Whats been going on lately?

-The cup rabbit is at it again. In case you don’t know what the cup rabbit is, this is a drawing of him:

cuprabbitHis name is “Cup Rabbit” and heaven forbid you call him just “rabbit”. She’ll be prompt to correct you. He looks red, but its more of a magenta colour, just so you don’t think of him as a tiny demon. The black hair and huge rabbit ears do give off that demon vibe, but rest assured, he’s a mischievous cup rabbit that lives in my house. He’s responsible for doing things like breaking the oven element, and turning off the power to the house, and making the light bulbs flicker.

Sadie tells me that there are sometimes more than one cup rabbit living in the house. They are naughty she says, and break her things. So, thats one of the new things we have around here

-Sadie has also had a lot of vivid dreams lately. Like, one morning she woke up and told me all about a dream about a circle pig (she describes him as like how I draw them, made out of circles). She told me so excitedly, she was to the point of almost tears. I could see her eyes well up with emotion. Had to ask her if it was a happy dream, and yes it was.

The downside to these vivid dreams is that she’s had a few bad ones. She’ll wake me up and we pray about it and then she’s fast asleep again before I can say “amen”. Although this is one of her excuses to not sleep at quiet time.

-Lucas is going through a growth spurt. It makes me hesitant on buying him new jeans because I’m sure he’ll grow right out of them soon. We were out to breakfast at IHOP with Tony’s grandparents. I ordered Lucas the same thing I always order him from the kids menu. The thoughtful waitress brought the kids food out first. Lucas (had already eaten cereal at 7:30 am) wolfed down second breakfast at an astounding pace. Everyone was half done at most and Lucas had finished. I fed him some of my pancake. Then Tony sacrificed his leftover pancake to the bottomless pit. So, needless to say that when it comes to breakfasty type places, we’re going to upgrade him to a small adult meal.

-Tony and I are trying to lose weight. He’s doing really well. I’m doing ok. Its slow going, but I need to remember that I am not on the biggest loser dropping 22 lbs in a week like its no big thang. I’ve gotta say, I’m so proud of Tony though. He’s worked really hard to drop weight, and its paying off. I’ve actually never seen him this thin before, in all our years together.

-Halloween is fast approaching. I really want to talk the kids into being dinosaurs. I mean, it’d be super convenient considering I have tails for them already. We shall see. Maybe if I make them the rest of the costume, they’ll go along with it.

 

 

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The vintage sheet string quilt

The other night I had the string quilt out, I was measuring it to see how many more squares I had to go before I had the right size for my bed. Sadie threw herself onto my bed and said “Can this be for me?”

“Mama, can I have this one? This one is pretty”

“Is my blanket done yet?stringquilt2┬áNeedless to say, she’s claimed this one as her own. I’m not really sad, I mean, I like this one a lot, but when I measured it for my bed, I had to double what I had already done, and its taken MONTHS to get this far. When I snuck into Sadie’s room and put it on her new day bed, it fit, and nicely too. Being a day bed, a traditional twin duvet hangs over too far off the edge and then falls off at night. This quilt is more like a small twin than a full one would be.

stringquilt3There was a lot of debate in my head about how to quilt it, but in the end, I figured it was busy enough without the addition of machine quilting, so I hand tied it with some pretty raspberry coloured pearle cotton thread.

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I took apart her old duvet cover to use as the back and binding for her new quilt. This sucker should be pretty warm come winter too, being that its got an extra layer of fabric.

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I’m looking forward to relaxing tonight. Finishing a quilt always strains my back.

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