27 February 2008

Flexing my bicraftual muscles

You may not see my bicraftualness on this blog since I mainly post about knitting, but I am first and foremost a quilter! We had a little incident around here with the quilt that is currently on our bed. It does need to be washed quite often since we usually wind up with at least one dog in the bed every night. Unfortunately, it did not survive the last washing. It was tied and not quilted and I never replaced any of the ties, even though I could see them disappearing slowly over the past 7 years. This last wash it came out with the batting all matted together. I could just cut it open and put new batting in, but it also has lots of holes on the top thanks to sharp puppy nails and it's far too small for our bed. So, I busted out a quilting UFO that I started working on about 2 years ago. It's already pieced and sandwiched together, it just needs quilting.

I have been quilting away and hopefully by the end of March we will have a new quilt. In the meantime we're using the quilt my mom made us for our wedding. I really wish we could just use that one all the time cause it's big and comfy, but it's too nice to expose to the dogs for too long.

In other news, I hate Ohio!! Well, not really, but I am getting sick and tired of waking up every morning to this:
I mean really, does the sun EVER shine here. And will the temperatures ever reach above 20 degrees again!! (If you look hard enough you'll see that there's a dog in this picture!) One of these days the sun will shine, the rain/snow/sleet will end and I'll be able to walk my dogs again!! I don't mind walking in the snow or light rain, but I do mind walking on the solid sheet of ice that is currently covering the path we walk on. I really don't want to fall, which is easy to do with 2-60 pound dogs pulling you in opposite directions! And I really can't fall cause I've got this little one inside of me:
Yep, it's my first ultrasound picture!! The little one was just squirming like crazy, I can't wait to be able to feel it. We're still waiting for any hint that my parents are actually going to come visit and bring out the baby furniture so we can start setting up the baby's room. Right now I have a pile of baby things, mainly just cute outfits and knitted things.

We also got a new couch. We all love it because we can all fit on it at once! It's far better than the little chaise it replaced.
Although Trapper does require a blanket on it for him to lay down, he's such a diva! Apparently the leather is too cold for him! It looks much better when it doesn't have piles of blankets on it. It's so comfy and so nice to lay on. It's super deep, it's like a twin bed!

Cooper still prefers his favorite spot that affords good views of the road and the neighbor's yard. He has to keep an eye out for the mailman and the neighbors dog at all times!! He does spend plenty of time on the new couch though when my sweetie is home, they're snuggle buddies!
Just one more thing to say today: maternity pants rock!! I think all pants should come with elastic waists and big spandex tummy panels! It may be too early for me to switch to maternity pants, but given that my regular pants were already too tight on me before the pregnancy, maternity pants are making an early showing. And I may never go back to real pants again!!


Valerie said...

LMFAO! Ya, you'll get over the thrill of maternity pants real quick!

Judith said...

Love seeing the ultrasound pics! Its amazing isn't it?

Dorothy & Michael said...

I have a really good place to recommend if you want to get a quilt machine quilted. I currently have one being machine quilted there for my nephew Doug's wedding quilt. Their wedding is 7/12 this summer, and I asked them to get it quilted by June 1st so I have plenty of time to bind it. It's the only way I can get things done anymore - give in to machine quilting.

My cousin-in-law (hubby's cousin) in Pennsylvania has a long arm machine and I usually give her my quilting business, but she's currently occupied with her 33 year old son who has cancer, and she's not able to be home much. Her son is doing VERY well - they got excellent news last week that his tumors are GONE. But just the same, for the time being, I'm having Doug's quilt done at Bunny's Sew Fine Fabrics in Newark. It's very easy to find - just off of 13 South. Let me know if you need more info about it. Oh - I think they have a website, too, so you can check out the details/prices etc.