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Hugs and Kisses is DONE!

A finish with a photo!  What a fun concept. :)


Gunner kept trying to get into the photo shoot.  He's been toddler-obsessed with climbing in and out of this bucket for days.  Ah, to be that entertained by the simple things again!


I managed to get one Gunner-free shot.  I backed this with flannel, so it's going to be nice and warm for a cold winter.


If he'd only leave it on!  He routinely kicks everything but his cuddle blankie off the bed at night.  And since he's in the habit of sleeping just in his diaper for the summer, he's going to start getting pretty cold.  Hopefully he'll figure it out!  And start letting me put pajamas on him.

Toddler thought processes are confusing, to say the least.  For example, he's recently decided that pants are something that we need to put on only after we get to our destination, not before we get in the car.  Not sure why.  He throws a major tantrum if I try to put them on at the house (and it's incredibly hard to dress him against his will!) but he will happily put them on once we've arrived at daycare/church/wherever we're going.

I'm still working on Simply Woven.  It makes very efficient use of two jelly rolls (read: NO EXTRA FABRIC!) and my daughter cut one of my strips in half.  Two giants totes of scrap fabric and she takes a piece off my neat piles next to the sewing machine to cut in half.  Not sure exactly how I'm going to deal with that one...





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  1. I am working with this same fabric line right now - crazy huh??

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  2. Kids are gorgeous 99% of the time! Your quilt is very cool!

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  3. Of course they keep getting in. They want to be in the center of everything. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  4. I much prefer the one with Gunner!! What a cute little boy. Love the quilt too. Nice colors.

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