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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grand Time

We have had some sweet little overnight guest lately.
Each enjoyed their own special activities. Belle and I made brownies and had at least three tea parties. 
We also went to VBS.  The water day was a big hit!

Pooh Bear wanted to do everything.  He loves to go for a ride, and when ever he got ready he would bring my shoes to me and say, "Mimi, ride?!"
He also loves being outside, and playing ball.  He can be pretty serious about that ball now.

He found where the lead glass cast a rainbow on the floor in the late afternoon, and was fascinated with it.
He kept trying to get the rainbow to stay on his sweet little hand.  I think he thought he could figure out a way to pick it up and hold it.  It's so much fun to watch their little minds at work!
Scooter helped me bake biscuits on her day.  Then she wanted to take the leftover dough and add ingredients to make her own recipe.  She kept asking, "Mimi, can we add a little sugar?  What about cinnamon?"  She kept going with ingredients until she thought it was good enough, tasting the dough as she went.  She finally topped her creation with blueberries and asked if I would put it in the oven.  

Of course I did, and after baking it we gave it a try.  It was pretty good.    We got up the next morning and she wanted to try her recipe again.  So this time we measured everything and I wrote her a recipe on a card for her to keep.  We called it Scooter Pie.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the spend the night company headed our way.  No telling what we will be up to next!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Another Attempt at Quilt Making

I'm far from considering myself a quilter.  I'm more of a trial and error  (mostly error) home sewer.  I hesitate to even use the word seamstress, but I love to make things for my family, because no matter how unprofessional they are they accept them with all of the enthusiasm they would if they were perfect.  This is the quilt I made for my daughter's newest baby due to arrive in August.

At first she wasn't going to find out the sex of the baby, so when I started the quilt I picked colors that could be used for a boy or a girl.

I decided to try a coin quilt,  but wanted to incorporate a few vintage pieces that my mom gave me, probably when my kids were little.  Have I mentioned the fact that I never get rid of anything?  The pieces of fabric had scenes with Sunbonnet Sue and Farmer Sam, and they went well with reproduction flour sack fabrics I have picked up along the way.  I'm always drawn to those prints because they remind me of the quilts both of my grandmothers had, and some that I grew up sleeping under at home.

Here's the back.  I embroidered two little puppies  randomly on the mismatched backing. 

We now know that the baby is a girl, and to be honest if I had known that when I started the quilt I would have chosen something different, but I still think it turned out to be a sweet quilt.

It will be much sweeter when it''s wrapped around a darling baby!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Another Diaper Bag

I'm not even sure how many of these diaper bags I've made, but so far I've loved how they have turned out. This is the one I made for my daughter. She is due in the middle of August. If I remember correctly the fabric is Amy Butler's August Fields.