Well, we did not have the best day yesterday (which certain friends can attest to, thanks for listening to me vent) It involved Eric not participating AT ALL in speech therapy. Seriously he wouldn't say one thing she asked him too. His SLP came out and kind of giggled and told me what had happened but at least reassured me that "he wasn't ugly about it he just wasn't feeling it today". Well, we pushed on and headed on over to see Troy for lunch and it started raining cats and dogs right as we got to the playground. Ummm..... O.K. at least we still get to break bread together. That's when Eric decided he was done with his CHOCOLATE MILK and let it fall to the floor in the van. Yep, I said chocolate milk. Well that at least mapped out what I would be doing ALL afternoon. Raise your hand if you love "little green clean machining" your carpet to within an inch of it's life..... really no hands hmmm. So I started on that and then came inside to put the boy's down for nap time and when I went back out I realized the lights were still on on the van and the battery was dead. See I just couldn't catch a break yesterday. Anyway, my hubby came home, helped with the van and power washed all the plastic parts of the car seats while I washed the covers. Thanks babe!! But the fun wasn't over. Jacob topped the day off by waking up at 9:30 and throwing up more that I have ever seen come out of a child.
Now I know you are all jealous of my luxurious life but no I won't share it's mine all mine. Because even though yesterday was quite undesirable this came out of it all today (plus smiling boy's who played and rode bikes all day):
Jacob's car seat cover had seen better days and I had some Transformer fabric left over so I made a pattern from his old cover and made this one. I quilted the Transformer fabric so it would be thicker and softer and then put nice thick black fabric on either side. I have NEVER had one of these "make-your-own-pattern" things come out right before so I was thrilled and Jakey loves it!! Woo Hoo. Yay for a better day. And can you stand it that the strap covers both have Bumblebee perfectly centered on each one. I didn't even plan that out. I think it was just pay back for the disaster that was yesterday. Have a good day. I know I did!!
Well, I finished another quilt tonight. This one is a Halloween table runner quilt from Moda. I thought it was pretty fun. I think instead of putting it on the table I will hang it on the wall or maybe even the door. This was my first time at Prairie Points and I thought they turned out pretty cute on the top and bottom. Hmmmm what to do next??
Just a little quilt to go on the table in place of our runner. My FMQ (free motion quilting) is improving. This quilt may not be my fave but it will be a nice change for the table!! This was also my first time using a "charm pack".
O.K. I know they are mine so I am a little biased but those are some cute boy's. I am so glad that bath time still brings smiles this big. They have a blast in there with all their toy's and each other.
I am almost done with my latest quilting project and can't wait to get a pic snapped so I can get it on here. Stay tuned!! I wasn't super happy with the fabric selection but now that it is in the machine quilting stage it is quickly becoming a keeper. I can't wait to have it on my table!!
After over a year of hearing people going ga-ga for Mac n' Cheese at Mike's Farm we finally went today. Our good friend Kristen invited us and I packed up the boy's and went. We started off on the hayride out to the pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin:
Look mom hay! That's why they call it a hayride my dear!!
So many pumpkins...
which one do I choose mom?
One you can carry bubba! Perfect choice!!
Another perfect choice!!
On the ride back and WHAT..... do my eyes deceive me.....is that a picture of........of ME. Thanks Terri (A.K.A. Mamarazzi) for snapping one of the boy's and I with my camera!!
Next we were off to see the animals!!
Hay fight over on "hay hill"
little boy on a big tractor.
All the kiddos!!
I think Eric is developing a case of tractor love!!
peek a boo
We had such a good time doing all the activities. Everyone was right, that is some YUMMY mac & cheese too. Hopefully next time Troy will be able to come along. We couldn't have asked for better weather or company!! Thanks Ladies!!
Well, here are some of the new things going on in the Sayler House. We got some new fish friends. They are pearl gouramis (the big orange and pearly ones). Please pay no mind to the blue gourmis that decided it would be funny to poo poo while I took the picture. Everyone's a comedian in this house apparently.
Eric found a new 3 year old way to eat a cupcake. Nice cream cheese goatee buddy!!
My new project
I started a little table quilt with a pattern from Simplify. Here are a few sample blocks. I have it all laid out I just need to finish piecing it together.
Well, the quilt below isn't new but I pieced it together about a year ago and in my new spirit of finishing ALL of my projects (even finished a little Christmas wall hanging quilt I started 15 years ago and I'm not kidding) I posted it on here so I would maybe push myself to quilt it so I can post the finished project. I thought it was such a happy quilt. I have never used rick rack on a quilt and I really think it adds something. This is also the first time I have ever bought a quilt kit. They have them at a great price on Fat Quarter Shop right now if you have the urge to break out the sewing machine!!