Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bit of Sewing.. Bit of Food

I promised a few days ago that I would post some recipes, but a few things came up and I just never got the chance to get back to my computer. In fact I haven't touched my computer in a few days... OMG!!!!!! no Internet in DAYS!!!!!!!! No blogging in DAYS!!!!!!!!!!! Not reading up on my peeps BLOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sigh....................... I've missed you all!!!!!

So here are the recipes and a little photo of the Salmon and the Orzo I made.

Salmon Fillets with Creamy Dill (Serving of 4)... (I downsized the recipe for only two fillets)

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
2 tsp dried dill, or to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)

In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise and mustard. Stir in the thyme, oregano, and basil. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet, and spread with the mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with dill weed.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the salmon is easily flaked with a fork.

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

2 Tbsp butter
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
pepper to taste

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.

Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.

Mix in parmesan cheese and basil. Season with pepper to taste. Serve.


One of my favourite online recipe websites is I found both of these recipes at this site.

During the last few days and weekend, I did get to do a bit of sewing. I think I mentioned that I have all my green blocks made. I put them into rows to make up the quilt top the other night, but it wasn't until after I had them set up into rows and then off the floor did I remember I should have taken a photo!!!!! I'm not sure how much sewing I will get to do on this quilt this weekend as William and I have TWO birthday parties to go to. Most of our playgroup friends have birthdays in April. It is going to be a busy month!!!! Hopefully in the evenings when William is put to bed for the night, I will try to sew the rows to the green quilt together.

I did finish the two bunting bags I mentioned the other I made for my friend's baby shower. Now that she has been given the gift, I can now post them here for you to see what I did.

(I now need to make a couple bigger sized ones for William. I will embroider frogs on his as he loves frogs)!

I also decided to take out my crumb quilt to get a start on the first border. I have one side of the first border completed. I will probably work on this quilt for the next few evenings as I really want to see this quilt quilted.

OOOH and one more thing!!!! I treated myself to a brand new cell phone! I got the HTC Android Desire and oooooooooooooooooooooh its pretty!!!!!!!!!

I haven't had the phone 24 hours yet, so I am still learning to use all its features. However, the guy at the cell phone kiosk who sold me the phone did a very very bad thing. He told me about this application called "Angry Birds"... He NEVER EVER should have told me that!!! I'm now addicted to slingshotting birds across the sky to knock now glass and wood and bricks to knock out ugly green snorting pig faces..... sigh............... I was playing it from 11pm - 12:30am last night!!!!! Oohhhh dear what have I got myself into.. well on a positive note, it will make the wait times at doctor's offices or other places easier to pass the time!!!! LOL

If the Angry Birds don't keep me awake at night too long, or take over my sewing I'll be okay. And hopefully those Angry Birds won't keep me too long from posting again lol

Quiltingly Yours

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Little bit of Show and Tell

In between sick moments and mourning a sweet uncle, I have been keeping myself occupied with some stitching.

Here is a photo shot of the progress I did make on my green scrappy blocks this week. Earlier this week I took my blocks up to the kitchen counter and pressed and pinned

while William kept himself busy going through my plastics.

I managed to finish making my blocks and William was satisfied with making sure every plastic container was out of the cupboard and onto the floor. Later that afternoon he found the drawer I keep all my placemats, hot pads and oven mitts!!!! Sigh..... ooh well he was happy.

I never took a photo of it yet, but I did complete the hand binding on my second coffee themed mug mat I made myself. It was part of the pile of hand binding that I have lined up to do!

Tonight, I finished making a baby shower gift for a friend of mine who is expecting twin boys in May. I want to wait until she is given the gift before I post the photo just in case she peeks on my blog (which she says she does from time to time). I loved how it turned out so much that I will be making a couple for William too. I did some really cute embroidery work on them too. Funny whimsical dragons!!!!

I also made an old classic dish for supper tonight. I made creamy herbed dill salmon with a Basil/Parmesan cheese orzo. I haven't made orzo in ages and just felt in the mood for it. I will post those recipes in the morning while William is playing. Once again I am sitting up in bed typing out this blog. And well it will be hard to balance a recipe binder on the bed while there is a sleeping dog by my side lol!!!!

