Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No, he is just a stubborn cat.


No, he is just a stubborn cat.
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Jacob fresh from a bath after a long hot weekend that included a dip in the pool & picking up a new Big Boy quilt. (It is longer than a twin, but more narrow than a double.)

After this post are a couple detail shots, one that shows the quilting, one that shows one of 12 blocks & one that shows tha whole thing.

If you click on the photo link & go into flickr, you will see that J is for jellyfish, jam, jacks, jumprope, jack-o-lanterns, jokers, jockeys, jelly beans & Jacob who likes this quilt. :o)

The cat does too!

Cat tested!


Cat tested!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

This hopefully shows the quilting


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

One of the purple blocks


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J-A-C-O-B quilt completed!


J-A-C-O-B quilt completed!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Thank to all who have served & all who are serving now.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

geese


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I am not sure if that is a gooseberry tree or not, but the geese love the berries. They all hang out under it watching & waiting for the berries to fall.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 2011 Jacob 2.5


May 2011 Jacob 2.5
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Can anyone find a missing smile? I know there is one hiding in there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

hmmm


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

What's going on in this photo?

Monday, May 23, 2011

The weekend


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

(I finished cutting lights for my Plain Spoken quilt - now to get sewing.)

To say my son was in seriousl "LIKE" might be an understatement! He liked it so much the first day that we went back for a second day of "Airplanes" & "Helicopters" & "Fire trucks" & "School busses" & of course "Birdies."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

COOKIES


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

For a change, this photo has something to do with the text.

The are Hershey's Special Dark & Walnut cookies.

I pretty much followed the recipe on the back of the chip bag. (I used more walnuts - I am nutty what can I say. & I used whole wheat flour.)

I used a cookies scoop & my helper was ready & willing to help as I scooped those "meat balls." & he likes dough - I could not keep his fingers off of the ball as I scooped the next one. Luckily he did not find out that he likes dough until I was almost done scooping.

It is on my cutting board, but don't let that fool you, while I put fabric up there on the cutting mat, I did not actually cut any fabric.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Is it bad?


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

(The photo has nothing to do with this post & is inherently good.)

Is it bad that all I can think about is the cookie dough that I mixed last night, but did not bake because it was 8:00 p.m.?

Also if you freeze cookies/cookie dough, which one is it? The dough or the cookies?
My grandma always froze fully baked cookies. I have usually froze the dough - because I was tired of scoop x12, bake +/-15 minutes, cool, repeat...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Orchids


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

(An old photo, but I wanted to throw something up there...)

With that said, I worked on some quilting this weekend - I found a place on the Brown Bear quilt that needs a quick unpick...

The cat ABC back still needs completing - ditto the Martian quilt.

I cut some more for my low-volume quilt - need to count, but I will probably end up with enough for 2 quilts (Some of my lights are rather dark - go figure.) so I am not totally worried about cutting too much & I want to add in the ones in my stack that are not already in the mix.

I got the last piece of fabric that I have been "wanting" for my orange & aqua quilt...

etc.

How bout you?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Any guesses?


Any guesses?
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

So this is apparently my "lost post."

It started out as a "What do you think that girl cat in the corner wants/is doing?" Because I was trying to be clever about how I am working on a second "Plain Spoken" quilt. This one however, is using prints with the solids!

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This was the first quilt that I made that used solids. Previously I had used mottled or WOW/COC type prints.
This was also my first "mod" quilt.
The pattern is Plain Spoken which can be found in Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr.

Amy's Creative Side  Bloggers' Quilt Festival At Amy's Creative Side

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Any guesses?


Any guesses?
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

About what the girl cat in the upper right corner is making?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I almost can't not say anything...
I started to cut for a new quilt last night. :o) (I had been collecting fabrics & scraps for it for a while.)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Since this a quilt blog


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chuckle, snort, hoot...

Any guesses as to the age of this quilt? Based on the stamps or fabric?

Any guesses...


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Where did we go on Saturday (after visiting the dentist)?

Why is that toddler only wearing a diaper?

Hand in pocket. :o)


Hand in pocket. :o)
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

This was the first time that I saw him put his hand in his pocket. (O.k. second, he actually put it back in when I asked him to.)

He gave his Mommy a gc to an on-line purveyor of fabric. :o)

(Which has already been spent.)

Iris


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I like to take photos of flowers. This one is willing to help me in that venture.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Out & about in the neighborhood.

Friday, May 06, 2011

My son playing his TV for my boy cat.


My son playing his TV for my boy cat.
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

My boy cat is so stubborn. I m sire that 90% of the cats out there would have run for the hills if they saw a toddler toting a toy TV headed their way.

(Someone posted a photo a day or 2 ago that made me think of this photo that had been stuck on my camera for 3 or 4 days.)

My girl cat on the kitty but warmer


My girl cat on the kitty but warmer
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Not much more to say...

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Cheeky!


Cheeky!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Wordless Wednesday - a day late.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Baby Geese


DSCF3201 a video by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I was going to just show a photograph, but the video says so much more.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tired kitty using Brown Bear as a pillow!


Tired kitty using Brown Bear as a pillow!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I can use a nap too. (It is only 5:42 a.m. - code for its going to be a long day.)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Helping turn the crib into a toddler bed


Helping turn the crib into a toddler bed
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

So easy even a toddler can do it! (Besides he likes to help!)

first night in the toddler bed


first night in the toddler bed
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Just two friends joined him - he sometimes asks for far more friends, monkey, bunny, brown bear, etc.

peacock


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Do I have to tell you how long we waited for this display?

I'm lucky to have the photograph, my battery was just about dead...