Sunday, September 18, 2011

A day to play

Aaaahhhhh!

That's the sound of me sleeping in, the sound of me not leaving the house all day, the sound of me reading and finishing a movie and sewing and eating homemade Apple Crisp and building with Lincoln Logs with the kids and reading them a couple more chapters of HOLES at bedtime. That's the sound of me relaxing. What a wonderful day!


I spent some time today in the sewing room. I wanted to make a doll quilt, and was thinking that I wanted to make it from bowtie blocks. I pulled out a bag of solid scraps that I bought in WV last year (or was it the year before? Or perhaps 2 years ago? Where does the time go?) and pulled out all the pink and brown. When I was in Atlanta, my friend's daughter gave her room to me for my visit. Her room is decorated in pink and brown. Her birthday is coming up, and I thought I could make a quilt and pillow for her American Girl doll, Addy Rose Alston. Of course, with my quilter's ADD, I got bored making just bowties, so here's what I finally came up with:

Now to stuff the pillow and quilt the quilt. Of course, I just realized that I don't know what size her American Girl doll is. If it is one of those enormous ones, this quilt won't do. But you know what? When making the free-pieced letters, I realized that the doll has the same initials as my niece! If the quilt isn't big enough for the American Girl doll, I'll give it to my niece - I'm sure she'll have a doll or stuffed animal who will fit under it. Or I could make her a little rag doll to fit under there...


While I was playing in the sewing room, the rest of the family was playing, too. I walked by my husband and eldest playing Air Hockey...



to find my youngest playing deep sea diver in my tub.


I love it when everyone is happy and relaxed and having fun. And you know what, those bubbles look mighty good to me! I think I may just go banish Captain Jack Sparrow and his compadres from my bathroom, light the candles, and end my weekend with a book and a bath myself.



Have a great week, everyone!

11 comments:

Becky said...

So glad you got to shift to a lower gear this weekend! Now you're ready to face whatever comes up this week!

Julie Fukuda said...

It looks like a fun day to me. I was wearing out my tired feet on a Pack outing to the maritime museum.
I took some piecing to do while kids were on the interactive exhibits but there were not many sitting places and because of the power restrictions, it was extremely HOT and HUMID even in the building. I could go for that soak right now.

Rachel said...

It sounds like a very nice weekend! Are you sure you want to give that little doll quilt away? Haha - just kidding...

Love the pic of Captain Jack Sparrow in the tub. Priceless! I hope you got to take a shift in there too.

Shay said...

Did Jack Sparrow find any treasure in there?

Sounds like a wonderful weekend...all this bed laying about reminds me you haven't emailed me from the bathroom in a while.

Stray Stitches said...

Sounds like the perfect day for everyone. We all need a day like that every once in awhile to recharge the batteries.

Annette said...

What a wonderful weekend. I could use one of those :-)

joe tulips said...

Don't big dolls need lap quilts too?? So cute.
The deep sea diver is adorable.
Is Holes as exciting as I remember?

bernie said...

What a great weekend! Love the little one in the tub! Bernie

Shannon said...

Linda over at Stray Stitches has given both of us an award. I thought I would stop by and say congratulations and follow your blog!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I came over from Linda Gs also and joined your blog. Looks like you have an underwater diver there....grin....really nice blog.

Tonya Ricucci said...

cute doll quilt!