Well its off to bed for me as it is heading towards the 1am mark.. Yawwwwwwwnnnnn I'm tired too. Both William and I had a rough night last night, so hoping we both have better zzzzzzzzzz tonight.

Quiltingly Yours

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Here... but not...

Its been a few days since I posted and I just haven't been able to take a few moments to post and I am sorry. But I have very good legitimate reasons for not being here in blogland...

First of all, I had a very close uncle of mine pass away suddenly Monday night. He was recently diagnosed with leukemia. It progressed very very quickly. He was in and out of hospital for the last month or more. Sunday night he was rushed to the ICU and passed away Monday evening from complications. He was only 71. Due to yet another snow storm today that dumped on us 30 cm more of snow, we couldn't get out to the funeral.

Secondly, I haven't been feeling very well the last week and a half. This week has been insane. I actually had to go to emergency myself I was so sick. This all relates back to when I was in hospital back in October. I am still having complications and now my doctor has me set up for more tests. I am still losing weight despite how much I eat and I am just starting to get worried more and more. Since having William back a year ago in April, I have lost 30 pounds pre-pregnancy weight. Before being pregnant on William I was 138 pounds. When I was weighed at the doctor's office yesterday, I am now a whopping 108 pounds!!!!!!!!!!! I am wasting away it seems. I hope things get figured out soon, cause I can't keep this going much longer. Otherwise if I turn sideways I will disappear!!!!

When I am having a few good spurts, I am managing a little bit of time in my sewing room. It is good therapy there and is keeping my mind occupied or worrying. I'm sorry I have no photos to post, but my camera is out in the other room right now and at the moment I have my little notebook computer here on my lap while I am curled up under my quilts in bed at 12:25am on Saturday. I have a nice warm dog lying here at my side and I just don't have the energy nor the interest to get up and get that camera!!! lol!!! just trust me when I say, I have my green blocks made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooo hooo!! They are now already to lay out on the floor to make the puzzle design.

I also started making a couple of baby bunting bags for a friend's baby shower this Sunday afternoon (weather and health provided). Not to mention the place it is being held is outside the city and I have nooooooooooooo idea where to find it!!! I will post a photo of the bags when they are completed and given to the recipient.

I also finished the hand binding of my second coffee themed mug mat.

Tomorrow, with the help of Trevor and Mum to watch William, I will get those bunting bags finished so I can get back to my green scrap quilt!!!

Tonight, I also got to call my good friend Noriko in Japan. My cell phone provider has a promotion on right now where all calls to Japan are free until the end of this month. Although she is nowhere near the earthquake site, she said her family are still very worried and concerned about the radiation levels coming their way. At the moment they are unable to drink the water and have to buy bottle water. She said that is also quite hard to do since most of the time it is sold out. They are keeping as positive as much as they can. How frightening it must be.

Well it is late and I need some sleep. It was another busy day and a day of ups and downs health wise for me. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I also hope to post some photos tomorow evening too.

Quiltingly Yours

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday Scrappin'

I was too tired to post last night, so I figured I would wait til I was a little more alert this morning to blog. Although I have to say I could EASILY go back to sleep again right now.

Last night I was able to sew the first two rows together of the scrappy green blocks. I figured this morning while William was playing around here in the living/dining room, I would take my time and start pinning the remaining two rows of the blocks together.

Then the next time I can get to my sewing machine I will have all the pieces ready to sew together. I can't wait to get these blocks together. The quilt is going to be a real puzzle to put together to make the interlocking design.

So while William munches on his "scooby snacks" I will get to pinning these blocks.

Quiltingly Yours

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrap Saturday Results

I now have all the green scraps sewn into rows for the blocks. I have 48 blocks altogether to sew up for this quilt.

I will start that job tomorrow evening. I am pleased with what I did accomplish tonight.

While I was sewing away tonight, Trevor brought me a nice little girlie drink to sip on while I worked away.

I had myself confined to my little sewing space by putting the ironing board up next to my sewing table. I had alot of sewing and then pressing to do. It certainly cut down on the getting up and down each time!!!

This afternoon while spending a little time in my sewing room, I managed to get the last set of Christmas placemats machine binded.

William kept himself busy exploring one of the fabric cabinets while I did some machine embroidery samples.

All the placemats are now ready for the hand stitching while I can do while watching a movie or working on some machine embroidery work.

