Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Can Be Beautiful

We have three trees blooming in our yard. They were gorgeous over the weekend. One of the trees has fuchsia blossoms.

The tree on the corner of the house has pink flowers.

Next to the driveway, the tree has thousands of white blossoms.

It's always a fun challenge to catch a bee in a photo.

Jenny took this photo of one of the bunnies who calls our yard home. He likes to eat the corn and seeds the birds throw out of the bird feeder.

I got this picture of him or his sibling lounging in the sun earlier this spring. He was a little startled... just before I took the photo he had both back legs out flat, sunning the bottoms of his paws.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Farm Baby Quilt

My niece's baby shower was today. I made her a baby quilt.

The baby's room is painted green and going to be decorated in a farm theme.

The pieced flower on the quilt has a ric rac stem.

I found a panel for the back of the quilt. It is very similar to the bedding she picked on her baby registry.

The ultrasound says the baby is a girl.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting Ready for a Baby Shower :)

I'm helping with a baby shower for my niece. Very exciting...this will the first baby on my side of the family in 30 years. I made 10 pair of hot pads for prizes.

I tried a new pattern on these hot pads. They were easy to make but used 6 layers of fabric...a little costly considering fabric is near $10 a yard in a quilt store.

The rest of the hot pads were made using a top, back, layer of Warm & Natural and a layer of Insu Bright.

I decorated some Hersey Nuggets using address labels. A picture (ultra sound) of my future great niece is on the top of the label and happy flowers are on the sides.

On the bottom, there is a "thank you" from the baby to the shower guests.