Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Giovanni

We celebrated LJ's 2nd Birthday yesterday, even though it is technically today.

Cake and Ice Cream...

And of course lots of presents (mostly toys that he really doesn't need, but who can resist giving a little boy a new toy)

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One Quilt Done....4 More To Go

Finished one of my nieces quilt today....

Also, last weekend I finished the top to one of my nephews quilt....

Monday, November 23, 2009


I haven't posted anything latelyfor several reasons...

#1 - I've been working on the quilt with the plaid material, which is still in the works.
#2 - The WHOLE family has been sick...started two weeks ago, when I got a phone call at work to come pick up Alex because he has a fever of 101 Degrees F. He stayed home with me the whole next day, but fever.

So, the boys went to Grandma & Grandpa DiTommaso's for the weekend...and that's when things started to get bad...well actually when they came home. Alex was complaining that his ears hurt and Grandma said that LJ sounded a little raspy throughout the day on Sunday.

And being the good mommy that I am, I have LJ a breathing treatment Sunday night along with a does of some medicine left over from the last time. I also made a doctor's appointment for both of the boys first thing Monday Morning.

Alex - ear infection in both ears...script for med to get rid of it. Easy-Peezy!
LJ - breathing treatment ever 3 hours with Albuteral and Pulmicort twice daily, also Orapred once a day, which is what I was doing the night before. No script needed since I had meds left over from the last time (back in August). And LJ had a fellow-up Tuesday.

LJ was up every two hours Monday night, which I had to then give him a breathing treatment, which really was not working for him. Tuesday at the doctors again, the doc said that I was doing everything right, but I alone can not do this at home and that he needs to admitted into the hospital where professionals can keep a better eye on him. SO, LJ spent the next two days in the hospital. NOW, he is doing just fine, but still on breathing treament for the whole winter season.

Also, Andy was sick last weekend, which he so was kind about it to give it to me. He's was better in about 3 days, while I've been suffering this nasty cough. The cough is so bad that I haven't been able to concentrate on things.

But thing are starting to look hopeful.....I've been hosing down the furniture with Lysol when the kids go to bed or right before we leave the house....I've never been so obsessive about it, but H1N1 going around, you can't be too careful.

Hopefully, I'll have more pictures of FINISHED projects this weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Last Quilt for one of the Nephews

I had bought material back in April or May, but it was only the backing and another for the front I've been racking my brain trying to figure out with material will look good with the front main.

Well this is what I found at Jo-Ann's...

I'm going to do a Disappearing 9 Patch Design with 1 or 2 pieces of the main material sprinkled into each row.

So far I've got the material cut, the rows sewn together to make the 9 Patch....right now I'm waiting for the iron to heat up so I can flatten the rows before making the final can visit P.S. I Quilt for a super easy tutorial....I know I did....and boy is it SUPER EASY!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quilt Top Finished... & a half to go...and then I have to quilt them all.

I'm a little disappointed about the niece's favortie color is blue, but the quilt really shows a lot of to fix the problem I'm going to find some aqua blue fabric for the backing

Not Quite A Whole Year

My Blog-iversary is almost here (Nov 30)....

I'm thinking about coming up with something new, like personalizing it more. But this is conditional on me finding a CD of files that I created in college, about 6 years ago.

On this CD is a logo or label that I designed for myself to put on the items that I create.

Well, I thought I had found the CD, so I popped it in the laptop.....and here is what is on the CD.

My vacation to Arizona in August 2004 with by boyfriend (now husband), Andy. We flew into Phoenix, AZ and stayed for several days with his Aunt Connie, and then drove up to Kingman, AZ and stayed a couple more days with my Grandpa & Grandma Wofford (my dad's parents).

The pictures are from several locations...Sedona, Oatman, and just walking/driving I really wish I would of paid more attention to what I was taking a picture of.

Now I'm off to find the CD that I was looking for in the first place.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Niece Quilt - Off to a Good Start

Well, I have the fabric all cut of for the the 3rd niece.....

.....time to get sewing!

Need to get Crackin'

As you call all see in my Project List, there are several quilts that I need to get finished. Well, "Joy in the New Year Challenge" is what this is all about....getting your quilts finished by January 1, 2010.

Well, I joined the challenge, but I really need to have at least 5 of them done by the Christmas Time. You see, I'm making a quilt for my nieces and nephews for Christmas, since they all have way too many toys as it is.....and for some reason I never know what to get them or what they' minds change too much.

As of today, I have only completed 1 quilt....1 is ready for binding.....1 top is ready for the batting ans back....1 top is only half way done.....1 the pieces are half cut out....and the last one I have 2 fabrics picked out and that is it. I figure I have about 5 or 6 weeks to get them all finished, since 5 of them will have to be mailed out. (I'm not sure if some of the family is coming home for the Christmas season.)

And then after the season is over I need to get working on a quilt for my Aunt Fay.....she is the only person in the family who did not get a quilt made by Grandma Wofford (her own mom) before she passed away. So, I told her that I'd make her one.

So, as you see I need to get crackin' on all of my projects.