Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Too many projects, and not enough time;

Good evening ladies,,, I hope your Memorial week end was a sunny and full of family fun.. I am so happy that we are having warm and sunny days. We had been getting so much rain, I was going to have a small lake in my back yard,,,, my grass really did some major growing too.  Any way, I have so many things that I want to do,, but I just don’t have enough time, or hands. I am on the home stretch with the baby quilt, I did get a few photos to share with you…. The baby shower is coming up soon it is on Sat June 11… and I have tons of things to get done….wheeewwwww  with my class at night for three hrs,, it is hard for me to get things done… oh well enough of that nonsense…

  I am so behind on my blog again,,,, oops sorry girls,,, I do miss you all so much… so I am going to make time at least twice a week to do some visits to you all.. I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous summer decorating you are all doing… OK on with the quilt photos…

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This is the finished top with out the borders on… I was so worried about all the fabrics coming together,,,, and I was so excited to see it just flow together…. wink,,,,

  The browns and tans are a perfect match for the Nursery … I can’t wait to see it in there,,,, and don’t you worry I will be taking a lot of photos…. so show you…

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Just a few close up shots so you can see the different fabrics… sewing all those 2 1/2 in strips together was not fun…. but it did come out pretty darn good,,, I forgot how many different fabrics I have,,, hmmmm should count them some time…. or maybe you would like to….. sort of like a jar filled with jelly beans and guess how many are in there…..ok got of track,,,, getting back on now…

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I had to get a photo of it in the bassinet,,,still with out borders,,, it looks so pretty with it…. the colors are perfect……. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh….. I am getting better at this ladies….

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This is Little Guys bassinet,,,, I have it at my house I am hosting the shower… I can’t wait to see little guy in it….. not much longer,,, she is due July 15 but I think she will go early,, both of my kids were early so maybe she will take after me….

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AWWWWWW don’t ya just love this little guy,,, he is so cute……………………………

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Here are the three borders for the quilt,,and the binding..

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Yeah!!!!!!! the borders are on,,,, not it is laying on my clean kitchen floor,, to start pining it all down…. my back is not going to happy with me later….

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I like to use small safety pins, then hold better and I don’t get stuck all the time…..ouch…..

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OK now I am ready to do some quilting……  OH NO,,,,, Iam out of white thread,,,, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…. the backing is a soft white flannel….I like to use white you don’t really see it much,, but you can still see the quilting part…. so I will have to run to Wally world and get some white sewing thread….. darn……  so I decided to do sewing on little stuffed pillows filled with my dried lavender,,, mmmmmmm I love the smell of lavender,,,, as a gift for every one for sharing in my Daughters big day… I have little boxes to decorate and and put in a scented tea light and yummy candy in side…  does that sound good??? 

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Here is the goodie boxes that I am giving away,,, and the fabric for the pillows… oh and Heathers little boy ribbon pin,,, I am going to make it look a lot better….

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I love all these different pink fabrics,,, they are left over from another Quilt… so I did get them sewed before I left for class,,, so I am going to do some stuffing when I get done here…. I will be taking photos to show you all how every thing turned out…. 

Well my dear sweet blog friends,,, I hope you enjoyed my photos today and the photos,,,, I am so happy to back here with you all,, even though I don’t post as much…. I hope to get on a routine and then I won’t be  MIA as much,,,,, I will be by to visit tomorrow I promise,, I want to thank you all so much to stopping by and taking the time to read my every day thoughts,, and projects…. it means the world to me…. You are just the Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So until next time; God Bless;




Le Chateau des fleurs said...

The quilt is exquisite! you are so talented! The nursery also is adorable. What a fun and happy time :)
I used to make quilt years ago. My Mom taught me how to sew. Thanks so much for your sweet comment.

Stella said...

The quilt is going to be perfect. I khow you are excited to see it finished. I put my quilting on hold in the summer so I can work in the garden.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Alaura!

How lovely to have you come to visit.... We haven't chatted in a very, very long time. :-)

How exciting. A new baby boy in your life. You're going to LOVE this. I am just crazy about my little guy. I mean CRAZY! I adore him.

I'll pop back over to see the finished quilt. It looks fabulous and will be so nice for him to have as a memento from his grandma.


Marydon said...

Alaura, did you have that little fella yet? Iknow you are anxiously awaiting ... The quilt is just beautiful. What fun you are going to have ... the nursery is just precious.

Our little gr-kid-ling doesn't arrive until Sept. I am in the pink.

TY for visiting as I have missed you ... but not been doing well keeping up with everyone either.

Have a beautiful week.

Char said...

I think your quilt will be perfect and the colors are beautiful, all soft and natural. You are creating a treasure of memories that will last a lifetime, Char

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Elizabeth and Gary said...

I love the nursery quilt. The colors are perfect together. Such a special gift made with so much love.
I still working on my King size quilt (a lot of work) I don't think I'll be making another king size LOL.
The pattern I'm doing has a seminole border..I have never made seminole's and for a king size bed, that's a lot of seminole's.
I look forward to seeing your precious baby quilt complete and a sweet new baby wrapped up in it.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Susie Q said...

This is priceless..and so beautiful. You are creating a treasure!