Monday, January 5, 2009

Randomness...but not really.

I have been so busy, I haven't forgotten to blog, I just haven't had a lot of spare time.

Seth was playing Mr. Homemaker today. He got our closet all cleaned out and organized. He also accomplished laundry, getting the bathroom clean, and got the cedar chest moved in. Yep, it's finished, looks great!

Hunter has started playing outside with the neighbor kid who's a few years older than him. Since he's too young to just let go someone always has to be out there. He's having a blast climbing their tree, I'm just waiting until he falls and breaks something. He's getting so big. I think he's growing right now because it seems like he ate lunch 3 times today. Last night we were all hungry (Rylie was asleep, but the rest of us were) at 8:30pm because we ate an early dinner so I ran out to pick up something and Hunter was so tired. It was kind of cute, he had a meltdown because his hamburger fell out of the bun. Talk about crying over spilled milk.

Rylie is just all girl (with just a little bit of tomboy mixed in). She got a Baby Alive for Christmas and she's such a little momma, putting her babies down for naps. I could swear she's trying to force me to potty train her, but I'm trying to put her off for a couple more weeks. Hunter keeps forgetting that she's just a little girl and plays a little too rough. Last weekend they snuck outside to the backyard and he came in a minute later saying Rylie was hurt. I think she tripped on the rock and took a header into one of the flagstone steps. She had a bad road rash under her eye and a knot on her forehead.

As for me, I've probably used my new machine every single day since I got it. Take out the holidays, and I know I have. In total for Christmas I made 5 quilts, and 1 1/2 bags (my machine got a little hungry and decided to snack on one of them). I told Seth's sister she could pick out some different fabric because hers was the one that got eaten. I'm almost finished with the 3 quilts I'm making for a fellow blogger, and then I have birthday presents, baby gifts and other fun things to do. Seth's mom found some Santa bags and I'm embroidering names on those for her to have next Christmas.

I was able to salvage the bag that got messed up and I finished it for myself. I needed a new purse anyway and it's just right. It's got pockets on the inside and I was trying out how to do applique so I monogrammed it.

I also gave this to a guy at work for his new baby....

His wife loved it.

I also decided to start a new blog with my listings for my Etsy store. That way I don't have to bore you all with my stuff that I'm listing on there. (Oh wait, I just bored you all with all the crap I've made lately) so anyway, you can get to it by clicking the picture in the sidebar.....or just click here.


  1. Awesome! I've had a sewing machine for many years but this holiday season was the first time I ever used it to quilt (other than piecing the tops of quilts). You've obviously got a much nicer machine than I do- glad to see you so thrououghly enjoying it.

    I was pretty happy with how the baby quilt I made turned out but very sad that I haven't gotten to give it to the intended recipient. The homeless birth Mom backed out of the adoption 2 days after the girls were born so the intended Mother is going to have to wait a little longer to wrap a little one in the quilt.

  2. Wow! You have been one busy lady! It sounds like fun doing something that you enjoy so much.

  3. You sure have been busy...and it is adorable stuff.

  4. You are a busy worker - what cute stuff you make!