Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Little Stacks and a Fruit Soup-Aholic


OK I have officially finished cutting all the little pieces of my next quilt! I haven't done many but this is the first one that I would consider having lots of little pieces. There is a reason for me being so excited. When I spent a month at Camilles house... (Not a whole month, but we were there a lot.) I would watch her neatly stack her little squares and triangles for whatever quilt she happened to be working on at the time, and I loved them. Those tiny neat little piles had my whole heart! Well I officially have little stacks of my own and they have stolen my heart completely. Do I sound ridiculous? I think I might, but at least I have something to blame. Fruit Soup. Need I say more? I think it has been toxic to my brain, but in a good way... Considering the bowls upon bowls I have eaten today, I think I can safely say I am drunk on it! Which would explain my raving about little neat piles of fabric. Anyway I am off to possibly start sewing them together, or possibly have more fruit soup, or maybe I should play with Jonas, he has been slightly neglected today with all the cutting and stacking that has been going on.

Oh and P.S. as you can see I am doing a Thimble Blossoms, Peppermint Posies Quilt, but I really don't want to do peppermints, they seem so Christmassy to me and unfortunately the fabric I am using is so not Christmassy. Anyway I guess I am just out of ideas for some cute applique. If anyone has a thought I sure would appreciate it!

For everyone who checks up on us to see the little guy, here is a recent video of his awesome dance moves! I think he gets them from his Dad, obviously. Oh and please excuse the shaky camera, I could not hold still because of the laughing.

Also here is a shot of one of his favorite things to do. I'm not sure why, but he loves to sit under a blanket, he especially likes it when someone is under there with him but he does just fine on his own too. Weird kid!

7 comments:

Jessie said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Love the dancing. I guess I should capture Emmy doing her Elvis dance asap. Oh and cute new template. I had to go and get my own.

Rachel said...

Ethan loved watching Jonas dance. He was watching and smiled and said "whoa". Then he started crying when I went to type the comments! Wanted to watch more of Jonas shakin his stuff. Can't wait to see how the quilt turns out.

Tammy said...

Love the new blog paper - too cute! Oh how I miss that little guy! You guys are too far away! Love the dance moves and yes I do think he may get them from his Dad. Have fun with the quilt - can't wait to see it done!

melissa said...

hahaha! Oh man. As much as I love Jonas's wicked dance moves, I think I like yours and Matt's stifled giggling in the background even better. Seriously, that kid cracks me up. I loooved the blanket picture. hehe
I can't wait to see what you do with your little squares, and I can't wait to see you again. Come play with us! It's been too long! We've got so many boys around here these days, and you're the only sister I have, remember?? Throw me a bone!

melissa said...

oh, and p.s. I absolutely love your new family picture. It's so cute! I want one. :)

Diana said...

Your quilt will be awesome. I seriously need to develop that skill. I get a itch to cut and sew everytime I look at your blog! Jonas is adorable as you well know and the blanket thing is so cute! He is a charmer for sure.

Camille said...

Oh no! My quilting OCD has been passed on to you? Isn't it so much nicer when they are all stacked up? Oh how I love organization...

Can't wait to see your Quilt Soup! Hope it turns out better than the fruit soup did. (facebook) If I think of any applique, I'll let you know.

I remember that month, definitely a good one... we'll be here at Thanksgiving, so lets plan something fun!