Thursday, April 12, 2012

Well, after my last post, I thought things were going to calm down a bit around here. Ha! It has poured rain this week, figuratively. One bad thing after another, from tooth aches to both vehicles breaking down and in the shop at the same time to no money to pay for the repairs.

Oh, and we've run out of toilet paper.

But when the sky pours rain, there is usually a rainbow to be found. And if not, then you can always make one. 

There's nothing quite like a 100% cotton rainbow to chase the clouds away. ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Break Fun, Easter Fail

For Spring Break, I took the boys down to Florida to visit my sister in law and her family, and we got to meet its newest member, Sally.

The boys loved her...

especially this one.

When we got back home, I put a little baby shower together for my other sister in law whose little Liam is still cooking. I'd never made a diaper cake before and was surprised at how easy and fun it was!

You might be the mother of boys if... a snake skin is the favorite find of an egg hunt.

"Eggs rock." (My husband's initial reaction to this little set-up.)

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Lots of sewing, crafting, shopping, traveling, fast food (ugh), family, fun, messes, drama, chaos, a few all-nighters, and two terrible sunburns. And it all ended with me completely dropping the ball on Easter Sunday. I needed to keep up the pace for one more day to pull off a good Easter celebration with my boys by taking them to church to worship our risen Savior, the very reason for the holiday and all of its festivities. But... I crashed. It was an epic mommy fail. I shouldn't be so hard on myself, though... the boys enjoyed a day with their daddy, who gave them their Easter baskets, while I replenished the grocery supply and caught up on all of my lost sleep. C'est la vie.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Side of Ketchup

I finished this quilt last March. It turned out to be one of those "Oh well..." quilts. I love the colors, but it just didn't come out quite like I envisioned. Of course, my quilts rarely do, but I was pretty disappointed with this one. Like I said - oh well.


But because I loved the color scheme, I tried it out on this baby quilt for my new cousin shortly after. I like it much better.

I decided to try a wider binding. Starting out with a 6" strip yielded a 1" binding. I absolutely love it! 

So I used it on this next baby quilt, as well. This one was for my good friend's fourth baby.

  I love pretty much everything about this quilt, especially that 1" wide stripey binding!

 Here's to photographic proof that not all of 2011 was a bust. =)