A Notion or Two – April

So I have this thing. I have to finish before I can move on to the next thing. Not usually a problem – but sometimes I really want to move on to the next thing and my OCD won’t let me!

Today I finished up my block for A Notion or Two, Russ sent out Amy Butler prints to make a quilt for his daughter. It took me a while to be inspired, but in the end I made a mini snowball block.

April - for Russ

April - for Russ

After finishing up I spent some time ironing and cutting up this —

SewConnected May

It’s my month for SewConnected!! I’m excited to see what this becomes with everyone’s creativity. I’ll keep you updated :)

In “other” news – my boy got a haircut.

Big Boy!

Isn’t he cute? Owen will be 2 in June. Back in January I had 3 stitches because I cut the skin off the top of my knuckle while trying to give Owen a haircut . . . I’m happy to say that I have full mobility and a normal looking knuckle. I should also point out that I have vowed to not cut the kids’ hair :) Joe took the clippers to Owen, while I held his hands and then him, as he got more nervous.

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:07+00:00 April 27th, 2009|a Notion or Two, My kids|19 Comments


  1. kwiltmakr April 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    He is such a cutie!

  2. Debbie April 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I’m usually not a fan of Amy Butler fabrics, but this block that you made came out so nice! Well done, Amy.

  3. aneela April 28, 2009 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Your mini snowball block is a beauty! I want to make one NOW!!
    Do look after your knuckles, they are very important for your creativity!! ;D

  4. Zarina April 28, 2009 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I just love the fabric. I still have not found the right pattern for my Amy’s fabrics.

  5. Jessica April 28, 2009 at 4:12 am - Reply

    I love the fabrics you chose for your month!

  6. Jackie April 28, 2009 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Great blocks and fabric! Owen is so cute with his new haircut. Glad there were no casualties with this cut.

  7. Michelle April 28, 2009 at 5:54 am - Reply

    He is so cute! I am glad you did not cut his hair this time. I need your hands in great shape because I love reading your blog and use it for inspiration.

  8. Andrea April 28, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful snowball blocks – I love those fabrics!
    And Owen..well, let’s just say those eyes just melt me! He could get away with lots around me if he looked at me that way! LOL!
    I am similar with finishing projects. I have 3 cut out right now. And I really really want to work on one, but I can’t until i have the other one all sewed up!

  9. scrappy quilter April 28, 2009 at 6:55 am - Reply

    He is so cute.

  10. Grandma Nell April 28, 2009 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Absolutely GORGEOUS fabrics. WOW!

    And your little guy is just a little man! So, so cute! Love him!

  11. Mary on Lake Pulaski April 28, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Oh, those eyes on Owen…wow! So cute.
    The mini snow balls are adorable.

  12. I Love Baby Quilts! April 28, 2009 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Love that snowball block! Very pretty. And those magnetic grey eyes.

  13. Carla April 28, 2009 at 8:03 am - Reply

    He’s a cutie. :) I don’t normally care for Amy fabrics but you made them look very pretty!

  14. Amy April 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I am just like that as well. I can’t move on to new things with unfinished projects lying around. Makes me crazy. But I have two long kind of tedious projects going on right now that I SO want to be past so I can do other things…but they HAVE to be finished first!

  15. Shari April 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I wish my problem was having to finish one project before starting another. My attention span is too short and so I usually have about 6or 7 projects going at once.

    LOVE the snowball block!

    Thanks for putting me on you links. I’ll be putting you on mine,too.

    ~Poplar Porch

  16. Rebekah April 29, 2009 at 10:47 am - Reply

    those snowballs are so cute! I love the fabric with it too

  17. Tipper April 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Such pretty fabric-and an ADORABLE boy!!

  18. sarahmurray April 30, 2009 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Love all of the fabrics and your snowball blocks. And Owen, what a face! He’s adorable and looks so handsome with his new haircut. x

  19. Paloma April 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I got goose bumps reading about you cutting your own skin, poor girl!! I’m glad your finger is ok now. Your boy is sooo cute!!

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