Monday, June 25, 2012

Jaydin's Kindle Cover

We have this family tradition where for one day of the year, the kids each get to choose what they want to do for the day.  We put all the months, except for the really cold ones (December-February) and August since that is when our anniversary is, into a hat.  They each pulled a month out of the hat, whichever month they picked was their month. On the first Saturday of that month is their day.  June is Jaydin's day. He opted to have funnel cakes for breakfast then go Geocashing with the family. Then it was lunch at Jerusalem Garden and back home to drop off the smaller kids and Dad.  After that, I took him and Damian along with another friend to the skate park where I watched them try not to break their necks.  Once they were good and messy from that, we came home and watched a movie.  Needless to say, Mom was tired! 

As part of their 'special day' we, the parents, surprise them with a gift.  Jaydin is a huge book hound, he also has thing about documenting everything so there are notes all over the place. He really wanted some sort of e-reader.  After reading reviews on which one would be the best for someone his age, I got him a Kindle.  He was delighted to say the least.  Since he is after all a 12 year old boy, I didn't want him using it much before it had some sort of protection on it.  Dad took him to my favorite fabric store to pick out two fat quarters.  He brought home a red Lorax fabric with a complimenting blue and white fabric.  I found a tutorial to make a cover.  I think it came out pretty cute...

Don & Liz's Quilt

This was a fun one to make. About a year ago I found the pattern in one magazine or another (don't really remember which one).
Aren't they cute?

We had spent a fun weekend at their house last summer after not seeing them for many years. It was great to remember how much I love them both. Even though they are friends they really are family {in a rather twisted way}.  I have a list of people in my life that 'need quilts' and once we had found out that we would be visiting their house, I added them to my list. So even before I got to see them, I started pulling out fabrics for this quilt.  I thought Liz would like something sort of traditional but still bright and know like me! ;)  Since I am a batik hound I didn't have to go far...I have to say this was a pretty fun to put together.

I have been trying to work in pieced backing lately.  Since I had bits of the triangle pieces leftover from the front, I found a somewhat strange way to put them together for a strip on the back. I was hoping there would be more of the green showing once it was quilted but it didn't work out that way...oh well. I think it still worked out well.

I know, I know, that is A LOT of colors.

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