Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This weekend we were down in Utah County as my husband's step-sister and her husband were sealed. On the way home we stopped by Broadbent's. I bought the rest of my blue fabric for the block exchange. Moda Essential Dots in blue. Hopefully I also got enough for binding. For our anniversary in December my husband gave me a layer cake book. I have been waiting and waiting for Sweet to come out so that I can make one of the patterns in there. I was so excited to see it. I had called around in Bountiful and none of the stores there had it.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Yesterday I was busy on the phone with both new agencies and also trying to track down other adoptive couples who have used these agencies to get an idea of how they work. I had a meeting with a case worker at our first agency and came home and got back to working with the other agencies. You have to be so careful in adoption because there is a lot of dishonesty. The good news is that I feel good about both these agencies.
The bad news is when I sat down last night to work on my blocks for the exchange this is what I came up with. When I was sewing the sub blocks together I couldn't figure out why I didn't have enough pieces to this fabric. When I sewed the rows together and looked at the block I realized why. Apparently my mind was somewhere else. Well, I was out of time at that point and put it away for a few hours while I made dinner, got my 5 year old off to karate, and scanned in our adoptive parent profile to overnight out of state.
I guess third time is the charm because I finally got it right. Hopefully we will find our baby soon so things will calm down a little. I know that's the opposite of most people, but when you enter the world of adoption the finding then the waiting is the hardest part. It does calm down once your baby arrives..... no matter how many times they wake up in the night or how much they cry. You are just so thankful to have a baby to get up with in the night that it all makes it worth it. Until then I'll just keep swimming.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Anyway, I thought I'd post this to make sure I'm on the same page as everyone else. If you are involved in this swap (Kristin, Erica, Anna and anyone else who may be reading) and I am completely off on color or something let me know! Don't fret, they will all be trimmed and straightened by the day of the swap.
Monday, February 9, 2009
This one uses the fabric from Dandelion Girl by Fig Tree Quilts.
If you want to choose all your own fabric I would suggest choosing a fabric with a print that has several colors that you love. You can pick it to match the room where the quilt will go or use your favorite colors. You will make sure all your fabrics coordinate with this fabric. For example:
When this fabric was chosen it was for a block swap with friends. We each made blocks and chose this fabric to use as the central fabric. We could choose any fabric that coordinated with this one. In addition to the brown we used fabrics in the red, green and blue. Most people used cream as a background color.
This is the finished quilt. The main fabric was used in the outer border.
This piece was used in one that I will hopefully get quilted and bound in the next few days. If you were using this fabric as your central piece in addition to other oranges you could use the teal, green, brown and white colors to find fabrics that coordinate. I will post the quilt to this in the next few days so stay tuned!
Now you know a little bit about choosing fabric. If you need help feel free to give me a call. Remember, the first class is Wednesday February 18 at 7pm at the church!
Another surprise came yesterday morning as we were getting ready for church. My husband was getting breakfast for my boys while I showered. When I was done the hot water would not turn off. I gave it a strong turn and it went off. I didn't think much about it at first until Jeff came down about 20 minutes later and the water was still running. He couldn't get it off at all! So, while I took my kids to church Jeff stayed home turning off the water to the house and trying to figure out the problem. He was able to get there only a little late, but we now only have cold water. My kitchen is stacked with dirty dishes, nobody has showered or bathed. And laundry is (ok, already was) stacked to the ceiling. So once the problem is fixed I have a lot of cleaning to do before I can get too far on quilting. Wish us luck... and hot water!
Also, I did get this blog award from Anna. Thanks so much!