Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"It's gonna be my birthday and I can do what I want to!"

I officially decided that because my birthday is coming up, I CAN DO WHAT EVER I WANT all this week and next week too. Now that doesn't mean ALL of the time, just when it comes to sewing :)  I think it's the best birthday present I could give myself... except for the 90 minute massage I am getting tomorrow... ;D
Now for what happened today... I was SO bummed this morning when my 8 year old woke up sick and had to stay home from school.  :(:::::.......  You may say to yourself, "what a sweet mom, so sad her son is sick."  Well, the truth of the matter is that I was SO bummed because I had to miss my quilt guild meeting :(  It just made me SO sad.  Although I was seriously distraught, it was fun to snuggle on the sofa with my sweet boy and knit on my sock and cut out my birthday quilt.  (I have put the two quilt tops that I had slated for quilting this week on the back burner for my "two weeks of selfish birthday quilting" plan.)  Here is what I did today, your not going to believe it....
  Yes, this is my first sock :) I FINISHED KNITTING SOMETHING!!!!  It is half of my AWESOME birthday present to myself!  It fits perfectly and is going to keep me SO warm and toasty!
Now, I got a lot of my Retro Flower quilt cut out.  I also put Omni-Grip on all of my rulers that needed it.
Lastly, I picked up my $29 quilts from Morganson's.  They are SUPER cute and I can't wait to cut into them!  Once again, Becky has done a FANTASTIC job with her fabric choices and quilt design.  Here are her examples...
The "girl" one.
The "boy" one.
Here are the fabrics...

The bottom fabric in each of the piles is matching minky for the backing.  The moose quilt is going to be for my 8 year old son.  He is going to LOVE it!  The "girl" one is going to go into my "present" pile.  I think I know who I am going to give it to, but I'm not sure yet.
ps- I did clean my sewing area.  It was such a HUGE mess after all of my impromptu zippered pouches.  I can't sew when it is messy.  Now it's all ready for me to MESS up tomorrow!  YIPPEE!!!

PPS- I am linking this post up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict WHOOP WhOOP!!
and Crazy Mom Quilts finish it up Friday!!!

10 comments:

  1. Awesome sock! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Yes, I totally agree that you deserve a week of fun and I hope you get it! Have a great week!

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    1. thank you :) I am having a GREAT time!!

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  2. How lucky are you? Celebrating your Birthday for 2 weeks? Really? :) Your sock looks awesome, you'll have to teach me how to do it! (wink wink) I love the fabrics for your to-be-quilts and can't wait to see what you'll make out of them.

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    1. I'd love to teach you how to knit ;) I should modify my definition of celebration... I still have to do all of my "mom" stuff :( ...jk. I do love being a mom... except for cleaning the toilets! ;D

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    2. I could knit, but haven't made any socks...guess just not brave enough for it (or afraid of failure?) I used to do commission knitting when I was in high school :)

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    3. Ah! If i can knit a sock, you can too. I am using a pattern my Ann Norling. Even I can understand it! ;D

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  3. Great job on your sock! I came across your site while surfing yesterday and have loved reading about you and your many projects. I am right next door in Spanish Fork -- funny, huh! I have been knitting for over 30 years, but just started to learn quilt piecing in January. I haven't taken any classes or anything, just self taught. I still unpick a lot!!!

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    1. Hey Kristy! Thank you :) Knitting is so much fun! I just started quilting in January too :) Cool that we are neighbors! Isn't quilting a blast? ...even with unpicking ;)

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