Ugh. So I wrote this December 2, 2009, but didn't have the photos on the same desktop as where I blogged from. It is very delayed, but here goes--oh, except I cannot find the photos I took of this finished quilt, or the burpy cloths I made, anywhere (!!!!). Perhaps my pc ate 'em. Sigh, so this is a photo that Kelly, Griffen's mother took of him snuggled into the quilt:
Whew. I can share this with you. I finished it in July or August for a dear friend, Kelly, who expected her fourth boy.
I gave it to her at Elsa's first birthday party in November, along with three burp cloths I sewed up as well. I found photos of the quilt squares, but you can't see the back. It's that great brown and white pattern that is the same as the sock monkey sock. And I bound the quilt in bright red, which you can see a small bit of peeking out the left side of Griffen's carrier.
She loved them. I was glad she was so excited. She values handmade/homemade gifts as much as I do. And the best thing was that the quilt matched Griffen's carseat/carrier.
In other not-so-exciting news, I shifted my sewing machine, fabrics, and ongoing projects out of the dining room into our former guest bedroom which serves as a storage for all the things we don't have room for. The shift was so that we could have Elsa's first birthday party and entertain guests in our home.
Luckily, the house will stay mostly clean through the holidays. We'll entertain my dad, step-mother, and half-sister on Christmas Eve. Already thinking about the menu for that. And putting up our tree, too.