Monday, April 26, 2010

Design Wall & Birthday parties

Today's Design Wall is a hodge-podge of blocks. On the left are two string blocks. I decided to use up some of my saved strips and start a string quilt. This will be my first one and I decided to work on them while I was embroidering the shirts I posted about on Wednesday. Next to the strings is the third of the borders for my sampler quilt. It is ready for flowers and now I only have one last border to sew stems on. Do you think I will ever get this quilt done? I still have my Jelly Roll Sampler block on the wall and it is next to the Bunny Hill BOM block #2.

No other sewing/quilting was done this week. Thursday we attended a high school Dinner Theater (Romeo, You Idiot), and on Friday we attended a Community College play (Stand & Deliver). Saturday we went to the first of two birthday parties for our great grandson, Skylar.

While he waited for the party to begin he shot a little pool.

And then it was time to blow out the candle on his cake. Wasn't it nice of our granddaughter to get a sugar free cake?

Then it was time to open presents. Here he is amid all of the gifts he got from Uncle Jamie.

And then came the big moment his grandma and grandpa had waited for. They have been looking forward to getting him this truck for several months. It is electric, goes forward and back and I am told it will go 3.5 mph. Because of the storm we got to see it work up close and personal inside the house.

On Sunday it was time for birthday party #2. This one came about because his Daddy was working on Saturday and his Mommy wanted Daddy to enjoy the fun, too.

And once again Skylar got a lot of help blowing out his candle.

We had both pizza and cake and Sky enjoyed it, both inside and out.

And the afternoon was capped off by fun and frolic in the lake. You know, it is really fun to watch both the children and the adults having fun. And I didn't have to do anything except come, have fun, and take pictures.


Pat said...

Guess it's only fitting to get TWO parties when you are turning TWO!!! Cute little guy!

joanne lendaro said...

Great pics...he is a cutie!!

Diane said...

that's my kind of party-just show up enjoy the company and the food-that fish cake is too pretty to eat!
I hope you love string quilts-I like em cuz they work up fast and you can't mess em up (too much):)
I'm doing snow bound too-but I haven't really yet....aggghhh and today is a new Jelly roll block day, woohoo

Judy said...

Little Mr. is adorable! Love his truck! Your design wall looks fun. I need to get busy with my string blocks and make a top out of them. Yip, another project. ;)

True Blue Nana said...

So so cute! I love the cake.

Mary said...

Your first string quilt? I can't believe that I didn't tempt you to try one before this! I'm getting ready to start another set for a kids quilt tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Love your design wall. Lots of variety to prevent boredom!

Leanne said...

Your great grandson looks so much like my son at that age. Looks like he had a great birthday.