Saturday, May 12, 2012

Polka Dots & Frogs

Where do I start?  I can't believe it is May.  So much has been going on in our lives.  So much I can't even write about it all, there would be now possible way.

The yearbook I talked about in my last post is currently under production.  I can't wait till the kids get to see it.  I truly believe we made the best possible one we could.  There are lots of new faces and lots of school activities as well as extracurricular ones.  When we get a copy I will be sure to post a pic of it.

My oldest turned 9 this month!  Holy cow....9.  Where did time go.  He is such a great kid.  Smart, caring, funny, creative, loving...  I could go on forever.  He has his moments, but what kids doesn't.  They are stressful when they are in the moment but on a night like this, the eve of Mother's Day, I have a quiet house and after finishing the quilting to his teachers quilt (pics to come further down in this post) all I can do is think about how blessed I am to have him as my son.  And of course my other two also.  They are all so different, and I love each and everyone of them more than I ever could have imagined was possible.

The boys have been playing lots of baseball.  They are having so much fun and doing so well.  My middle boy (the one with the mohawk) is a natural.  He is trying so had to hit a homerun on the tball field.  My oldest does well too.  But he gets discouraged very easily.  His strong suit is school.   :)
Little Miss, will she is a true girl, and yet loves to get down and dirty too.  And a complete joy to be around (ok, most of the time). 

Alright, enough of that...I could go on forever, but couldn't all of us moms.

How about this quilt I have been working on.  I finished the top on Wednesday, basted it last night and quilted it tonight!  I can't believe how quick it went together.  It is a baby quilt, and much smaller than my first two quilts.

The finished top:

Quilted top:


and a few more, just because

I followed this great tutorial that I had found a month or so back.  Maybe more.  I thought it was just perfect for this quilt.  My oldest did too.  He has had the final say on everything about this one.  From the fabric choices to the pattern to the quilting. 

My little man wants me to hurry and finish so I can get back to his quilt.  Soon, Dude, soon. :)

Oooo I almost forgot.  I used two layers of batting for this one too.  I wanted it to be nice and soft for the baby.  I was a little afraid as to how well it would quilt but I really didn't even notice.  Super psyched about that. 

I can not wait to be able to give it to my son's teacher.  I am hoping she is blow away.  She has been so wonderful this yr and I can't think of a better way to thank her.  Here's hoping she doesn't have the baby this weekend so she will be in school on Monday.

And this is just some of what has been going on...I went back to soccer...oh there is so much.

There is this blog that I just love reading.  Heidi is amazing.  Her work is beautiful and her kids are adorable.  And she is one of my followers too...hehe.  She talks about Google reader sometimes, and I never know what she is talking about.  So finally when she mentioned how many posts she has to read...she gets me thinking.  I havent been in blogland for a while, I wonder how many post I have missed.  I know that I have this google reader thing but I have never used it.  Well, I looked into it more, and now I do.  Ugh, I have 445 unread posts!  Oh boy.... I am in trouble.  But I love that I can read most of them right from google reader.  Duh.  Why didnt I know about this sooner.  Oh well.  Besides to sleeping in, and maybe finishing the above baby quilt, maybe I will sit with a great big glass of Mango Daquiri and read up on my blogs tomorrow. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Now you know!!! Ha! Ha! I am finally am catching up! And am down to 37...and lo and behold, look what blog post I found!! ;)

    The quilt looks awesome and I adore the wavy line quilting!!!!