Saturday, October 8, 2011


Lately we have spent a lot of time talking about trees as they have been changing colors. Molly has been concerned about the trees losing there leaves so I did my best to explain to her what is going on. Now she is fascinated with the changing colors and loves seeing the difference every day. So today I decided we should go down to a park near our house that has lots of trees and leaves for her to see.

We took a walk and talked about the leaves and acorns, but her attention quickly changed to the swings at the park.

Swinging is a big deal in our house. When we go to the park we spend the majority of the time on the swings. She has been learning to pump so she could do it all by herself. She has had a few moments of getting it, but about a month ago it just all sank in. Now she is swing independent. HOORAY!!!!

She saw the beam and said it was kind of like the beam at gymnastics. She never passes up a time to practice gymnastics!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Can't Stop Sewing!!!!

On Saturday I decided I was going to make a quilt. Christie had taught me how to bind a quilt while she was here, so I wanted to try it out before I forgot how to do it.

I know it is a simple quilt, but I was really excited to finish it.
The next day I made a little messenger bag for a girl in our ward. (No pictures, sorry. I forgot to take one before I gave it to her.)

That was supposed to be all of my projects, but I had enough material left over from the quilt to make Molly a skirt.

I searched everywhere for a tutorial for the skirt in my head, but I couldn't find one. I knew I could probably buy a pattern, but I didn't want to spend money.

So, here it first project without a tutorial.

I made a few mistakes like miscalculating the ruffle that originally was 3 inches longer, but after some picking, cutting and more sewing, it came out all right.

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