Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Really?

You honestly thought I'd be back with fascinating news and a tutorial?... with my blog mush brain?

Sorry to disappoint, but how about some W.I.P. shots of the Baby City Blocks quilt I've been working on.

 

Finished pinning it today...
With some help from Sam of course. Almost finished... this one has been on the back burner long enough. I'm looking forward to finishing it and giving it to it's new owner.

Semi productive high fives!

*since taking these pics i've now finished the quilting and removed the pins... hoping to get the binding machine stitched on the front later tonight so i can start the hand stitching.

more high fives!!

Blogging is hard...

Okay, you know what? It’s difficult to write on a consistent basis, let alone every day. I'm must have been delusional to think that I could post every day.
I read a lot of other blogs that are general day in the life of... so I thought I could do that. Unfortunately my life just isn't that interesting...

I have lists of ideas to write about, yet I can't seem to form the ideas into decent posts. I think I've gone blogging brain dead...

I'll be back later with some fascinating news and an exciting tutorial on how to build beautiful furniture using dinky cars, peanut butter and dust bunnies.

Until then,
pitiful little uninspired high fives...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

mmmmm...

Just popped in to say hi...

Hi!

going to enjoy this...

 
then brushing my teeth, and going to bed.

night all!!
cookie crumb high fives!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Pickle Phone...

Okay, so I'm posting this a little later in the day than I had anticipated. I need to get into the habit of posting earlier in the day. My new job is four to midnight so there will be no more evening blogging starting next month.

Sammy and I didn't get up to much today, with no air conditioning in the house and humidity levels at 100% just breathing was enough to make you sweat. I did get started in on some Christmas gifts...

WHAT!!... yes you heard correctly, I, Queen of "let's make all our Christmas gifts two weeks before Christmas", started early. I have no idea how long this will last, but I'm going to ride this wave for as long as possible and hopefully finish all my gifts before Christmas... no promises.

So here's a sneaky peek of what I've got on the go...

 

I've had a small stash of these fabrics since last Christmas and have decided to do a patchwork quilt for someone in my family. I just need to bulk up the stash and I'm set, until then I'm just going block by block.

I also managed to finish up the alphabet embroidery for this little baby quilt. I was hoping to start quilting tonight but Sam is seriously under the weather. 
I'm hoping it's just the heat and the last little bit of the cold we've both had. He has a ferocious butt rash that wasn't there this morning and screams whenever I change him.
He's finally asleep but the crying that got him there was just heart wrenching. You know the kind where it's hard to catch your breath and you start stuttering? Two and a half hours of that, while going back and forth between my arms and Mr. Snips. He would go to sleep if I laid down with him, but the second I got up he'd be right back at it. Needless to say, I'm posting from bed right now and Sam is asleep beside me.

He was fine earlier playing with his pickle...


I gave him two baby dills this aft, the first was consumed with such enthusiasm you'd think that he hadn't eaten in a year. The second he carried around with him all afternoon making calls on it. (And getting pickle juice everywhere.) I'm pretty sure he was trying to get a hold of my Mom...


"Nana? Can you hear me? I miss you."

Goodnight all!
pickley high fives!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vay Kay Shway!

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack!!

So once again I'd like to apologize for being M.I.A.
Lately I just can't seem to get into writing on a regular basis.
So in an effort to make up for the last month of missed posts I'm going to attempt the impossible...

...blogging everyday while on vacation! Genius right?... I can''t seem to come up with anything interesting, or witty or informative for the last month, so to fix it, I'll try posting everyday! I must be brain dead. No really... I was supposed to post this yesterday on my first day of vacation and forgot... oops.

Alrighty then, a quick update...

We are all alive,
I'm on vacation for the next two weeks, with no plans to go anywhere, or do anything I don't want to.
I go back to work for the July long weekend and then on the 6th I start training on my new job.
My new full time job...

Sammy is awesome, we took him to the zoo for the first time a couple weeks ago.

 

 I think he may still be a little to young to fully appreciate the zoo. It was a long hot day and all of the animals were sleeping. Sam was more impressed with the Zoomobile that took people on tours and with the buses in the parking lot. We should have saved the 100 bucks and took Sam to a bus depot instead. Just kidding, we did have fun but we'll go back in the fall when it's not so hot out.

Mr. Snips and I picked up an early birthday present for my Dad from my Mom...


Cute eh?! Her name's Dusty and she's the cutest little doberman in the world. She prances? around like Bambi and does full on somersaults when she trips. It's cute. Needless to say my Dad loves her.


Okay what else do I have to share?...
Sewing projects... not a lot in the sewing department over the last month. 
I finished the quilt for my big sis and sent it out west with my Mom. I'm quite happy with the results and I hope my sister likes it. Happy early Birthday Tan!

Here's the front...

and the back...

 

and a close up of the embroidery work...


a little tlc... my sisters initials. 
Sorry for the craptastic photos...

And for the only other sewing project I've had time for...

 

A new bucket hat for Sammy...



Unfortunately it's a little to big for him. But not bad for my first attempt.

And I guess that's it...

High Fives until tomorrow!!