Friday, January 23, 2009

My sleeping Jaren

My little one is in his toddler bed as of today! It took a little encouragement but eventually he stayed in bed. 
I made the quilt for him and finished it when he was 3 months I think. It's been on the wall till now so he is finally using it! I would like to make another, but I don't think that will happen 'till we have another child. 
What a nice hurdle to be over. But he is growing up so fast!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Piano Table

A finished project!

I had mentioned back in july about the sewing table that we were going to make out of a friend's piano. I don't remember exactly when we actually got the piano apart but six months later it showed up in my living room, which happened to be Christmas morning. I had no clue this was going to happen!

 I had written off the project.  I only had a vauge idea about putting the table together and I didn't think it really had a chance. But I unknowingly hung out at a friends home while Rich worked away on a 'project' that I thought had something to do with their brother-in-law's christmas gift. Anywho, Rich and Darwin (an accomplished woodworker) worked on the table and snuck it into our garage during an ice storm. Then Christmas eve around 3 am Rich brought the table in and there it was! Such a great surprise and example of when patience is used with a spouse they are much more willing to help. I'm really glad I wasn't nagging him about it for 6 months! 

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Strawberry

The final Christmas present. A little late, sure... but it is finished!

Frosty morning

This morning was -11 degrees. It has made some very pretty lacework on the windows that travel across the panes in the morning light.

Hope our pipes don't freeze. Stay warm wherever you are!