And here is Bobby's quilt. It's really coming along. I'm almost done piecing the squares together--once it's all pieced, I'll use my 12.5 inch square ruler to trim them into shape, and then the fun begins! I love that phase of making a quilt, where you're ready to put all the smaller pieces together into the big picture. It's so exciting. Like when you first start painting a room and you paint a little bit and you get excited about how great it's gonna look...you just have to keep painting for five more hours before you're done. Sigh. Baby steps! Maybe it'll be ready by his birthday in September. And as for Caroline's quilt...I'm about ready to make that a Christmas present.
Speaking of presents, we're all invited to a birthday pool party for one of Caroline's friends, so I had to make a bag. The girls were all over me about it. "Have you started Tori's bag?" was all I heard from them in the last couple of days. Here it is--I picked up this fabric in the remnant bin several months ago. The bag is lined with some lime green cotton I had bought to coordinate with a different fabric. Inside is one of those Cranium activity books that I picked up in the bargain aisle at Borders. If you make a homemade bag, you get to put a deeply discounted book inside!
And last week I ordered this! I'm all fired up about preserving my tomatoes in some way or another. And after reading in the book that the tomato sauce recipe calls for 45 pounds of tomatoes (WTF?), I'll probably be making salsas instead of gravy! So grow, little tomatoes, grow! My jalapenos are also coming in. They are growing so fast, it's almost funny. It seems like every day when I check on the jalapenos, they've grown another half inch. My bell peppers are not doing so good, and I'm not happy about that. I may get a couple of peppers if I'm lucky. I'm bummed because I had planted a red, a yellow, and a green pepper plant. I was fired up about bell peppers. There's always next year.
This coming week should be more relaxed. The little guys have swim lessons, and Caroline has her well visit this week. Back to Camp Mommy!