Friday, August 13, 2010

Up all Night!

Goodness, what a night, and I thought my partying nights were over! :)

The kids and I stayed up pretty late last night. We wanted to see the Perseid Meteor shower and we  got a nice little eye full around 3:30am.

Every year at this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet called Swift-Tuttle, and the result is a meteor shower -- shooting stars, perhaps 50 or 60, and occasionally as many as 100 per hour, streaking across the night sky as debris from the comet enters the earth's atmosphere and burns up.

I found this video on YouTube.  It is a great representation of  what we saw. Well, the girls and I. Gordon got spooked when Alice and I screamed with excitement when we saw the first one.

I stayed up until 7am this morning working on a couple of Whales for the kids. Gordon wanted me to make a stuffed whale from an appliqué shape that was in the new BHG Quilts and More.

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It is a pattern called “Take the Plunge” by Gail Kessler of Ladyfingers Sewing Studio.

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So I started and then of course Alice wanted one. They turned out kind of cute but I think I am going to change it up a little bit, I have some great ideas for it. I put a bow on Alice’s (blue) whale and she made me take it off this morning. She wanted it plain like a real whale.

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I also made the little “Tiny Treats” bags from Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie. They are adorable and two fat quarters will make 4 little bags. Check these little cuties out.

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To show you the size a little better here is Natalie holding one. My husband came up with a great idea for these so this will not be the last time you see them for Halloween, or I should say for any season.

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I also got the new Holiday Crafts magazine which has this cute little mouse from Pamela Gracia of Soft in the Head. I love love love her designs.

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I plan on attacking this magazine after I have finished up a little more Halloween crafts and there is quite a few projects in the Quilts and More I want to complete!

I hope you are finding some time to pick that needle up today. Have a super one!

Jennifer

4 comments:

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Love your Halloween decorations, especially the boots. I am going to look for that craft magazine with the mouse, I would like to try that also.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thank you so much - I love that little guy!

Sew Lovely Embroidery said...

The whale quilt is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it :)

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Yes it is too cute!!