Sunday, September 30, 2007

Project Update

Here's an updated photo of my quilt. This week, I finished making the top, put the quilt sandwich together, and actually began to quilt it. What do you think?

While I was placing my new plants last weekend, I noticed a shoot emerging from the empty lot next to my house. This lot has been a treasure-trove of bulbs and plants, and the owner gave me her blessing to dig up anything that interests me. This bulb produced a particularly beautiful flower. I also dug up some oxblood/schoolhouse lilies, so I'll have those flowers to look forward to in a year!

Hooray for Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! And here's an awesome picture of Miss Sofie Locklear, all ready to go trick or treating! Jeff, are you planning on dressing up as Chewbaca? Check out Sofie's new blog on my links to the left.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fabulous Baby, With Cloche

Here is the absolutely beautiful Hailey wearing the crocheted cloche I made for her. She will be so cozy when a real cold front comes through!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fall Plant Sale Success!

Hooray! My friend Shelby and I had a wonderful time at the master gardener fall plant sale yesterday. My best buys? Gingers!

Aren't they gorgeous? I also wanted to share the photo I took of my hamelia as the sun was setting last night. Hopefully I'll catch some hummingbirds around it this morning.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Baby

With all the photos posted of my friends' babies, Sindri has become a bit jealous. Here is my 8-year old little boy enjoying a favorite pasttime - going for a car ride!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Quilt Progress

Ok, here's what I have so far! I'm still not sure how big the finished product will be...I'm figuring it out as I go!

Weekend Update!

Well, better late than never! It was a good weekend as I was able to visit with Lina and Andy, and their gorgeous daughter Ava! Though born at only 2 lbs., she is now an active 15 lb. girl!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Garden Photos!

This little guy was chillin' in my back yard the other day. Isn't he cute?

And here are the first signs of tropical storm Humberto on my orchid tree:

Something New for My Bag of Crafty Tricks!

Well, I finally gave in to my curiosity about quilting. I made this block yesterday and am working on a new one today. I've challenged myself to make the whole thing by hand...we'll see if I have the patience!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bedroom Update

Hooray! The bedroom update is now complete!

Here's the "before" picture, accessorized by Sindri.

And here's the "after." I love the Amy Butler fabric I ordered, as well as the sweet little bird pillow by Joom on etsy. I owe a big thank you to my mom, who helped me wrangle all that fabric and refreshed my sewing machine skills. Thanks, Mom!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

My Favorite Summer Garden Addition

The lull in the rain last week seemed to help out my new roses . . .

However, they're looking pretty sad now. Roses, constant rain, and soggy soil don't mix!

A Blanket for Gus-Gus (Gustavo)

I finished the baby blanket for my co-worker Rosie this weekend.

Here's the before:

And here's the after:

Looks like it will fit little Gus-Gus just fine when he decides to join us!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

2007 Baby Roster

My friends are so crafty, they make people!!!