September 29, 2009

The Face of Swine Flu

Poor little Emma has been struck down by the Swine Flu. No fun at all. Brother is sick but doesn't have it yet. Both had a trip to the dr yesterday and are on all kinds of meds. At least with today's technology, we're able to work from home AND take care of our sick kiddos. Never having to be torn between your loved ones and a paycheck. I love my company!
Here is how Malek is coping with being sick....all the toys in the house and he'd rather wrestle with my ceramic rooster!

Rewind two days...back before our house was infected....we took Malek to the park for the first time. He loved it. He got to swing, go down the slide, and even feed some very hungry geese.

And even though Malek is only 8 months old, he is already over 21 pounds and 29" tall, we had to get him a new big boy car seat. He seems to love it. It's a whole new world to him now that he can see all that is going on around him and feel the air conditioner too.

2009 Fall Super Shots

It's amazing how fast illness can strike.......

Here's hoping no one else gets sick. Have a great day!

September 22, 2009

Stormy Evening

Well, the rain was back and with a vengeance!
We had wind..........
We had rain.....................
We had lightening..................
We had thunder..............................
And then we had no power!

But before that all happened, I was able to snap a few pictures of those projects I spoke about in yesterday's post. Here are my signature blocks and a sampling of the baby quilt I'm currently working on.
This was my little helper last night. However, he was more interested in his breadstick.
I think the breadstick lost..... Three teeth can really do some damage!
Have a great dry day! Raining here in Texas, again.

September 21, 2009

Weekend Update

Our first couple of days without rain! Yeah! It was beginning to look like Seattle around here in Texas. I love the rain and all but come on! It's been 20 days since my lawn has been mowed. It's looking like a jungle in our backyard.

So we started off our weekend Saturday morning with our first outdoor soccer game of the Fall season. The girls did a great job - winning 8-0. Much better than we faired in any of our indoor games. We started off with new uniforms in a new color - no red this season. Maybe hunter green with be a good winning color for us. So far, so good.

Celebrating our 8-0 Victory! Way to go Super Shots!

Then Sunday was Eid, the end of the Muslim holiday Ramadan. My husband's cousin and his family came by for a nice visit. The kids had a great time. This is the first picture ever of all of them together.
Then after our visitors left and a nice dinner out, I got the kids settled for the night. I then was out in the sewing room burning the night oil. And this is what I managed to get finished. Actually, I worked on alot more, just didn't think twice to take pictures. Must have been the late hour. Oh well, I'll have pics of those project tomorrow. One is another baby quilt for a friend at work and about 1/2 of my signature blocks for the swap Melissa is hosting. But here is my one finished projects. The I Spy quilt for my boss' grandson. It was quilted by Debbie Cramer in Iowa. I met her thru ebay and she's been quilting for me for a few years now. Another great job Debbie!
Hope everyone is starting their week out good. Til tomorrow!

September 16, 2009

Tag Raggie - now on Etsy

This is only the first of many to come to my etsy store......I've got tons of fabric for some other cute boy and girly tag rags so come back soon and check it out. These would make great little stocking stuffers!

September 14, 2009

New Roll Up on Etsy

Go check it out......

Grandparent's Day

Though I probably don't celebrate it enough.... we love our grandparents and great grandparents. Although my mom (Nana) was a little under the weather yesterday, the kids and I loaded up in the rain and went out to visit my grandmother, aka Mamie to wish her a Happy Grandparent's Day! Here is a picture with 2 of her 6 Great Grandkids. Mine are #2 & #6 of the total bunch.

I also made her this little purple lap quilt to commemorate the occasion. Rachel over at p.s. i quilt did some decorative quilting on it and I added a bunch of different purple buttons to jazz it up. Purple is her favorite color as is mine! She loved it. She's so funny. Neither of us realized her oxygen tube was on TOP of her nose til after the pictures were taken. That's my Mamie!

I am so very lucky to still have my grandmother at 83 years old. She is the one who taught me how to quilt in the first place and I love her more and more each day.

To all of those who still have their grandparents - celebrate them and cherish what they can teach you and learn from them what they have been through. We've had some of the most amazing conversations over the years. Only reading about the Great Depression in our history books doesn't compare to listening to someone who lived through it first hand. My favorite story is about how they made panties out of flour sacks. Not too soft I'm sure, but a necessity none the less.

So with that being said.....I love you Mamie! You are the best!

September 09, 2009

Latest Happenings thru 09-09-09

So I had to work on Labor Day (yeah I know....don't get me started). It was for a good cause for my company. that it's died down around here I am finally able to update my blog with some fun stuff.
If the pear won't come to go to the pear.

Malek auditioning a new toupee. Guess he's already got an opinion on which side he prefers his hair to be parted on.

This is a disappearing 9 patch I Spy Quilt that I am making for my boss's grandson who just celebrated his 1st birthday last month. I just sent it off to the quilter on Friday. 81 different fabrics. This should give him hours of entertainment.

my two couch potatoes

Malek apparently preparing for raining toys.

What's this you ask???? Just a little something that I have listed on MY VERY OWN ETSY SHOP!!
Stop over and pay me a visit. Much more goodies to come!!
Well, I guess that's about enough for one day's post. Have a great evening!