Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Apparently this pumpkin patch is getting much more popular than in years past. It was crazy busy, but we still had a good time.Elizabeth climbing on the hay that is unstable for climbing on.The hay shuttle that takes you to the under-the-street tunnel that gets you to the hayride.The kids loved watching the chickens.Dave and Elizabeth on the hayride.James and Page on the hayride.
On the hayride.
Hanging with the goats.

James' Quilt Top - Done

Actually the quilting is done too. Now I just have to cut it and bind it. Woohoo!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

We carved our pumpkin tonight. And by we I mean Dave. He's pretty much the resident pumpkin carver. Elizabeth usually helps him clean out the seeds. This is the first year James has been old enough to care. And he pretty much takes after me - he walked around the whole time saying "ewwwwww". Yep, I just like to sit back and watch and take pictures.
Elizabeth wanted a bat carved into the pumpkin, so that's what Dave did.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2009

Amy at Park City Girl is hosting an online Quilt Festival.

Here is my quilt that I am entering. I am actually still working on hand-sewing the binding on this quilt, but I am very happy with how it has turned out so far. I made a little bitty practice quilt to practice my free-motion quilting, but this is my first "full-size" quilt to do it on. I had major issues with the thread breakind, but got it done. This quilt is for someone who just graduated from college - her favorite color is blue. My mom helped me cut and sew the quilt top together. I'm hoping to get this done by the end of October, just got to get all that binding done. For those of you who hand-bind your quilts, do you use a thimble? My fingers are already hurting and I'm not even a quarter of the way done. Would love your tips. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Dress - Done

Not the best picture, but it's done. I'll try to get a better picture at some point. I used the tutorial at Nap Time Crafts (with a few modifications) to make this Halloween pillowcase dress.

October Sewing Goals

So, here's what I'm trying to get done in October - it's a lot, but I think I may be able to do it.
I finished the dress that I was making for Elizabeth using this fabric, now I need to get her bow made. I made 2 already to go with the dresses that I made for our firends' girls. I should be able to get this done at our Mommies Group crafting night tomorrow night. Yay!Make a Halloween dress for Elizabeth with this fabric and that super cute trim. I would also like to make a bow to go with this dress.I finished quilting this quilt and would like to get it trimmed and the binding done.And this little bad boy I've been working on since before James was born. I'm planning on getting it done this month. Yesterday I finished embroidering all the appliques. So, I have to finish sewing the quilt top, quilt it, and bind it.I would love to get this quilt top finished this month - this is definitely a stretch, but my mom is helping me with it, so maybe we can finish it. And this quilt is done except I didn't put a label on it. I would really like to get it labeled.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Baby Blanket

My cousin and his wife had a baby this week. I wanted to whip up a little blanket for him since we will get to meet him this weekend. The front is regular cotton and the back is super soft, brown fabric. Hope it keeps Baby Tippit warm this winter.

I found a fun blog this morning that has Sew & Tell Fridays. Hopefully I will have some more projects to be able to post over the next few weeks.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009


James has been calling Elizabeth "Diz" for quite a while. But, just in the last week he has changed it to "Lizabif". It's so cute when he says it. He just went following after her, saying "Lizabif". I love that my kiddos have siblings.