Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day at Our House

 Nate keeping an eye on the steak.

To keep myself calm I reminded myself that restaurants are stressful on Valentines. Ever since I read the book Waiter Rant... I sort of see this in a new light. I pity the waiter/ waitresses.
But, going out would be way easier. And I'd be glad to try it next year. Mia would probably cry then.
I felt so bad for her when I told her that Nate and I were going out on the evening of Nate's birthday that we celebrated the night before just for the kids.
We did have fun.  Even though Stuart yelled, "Yuck" the entire time and tried to pass me his chewed on food. It was like he knew it was supposed to be classy so he rebelled. Two year olds.

 After supper we had Girls Club over. Made cookies. Crazy and fun.

Vanilla Sugar Cookies Recipe
(I add lemon or orange zest)

Winter Birthdays

 My Dad, Nate, and Nate's Dad all have birthdays within a week. Hard on the diet.

Dad gets Coconut Kiss Cake (white cake)

Nate's German Chocolate Cake

Sam's cake was Carrot I think. 

Stuart and Great Grandma Minnie waiting on lunch.

Saturday morning.

Ellie sporting her Library Story Hour Jazz.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Starburst Quilt

Here is my first patch. 

I came across this picture on Pinterest, and I wondered if this was the quilt for me. 

 This was back in May of 2011. 

Strangest thing was how addicting this was.  And that I almost miss having it to work on.

Binding attached. Final stretch.

I'm sure that I'm very slow, but it took me hours to sew the binding back.

This is the tutorial I found for binding a quilt. Very helpful.

Finally all done.
Glad to be living in the living room again.