After 10pm, I decided to take a little break from the sewing room and come upstairs to hang out with Trevor and to enjoy some yummy baked apples. They are baking in the oven now and the smell of the apples throughout the house is just divine!!!!

And on that note, I think I will get going and dig into one of the yummy baked apples. I think I will also see if there are any good movies on tv tonight. Perhaps I'll do a bit of knitting on my sweater too.

Quiltingly Yours

Thursday, March 17, 2011

All Binded Out!!!

I have all but one set of 6 placemats left to machine bind!!!!! I had a good night of binding this evening and was on quite the roll.

By the time 10:30 came along, I just didn't want to start another set of bindings!!! I will make sure to finish the last set before the end of the weekend.

Tomorrow is March month's Friday Night Sew In!!!! My goal is to get a good start on free motion quilting the two borders that are left to quilt on my crumb quilt. I am so close to finishing this quilt!!! I am anxious now to see it on my bed!

This afternoon I had a mini kitchen day. I haven't had a kitchen day or even a half kitchen day in a very long time. In fact I might safely say the last time I had one of these days was before William was born!!!!! Now that he is older and able to entertain himself with the plastics and bowls and such, I am able to start making up some casseroles and other foodie stuff to stock up my deep freeze again. This afternoon I made a homemade macaroni and cheese (I have been CRAVING mac and cheese for AGES it seems.. and it was sooooooooooo yummy)!!!! I also put on a loaf of cranberry/almond bread in my bread machine. While waiting for the mac and cheese to bake, I decided to make up some delicious banana/pineapple fruit smoothies for the three of us. We love fruit smoothies in our home. I thought I would share the recipe for you!!

Banana and Pineapple Fruit Smoothies

1 half can of crushed pineapple (the small size DOLE can)
1 medium size ripe banana
2 cups vanilla flavoured yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
a pinch of nutmeg
1 cup of ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix til well blended. Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy!!!

William certainly enjoyed sharing a smoothie with his Mommy!!!

Apparently Trevor decided to send Alexi the dog to the crib jail with William the other day!!! William thought it was hilarious... meanwhile Alexi seems to tolerate it. William just LOVES his dog!!!! He jumps out of his skin with excitement whenever he sees her!!! I think they will become great pals when he gets older!

oh, I just remembered that today is St. Patrick's Day!!! So happy Paddy's Day to you all on the day when everyone is Irish!!!!

Quiltingly Yours

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Binding and Some Food for Thought

I managed to finally finish all the bindings I needed to make for the placemats this evening.

I also have two sets of four placemats now machine binded.

Once all the binding is done by machine, I will take my time and start the hand slip stitching. I figure this will be good stuff to work on when I start stitching my Christmas towel sets on my embroidery machine. I can sit to the machine and change the colour threads when needed and hand stitch at the same time. I have a nice pile of plain towels purchased and ready to be stitched out. I am waiting for an order of threads to arrive. Once they arrive I'll be stitchin' like a mad woman on the machine! I still have alot of towels to purchase. I'm hoping to pick up a few more sets later this week when I am out running some errands.

The last few days, my new blogging friend Anita over at Life Via Serendipity and I have been talking about our little portable outdoor greenhouses we love to use in the summer. We both love to grow our herbs and flowers in them and I have had alot of success with ours the last two summers.

One of the things I mentioned to her this morning in an email is my new Aero Garden Trevor gave me for Christmas this past year. It is a dandy little hydroponics growing center I have in the corner of my kitchen counter where I grow dill, basil, oregano, thyme and mint.

I just love it!!!! If anyone is interested in them (well at least here in Canada) I know you can get them at Canadian Tire. For those living elsewhere I'm sure if you google "Aero Garden" you might be able to find where you can purchase one. My Aero Garden is so compact and takes up very little space on my counter.

Today I cut down some of my mint and made this FABULOUS grilled chicken recipe! Its one of our favourites. I normally grill it on the outdoor bbq, but during the winter months I like to use my indoor Cuisinart Grill. I forgot to take a photo of it, but trust me, its soooooooooooooo yummy!!! I promised Anita I would share the recipe here on my blog tonight. So this is for Anita as well as anyone else out there in blogland who would like to give it a try!

Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts

For the Marinade
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp coarsely chopped garlic
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (although I just use two for myself and Trevor)

For the Sauce
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tsp red bell peppers (I like to use the Epicure dried bell peppers)
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 Tbsp honey

To make the marinade:
In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients.

Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place the breasts in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade. Place in a bowl, and refrigerate for about an hour (I like to marinade my chicken for several hours for more flavour).

To make the sauce:
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil and melt the butter. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook until the onion is translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in the mustard and the honey. Set aside.

Remove the chicken breasts from teh bag and discard the marinade. Grill over direct medium heat until the meat is firm and the juices run clear, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Baste with the sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Serve warm. (I also like to keep any extra sauce for dipping at the table).

I will try and post another recipe soon. I haven't posted recipes in ages, and I love to share my recipes with you!

As for tomorrow night in the sewing room, my plan is to possibly get back to binding at least another set of placemats and perhaps prep my crumb quilt for the first free motion border. I will keep you posted.

Quiltingly Yours

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gone Binding!!!

Tonight I started prepping for all the binding I have to do for the Christmas placemats. I managed to get all the fabrics cut and slowly sewing the strips together.

Tomorrow night during our Wednesday night sewing group I plan to machine bind some of the placemats. Although I do still have a bit of prep work to do.

I had hoped to get a little further along with my prep work tonight, but poor little sweet William had a bit of trouble getting to sleep tonight. It looks as though two more bottom teeth are getting very close to breaking through. He just couldn't get himself comfortable and did a bit of crying. He just needed some Mommy's cuddles and rocking in our rocking chair to drift him under enough to keep the gum pain at bay. Poor little thing. I just keeping putting myself in his little shoes and what pain he must be going through. I am so glad he will never remember this discomfort.

We are very lucky though. I hear of some parents up at all hours of the night with wailing and screaming babies while they are teething. William is just a strong little trooper.

It is already after 11pm here and I didn't have much of a productive night. But that's okay. It will still be here tomorrow night! lol My main priority was to get my little boy comfortable and to sleep.

Til the next post.

Quiltingly Yours

Sunday, March 13, 2011

End of Another Scrappy Weekend

I felt I made alot of progress on my green scrappy quilt this weekend. After sewing all the units together this morning during William's morning nap, I was ready to start sewing them into rows tonight.

Of the 48 blocks I have to make (err make that 47 as I made a full one as my sample block) I managed to get approximately 15 blocks sewn into rows. I still have a ways to go, but I am pleased with how it is coming along.

I now have the pieces organized in the storage box again and put aside for another evening later this week or until next weekend. My goals for this week are to get back to my crumb quilt. I have two borders left to free motion quilt and the quilting is done. I also want to get a good start on making the binding for all those Christmas placemats I finished quilting last week. If I set weekly goals for myself, I find I am able to accomplish my projects better.

This afternoon I spent about an hour looking and admiring other quilter's blogs who are also involved in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I am so inspired by everyone! So many talented people out there working away on all their scraps! Its amazing what we can accomplish when we are "slightly" pushed by our wonderful hostess to dig through our piles and mountains of scraps! A huge thank you to you!!!! I have procrastinated for YEARS to get to my scraps and they just keep piling up around me. Eventually I figured I would one day just disappear never to be found again!!!

Til Next Tme!

Quiltingly Yours

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scrap Saturday Post

I got a great start sewing all the hsts together tonight. Because this block is a real puzzle, I have to break it down into units. There is no way I plan to sew one block at a time with this one otherwise I will be tearing hair out of my head!!!!
Here is the first block completed.

The rest of these piles are just laid out and ready to be sewn together. I figured if I got as far as this tonight, tomorrow when William goes down for his morning/afternoon nap, I can get to the sewing machine and just start chain sewing my heart out on all these pieces!!!

I have the first two units of the first line sewn and ready to be both sewn together.

By tomorrow evening, I hope to be able to finish sewing all the units together and get making some more blocks.

While William had his nap this morning, I did get to finish free motion quilting the last side of the crumb quilt triangles. All that is left are the two borders. I can't WAIT to see this quilt finished!!! I'm just loving every minute of this quilt!!!

