Tuesday, February 17, 2009

[ our little sweetheart ]

Here's our little sweetheart being a "ham" for the camera! She luckily wanted to cooperate with me... otherwise I wouldn't have gotten such fun pictures! You can definitely see how much personality is in that little body of hers! That is, when she wants to!

Angie was really getting into the pictures at this point because she wanted me to take a picture of her pink toes and her butt! I laughed out loud when she said "Take picture my butt!" then she turned around a stuck it right in front of the camera! We try to say "bottom" but apparently she's overheard us when we slipped up and said "butt"! We'll obviously have to keep working on that! I was excited about painting her toenails though... that's the first time I've had the guts to do it! I always had these nightmares of getting fingernail polish everywhere! But it was fine and she thinks it's great!

This table runner and matching coasters were a gift from my Mom... can you believe it? She's in the middle of her radiation treatments and she still manages to make beautiful gifts! She actually didn't quite finish the table runner because she's been so extremely tired from the radiation. So she took this opportunity to teach me how to finish it off. She sewed the blocks of fabric together and then showed me how to do the border, the quilting ("stitching in the ditch") and lastly the binding! It was so fun to learn and now I feel like I can consider myself a quilter since I know how to complete a project! I was even more excited that I finished the project for the holiday! I know some of you are laughing right now, but it happens! I get a project started and then get so many other things going on that I usually don't finish it in time to enjoy it for that holiday! Not this time! So now that I know how to quilt, I'm working on finishing up Angie's comforter which has been a work in progress for a long time! Thanks to my Mom... I should be finishing it by tomorrow! YAY! I'm finally excited about sewing enough to not be intimidated by a project so that I can finish it! So be looking for Angie's quilt! :)

Here's John's gift from Angie and I. Inside the bag is a heart-shaped paperweight that you can put a picture in. I didn't think to take a picture of it, oh well. We thought it would be perfect for him to take to work to have a picture of us and be useful at the same time! Angie and I had fun making our card for John and he loved his gift so it was a success!

And here are the beautiful roses John got me along with a very sweet note! I'm always so excited when I get flowers, as I'm sure most women are! John always remembers them for those special occasions... my birthday, Mother's day, our Anniversary and Valentine's day! Thanks for the beautiful roses Babe!Oh how I love special occasions! We ended the evening with dinner at The Olive Garden- YUM! Thanks to Nana and Poppa for watching Angie! HAPPY BELATED VALENTINE'S DAY!


Jeff, Traci and Kaden said...

Oh my goodness, that table runner is ADORABLE!! It totally made me want to go out, buy a sewing machine and start on a project!

Carolyn Cox said...

I know what you mean about not finishing the quilting. I still don't know how to do that! Maybe when I am up in September, you could teach me (or your mom since you'll have a new baby). What a cute daughter you have, she just cracks me up!

Love ya

Adam & Leesha Wickern said...

Wow, that table runner and coasters are way way way cute!! I totally want one!
I couldnt stop laughing about Angie wanting you to take a picture of her "butt" that is hilarious!! I can't believe how big she is getting. By the way, I voted on your poll...you are totally have a boy :)