So glad my own "Spanish" guy is coming home tonight!
I just saw this is post #297 so guess I need to be thinking of something special for #300!
Also - I just had to post a little something about Oh Fransson's patterns. I have been admiring them for sometime and today ordered thesetwo.
I am just so impressed at how much information she provides along with her patterns.
If you have ever wanted to make a quilt but weren't sure how to go about it, these are great patterns to start with. She gives you all the information you need and really walks you through the process - Great patterns!
Ok have a wonderful Super Bowl Australian Open weekend!
Yeah - I washed both cars (and they are white and have not been washed in who knows how long so it was definitely time). I vacuumed them too and then came in and took a nice, relaxing bubble bath.
I ended up going with my mom yesterday and we got pedicures. Hadn't done that in forever!
Big apple red - my new favorite color (my toes are a little wrinkled from the bath).
Speaking of the Big Apple - I met up with Melissa and her wonderful husband last week. They were in Hawaii on a little vacation so we met for lunch. It was so fun to meet someone from blogland (and our quilting bee).
I brought Baby Girl along who didn't say a word during the entire lunch...of course, as soon as we left, she started talking again.
I started in on the quilting this morning (pre-car washing).
I saw Jacquie's beautiful doll quilt and thought the quilting would be fun to try. I ended up going with a loopy stitch and now just need to keep making rows (with my walking foot).
Hubby called and said he got to be a contestant on Fear Factor...he had to reach into a container full of eels as one of the stunts.
and I'd better remember since he thinks the tooth fairy is the greatest...it would burst his bubble if she forgot.
I finally ventured out of my house and made it to Costco (and picked up my sewing machine - yeah!!) and then we went to a friend's house for some playtime for the kids. I picked her boys up from school on my way there and in the back seat my guy and her little 6 year old were discussing the tooth fairy.
My guy told his friend - My mom saw the tooth fairy and talked to her.
His friend (who is a little younger and hasn't lost any teeth yet) was impressed and then decided that the tooth fairy uses the teeth as money to buy things. It was so cute!
I actually didn't sew at all today - ok no wait, I did test out my machine to make sure it was working good but no actual sewing.
I stayed up late last night sewing (and watching the Australian Open) the other blocks and borders onto this quilt (it's about 48" x 75" now)...
and then had an idea - improv borders! So I started on those (yes, I am officially losing my mind here).
Tonight the kids went to bed extra early since the late nights of watching Curious George have made them grumpy and tired and I've been watching Andy at the Australian Open.
And reading a Christmas gift (subscription) from a friend
and contemplating the need for a pedicure. My toes need to be cute when hubby comes home!
My little guy lost his first tooth last night (and we heard Bela lost her snaggletooth in Costa Rica too - guess the tooth fairy brings colones there).
So of course he got a visit from the tooth fairy - who he totally thinks is real (and it's so cute!). He raised his arms in celebration when he found money under his pillow this morning.
Except then he wanted his tooth to check it out some more. So I had to think fast and tell him that the tooth fairy had given it to me for safe-keeping but I guess he was big enough to hold onto it himself.
I had planned on picking up my sewing machine and doing a Costco run today but the little guy said his tummy hurt (and my mom just had the stomach flu) so I just stayed home instead...and sewed.
I finished up the red on the blocks and then started sewing them into rows. But before I did, I decided I needed to add something to break up all the red.
It looks better in real life than in the pictures and I think I'm digging it. I'll have to pull it out again and check tomorrow.
I also sewed up my improv blocks with some off-white sashing. I love them and decided the quilt needs to be bigger so I'm working on a few more to add to it. I think I might make one red block for contrast like this quilt.
I don't have pictures since it was late but I'll post some tomorrow. Oh, and I finished the binding on this one and it's in the dryer right now. We've been watching Curious George every night before they go to bed (which is great for sewing binding).