Here is a close up of the quilting. I like it, but I am really feeling the need to practice my machine quilting skills so I can do some different kinds of free motion quilting. I added the green binding in hopes of making it a little more gender un-specific.
This one may already have a home too. A co-worker of mine is expecting her first baby, so it will probably be heading to her house. I am going to try to at least start hand stitching the binding down today. Next small project on the list before I tackle another big quilt? This one :cD....
Now that we've hopefully said good-bye to the snow outside, I can work on saying good-bye to the snow quilt on the BLCE list ;cD Also, please take just a second or two and cast a vote on my little poll in my side bar about which of those large quilts I should tackle next. Thanks!!
Now for a bit of Monday morning cheer! I was visiting SweetP's blog and she has a button to a site that is doing Makes Me Happy Monday. I think its a wonderful idea and a way to start the week off on a postitive note so I am participating too. If you would like to participate too, please click on the button to find out more. So what is making me happy this Monday? This...
No, not shoes :cP the little feet that fill these shoes. I have been blessed with two wonderful children, and although they have their moments, they bring me so much happiness. Also, Mondays is always our family day. They are with their dad every Saturday and every other Sunday, but I know Monday is ours, and that makes me all bubbly with happiness. Not to mention that they are just the sweetest kids in the world.
Thats them across from each other when they got to ride ponys at the state fair last summer.
Just to give you an idea of how sweet they are, I bought my son a typical boy t-shirt that had a list of "things to do", one of them was "Annoy sister". He was talking about the shirt and said "It shouldn't say that, it should say "love sister"." How cute is that?!? My son is a typical boy...loves his video games, cars (he can tell you all you could want to know about makes and models), and Bakugan. My daugher is a tomboy with a very girly side. What else can you say about a girl who wants to play "makeover" then go out and ride her bike in her skirt and freshly painted nails? They are both so unique, it makes me smile to think about how they've grown. One thing that thrills me is that they both inherited their mom's love of arts and crafts. DS loves to draw, coming up with concept cars is his big thing right now, and DD loves to do whatever mom is doing. She loves to help me sew, and even made me a pin topper to go with the others I have made...now she wants to make a pin cushion to put them in :cD
They have grown so much, and I know it won't ever slow down. I always tell new moms there is no lie in saying "They grow up so fast" and to enjoy every minute they can with their children. For now I am just thankful its Monday, and I am going to soak up every minute of time I can with them.
Well, I am off to try to get things underway today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and find something that makes you happy this Monday. Warmest country wishes!!!