Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rooster Quilt Is Finished!

I finished sewing the binding on the rooster quilt this morning. I used black for the binding. I think that was the right choice. Even though I complained alot about this quilt, I am glad I did it. I learned some new techniques and my husband is thrilled with it. (grin) So it will hang in our home. Here it is. I really like the way it turned out.
Of course, you know me. I always have to share the back. I decided not to do any quilting on the rooster itself. I just quilted around it.
Now I am busy piecing a small, bright quilt. It is being strip pieced, so is coming along quickly. I am using up some of the fabric I bought half price at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago. I have never made a quilt using this technique either. So I am learning again. LOL This shows the pattern and the strips I am workng with. It will be bright, but I think it is going to look ok.
I haven't felt real good today. I think it is all of those nasty carbs leaving my body. I sure hope the cravings leave soon as well. Even all of the snacks I think of have carbs. (eye roll here) I knew this way of eating would be hard, but when I am eating low carb is when I feel the best. So I decided to just toughen up and do it. I also exercised today. I am thinking it must have helped, cause surely I wouldn't be so sore for nothing. Right? LOL

As you can see, I got my camera back today. I am going to try really hard never to leave it anywhere again. I was just lost without it. I will share a few pictures of Ava's party. The only guests were Jeremy's mom and grandma, Hazel and her family, and me. Everyone else had other plans. Ava with her Strawberry Shortcake cake.
I told you she loves bugs. Well, seems she loves snakes too. Our daughter says no snakes. Thank you Cath. I would have a hard time visiting, knowing a snake was in the house.(Shivers here) Here she is with a toy green snake. I didn't get many pictures of Ashton. He just doesn't like his picture taken and doesn't hold still long enough for me to get a good one. I can't tell you how many pictures I have of him with no head or the back of his head. LOL He was holding his mom's camera, trying to get a picture of me. Here he is actually posing because he wanted me to take a picture of this puppet.
Noah likes to have his picture taken, then he wants to look at the back of the camera to see it.
Ashton, Ava, and Noah all went outside for a little while to play, but didn't last long since it was only about 20*. Jeremy said he just wanted them to go out and play long enough to burn some of the sugar off that they had all eaten. LOL Here's Noah all bundled up. I didn't last long either.
Izabella is cutting teeth. Not just one at a time, but a whole mouthful at a time. She had moments when she just wasn't happy. She also had moments when she was laughing. You can see how my poor little sweetie was drooling. I believe she has one tooth in and about 4 or 5 trying to come in. She is also just on the verge of crawling. *************************** WARNING*********************************
Ok, those are my 'grandma bragging' pictures. LOL I have one more picture I want to share with you, but thought I'd better warn you all. If you are squeamish about rats, you might not want to look at the next picture. Our kids usually had pet rats. They actually make very good pets. Anyway, I had Ava's and Ashton's rats out sitting on my shoulders when Cath snapped a picture. They are so sweet. Really they are. The kids named them. They are called Pickle and Hamster. How are those for names? LOL Now if anyone is still with me, I guess it is time for me to get this posted. Sorry if you are squeamish. I just couldn't resist. LOL Before I go, though, I want to wish Joel a very happy birthday today. He is my friend, Teresa's youngest son. Hope he had a great day. Everyone have a good evening.


Cat said...


Your rooster hanging turned out beautiful! And you know I love the rats, they are such cuties. We're missing you on the Homestead...did you all get much ice?


Milah said...

Ugh! I don't like the looks of a rat, but I do love the rooster quilt! That ones a keeper!

~Bren~ said...

I'm with Milah!! That rat is not cute! It looks like it wants to eat you!!!! You however ARE a cutie!
The rooster quilt is perfect. The quilting makes it! The new quilt will be perfect for a baby. Those colors are nice and bright.
Loved those grandkid pictures. The boys are adorable and that birthday girl is sweet. Izzy's hair is really coming in thick, poor baby....I hope she gets those teeth quickly. It looks like you had a good time!

Michelle said...

I loved all the pictures of your quilt, your grandbabies...and you, but gol, Winona, if I have nightmares of rats, it's all YOUR FAULT!

a corgi said...

that rooster quilt came out very nice! I liked seeing the pictures of your grandchildren! all beautiful/handsome kids!!

oh my with the rats!! I'm not a fan of them but I have heard they do make good pets


Jenny said...

Nice quilt, nice pets!

simple country living! said...

Hi Winona! Your rooster is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I did get that pattern you told me about & I hope to do one soon! Cute grandbabies too!

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