I’ve been pluggin’ away at things…house things, sewing things, kid things, quilt market things, and the best kind of things…
holding a brand new niece lots and lots.  It makes me want to have another baby ( not now!)… but I have some husband convincing to do.
I have a quilt all wrapped up for her… I’ll post a full picture tomorrow-ish.
  Everything is in various stages of completion…in between making lunches and running errands… somehow started things turn into finished things.
Isn’t that backing + binding cute?  The backing is from here (and $6.50 a yard).
This quilt block tutorial my friend Amanda posted is too cute not to share.  Her finished quilt is here.
We had first time pig-tails over here yesterday.  Mom (me) is really really horrible at doing little girls hair…especially wiggly 1 year old hair.
Luckily I’ll have lots more time to practice!

35 Responses to Things

  1. johan habit April 18, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    In last pic of this post.a litle babby is trying to see something and she is looking so cute..
    Bargain Flights

  2. Diane-crewe April 18, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    that is the BEST picture of pig tails ever!! makes me laugh soo much … my daughter had one that resembled a whale sprout because I was SO useless at it!! LOVE it x

  3. Kim April 18, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Hehe cute! I'm sure you'll be pro hair styler in no time. :)

  4. April April 18, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    oh those pig-tails are adorable!

  5. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment April 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Beautiful….love how your daughter is standing on her tip toes too.

  6. Cindy April 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Love the quilts and the tutorial! But the last pic of your precious little one steals the show!:)

  7. Elsa April 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Love all the photos ~ especially of your little girl in pigtails and tutu on tiptoes! Adorable!

  8. The Cozy Pumpkin April 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Oh, pigtails! I remember the first time I could do that with my daughter. That promptly ended as she screams bloody murder when I try anymore. So she sports a darling bob these days. lol

    The baby is beautiful. :)


  9. LeeAnn April 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Fabric, blankets, babies, and pigtails. I think this could be a new song verse in "A few of me favorite things." :)

  10. Anita April 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    That photo of your little daughter is so cute! Love it! And I love the mix of fabrics you have going in the first photo. Very nice. :)

  11. Rhona April 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Oh my goodness, where did the little baby go!! I can't believe your daughter is one already – and so awfully cute!! :)

  12. needle and nest April 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I love the tiny pigtails! That photo reminds me of when my oldest daughter was that age… tiny pigtails are just so sweet. You'll get better and better the more you do it! :)

  13. smileynann April 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I had two boys before I had a little girl, too, and here's my advice – take it or leave it! :) she had NO HAIR on top, so it was super hard to do unless it was wet and gelled. Plus, she was old enough that she was past the "training" age, so I had to figure out a way for it to be fun enough for her to not hate it. So, my favorite time to wrangle the little scamp was just after I finished my breakfast, when she was still finishing up. She was contained, so she didn't have far she could go, and she was occupied, so she tended not to give me too much trouble. After a little while, it got easier and faster, and she got old enough to play the "look at the clock and see when the number changes" game. Fun times!

    Good luck!

  14. Maria April 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Oh this is just so precious…what a beautiful blessing your grand niece will be in your life :) m.

  15. Carla April 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Sophie is such a doll! Your niece looks so peaceful.
    I'm sure the quilt is lovely

  16. Melissa Corry April 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Sophie is just adorable!!! What a cutie :)

  17. Jennifer April 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Having 3 girls myself, it's not us: it's their hair and wiggly bodies! Your daughter is too cute! And congrats on your new little niece. Love her lots, Auntie!!

  18. Kate G April 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    So much cuteness in one blog post! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful posts and insight.

  19. Franziska April 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    the star pattern is nice, can't wait to try it out.

  20. Melanie April 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Can't wait to see the full quilt.

    You'll have to share your husband convincing ideas because I am still trying to talk my husband into another baby :)

  21. Jenny April 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    I am in love with that pile of fabrics in your first photo. Love the colors and prints that you put together!

  22. Sew Nomadic April 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Congrats on the new niece! The quilt you finished up looks great even wrapped up. Can't wait to see it! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your stripey binding fabric for the other quilt? I've been searching for stripes and I can't seem to find any. Also, thank you for sharing your friend Amanda's tutorial. I really love that block! Your little girl is super adorable as always. Got to love those teeny pig tails!!! :)

  23. Live a Colorful Life April 19, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    I don't know why, but every time my DIL did pigtails on my granddaughter when she was little, I called them "atomic pigtails," SO cute–I was just in love with them. Your posts are always such fun.

  24. life in red shoes April 19, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Oh my goodness, that little girl…!
    And how do you do it all?

  25. Christine Welsh April 19, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Awww love those piggy tails! Takes me back to when my daughters were little! Christine
    ChrisW Designs

  26. Joyful April 19, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    How cute! (both the baby and the toddler) ;-)

  27. MaterialGirlQuilts April 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I love this post! All beautiful photos and your niece and daughter are just adorable!

  28. April 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    As the mother of 3 daughters, and 4 grand daughters I think unless you strap them to a chair in a straight jacket and duct tape they are always crazy, wee whaw. Very cute though.

  29. Pieces to Love April 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Beautiful, and don't worry. It has take me almost 4 years to get doing a little girls hair down. Keep working at it and the moving target will be nothing.

  30. Lori April 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    your one year old is adorable. I love the pig tails. As you do it more it will become natural. Just like sewing. Congrats on a new neice.

  31. kathy-o April 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    piggy tails and pointy toes – perfection!

  32. Hannah April 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I love those chubby little legs in tights! I have 3 boys.

  33. Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) April 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Never did get the hair thing down and had a girl with major curls-I kept it short and it looked great for years. Your quilt looks so cute, I await the big reveal and the great niece. Unable to have further kids, I now take care of others' babies-one or two at a time. And I send them home at suppertime. I sleep a bit better at night without them here–but only a bit !~!

  34. Robin Woods April 20, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    My baby girl is expecting her first child in August. She referred to those as "pony tangles". Love those sweet baby legs!

  35. OPQuilt April 20, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    Okay, we love your quilts, but we really really love that cute baby girl with weeny pigtails standing on her tippytoes. My granddaughter is four now, and I miss seeing this stage of life.

    Congrats on all that you've accomplished Cindy of Life a Colorful Life told me to get over here and take a look. I've added you to the Bloglovin' list I've started. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects (scanned the blog and they look lovely).

    Elizabeth E.

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