Saturday, July 27, 2013

July Goals

I recently posted pictures of these two things I've finished this month, but here they are again for Carrie's challenge at
Bumper pads
Nola's quilt

Friday, July 26, 2013

Getting ready

I've spent parts of every day this week at Andrea's house helping her get her "act together".  Baby Nola is due in jut 2 weeks and there were many things to be done.

So this week the inside of her house was painted, cleaned, carpets steam cleaned, carseat ordered, swing bought.  All of this while her husband was out of town on business.  And tonight she shot her last wedding before her maternity leave starts (she's a professional photographer).  Thankfully, I didn't have to do all that work, but I did do a lot so I'm tired.  I haven't had much time to sew but I did a couple little things.  Like this pillow for the nursery:

Today is my husband's birthday.  This little shirt was his and probably made by his great grandmother over 59 years ago.  The blue edging was already on the shirt and yesterday I added the silk ribbon roses so it would look a bit more "girly".  I thought it would be sweet for Nola to wear something made by her Great, Great, Great Grandma.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Baby shower

The BIG baby shower was yesterday, and OH what a party it was!

Oldest daughter Calista and some of Andrea's friends rented a room at the Glenpool Event Center.  When we arrived we were very surprised by the sign!  (A side note....Glenpool is the place where oil was first discovered in the Tulsa area and caused it to become known as the "oil capital of the world".  Thought I'd better throw that in since I'm married to an "oil" man!)

Everything was beautiful and the gifts were plentiful!

My camera batteries went dead before she opened the quilt and bumper pads I made for her (with matching crib sheet).  But here are the pictures of the quilt right after I finished it.

Those tiny buttons on the dresses were the hardest part!  I may have overdone it with my sore elbow because it was super sore that evening.  And yes, the buttons are sewn down VERY tight so there is no danger of them coming off ( especially since THIS  quilt is to be used only for decorating the nursery)

....and finally, the label and the back.  Sweet baby words on the back.  I love it and so did Andrea!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bumper pads done

I finished the bumper pads for baby Nola's bed.  And guess what?  The bed is put together.  Daddy Patrick and Popple Tim put it together last Saturday while Andrea and I had the pleasure of going through all the baby things and putting them away in the new dresser.

They did a good job, didn't they?

And here are the bumper pads.  Skippy thinks they're great.  I'll give them to Andrea at the shower tomorrow along with the quilt.  More pictures then.  Have a good weekend!

Friday, July 5, 2013

July UFO's

I still have a UFO hanging around from last month.  The top has been quilted but still needs the binding and the buttons that needed to be added after the quilting.  I'm only showing a "wadded up" version of this quilt because it's the quilt that my daughter Andrea will use to decorate baby Nola's nursery and I don't want her to see it before it's done.  I HAVE to have this finished by July 14 for the second baby shower.  My BFF Leslie came over yesterday and trimmed it for me since I can't be using the rotary cutter until I've done some physical therapy on my elbow.  Thanks, Leslie!
The second UFO I need to finish this month is the bumper pads for the nursery.  I got some of them cut out before my surgery.  Yesterday, I sewed one of them and got it almost finished.  Five more to go.
I'll link these UFO's up to Carrie's challenge here:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Update and day trip

I got my sling and splint off my arm on Monday and I'm doing great.  Due to the holiday this week and the schedule, I won't be starting physical therapy until next Monday. In the meantime, I'm stretching my arm and it's feeling sore, but not painful.

So today, I took a little day trip.  In my new Toyota van. With part of my stitch group.

We've been working on these two quilts for a few weeks.
We made them for a project for Folds of Honor, an organization benefitting fallen and wounded military and their families.  Folds of Honor, with the help and donations of local citizens has built a house on Skiatook Lake (north of Tulsa) for the the wounded and their families to have a place to relax and vacation without a charge.  This is the FIRST of these houses in the country with plans for more of them in other areas.  We were so excited to present the quilts today.  We were told that the quilts will add a real "homey" atmosphere to the house, which is nearly done and will soon be ready to welcome the first vacationers.

Here is a picture of the outside when Tim and I went for the ribbon cutting ceremony over Memorial Day weekend.

And here are Marines at the ceremony.
On this weekend's celebration of our nation's independence lets not forget those who gave their lives and limbs (literally) so that we can have the freedom that we have.  God Bless America!