Tuesday, March 5, 2013

V and Co: making it reverse

pattern is hopscotch in reverse

 i have a wonderful friend who is celebrating having another little one come into their home. my friend is expecting her EIGHTH CHILD and second boy. yep. she has 6 girls and one boy in his teens. :) she's just one of those really good patient women that you just feel relaxed to be around and can feel peace whenever in her home. she's pretty darn amazing, and i'm super excited that they get to welcome another little boy to the mix.

but first things first:
 lets give you your winners.
i had two giveaways last week and so that means we have two winners!
for the sew red book celebrating women's healthy hearts with a wonderful book full of awesome projects the winner is:

Blogger Judith said...
My granddaughter was born with a heart defect and has had three surgeries in the last five years. Today you could not tell that she has sick heart. She recently told me that she wanted me to be heathy and live long enough to enjoy my company. She wanted me to lose weight. She is only five years old going on twenty. What a beautiful child. I am walking more and watch my diet today. I keep healthy thoughts and motivate myself to try more things in life. Thank you for sharing today for sunny Texas, Judith

well judith, that's one special little girl you have there. :) 
thanks to the rest of you and your answers, some of you made my heart swell with good feelings and others made me laugh real hard with your answers. LOVED  reading them. thank you!! 

for the second giveaway celebrating moda's friendship quilt along and the winner of two of my ombre jelly rolls and thread to match from aurifil and a PDF pattern of their choice is:

Blogger Mark and Annette said...
Would LOVE to win the pattern for the Hampton Weekend Bag - thanks for the giveaway! I love all you do and finding your blog over a year ago pushed me to learn to sew!
yay annette! well that's cool! that really is one of the best compliments i get! i love that i inspire others into this wonderful world of sewing! :) 

 okay now back to my friend with 6 girls and one boy welcoming her second boy. there's a lot of pink in that house, and american girl dolls, and every imaginable princess dress up type things...so i wanted to make this little guy coming into this world of pink a little baby quilt that his sisters (and i'm sure older brother) could swaddle him up in as they i'm sure will all take turns loving the crap out of that baby boy.
i decided to make him a smaller version of my hopscotch quilt and in reverse so that the stars were white and the background was all colors of blues, grays, greens, yellows and a little bit of orange in there.
i hope to finish the quilt top this week, perhaps even quilt it if i can. i'll make sure to show the progress.

we've had a couple of snow days. today, we had another one.
 but honestly i really don't mind. i love being inside my home. i feel now as we have been here now for a year and a half...
that i am finally finding my decorating groove for this house. isn't it weird how each house has a different personality that you have to work with.
it's been a slow process with this one. but i think i'm finding things that i love, to fit in this house.

i've got one big project that i hope works to go where that "seek happiness" picture hangs. we shall see if i get to it before the summer...it involves painting and right now painting in the cold in the garage sounds like yuck. so instead i'll keep sewing for new babies and oh yeah that thing coming around the corner...spring market. :)
we'll talk soon.


sonia said...

Your house looks amazing! Love the dark wooden floors contrasting your white walls. I'm sure you are doing a great job with the decoration.
The quilt is looking very manly. Congrats to your friend for her extended family!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

you are an insanely good seamstress...I hate you...er...I mean I hate that I am not you.

PS I saw that ottoman today at our favorite store and I am trying to think of a way to convince Spencer to buy it.

Rosa said...

Your home is very nice!!

trish said...

I love your reverse version on hopscotch! What a lucky little guy! :0)

Kate Brown said...

Your friend sounds like a naturally born mom! How wonderful to have that many kids and to keep your house peaceful and full of love. The baby quilt looks adorable in reverse. I never would have thought of that.

charmingdate said...

Nice to be here and see your post!

charmingdate said...

I like it!

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