Thursday, April 10, 2008

a finish, finishing touches, and fun stuff

Yea!! Two down, one to go!! I finally finished the log cabin baby quilt, and the label is on, just not signed. I hope mom and dad to be will like it. I just have to tell you a story about the baby on the way. The mom to be is a co-worker of mine, and when she found out she was pregnant with their second son she and dad to be started tossing around names for the little one that was on the way. Now to give you an idea of mom's sense of humor she said she wanted to name him Isaac. Their first son is named Michael....she thought it would be cute to be able to call them 'Mike and Ike'. :cD (I have to admit I thought it was pretty cute too.) Well, dad said no and they decided on the name Bruce. So I asked her what his middle name was going to be, she just looked at me and smiled and said 'Wayne'. I just couldn't help myself, I chuckled and said 'really?'. She giggled a bit but she said that yes, she was serious. Now I don't know if they are doing a Batman themed nursery, but I can just picture those two in a couple years taking their little boys trick or treating and dressing Bruce up as Batman. He starts to wander away and one of them says, "Bruce, Bruce Wayne you get back here!!" and the other going "'ll give away his secret identity!!!" lolol :cD Now I also have to tell you that I thought that it would be odd to name a child like that, but then it did occur to me that my dad, and my brother (who was named after my dad) have the first and middle names Thomas Edison. And yes somewhere back the family tree my dad's side of the family DID know Thomas Alva Edison. Just an interesting little factoid ;cD

So today is my day off and I did get a finish in for the day so I thought I would take a break from the quilting of quilts, but not sewing. I really try to put a label on all my quilts, and I really like to use scraps from the top if possible. I've given several co-workers baby quilts as gifts and after admiring the top they look for the label, and the special note I write for each baby. It makes me feel good that they appreciate the work that goes into it and they appreciate the finishing touch of the label. So today I took some time and made some labels from the book I received from a swap for some future quilts. The two on the right are ones my swap mate made for me, and the three on the left are ones I made today. The angel in the center is going to be the label for baby quilt number three. I just love pieced labels, they are quick and fun to make and make a great addition to the back of the quilt.

Now for the fun stuff. Ok, fun for me anyway. Like I said it is my day off so I had a true Country Mouse type day. We did a little cleaning, did a little sewing, and a little cooking. We are having crock-pot chicken and dumplings for dinner (one of my absolute favorites!!) and DD and I made a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread to have afterwards...yummy!!

I am hoping to still make it out for a run yet today while the weather is still nice. Its been in the upper 60s for the last few days, but someone informed me that we may get one more snowfall. Remind me again what month this is?!? Hopefully it won't come. I am really enjoying the daffodils that are starting to bloom at the park. If the snow does come, I'm sure it will probably be the last of the season...thank goodness. I'm ready for the warm weather :cD

Well, I'm off again, hope you all have a great day! Warm country wishes all!!


Barb said...

What a fun blog entry you have here, I so enjoyed reading it, and the baby name stories are so cute! I think I could have a piece of that Banana Bread if you don't mind? Love the baby quilt ~ very neat setting for the blocks! Your labels are great ~ see I told you I love this blog entry from you! Happy Quilting!

Babs Schmidt said...

I love the labels! And the bread sounds so yummy!

your story about the baby names reminds me of my childhood. I really wanted my middle name to be Ann, so I could be Barbara Ann, like the Beach Boys song... but unfortunately, it's Kay because it rhymes with my sister's middle name- May.

Needled Mom said...

I love that setting for the log cabin pattern. It is so attractive. I also find your labels a fabulous way to use up scraps from the quilt.

Your friends do have a wonderful sense of humor.

Think that I need to make some banana bread myself. I can smell it already.

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing the baby names story, it was great! I love those pieced labels, they add a lot to the quilt. I will be over for a little slice of that delicious looking bread!! :)

Michelle said...

That is a great quilt and I love the label! Is that "round" one in a pattern somewhere? The story of your coworker's kid's names is cute... :)

Sarah Nopp said...

Oh- custom made lables is a great idea for a swap! I am also making a log cabin, but I am making it for myself- I think!

ellen said...

What a great baby quilt. I love the names!

At some point you and I are going to have to email so I can get your snail mail address.

purple and paisley said...

wow - i really love the quilt with the middle diamond being not in the is gorgeous!