Monday, January 14, 2013

UFO's 2013

This is the year of the UFO! At work we are doing a UFO incentive program and I took the time to develop a list of all my UFO's. There were over 50 which is a small number compared to some, but I didn't list any that are packed away in the crawl space, so I consider myself to have a lot! It's time to get them under control since I am having a hard time buying new fabric or patterns. So I made the list and then decided to see what my priorities are. I need deadlines and without them I am not so good at getting things done.
Last week I made up this deer diaper clutch for use in our Camo colored diaper bag. I love how it turned out and am so excited to have it finished. I made my brother and his fiancé one for their baby back in Dec. but in my rush to get theirs done before the shower I didn't make ours. I have had these ready since Sept. 2012.
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I cut out this sign language diaper clutch back in July or Aug. of 2012 and although they only take a couple hours to make, I just never made it. I finished it up this past week as well. Check 2 off my list!

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This Poky Little Puppy book I embroidered back in 2011, yet I never got it made. I had everything and just never took the hour or so to make it. It is done! Number 3! Quilt 2013-01-12 005

This is the inside cover of the book. Quilt 2013-01-12 006

In Nov. I made up a baby quilt top using this border fabric and finally got to use up the rest of it making 2 table runners. They are identical fabrics, but they are the opposite cuts, so they look totally different. I didn't have any motivation to finish, but did decide to gift one after I finished them. I love how they turned out and I just did the burp method with a bit of quilting. Two more off the list! Quilt 2013-01-14 003
This is the one I am giving away as a baby gift. It will kind of go with the baby room theme so she can use it however she likes.
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Saturday night I got together with a group of my quilting friends. We celebrated with a sewing surprise party for Gaila's 40th birthday. She just knew she was sewing at this friends house, so was completely surprised and it was so much fun! I haven't laughed that much for a very long time. I also got a lot of sewing accomplished which was great.
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We all made blocks for this "Gift" quilt for Gaila's sewing room. Her room is hot pinks and lime greens. She loved it and was completely surprised that we made her a quilt. Jenn put the entire quilt together and had us over to her new home for the party.
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Gaila is pictured with the label Tammy embroidered and sewed on the quilt. We all signed it.

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I love spending time with my quilting friends. They completely revitalize me and I get back in the groove of sewing. I've been doing a bit more now that I have a little area set up to sew in again. 5 UFO's completed, now on to finish a few more!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Introducing Mathew Paul

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! It's been over a month since I last blogged, but I've been busy. Wednesday December 5, 2012 my water broke while I was at work, so I went in to the hospital. Mathew Paul was born at 10:05pm. He was 7lbs7oz and 19" long. He's dark skinned and dark haired just like his daddy. The morning after he was born on his new baby quilt.
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In this picture he is 1 week old. He was jaundiced, so spent a lot of time the first week on the bili light.
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At 2 weeks old we attended the baby shower for his cousin Cooper Edward. He's in the most adorable cocoon my aunt Jane made for him. Mathew Paul 2012-12-15 009

Mikaela loves her little brother and always wants to hold him. Mathew Paul 2012-12-15 016
In mid-December I got together with my quilting friends for our Christmas party. Gaila took this awesome picture of me and Mathew.
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Mathew in his Christmas outfit on mom's Christmas quilt. Mathew Paul 2012-12-16 024

He likes to get lots of sleep and sleeps for about 4 hours at a time. This mom is loving it! Mathew Paul 2012-12-16 042
Christmas night on my Christmas quilt. He's 3 weeks old.
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He's 3 weeks old, such a bright eyed boy.
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