fast?

Other than that it's just been the same old every other day, hence the lack of blogging.

32point5 plan is going great, my bone spur issue has gotten better with the running and we have taken up tennis as another exercise alternative. Eye-hand co-ordination, umm, I need some practice but super fun! Back soon......