I covered these frames I painted years ago. These took way longer than I thought it would. but they are almost done. Now I just have to get Paul to hang them. I also need to put cute pictures of Gracie in the pink ones. In a year from now they will be all the same with one new born picture and their one year photo. My boys look nothing alike it makes me laugh.
Some of my friends and I got together for dinner. They all gave me The cutest girl things like dresses, warm outfits, toys and other baby things. I just have to show off a few handmade gift I love. Lara W. makes these hair things for flutterby.net. I was hoping she would make me some. As you can see she made me lots and I love them . Lori L. got a sewing machine for her birthday this year. She made me these cute burp cloths with minky and ribbons.
Paul said I couldn't buy another crib set. There was no way I was going to let my little girl be surrounded by trucks, trains and planes. Now you see trucks, and now you don't. I took left over scraps from other projects to welcome my little baby girl into this world. I only took a month of needle work. Someone said to me don't put so much time in just a bumper pad that is only going to be used for a few months, I just had to. I made it double sided. When the baby out grows it I am going to cut it down and use the panels in a toddler quilt for her. Its amazing those little scraps and time will be a memorable piece for her.
I have tons of green tomatoes and I don't like fried green tomatoes. So I will have to wait. look at these two cute quilt squares I have done. But I have to wait on the rest, my sewing machine is in the shop and won't be done for another week and half. I bought so many cute girl cloths for our baby. I have to wait, she won't be done cookin' for another three months. Wait, wait, wait is the name of the game.
I thought I should put on this self-named green thumb blog something that is green thumb gardenie. I always look at my flowers or my garden and think I should get my camera out. So yesterday Wyatt and I did take some pictures of our big carrots. I had to stop Wyatt from pulling too many, he got so excited. I have to remind him to pull what your are going to eat. Wyatt had to take a picture of me and my big belly. I have three more months left, 12 more weeks. It's going to go by so fast. I better get ready.
Look at my first purchase for our little baby girl. I think its going to be the perfect colors for a Thanksgiving baby. The pattern is so cute but its a little big. I'm going to have to figure out how to make it smaller. I think this girl thing is going to be bad for the bank but very fun.
I was helping my friend Aubrey make her first quilt last month. Aubrey is making a yellow brick road. She is using the cutest fabric. I hope she will finish it, it will be so cute when it is done. I remember my first quilt being really plain, but I finished it. I machine quilted it with gold metallic thread it was so hard. My tension was so off, the thread kept breaking on me. I had no clue what I was doing. I wanted to quilt stars along the sides but that never happen. I should give a big thanks out to my Mother-in-law, Dayna that helped me. I think it's great for my first quilt. After making 40+ quilts I am still learning how to do so many things. I think the trick is you have to finish it. So you can move on to another, then another, then one day you find that you love it.
I am working on the back of this quilt. I want to use up all my scraps. My goal is to piece the back and bind it with what I have and only buy bat. As you can see I have two of my squares done. I have wanted to do pinwheels for a long time. Just ask Melissa every time I see one done, I have to say "Oh I want to do that next". Now I'm finally doing one. But now as I make these cute pinwheels. I wonder if I should put them on point or should I throw in a log cabin. I guess you'll just have to see. I love these fabrics they make me so happy. This is all I want to do, but I have made myself make dinner, do laundry, and play with my boys. So it will take me longer to finish it but that's OK, who said good things come to those that wait. This quilt is going to be awesome when its done.
Look what we found on our walk today. Lilacs remind me of my Grandma Rushton. She had the biggest bush, it was like 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Well my measurements could be off a little, I was a little girl. Grandma would take lots of family pictures in front of that lilac bush. Lilacs also remind me of Mothers day and Sunday church where the children sing to their mothers. I really need to plant a bush in my yard somewhere so it will remind me of my Grandmother and my children's songs. After I got done blogging about these beautiful flowers this is what I walked in on. Oh well, I guess we have to go get more.