Sunday, March 8, 2009

Busy Bees

We've been quite busy. ..

Am celebrated his 36th birthday. I thought he was turning 35 (again, I guess). We went to the local brewery and I even enjoyed (if you could say that) a gluten-free Red Bridge. They had brewed my favorite –SWAK, aka sealed with a kiss. They infuse it with vanilla bean and some other magical ingredients. It is like dessert. I was thinking of cheating on the gluten-free, but thought better of it.

On Friday, we took an impromptu journey up to Vermont to visit a dear college friend's mom. She wanted to meet Einin, so off we went. We shared a lovely Thai lunch and walked around in Brattleboro. A nice adventure.

Delaney and I have also been doing a lot of sewing. This quilt is for another college friend who is expecting in May. She isn't finding out what sex the baby is, so yellow and green with hints of brown and blue. I am in love with all of Amy Butler's fabrics, so it was an easy decision where to look in the store. I was going to make the pattern more complicated, but with the shower around the corner, why make my life crazy?

Delaney and I have also been working on her kitty quilt. It has been a work in progress for a while; we are getting closer to the final product. As I was in the basement doing laundry, I stumbled over the fleeces from the in-laws. We will be sending them away to a wool mill in Minnesota to have them magically turned into a queen size quilt batt. (it is almost time for the spring sheering) I can just imagine the sweet dreams D will have sleeping under a quilt that she has helped me with and the fleece from her grandparents.

Some dear friends visited yesterday. After they got their serious baby fix, we topped off the day with a walk around the block and a Mexican dinner down the street. Ahh. I think I may turn into a nacho chip.

More walking and bike riding today for Delaney. We let our man, Baxter, run in a muddy field. Delaney also enjoyed the mud. I literally had to pour the water out of her froggy boots when we got home. We reconnected with some neighbors we hadn't seen since winter set in. After a good nap, she is recharged and raring to go. I think that we will be making glitter butterflies. We will see what the evening brings.


LISMI said...

I love, love , love the baby quilt. The fabric and how the colors work together is just gorgeous! When do you find time to make all this. You're amazing...

Jeannine said...

oh my -love the quilts!! Love the fabrics! You multi-talented woman, you!!

Joansie said...

The quilts aer beautiful!! I'm amazed at everything you get done even with little ones to care for.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Work!