Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm a great Aunt

Here is me and Jillian, my grand niece. She was born on October 7th, 8 lbs, 2 oz.
Here is Carina holding Jillian. She is such a beautiful baby and very alert. I kept saying that she was wise beyond her days.
These pictures were taken at the hospital on Friday the 10th. She had to spend a few days in the NICU because she had a fever on her second day at the hospital, but by this day her temp was normal and she got to go home the next day.
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Breast Cancer Auction Quilt

Here is the quilt I made for the Breast Cancer Auction which was held at my in-law's church yesterday. They raised just under $10,000.00 dollars and their goal was $5000.00. It was so much fun and I was so pleased to be able to contribute a little. My MIL won the quilt and I couldn't be happier!
The pattern is called "Snowball Quilt". It is the first quilt I have made since finishing the craft room. The picture below is a close-up where you can sort of see the quilting.
I did a motif design on all of the blocks and a continuous design around the border. Here is the back.
The design around the border is roses. I also used my Martelli zip bind system for the first time on this quilt, I really like it, but will need to practice more to get the mitered corners perfect.
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

That darn Raccoon!

Craig was in the kitchen this morning and happened to look outside and saw our raccoon. We have never seen him during the day, he usually only destroys the pond at night, that is why the plywood is over the pond. He is getting pretty bold, which makes us afraid, raccoons are pretty mean, he may be cute, but looks are deceiving. Today he just came out for a drink and a quick bath and then he went back up into the ivy so we are thinking that is where he lives. I think its time for an electric fence.
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