Saturday, April 24, 2010

Baby John's Quilt

This is my second quilt and was far more challenging than the first! My very favorite friend Ashley is expecting her second baby any day now. I really wanted to bless them with something special and that was why the entire quilt experiment started in the first place (that I am totally obsessed with now). This is a "rag" quilt, it has raw edges all around the middle squares so the more it gets washed the more snuggly it will get. Last Saturday we met up to get a little pampering and to hand it over so now I can share the pictures with you!

I purposefully did not show any progress pictures along the way so that it would be a surprise for her but I did take some. At some point this week or next I will post some of them.

I used the tutorial for the quilt top from here:
and the tutorial for the binding from here:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

One More Week

Our closing got pushed off one more week :( The appraisal took longer than it should have and there are a TON of people processing loans right now so even though we were supposed to be signing papers yesterday we didn't. Our lender said we have a one percent chance of signing them tomorrow but more than likely it will be Monday. Which means we won't move in until next weekend because we gave them three days after closing. Like my mother said, as long as we close some time we should be good. But my house is a DISASTER!

That is only the beginning of it.

I was having a hard time living in it for this week and now it's an entire week more! We have been praying that they would find somebody to rent our apartment out asap but now we are really praying that they haven't quite yet because we were supposed to be out by Sunday. If they keep us to that we will be homeless for a week!

I guess I just have to do what I do best and get to organizing!