Friday, January 26, 2007

My First Blog Post

I love the set up of this blogsite, especially that you can add photos each day so plan to start using it. What fun to be able to show what you are doing each day.

Right now I am working on embroidered and colored quilt blocks for nephew and his wife's baby that is due in February. Plan to just outline stitch and then use crayons to fill in the color as am on a time limit. Hope to get some fabric that goes with the theme which is the Alphabet flower fairies. I found a color book to use for my patterns and a little book with a poem that goes with each one to get my colors from. I gave them a baby book of the same theme for Christmas so know that they like the theme. Plan to use just the baby's name for the 6 blocks for this quilt also because of the time limit. Will use sashing between the blocks and think I will use a fabric pen to write the little poems below each letter of the alphabet that is used. Plus a satin stitched letter on each block to spell out her name.

Am also in the planning stages for a ribbon embroidery sampler and will post more about that later.

Now i am off to get ready for a trip to Albuquerque. We are doing a moving job to there and hope to get to work on my embroidery on the trip.

A Little About Me

Hi and Welcome! I am 50 years old, married with 2 girls Andrea and Crystal, and 3 grandchildren. A girl, Jesi who is 13 that we are raising and a boy, Christian, who is 6 and, lives with Mom. Andrew James or Peanut is 6months old and brother to Jesi. We live in a house built in 1897 that is not in the best of shape but we are working on it and we love it. It is a 2 story colonial style with big columns and a big wrap around front porch. We also have 6 cats, of which only part of are allowed in the house, and 5 dogs. A Momma dog and 4 puppies. She had 9, we gave one away, then they all came down with parvo. I lost 4 but was able to save 4. A heartrending experience but was just glad to be able to save any. No help from the vet as they want so much money but found some homeopathic remedies that actually worked. I also have a 7 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is my baby. She goes everywhere with me, sleeps under the covers with me, and is just the cutest thing ever.