Monday, February 11, 2013

Quote from my boys

-"When Sophie dies where are we going to plant her?" February 2013, age 5
 (last march we "planted" our last bird under one of our pine trees)

-Mom to DS3, "How was I so lucky to get you as my son?"
DS3,"From your belly....button!" February 11, 2013, age 5

From DS1 and 2, 2007, while I was PG with DS3:
DS1 is crying in his bed, Mom comes to him and asks him what's wrong.  He states he doesn't know how the baby will come out.  DS2 pipes up, "duh, through Mom's belly button!"

DS2 when learning about different genders:  Mom is at the computer, DS2 comes bounding up to her and says, "I have a penis"
Mom: "yes"
DS2: "Dad has a penis"
Mom: "yes"
DS2: "Isaac has a penis"
Mom: "yes"
DS2:"But you don't have a penis"
Mom: "No, I have a vagina"
DS2:"Okay" and leaves.

If and when I think of more I will post them.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Queen Size Quilt for Mom and Dad

This is the queen size quilt I made for my parents' 47th wedding anniversary.  It started off as such an easy and small project.  I realized I got over my head quite quickly as it grew.  I have a very small sewing machine pictured here

It is a step up from a toy sewing machine.  But here's the thing.  It suits my needs.  I don't plan to get into sewing, goodness!  everyone knows I have too many hobbies as it is (: So, this is it.  It can go forward and backward and has 8 stitches.  What else do I need?  Well, a light would be nice and that little cutting blade at the back to cut the threads would be too. 
I had a hard time keeping the little machine (it weighs only 5 pounds) on the table once the blanket was massive enough.  Obiviously I wouldn't be able to do the quilting on this machine and I do not like the look of tie quilts so I bit the bullet and had it professionally quilted.  I think that was the right choice.
Here's the backside:

Not too bad for my first real quilt!