Well tonight, I am actually sitting up in bed with my little Notebook computer on my lap, and a dog at my feet. I am turning in early since the clocks spring ahead an hour overnight. I want to get that little bit of extra sleep tonight. I am also hoping little bambino sleeps a little longer in the morning too!!!! Speaking of the little fella, I can hear him move about in his crib. He might be getting ready to wake up for a little midnight bottle snack! I better get a bottle out to warm just in case.

Until next time!

Quiltingly Yours

Friday, March 11, 2011

Crumb Quilt and other updates

I took out the good ole Crumb Quilt again tonight to do some more free motion quilting. I was amazed how quick I got around the triangles tonight. I managed to get 3 sides quilted.

Tomorrow before I start my green scrappy quilt blocks for Scrap Saturday, I will finish the final side of triangles. All that is left to do is two large borders and bind it. Yipppeee!!! I can't wait to finish this quilt and put it on my bed!!! I have been working on this quilt on and off for the last 2 1/2 years now. The end is getting close!

Last night I finished quilting up the remaining Christmas place mats. The excess batting and backing are cut off and they are now ready for binding. I think I will work on that little project during our Wednesday night sewing group.

After taking a few days break on my green scraps, I will get started sewing the pieces to make the blocks. From what I am reading from the pattern, I have to make 48 blocks!!! Let the fun times begin!!!! Actually I'm looking forward to getting back to my green scraps again.

I have been quiet here in blogland the last few days, but I have been keeping myself busy with my sewing!!!! I plan to post again tomorrow evening to give you the updates of my Scrap Saturday.

Oooh BTW, for those of you who are involved in the Friday Night Sew In, or those of you interested in getting involved, the sign up is now available here.

I thought I would show you how William spends his time while Mommy is working in the kitchen.

He can turn my kitchen upside down in 2 seconds!!! Ahhh but that's okay. If it keeps him happy then that's the best thing of all!!! I've also realized we could save a heck of alot of money! So we won't be buying any more toys for Will!!! He prefers plastic containers and bowls and wire cooling racks instead!!! LOL

Quiltingly Yours

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Title Name - Can't Think of One :)

I can't think of what to title this post tonight. Guess I'm not in much of a think mode the last few days. I have been soooo tired and with next to no energy. Apart from running after a 10 month old who has found walking to be his next favourite thing, I still get very tired and low energy after the health issues I had last Fall. Having lost over 27 pounds, I feel I am skin and bone and have no muscle or fat. I was never a big girl. The most weight I have ever had (and not counting pregnancy) was 135pounds. All I want to do is sleep.

Since energy hasn't been my strongest point the last few days, I have kept to very light and non thinking jobs in my sewing room. I FINALLY got all 480 half square triangles pressed!

I did that job tonight. I decided to time myself to see how long it would take. Including a 10 minute sit down break from the ironing board, I was pressing those little darlings for 1 1/2 hours!! WHEW!!! I am now going to take a wee little break from those scraps until this coming Scrap Saturday when I will start assembling the blocks.

For the next few evenings, I plan to get back to quilting the remaining Christmas placemats and do a little more quilting on my crumb quilt. I want to get more quilting done so I can get binding them. Binding is great hand work and non thinking work. Every now and then I just need to give the old brain cells a rest! lol

I received a beautiful little gift from a very special and dear friend of mine from New Zealand today. Here is what Julie sent me for my birthday!!!! She is so talented with her card making as well as her quilts.

Back in the Fall of 2000, she came to visit me while I was living in Halifax. She brought along in her big suitcase a couple packages of these AMAZING Tim Tams wafer cookies!! I haven't tasted them since that time, and she added them to my gift! THANK YOU JULIE!!!!!!! Kiwi hugs!!!

The quilt pattern in the photo was a quilt project we both were working on individually a few years ago. She would send me the patterns when she was finished with them. Due to a few things that came up in her life, some of her quilting was put on hold and the patterns stopped coming. Well part of the gift was a full copy of all the patterns!!! I can now get back to making this great scrap quilt again!!! yipppeeeeee!!!!! Its a fabulous pattern for using up very small pieces. And I have a ton of those!!!! Especially after making my crumb quilt! I think I have enough tiny scraps to make another couple crumb quilts!!! But that won't be any time soon! This crumb quilt took me a couple years to make!

