Monday, April 28, 2008

Progress, Progress

I have progress to share in lots of ways today. First, I added a scrappy border to my quilt for this challenge. Looks good, I think. I went shopping for the backing and batting, but left without either because I think I can figure out something cheaper, like a thrifted sheet maybe, for the back.

Next, for the first time since moving here, the snow has not had a chance to ruin my tulips and we've been enjoying them now for a few weeks! I can tell I'm going to have a good year for roses too.

I had to post some pictures of the girls for my Dad's sake. I suppose my blog has been pretty girly lately and he asked for some kiddo pics, so here ya go :) The first is of Natalie at her cousin's birthday party. After all the other little girls had ditched their jewelry (party favors), she confiscated all the rings for herself. And the last is of Layla, my little bookworm, reading a book out loud to herself. Too cute. It's very important to me to raise readers, since reading has so enriched my own life!

And, one last major bit of progress: Natalie went pee-pee in the potty today! That has really only happened one other time in the last year so I think maybe things might finally be progressing in that area! Boy, it's been so much easier after just deciding to let it go. I guess that the case with many things, though.


  1. Your quilt top looks so beautiful. I love the color scheme, and the randomness of it. It is a project to be proud of. Love your photos. Tulips are so special to me. My dad passed away almost eleven years ago, and tulips always remind me of him. One whole side of his yard always had the most beautiful red and yellow tulips. Yours are so pretty! Have a great week!

  2. This is really cute Nikki! Love the jewels on your daughter. Pretty fancy!

  3. that top is turning out beautifully! Can't wait to see the rest of it!