Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Girls and Their Body Guard...

Jack is only 2 years older than Eva, but I never noticed how much bigger he is! (Eva and Bekah are 2 years apart also.) These are the girls' Easter dresses and you can see I did get their doll dresses finished. I just kept it real simple. Sarah gave me that butterfly fabric a couple years ago and it's been waiting for just such a project. Eva has a thing for "cute" bugs. When they walked into church, some one said they expected me to be dressed like them... um, nope, I'm not so much a fan of purple butterflies. At least not this version. But they look very sweet on the girls.

I have been trying to keep things simple. I have accomplished a lot of from my list. Even added a few more- like I need more to do! I am starting a "new" Thimbleberry quilt for my Mom. Tanya from the quiltshop just gave me the pattern and the fabric- already cut!- so it's all fun, now! Do you remember the Thimbleberry Village pattern? It's been a while back- years, since it came out. Tanya decided that she hated it and wouldn't spend any of her time working on it. It'll go perfectly in my folks barn, though. I have also been working on Sarah's quilt challenge quilt. Each year we challenge each other to make a quilt. This year it is to be a two color quilt- unless Sarah cheats again. Rules are meant to be broken by some folks! I'm teasing. She gave me a very pretty, soft green to work with and it hasn't been a trial- much. It is all going smoothly- I'm sure she is relieved to hear this. Sarah is the type to plot and plan everything out and I tend to fly by the seat of my pants, so I think I worry her sometimes! But don't worry Sarah. I'm right on schedule. Now if I can only get the 4 quilts done that need to be finished in the next couple weeks!

11 comments:

Screen Door said...

I'm handquilting the Thimbleberries Village quilt. I'm about 2/3 the way complete. Maybe you can inspire me....

atet said...

You amaze me -- I know I would have given up on the doll dresses, but they do look absolutely adorable. Just remember, deep breath, hugs to the kids and dh are always most important, and YES, you can do it!

Peni said...

They're ALL adorable...including Jack and the babies:) Wish I could hug and kiss them!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Fantastic photo - what a beautiful family (and the quilt in the background is not bad either) :o)

teelduo said...

Cute cute cute, and the material is cute too. :-) love ya

Happy Valley Quilter said...

I remember the days when I used to sew matching dresses for my girls. Now they just roll their eyes at the thought of it. It was especially painful for my youngest DD who not only wore hers, but the hand me downs of her older sisters. That's wearing the "same" dress for way too many years. LOL!

I have three or four of the Thimbleberries Village blocks finished. I should get working on it again!

Karen said...

Oh gosh the kids look so cute and happy!

Carrie said...

Cute picture - I love the purple butterfly fabric!

God bless :)

Annie said...

The pic of the children put a grin on my face,Precious

Lucy said...

What a beautiful pictures !!! They look so happy !

Carrie said...

Just stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
God bless :)