Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New in the Shop!

There are lots of new little goodies in my Etsy Shop these days.

 New fat quarter bundles. Wouldn't any of these make a fantastic Christmas Quilt?  Or two of them used together to make a larger quilt for this winter...  Gets me thinking...

New Boxy Pouches. Now lined with laminated cotton, making them easy to wipe out. Perfect for potentially messy stuff like Make-up, toiletries, art supplies...

New Baby Bibs.  Laminated cotton on one side and soft cotton fabric on the other to really protect baby's clothes from drool and food. 
And soon there will be even more new stuff, keep you eyes peeled. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mail from Auntie Dana and a Recap of the Pumpkinfest Parade!

The boys love getting mail and the totally loved getting new shirts in the mail from their Aunt Dana!  They wore them that day to the Pumpkinfest Parade we went to in Damariscotta and showed them off to everyone they met. 

 This performer was dancing, literally dancing on those stilts.  I can't even stay upright on my own two feet half the time. 

 The boy's favorite part was when Towmater decided to come to town.  They were so excited and Liam loved showing everyone that he had Mater on his shirt, just like the truck in the road. 

The parade was a lot of fun for everyone.  I will have pictures of all the fantastic pumpkins, but I have to go and take some first.  It was so busy in town over the weekend that it was hard to get anywhere near the pumpkins. But they will be in town through Halloween so I'm sure we will get a chance to really check them out. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall at the Beach

The boys and I took off and went to Popham beach today.  We had a blast running around and playing.  We saw 2 different people with RC Planes flying and a group of horseback riders.  The boys got to run around a find some shells, Fynn told me he was going to use his for science.  He has been watching a lot of Magic School Bus lately.  We lucked out and got to the beach at low tide, so were able to climb all over the island.  The boys are really becoming little mountain goats. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

100 Quilts for Kids Contribution

First, please excuse the horrific picture, it was the only one I took before my camera died and I had to wrap it up and get in the car to donate it.  The white balance is REALLY off making the quilt look majorly washed out. 
But...I did get it finished before the deadline, and I do like it.  And I did get it to Miles Memorial hospital to the Maternity ward to be given to a new baby that needs a blankie.  I have done this a few times in the past and it has always been well received. 
This quilt is the Starflower quilt by Angela Nash from the book Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.   I love this pattern, it is a basic star block but done in a way that the stars are actually the background making these beautiful flowers pop out as the primary design.  It is just neat how it all works out.  This quilt came out to be 60"x60" and was made of mostly blue and green scraps with a little purple thrown in with Moda's 200 thread count muslin as the white.
I am linking this post up with 100 Quilts for Kids over on Swim Bike Quilt.  You should really go over and take a look at all of the properly photographed quilts for some major inspiration. 
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

New project on the fly...

So I seem to be a little late to the party, but I just heard about the 100 Quilts for Kids challenge over on Swim Bike Quilt .    
And well, with only a few days left I have realized that I have a quilt top in my pile of unfinished projects that will be perfect for this.  All I need to do is find a backing, quilt and bind it by Monday and then figure out where I'm going to donate it. 
Anyone else have a quilt top lurking in the closet that could use a good home?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Playing with Fire

The boys learned how to roast marshmallows this summer.  (or "Smallers" if you talk to Fynn) Who knew that playing in the bonfire could be both allowed and result in such tasty, tasty noms?

Monday, August 26, 2013

I Married the Right Man

Patrick has wanted a Kitchenaid mixer forever now and well I found one at a fantastic bargain so I bought it for him as a anniversary present.  And he went to town, in the last few weeks we have had many different kinds of bread and a few different cookies and brownies to boot.  Today he made some Challah, and it is wonderful.  Just sayin'.

In Etsy shop news I just want to let everyone know that I have listed a new bundle.  The Hedgehogs Attack/ Woodland Parade bundle is now available.  It's a great fall mix of fun animal prints from my stash that Patrick and I could not agree on a name for. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

At the Union Fair

We spent Saturday at the Union fair and Blueberry Festival.  The boys had a great time.  Fynn wanted to me take pictures of all of the cows, especially the breed with the fuzzy ears.  Both boys rode the Carousel, and Fynn had a blast of a bunch of the other rides. 
I got to play with my exposure settings after it got dark, seriously wish I had though to bring my Gorilla with me.  We ate some sugar and watch some of the Demo Derby and had a fun "Fair" day.