Friday, October 29, 2010

Random...

Just posting some pics i took of some random trees in our favorite neighborhood... 
...enjoy :)

(click on them to view large)





Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In other news...

I’m afraid my Day Zero list seems to be suffering...I can’t seem to get anything finished. I have lots of things started, and a lot more that need to get started, I just can’t seem to cross them off the list.
My latest projects is number 27. Sam’s quilt. I’ve been building the whole quilt around this pack of Heather Ross remnants...

...that I bought off this great Etsy seller. (Oh, if anyone is looking to get me a kick arse christmas gift...this is what I want!...damn...it sold)

I decided to do a twin size ticker tape quilt thinking that for my first quilt it would be relatively easy. All you do is cut the fabric and put it in it’s spot...kind of like tetris! I love tetris! And I’m quite good at it!

I couldn’t have been more wrong. I obviously know about as much about quilting as I do that mysteriously emptied Almond Joy Pieces bag on the kitchen counter. Which is to say absolutely nothing. Though I did see the dog in there earlier, sniffing about. Yeah...Seven should be questioned about that.

The first problem occurred when I started cutting the fabrics. First off, the Heather Ross fabrics I’m using are no longer in production...which makes them a tad bit on the expensive side. This meant that I spent way to much time trying to figure out where I was going to make my cuts, so as not to bugger any up and regret the cut.
I probably spent about a week just planning and cutting the 26 pieces of HR fabric. (The stash came with more pieces but they were definitely to pink for Sam's quilt...I'll save them for another project.)
I then had to decide where on the quilt to place them. This was agonizing! I wanted to make sure that I had an even spread of colour, size and pattern. After finally placing them, I went in with all my filler fabrics and tried to tetris them into their new homes. Wow...not as easy as it looks.
I’ve now been working on this quilt for over a month and I haven’t even started sewing yet! I keep hoping that the hard part is over but looking at it I think the sewing might kill me.
I start tomorrow, wish me luck!

Friday, October 22, 2010

My apologies for the lack of posts... Sam has decided that being part of the rebel alliance is over rated and has decided to try his hand at the dark side. His teething seems to be dragging on with no developments...just pain. So the poor little guy spends most of his day in tears. And when he’s not crying he’s gnawing on anything he can get his hands on, chewing away with reckless abandon and leaving a trail of slobber in his wake. You’d almost think that a giant snail lived here.

                 
...when I started  this post almost two weeks ago...(see how long it takes me to get things done) he had no teeth...but dun dun da daaaa... he has a tooth!! Finally! Not that it’s stopped the screaming and crying, the poor guy, but at least there’s now something to show for the pain, even if it’s just a little white nubbly bit poking out of his gums. I’d post a picture if I could get one. You have no idea how hard it is to get a picture of the inside of a baby’s mouth.

In other Sam news, he’s now crawling at full speed, and man is he quick! The chaos has begun and nothing is safe. I guess this means I need to do something about the cougar sized dust bunnies that have been living under the furniture. I wouldn’t want one of them to attack Sam. 


He’s also started pulling himself up to a standing position. 


This has caused some problems, (he can get himself up but isn’t quite sure how to get himself back down.) So he’ll stand up and have fun for a bit, then realize he’s stuck. Then screams blue murder for someone to save him. Needless to say I spend a lot of my time sitting him back down just so he can get back up and I can sit him back down and he can get back up...