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January 3, 2011


My first "proper" quilt. Yes, there are mistakes and problems. No, I don't want you to point them out (I know they're there!). I am in love with it. I'm gifting it to my four month old niece because it's not quite big enough for an adult lap quilt.

The front:


The back with some pieced leftovers:


Close up of these great bicycles:


I am ready to add sashing to the blocks my virtual bee members made with me back in October. Pictures soon!

January 6, 2011

52Photos - 20:11

I've joined 52Photos over on Monika's blog. She and a friend are posting a prompt or theme each week and we will post a photo fitting that theme every Thursday. Last week we were supposed to take a photo at 8:11pm (20:11) on Thursday.


Look at my Baby Starfish. Last Thursday at 8:11 he should have been fast asleep. I was thinking about reading and taking a picture of my new Kindle (which I L-O-V-E), or watching junk tv and taking a picture of my hubs in bed next to me on his laptop. What is that saying about the best laid plans of mice and men? Baby Starfish just wasn't feeling bedtime so he ended up on our bed with us. Of course, I loved it and didn't mind at all taking a picture of him instead.

January 13, 2011

52Photos - Independence


This week's theme was independence. I took this picture of Kid Starfish at Cold Stone Creamery today. It represents independence in two ways. 1: We've been out of school on snow days (I'm a teacher and Kid Starfish attends kindergarten at the same school) ALL WEEK. We've had the independence to decide what we want to do every day, all day. Today we chose eating ice cream at 4:00 in the afternoon. In pajamas. 2: We left the baby behind on this outing and Kid Starfish had independence like he did before baby brother came along. Not having to be quiet for napping or wait his turn for my attention. All in all, a great afternoon.

January 16, 2011

Twitter, anyone?


I've decided to check it out. If you are on Twitter, I'm paper_starfish (someone already had my name without the mark in between - the nerve!) ;) Come find me!

Knitting and quilting update tomorrow. Promise. It's been very hard to get pictures in natural light lately!

January 17, 2011

Wonky Log Cabins and Ishbel

I've gotten all but two of my wonky log cabins back from bee members. I don't really have much hope of getting the other two since my month was October. I had planned to add some more blocks in anyway so it's all good. Click for biggie if you want to see better:


I'm planning to have four strips like this and the placement of the solid block will vary in each strip. Here's a closer shot of two blocks:


The sashing is Kona Coal which I love. I think it's going to give the eye a good place to rest.

I've made progress on Ishbel as well:


Is there any point to posting progress pictures of lace? It looks like a blob until it's blocked. For those that know the pattern, I just finished chart A.

January 23, 2011

52Photos - Evening

I'm a little late posting this week's photo. Life got crazy.


Evening is bath time. The baby likes to watch his brother in the tub and I can tell he's ready to jump in himself. I wonder how much longer he'll tolerate his tubbies in the kitchen sink?

January 25, 2011

I Heart Faces | Innocent Wonder

If you haven't been to I Heart Faces, you should check it out! So many beautiful photos. The theme this week is "Innocent Wonder". Here is my sweetie mesmerized by the water table.


January 28, 2011

52 Photos - Shadow


We have a possum visiting our yard during the day and it was starting to make me nervous. Kid Starfish and I tried to walk out the front door today and he just stood there and stared at us. I went back in to get my camera and when we came back out, he was gone. We were "possum hunting" when I took this picture of me and the Kid. I love that he's looking up at me instead of at our shadows!

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