Create your dreams every day...

Create your dreams every day...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

.....inspiration and a "ta-dah"

While it was cold and snowy and looked liked this outside my kitchen window, I was curled up with a blanket on the couch
devouring each and every page of this book and getting more and more inspired by the moment. I haven't quilted in a long time and the pics in this book made me anxious to start another small project. Sooooo, out came the fabric scraps and away I go!
I had forgotten how fun it was to arrange colorful fabric squares together, just like piecing together a puzzle. And I had so much fun with these colors!
The plan was to make a new table runner for the dining room table. Most of the projects in the book were sewn by machine, but I love to hand quilt so all of mine were pieced by hand. Besides, it gave me something fun to do while waiting for the snow to melt.
Here are all of the strips pieced and ready to sew together.
And, I just finished quilting and binding it today!

I love it! And, it was so much fun--I'm trying to decide on another project to start.

The backing of the quilt was some leftover fabric I used to make crayon rolls for Grayson's 1st birthday, for party favors. The colors were perfect!

Off to pick out my next project!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

...he's a player

These pics are from a few weeks ago...G loves to play UNO and he's good at it! He would ask to play over and over. And, he knows what he's doing, and he really concentrates and thinks about what to play next.
So much fun! But, it's taking him further and further away from being "little" to being "big". It's kinda sad, because he's growing up--but at the same time, it's exciting because he's growing and learning so much.
And, while we were playing cards, M would keep himself busy with his drawing or coloring. Every once in a while he wanted his own stack of "cards", but he liked to play by himself!
Soon, I'm sure G and M will be playing each other--that will be fun to watch. They are growing up waaaayyy too fast for me!
I adore these guys!

Monday, February 7, 2011

...down with snowflakes, up with hearts!

I decided the snowflakes had to come down, enough already! So, I switched them out with the festive red hearts.
I like this look way better:) Then, I rearranged a bit and added some more valentines. Happy and festive, just the way I like it.
And, I love decorating with seasonal candy, it's inexpensive and I get an extra sugar treat!
The decor above is in the living room, over the fire place. Below, are some goodies on the dining room table.
I just love cinnamon candy, I wonder if my decor will last until February 14th?
I saw the candle idea in a magazine and thought it was a very clever idea. All I had to buy was the candy!
Here's to a happy February!

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