Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Busy Week

We have had a busy week this week so very little sewing. We bought a wedding dress on Monday. It is honestly not a wedding dress but a wedding gown. Our daughter was home for barely 24 hours and had made up her mind she was finding a dress during that time. The one she chose is so different from what I thought she would chose. We had a great experience at the bridal shop. The owner gave us her undivided attention for 2 hours. Our daughter must have tried on over 100 dresses over the last year. On Monday we started with 7 or 8 and narrowed it down to 2 and she chose the more formal one. I am so glad she found one she is happy with.
I took the Hope quilt to my friend last night and she loved it. Her surgery is next week and we all hope it will be successful.
The weather has been beautiful all week, warm and sunny. Looks like it will turn chilly for the engagement party we are giving our daughter on Saturday. It always seems to happen that way. This is the lantana in my backyard. I just love it and the colors.

My grandson is moving into a big boy bed soon to make way for his little brother. His room
has whales painted on the wall so
Nana is going to make him a whale quilt. I don't know if I am going to use this or not but it is a beginning.

I did a Disappearing Nine Patch today, Quilt Pixie introduced me to this. It is easy, goes fast and looks much more complicated than it is. You do need to make your squares bigger than smaller. I am making some baby quilts for friends of my other daughter in law.


Quilt Pixie said...

the whale block is very cute... will you use a binch of them for the quilt or other sea/whale related blocks too?

jacquie said...

love the whale...all he needs is a big cute eye!

audreypawdrey said...

I love the whale block! I am looking forward to seeing your disappearing nine patch baby quilts, too. I seem to be somewhat obsessed with that pattern lately, and I agree about the size.:)

Cher said...

cute whale block! I am glad you are enjoying the D9P pattern-it's so mindless and fun to make. glad to hear the wedding went well-so much goes into all that

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what a fun whale!