Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quilts and Things

It's done! My doll quilt is finally finished! I can't tell you how much fun I had sewing my first quilt. First, I read several books on quilting so as to familiarize myself with the lingo. Then I happened to stumble upon a quilting store in Pointe-Claire. They were fabulous! They guided me through the various steps, both in-store and by phone. And after 3 sessions, here it is!

Now, it is very far from perfect but a good first attempt, if I do say so myself. I always felt so sorry for my swap partner but now I am not as stressed. I am quite satisfied with the results! So much so, I have already purchased more fabric to start on a second quilt, this time slightly larger.

Do you remember that famous toothache I had just weeks before leaving for China? And all my dentists were on vacation and I had to beg and plead to get a root canal done? Yeah, that tooth. Well, I was having a sandwich today when all of a sudden I felt a strong shooting pain right at that spot. Yup. After spending a gazillion dollars trying to save the tooth, I can just see it now... ''Ma'am, there's nothing we can done. It must be extracted.'' I am booking an appointment with my dentist....

And finally, we headed out to see our pediatrician for Alexia's 18 month visit and guess who we ran into? Dumpling and BB from Mortimer's Mom. The girls really like each other, it only took them 2 seconds to warm up to one other. And the Doc got a kick out of the fact that the 2 older girls are from the orphanage.

Oh, here's that pic of Alexia and her new do as promised. It's the best I could do for today.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Colors & pattern! Nice picks! Great job :) Alexia looks too cute with her pig tails!! I love the picture!

Tanya

Christy said...

THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL-- I LOVE THE COLORS!!!

ALEXIA AND MY MIA ARE THE SAME AGE. MIA'S 18 MONTH OLD APPOINTMENT IS NEXT MONDAY. SHE TURNED 18 MONTHS YESTERDAY.

THANKS FOR COMMENTING ON MY BLOG. THE DRESS MIA IS WEARING IS FROM GAP. I LOVE THE PRINT AND IT IS JUST A SUMMERY COMFY CASUAL DRESS.

CHRISTY :)

Louanne said...

That is so beautiful!!!