Happy Birthday at our house

So, I had not realized that my last post was more than two weeks ago! How time seems to be flying! With all the things going on in the last two weeks its no wonder, but never fear! I did not forget about you all!

The little man’s 1st birthday party was on Saturday, that was a lot of fun. I made a shirt for him to wear to match the theme, which was mustaches. Lots of good food and friends.

My birthday is….TODAY! Hurray! I got to spend the whole day quilting and reading and spending time with the family. The little guy has become quite the snuggler lately., and is wholly obsessed with books. I love it!

Oh, and did I mention he is WALKING? Go Harry go! He started about a week ago and is getting pretty good at it (today’s face-plant not withstanding)

In the quilting side of things, I am working on a new lap sized quilt tutorial that I hope to have posted in the next week. Its super easy and fun.  I am also making good progress on my FLiQS quilt. The colors really pop and its coming together like I hoped it would. It has morphed from a Mariner’s Compass to a Spinning Star, but that’s okay =) Everyone likes stars!

There was also the Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show last weekend. The little guy did good being patient with Mommy, and didn’t try to pull down too many bolts of fabric. I did purchase a little more than I planned, but it was all really good prices. I was happy to see one of our local quilt shops is carrying a lot of modern fabrics now. The Needle and I Quilt Shoppe on the Burnaby/New Westminster border has been switching their inventory. She had the Citrus Colorway of Madrona Road by Violet Craft in her booth for half price. I picked up 2 yards of the chevron and a couple others. I also found the fuschia/orange colorway of Cuzco by Kate Spain. I plan to grab some more Madrona Road and some dark brown blenders, and those will make my colors for my month in the Star Block Bee.  I hope to end up with a Queen Quilt at the end of the bee.

This has been a text heavy post, so I leave you with a fun picture that always makes me laugh!


March 039