Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sew Much Happy News

Oh my.... where to start. I've been away from the blogsphere for a few weeks now, and so much has happened. I've been working on a secret project, and now I can finally blog about it. I made a special quilt for my sister for her birthday. I have been working on it for about a month now. It is called Field of Flowers, and I made it from a Moda Jelly Roll from the Celebrate Spring line. It was so easy to put together, and fun. I just love the colors as they are so cherry and fun. I knew that she would love it! and I'm confident that she is pleased with it. The quilting was a challenge, as this is by far the biggest quilt that I've made. I stitched in the ditch on the diagonals , and then stippled all the setting triangles, and did some little doodles on the center strips.

Mom helped me finish the quilt, with all the hand stitching for the binding, and then I helped her finish her quilt. Hers is a Nautical theme made for my Dad, and their boat. We had a couple of great quilting sessions while working on these quilts. Next we will have to open a quilting shop!

After finishing my quilt, I was sad to have finished, and eager to start another project. I have a project in mind, but haven't been able to find the fabrics. Mom bought fabrics to make a quilt for a friends baby. It will be sweet, with blue dinosaur fabrics and lots of bright colors too. We had a quilting day on Friday, and we actually quilted and sewed all day long, we didn't even get dressed. It was a blast, and we got so much done. Mom worked on her Dinosaur quilt, and I had no project..... but I got my creativity going and decided to give myself a challenge. My Aunt had sent a bag of scraps to my mom, and I went through it, sorted it by colors, and picked out some that I liked. I made 12 nine patches out of 4.5 inch squares, and then cut the nine patches in half again twice. It is really cool. I don't have any pictures yet, but I am hoping to get some today, as I work on it some more.

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and we (Mom, Dad, V and I) decided to go out for a boat ride. There were 2 huge icebergs out in the bay, and we wanted to get a better look. So we took a cruise out on the bay. Well, we were almost right up to the icebergs, and we were just chatting away, Mom and Dad were up at the front.... and we were sitting in the back. V told me how much he had missed me this past week, and I said me too, then he said "no, I've really, really missed you.... Will you marry me?" OMG...... I nearly fell out of the boat!!!! I AM TOTALLY SURPRISED, EXCITED, HAPPY!!!!! OF COURSE I SAID YES..... SO WE'RE ENGAGED!!!!!! The ring is beautiful, it's a three stone diamond, that matches my necklace. So pretty, and just perfect. We had a beautiful boat ride, and needless to say we spent the evening celebrating with my Mom and Dad.

Whew.... I think that's all for now! I'll have to post again later with more updates of the quilting and knitting. Happy Canada Day to all!!!!