Baby M’s Quilt

Some good friends of ours, MonkeyRacer and his wife, are expecting their first child in October. Mr. Tux and MonkeyRacer have been good friends for years and catch-up whenever they can. MonkeyRacer was the best man at our wedding and his wife took some of my favorite pictures during the ceremony. Because of how close we are to them, I wanted to give their baby a more personalized gift than something chosen off a registry. I have been working on Baby M’s quilt all summer now and can’t wait to give it to the parents in two weeks when we see them. This is the first time I have quilted a baby quilt, and I am happy with the way it turned out. The colors are blue and green; not very girly, but since the family is very out-doorsy and not really into the whole girly-pink scene, I wanted something that would fit their lifestyle. Hence, blue and green.

Here is a preview of the completed baby quilt…Enjoy:

Log-House Patterned Quilt Top

Baby Flannel Quilt Back

Matching Quilt Bag

Completed Quilt Set

I used a simple log house pattern. When I finished all the quilt blocks, I realized I had made one extra. I ended up using the last block as one side of a bag. The quilt folds up and fits nicely into the bag; making it a really cool quilt to take to the park or just throw in the car to have. I loved quilting this, and can’t wait to do another quilt next summer after school gets out.


…still alive…I promise

So I am a horrible horrible blogger. I haven’t posted in 2 weeks!! 2 bloody, uneventful weeks. All we have done the last two weeks is work, sleep, live, and live for vacation. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. In between everything else, I did manage to fit in some shopping, quilting, and a 4 hr nap.

Tonight I am doing last minute packing. Tomorrow at 6 A.M. Mr. Tux and I are leaving for the coast. On the Harley. It is a 10 and a half hour ride in good weather. Weather forecast says scattered showers. We will have a grand adventure. I am looking forward to the next week. We are staying on the Oregon Coast with Lobster Mom. Kayaking, horse back riding on the beach, kite flying, naps, shopping, and family time are all on the to-do list.

We are staying on the beach. This beach has sentimental value to me. It is a trip down memory lane….but that is a story for another day.

I will write when we get back!



My $7 Bouquet!!!

So today, Mr. Tux surprised me with a trip to a U-pick flower garden after work. It was a lovely drive out into the country surrounded by wheat fields and red barns. These people have a huge patch of land devoted to flowers. There were lupins, irises, daisies, wild roses, hydrangeas, and many other assorted flowers that I don’t know the names to. I had so much fun picking out flowers and filling an old milk jug full of different flowers. Here are a few pictures of my wonderful flowers that are now sitting out on the dinning room table. Hope you enjoy them as much as I am.


$7 worth of flowers

Vibrant Colors

Mr. Tux’s favorite flowers today


Bright Sunshine Yellow!