Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tabble Topper

Hello all. It has been a couple of weeks since I posted last and I am sorry. It has been hectic around here, we had some family time and went camping with the kids, got them registered for school, and did some cleaning up getting ready for another year at home. Some people do Spring cleaning, not me, I wait until it is just about school time again and we go through and clean things up, get rid of old stuff, clean out closets, and get organized again for the coming year. I like to do it just before Fall because it makes me feel like I am getting ready for when we have to close the house up again for Winter and knowing things are cleaned up before I have to it.

I also decided I was going to make some things for Fall this year to decorate the house. My first project is a table topper I saw in one of my quilting magazines. It was made with Halloween fabrics in the magazine, but I wanted to add some Thanksgiving fabrics to it, so I could use it for a couple of months instead of just one.

So I started with making the squares this last weekend. I also cut it all out, but forgot to get a picture of that first. I was so anxious to get started sewing it together that I just forgot to get pictures of the cut outs.

There are 44 of these wonderful blocks.

Once I got these done, I started putting the rows together.

These are fun to make and went pretty fast when you chain sew.

Here it is so far. I love the different fall colors in this. I still have a couple more rows to add before the outside rows go on. Those have pumpkin prints in them. I will get more pictures posted once the center is done and the outside rows go on. I think it is going to be cute on the table when it is done.  I will get all the information on the pattern as soon as I write it down.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day today. See you all later.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kids at Lake

It was warm here this weekend. It reached over 100 degrees. For Oregon, that is hot. My sister and I took the kids to Detroit Lake for a swim for the day.

They had a blast. They were so excited to go. Andrew could not wait. He was so bouncy and every half hour I heard, "Are we almost there?"

It usually takes about an hour and a half to get there.

They did not even want to have their lunch before they jumped in. I figured if they got hungry enough they would be out eating. We found a wonderful spot under the trees so we did not die in the sun. There was a nice cool breeze coming off the lake also, which made it tolerable to be there.

It took Jessie some time to get used to the water. It was nice and cool. 

Andrew could not wait for Jess to get all the way in so while he waited he found sticks to play with.

He also found some rocks he could climb on while he waited. My sister could not believe it, he is just like all boys was my advise.

He even talked his mom into letting him jump off the boat dock. He enjoyed that for a while. I could not get him while he was jumping, he is just too fast for me.

Amy had to pull him back out each time, so she got her exercise for the day too.

There they are, finally all the way in. That only took about an hour.

Those two were tuckered out when we were finally done. They fell asleep in the car on the way home. We were there for over 5 hours swimming.

Until later, I hope everyone is staying cool in this wonderfully warm summer.