Wednesday, March 19, 2008

i may have a.d.d.

As if I didn't have enough hobbies and projects to consume all of my time, I decided to try my hand at quilting. Last Friday Sugar Daddy went on a rock climbing over-night trip and so I decided to hunker down for a night in. I put a Disney movie on for the boy, ordered in a pizza, dawned a pair of old sweats, pulled my hair back into a messy bun and went to work on my first quilt. Okay, I must admit here that it was a kit quilt that I got on sale at the fabric store. The instructions were probably written for someone in fifth grade. But, hey, it was on my level. I think it turned out pretty good. I can't wait to wrap it around Mei Mei.

Unfortunately, I seem to have caught the quilt bug. I made another trip to the fabric store (a very stressful trip with a four-year-old boy playing rocket with the thread and begging me to buy a flannel with a John Deer print). I am combining a little embroidery into this one. I am thinking of giving it to my niece for her birthday.

I guess after this I will be making an incredibly ugly John Deer quilt for Thomas. Don't expect a post on that one.


Jennifer said...

Well, aren't you Miss Multi-talented! I love the quilt. The colors are beautiful and really look gorgeous with that dark wood crib.
And I love the embroidered bird. Your niece is a lucky girl.

You are braver than I in having a room ready for Mei Mei. I had to put everything away and I'm sure I won't be able to bring any of it out until we are much, much closer.


you are amazingly talented ... since Becky created the blog for everyone adopting my goal is to support an adoptive family each month by buying something ... i will definitely be supporting you next month ... love several pieces of your jewelry ...i have two princesses from China and can't wait to bring home two more of God's children from Ethiopia ... blessings to your family

Anonymous said...

KITS? They have kits? Why am I always the last to know? Love the colors!

Jill said...

Is there nothing that you can't do? Tell me more about these kits. I would love to start quilting, but I'm with you ... the kit + the 5th grade instructions ... I'm ready.

We are really looking forward to our visit in April. I miss you!

Happy quilting!

Devon said...

That's one of my fave fabrics & you made it even better with the embroidery - so pretty! :o)