Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History in the Making!

What an exciting day, don't you agree!?! We now have a new President! Did any of you watch the inauguration this morning? I did and I have to admit that it got me all teary-eyed! This is an exciting, historical day for our country and hopefully the beginning of good times ahead!

Yesterday was also an exciting day for me as I sewed a new blanket for my son. Jake is OBSESSED with the movie CARS, and especially Lightning McQueen, so I made him a new snuggly blanket. I sewed it all by myself... without any help from my Mom and no pattern. I know those of you that are really good at sewing won't find it too impressive -- how hard can it be to sew two rectangular pieces of fabric together, right!!! Well for me, a sewing novice, it was a great accomplishment. And Jake LOVED it -- he was beaming ear to ear when I gave it to him and he said "I love it Mommy!" -- aaaaaawwwwww!!! He hasn't put it down since I gave it to him! Here he is showing it off...

It is a cute Cars fabric on one side and the other side is green (his, and my, favorite color) minky fabric. It came out really well and I am now even planning to make a cute girly one for a friend's daughter's 1st Birthday this weekend! It gives me an excellent excuse to go back to the fabric store tomorrow at any rate!

Of course now Kierstyn wants to know when she is getting one too! I explained to her that she is getting to be a big girl and she doesn't need a blankey, so I'll make her something else. I am thinking I will go ahead and try out those Easy Fit pajama pants that I had wanted to get done before Christmas, but never got to!

I still need to catch up on my quilt project and I had intended to get more done last night, but we were having terrible weather and under a tornado watch, so I didn't really feel like it. Maybe tonight!!!

Karyn :o)


Dragon's Dolphin said...

Karyn,In my opinion you did great on the blankie (and your son's wrong about the greatest vehicle in the movie--I say it's Mater and my daughter says Luigi)! This whole family is obsessed with Cars though! Well not just that movie but ANYTHING Disney!
I watched the inaguration as well. I have to say that I too was moved to tears--but since I was teaching I couldn't show that to the kids! I loved the fact that the surviving former presidents were all there. There were several things that were historic about it. And I'm glad that I got to watch it!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

BTW Karyn, you need to stop by http://shellsspecialty.blogspot.com. There is something there waiting for you. NO hints, you'll just have to go by and see it for yourself! ;) Shelly

Katie said...

Karyn, thanks for coming by my blog and for becoming a follower of my blog! I really appreciate it. I am VERY impressed with your blanket, it's so fun to learn new things and have something to show for it! I am even more of a novice with the sewing machine, I THINK I've got the sewing straight down, but sometimes my seam allowance is still a bit wobbily. Learning how to sew curves has been especially challenging for me.

Kris said...

Karyn, that blanket is so cute for your son! How is your YCMT quilt coming? It was sure fun getting to know you in the Thrify 50 challenge- looking forward to continuing to follow what you do!