Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I am so proud of myself!

I spent most of the day yesterday making pins for the football team and cheerleaders. They turned out nice and I forgot to take a photo of them. I sent them to work with my sister and Jessie stopped by to pick them up. She loved them, so in the next few days I will start on the ones for basketball.

Hunter missed school yesterday and I took him to the doctor. He has a stomach virus that is going around in school. Today I have both boys home. Andrew has been in the bed most of the day and Hunter has been up and down all day. Hopefully they will start feeling better soon. But you know how it is when you have kids sick...they worry and run you to death.

Today, in between taking care of my boys, I made a table runner for my coffee table. Hunter keeps wanting to drive his toy cars on it so I made this so he wouldn't scratch it so bad. This is from a pattern that Maureen sent to me. I had to change the pattern some, because I didn't have enough different fabrics for it, but I still like how it turned out. In the photo it looks pink but actually it is a rust color.
Now the reason that I am so proud is that I machine quilted it!!! This is my first stippling project. I tried to stipple a wallhanging the other day, but my machine was skipping so bad that I have to pick it all out. But this one is far from perfect, but I am still happy with how it turned out. This second photo is after the quilting, but you really can't tell that much about the quilting in it. That may be a good thing :o) It ended up being 22x46. All I need to do now, is put the binding on. Hopefully, I will get that done tomorrow.
I think I have finally talked my little sister in to sewing with me. Although it is not going to be a quilt, I'm still happy. I think we are going to make a purse and her best friend Crystal will be joining us. So, the plan is we will set up a couple of machines here at my house and all three of us make the same purse pattern. We will have to do it in two weeks because this weekend we are having my stepdaughter a birthday party.

We will be having her party on Saturday evening. Not a big party just family. She turned 14 on October 12. Her mom had her a party up there last weekend so this weekend is our turn. She asked for a laptop and an Ipod. Well, sorry but we are buying her a new Ipod. She was saving her money to by the laptop so she was hoping that she would get enough for a birthday to buy one. Hopefully, she will enjoy her party.


Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Oh I love the table runner it turned out really nice. I'll have to ask Maureen for that pattern. I'm sorry to hear that the boys aren't feeling well. It seems once they get in school they catch everything that goes around.
I'm so excited that you are going to get to sew with your sister and her friend. Who knows first it's a purse and next it could be a quilt.

Jen said...

Wow, you've gotten so much done! Great job on the table runner, I'm so proud of you for stippling!!!

I'm glad to hear you've hooked CHantal!! She'll be quilting in no time; just you wait and see!!

Moneik said...

Your tablerunner looks awesome! Congrats on the stippling job. It's one I definately am not a fan of, but just need more practice. Glad to hear your sister will be joining you. Sounds like a fun time.

Maureen said...

Great job on the table runner! I am impressed you already made one of the patterns I sent you!

I am so happy you stippled the table runner...I love to fact I stippled my mother-in-law's quilt in about 5 hours.