Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dresden Plate

Dresden Plate, originally uploaded by rkkilmer.

Behold my new project! I purchased a Dresden ruler a while back. I was going to use it to make some mug rugs. However, as usual, other projects crowded in and the ruler was laid to the side, unopened. But today, as I was perusing my many blogs, I came across a tutorial for a Dresden plate pattern. I never knew they were so simple! At least, the tutorial certainly made it seem that way. So, remembering my new ruler, I dug out some scraps and started cutting. This is what I have so far. I have yet to decide what to do with it. Do I make a large pillow? Or, do I make 3 more and patchwork piece a lap quilt? I think I'll put the first one together and see how it goes.
Post more tomorrow,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day 2011

Happy Valentines Day 2011, originally uploaded by rkkilmer.

I wanted to share my Valentine Day babies with you all. I am sure that years from now the babies will hate me for posting this picture of them that will forever live on the Internet, but I just can't help myself. They have gotten so used to me and my camera that they barely acknowledge me when I follow them around with it. I asked them to kiss and was just lucky that they complied. I know it looks like they are just so nice to each other. I would like to take credit for being an amazing parent at this point. However....in the interest of full disclosure, it should be said that Jack pushed her off the chair directly following this photo. Those of you who have boys will understand. They can't help themselves :)
We had a great night at home, just my husband, the babies and myself. We all exchanged cards and the babies actually signed and decorated their own. We then had bacon, eggs, and chocolate chip pancakes for dinner. It just doesn't get any better than that.
See you soon,