Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en!!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Hallowe'en! We had a blast here!

If there's something strange
in your neighbourhood
Who ya gonna call??

(and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!)

Now that costumes have been made and my husband's ripped coat is sewn, maybe I can get back to some of my works in progress (Ninja turtle quilt, another baby quilt, Christmas cards that I've tried to make and send out the last two Christmas' - 3 times is the charm, right?...).
Sigh! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Homemade pumpkin pie... from a pumpkin Lucas picked out at the market!

A turkey that Lucas made at school.

gobble gobble

But he often chooses not to!

Well... we had about 3 nights of good sleeping and then Lucas was back to his old habits of fighting going to sleep at night and walking up around 5:30. Ugh. The last few nights have been longer sleeps but waking up in the night. There's always something.

The pictures are kinda self-explanatory but here's Lucas and a sample of his work - he copied his name. I'd actually made the dotted lines for him some time ago and he hadn't wanted to do it at the time. He recently pulled it out and traced it - and did a pretty good job I think!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lucas CAN sleep!

So here's the other picture of Lucas from his first day of school...

I actually took a couple of him again this morning just because he looked so darn cute but I'll have to put them on the computer before I can put them on here.

Lucas had a really crappy sleep Wednesday night... only about 7 hours (10:00 until 5:00 - uugghhhh) and so last night he was asleep by 7 and didn't wake up until after 7 this morning (okay he did wake up briefly around 4:30 to go to the bathroom and have a little drink but he went back to sleep pretty quickly - thank goodness!). I don't think I could have handled another 5 o-clock wake up call. He generally is a pretty early riser. I'm hoping that tomorrow he'll sleep in a bit again. I don't have to work so that would mean I could sleep in a bit too!

He's starting back into swimming lessons again tomorrow too. It's been a pretty hectic week overall! No time for sewing, that's for sure! (Unless you count hemming a pair of pants for Lucas!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Baby's Growing Up...

I guess it's official now that my baby is growing up. He had his first full day of school on Tuesday and then was back today for more fun and games (and a few tears but I guess that's part of growing up sometimes).

He was so excited walking to the bus that first day. He told everyone he saw (including some construction workers) that he was going to school for the WHOLE day. His excitement lasted until he was standing in line to climb on the bus. He turned around to look at my husband and I with a tearful, crumpled up face and said "Mommy I want you to sit with me". Thank goodness for sunglasses! Man, I'm getting teary again just writing about it!

Here's a few pictures of the first day.

I hope they go in the spot where I want them to go!!
Of course they didn't go in the spot where I wanted them to go (after the writing) but at least I got them in the right order this time. There's one more I want to add but it would only let me put in 5. I guess I might have to do another post!
As for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle quilt... I sewed 1 block and then put it on hold when I found out he didn't need a blanket for school. I'll get back to it soon I hope so he can use it as a lap blanket this winter.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Well, I've started on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle quilt for Lucas. My rotarty cutter got quite a workout as you can see from the above pictures. Now to sew...
We go next Tuesday to visit Lucas' classroom and meet the teacher. I've got my fingers crossed that he has fun and will look forward to starting school. He seems a little nervous about it at this point.
I'll keep you posted.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quilt top finally finished...

Once again, I forgot that blogspot flips the order of the pics!! Not a big deal but I wanted the other one first!
Oh well... the important thing is that I finally finished this quilt top. I actually started it about 12 years ago at a quilting class. I think at that time I had most of the blocks made. Every once in a while I would pull it out and sew a few more blocks together. I made a big push recently to finish assembling the blocks and doing the borders. Here is the result.
Now it's on hold again while I make a quilt for Lucas in case he needs a blanket for junior kindergarten. He's chosen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That should be interesting!
Also, I did finish my first Dear Jane triangle. I'll try to scan it in and post it soon.