February 22, 2011

Captain Underpants

Boy #1 has been reading the Captain Underpants book series. Boy #2 didn't want to feel left out, so he decided to be Captain Underpants.

He had fun jumping off the stairs and "flying" through the air

February 15, 2011

Fly Like An Eagle

I took a very quick trip to CA this past weekend. My brother and I drove down for a family party. We got to CA about two hours before the party started and headed for home 22 hours after our arrival. My brother drives a new to him convertible Mercedes and we had fun basking in the CA sunshine with the top down. We listened to the Steve Miller Band and other groups that I haven't heard in years. My brother loves to drive and I think he had just as much fun getting to CA as he had in CA. He is one of those people who truly "enjoys the journey" as long as there is no road construction and plenty of snacks.

The Year of the Rabbit garden display at the Bellagio

All 9 cousins were at the party, we haven't been together since 2005

February 8, 2011

The End

You are probably tired of hearing about the quilt, but this will be the last post on it. My mom flew back to California today and we finished the quilt last night. We used a book called "Quilt in a Day", but for us it was "quilt in a week". I am so happy with how it turned out and I could not have done it without the help of my mom. Thanks mom! I know that boy #1 will cherish his quilt for years.

My mom and I holding the finished product, it is a twin sized that we are holding sideways

February 5, 2011


The quilt is coming along nicely. Apparently I have fabric on my mind since I dreamed I had to go to JoAnn's and get more fabric, but they were all out of the red color I needed. The rest of my dream was spent searching through remnants and all corners of the store to find any red fabric. There was none so it really was more like a nightmare. Good thing it looks like we will be finished with this quilt soon.

Boy #1 chose how he wanted the blocks arranged and he opted for the zig zag pattern

February 4, 2011

Foreign Object

I do not iron. I never have and thought that I never would. But I wanted to make a quilt for boy #1, and I realized that I needed to iron. I am doing okay, but I am not a perfectionist, so there are a few wrinkles still. My mom was kind enough to leave her California sunshine and come to help me make this quilt. It is coming along and even though we are following the Log Cabin quilt in a day method, I think we will be lucky to finish it in a week.

What is this?

Cut strips ready to sew

One of the 15 blocks we have made so far

February 2, 2011

Favorite Flowers

I have been sick for over a week. Although, I am feeling better I am still not back to full speed, but every time I look at my pom pom flowers I feel happy. I love these flowers. Thanks to Alison for the brilliant idea!