I'm going to try and get to bed a bit earlier tonight. For the last month or so William has been sleeping through the night. But the last few nights he has been waking up around midnight for a bottle. I think he is going through a growth spurt. He is also back to teething mode again. His little cheeks are so red!!

Nite nite!

Quiltingly Yours

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Green Scrap Quilt Update

Between Friday night and this evening I managed to get all 240 green/cream rectangles sewn into half square triangles.

Yippeeeee!!!! Tomorrow while watching bambino here in the upstairs compound I will set up the rectangles on the dining room table and start cutting them into 480 half square triangles. Fun times ahead!!! That should keep my morning busy while William explores and plays with the pooch. Perhaps tomorrow evening I will start pressing the squares and have them ready to make into blocks. There are 48 blocks in total to make this quilt.

This evening while making supper, he spent his time taking out every cooling rack, bowl, and plastic container out of my cupboards. It was an obstacle course on my floor trying to walk from the counters to the stove. Not to mention avoiding walking on one dog and one baby!!!! Ahh the joys!

Tomorrow afternoon William and I will be meeting up with a friend of mine who had her little baby girl back in January. I haven't seen Leslie and baby Lauren since they were in the hospital. She is now over 1 1/2 months!! Time does fly. I can't believe William turns 1 next month!! Holy CRAP!!! My little boy is growing up too fast!!! I'll soon have to return back to work... sigh........

I had hoped to post a recipe I made tonight but I have to search through a few files to find the photo of the recipe I want to post. It is made with salmon fillets, feta cheese, spinach, rice and phyllo pastry. It is one of our favourite supper meals and it is very filling. William even had a bit for his supper tonight and he loved it!!! I will try to post it for tomorrow evening.

Ohhh, as for other quilting related stuff, I did manage to machine quilt 2 sets of Christmas placemats for my inventory. I have 5 more sets (I think) to quilt. That will be a job I plan to finish by the end of the week.

Well I'm off to relax a little by the tv. I rarely watch tv, so I might as well look for a half decent movie to watch. I think I will take out my knitting. I finally started the left side of the cardigan I am making myself. Its coming along nicely. Once I have that sweater done, I want to try a nice hat/scarf set. I have two sets I want to make for Christmas gifts. yep.. you read it right. I make most of my gifts, so I need to start early.

Til next time.

Quiltingly Yours

Friday, March 4, 2011

5:30am Wake Up HURTS!

William decided to wake up at 5:30 this morning.... ughhhhhhhhh I'm a zombie right now. He woke up with a bit of gum pain. Poor little fella. I'm figuring the next two bottom teeth will be making their appearance within the month. I'm just counting down the minutes for when Trevor comes home from his work shift. Hoping I'll get to crawl back in bed for another couple hours. Normally William would stay asleep until 7ish... sigh... not today.

Now that he is happy and content again, he is out in the living room in his exersaucer watching his morning "stories" on the tele. I don't give him much tv time, but the shows are rather cute at this time of morning. I had planned to post to my blog last night, but I was feeling sooo tired after leaving my sewing room last night I decided to crash in bed for the night. Wishing I went to bed earlier had I known I would be up early this morning.. sigh... ahh the joys of motherhood LOL

Anyway, on to something sewing/quilting related. I finished doing all the cutting for the Green scrap quilt.

I also got a start on drawing the lines on all the light 3" x 4" rectangles.

Hopefully sometime tomorrow I'll get to do some piecing of these blocks during Scrap Saturday.

I also just recently (as in the last 24 hours) joined The Charming Girls Quilt Club!!

I've been reading about them for some time and they do quite a bit during the year. I can't wait to dive in and get involved!

Right now The Charming Girls are asking us to post some of our goals for March and April. Well here it goes

* Finish quilting and binding my Crumb Quilt
* Quilt and bind the red strippy quilt
* Make the green scrappy quilt
* Quilt and bind the 6 sets of Christmas placemats
* Start at least one Christmas gift
* Embroider at least a 6-8 sets of Christmas hand towel sets

hmmmm yeah, that should keep me busy and out of trouble for a bit!!! I'm sure in that time I'll be adding to that list! LOL that is list is never ending!

Well I best get the kettle on and make some coffee. Trevor will be home in the next 15 minutes. I need some more shut eye or I'm gonna be a zombie all day!!!

Quiltingly Yours