Monday, June 30, 2008
Yesterday BOTH of my babies took naps at the same time, in the same room! Amazing!
Now, for any of you that know the Scott kids you'll know that sleeping is not a strong trait of theirs. At all. Layton didn't start sleeping through the night until after his 1st birthday. He sleeps pretty well now in his own room, with an occasional bad night.
Timber sleeps with us and was taking naps on our bed during the day. We just got her crib set up yesterday and I decided to try it out. She will still be sleeping with us at night but I'd like for her to sleep in her crib for naps so that she can start to get used to sleeping in it. It is my goal to have her sleeping on her own in her crib by the time she is around 8 months old. She and Layton will be sharing a room so both of their cribs are in the bedroom next to ours. So I laid Timber down for her nap. And she slept, and slept and slept. Pretty soon it was time for Layton's nap. I went in and laid him down, snuck out of the room and 5 minutes later did the happy dance in disbelief that both of my "not so good sleepers" were actually taking naps together! Astonishing! Thank you Jesus! or maybe I should say "Praise God!" (those were the words that came out of my husbands mouth when I told him that the babies were taking a nap together!)
So, here's to VICTORY and babies sleeping together, in the same room, at the same time! Yahoo!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I have been working on 3 quilts this week and just got the fabric in the mail for another baby quilt I'm going to put together. I'm trying out this new design that I thought up while pondering jelly rolls and how to use them. **Side note** It's pretty bad when you spend your spare time thinking about jelly rolls..........moving on.
I'm going to try and start the baby quilt next week- we'll see how it turns out!
I find it very hard to keep my quilting focus when I don't have access to the material that I need. Living in small town nowheresville, I do 90% of my fabric buying online. So that means that when I don't plan ahead, and later decide to back a quilt in a fabric that I do not have, I have to order the fabric and then wait and wait and wait for it to come in the mail. It certainly would be nice to have a quilt shop in this town!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
My dad's aunt's brother is the father of a lady that is married to my friend's husband's brother.
Anywhoo, it is just one of the perks of living the small town life; you find out that the people you love really are like family. Pretty neat.
Thought I'd include a few pics from "life at the ranch!"
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A sleeping princess in our bed! We co-sleep so it's her bed as much as it is ours! Yes, that's a dirty shirt of mine next to her. A sleeping baby allows for some sewing time today.
Blueberries! Or as Layton refers to them, "Blues." When these are ripe there will be no keeping him out of the berry patch.
Iris. What a beautiful sent they have. I'm blessed with a husband that enjoys gardening as much as I do. These iris were his even before we got married.
A view to the top. Sun shinning through a huge Maple. It's out front of our home and wonderful to lay under in the summer- just watch out for the chicken poop on the ground!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I'm excited about today! It's Sunday! We've got all kinds of great things to do today! We'll start off with a nice breakfast, head off to church, then come home and start some gardening and I'm going to rearrange our kitchen. We're getting rid of our microwave- finally. We never use the thing (because of the horrible things that it does to food!) It's only used when my folks come to visit and my mom wants to heat up water for her instant coffee. So, it's outta here! One less huge thing to clutter up our itty bitty kitchen!
Tomorrow we're having a family celebration to celebrate 3 birthdays and Father's Day (a little early) We're buying the birthday folk their own tree. It is so nice to receive a living gift, in my opinion. Or of course, something handmade! I'm not so into the Wal-Mart gift card. So, today we will also go down to the local nursery to pick out a few plum trees.
All in all, a great Sunday! Hope yours is great too!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I did get some quilting in today though. I worked on my Homespun Pinwheels quilt which will be in my shop around the first part of July. I also started a little doll quilt. I think it's going to be really cute. I've never made a doll quilt before and am not sure how it will sell but I'm going to give it a shot.
I have made a decision to not sell quilt in my shop that I personally wouldn't want to keep. Everyone has different styles of what they like but realistically, I don't want to get stuck with a bunch of quilts that I don't personally love. Especially considering the time and money I put into just one quilt. I do have a listing in my shop for a custom quilt and hopefully that will allow me to design and sew a quilt for someone else that may not particularly be a style that I would enjoy in my home. I'm actually excited about the custom slot because it will give me a chance to create something that I may not have otherwise!
Monday, June 2, 2008
First off, lets talk about Etsy. Have ya heard of it? No? This is a site you can't live without! "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade." Yep. It's awesome. I shop there all the time now. If I need a gift or need something for my family or for myself, Etsy is the first place I go to.
I also sell on the site. You can visit my shop anytime- 24/7! I carry handmade quilts and other items that make great gifts!
Secondly, let's talk about quilts. I love them. I love creating them, sewing them and displaying them. I love other people's quilts too. Any quilt is a favorite of mine! I love quilt shows, quilt stores, quilt books and ALL things fabric.
I wish that I had the time to hand stitch my quilts like many women did back before there were sewing machines but I don't have that much time on my hands. Old quilts fascinate me though. I know how much time goes into making a bed sized quilt on a sewing machine. I can't even imagine sewing it all by hand. I have so much respect for the women of the past that took the time to create such masterpieces! Bravo!
Hand stitching is important to me but since I can't hand stitch the entire quilt I hand stitch every binding on my quilt. It's a link to the past for me that I want to keep alive instead of allowing everything in life to become computerized and modern. Don't get me wrong, I adore my sewing machine. There is just something very special about using a needle and thread and your hands on a small part of each quilt!