Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I wish there had been digital cameras when my kids were little -- I'd have so many more photos! Oops -- maybe it's a good thing we didn't have them. :) I made all their Halloween costumes and was going to scan some old photos and post them, but I can't get the scanner to work with my new computer. Next year!

The girls now make their own costumes. This morning Jocelyn took a photo with her computer at work. This year she's Sarah Palin.
And her sister Valerie is dressing as Tina Fey portraying Sarah Palin!

And here's a pic of my favorite Halloween earrings. They are big -- come almost down to my shoulders!
And, as promised, a bit of what I've done since I've been "Here." I finished Otto's quilt! Here's the "back."
I had wanted to put Otto's name on the back, but, as you can see, one thing led to another. I have to say that I love it. It's the first really wonky, free-pieced quilt I've made. Thank goodness it had Otto's name on it, or I might not have been able to part with it!
And this is the original "front." I like it, too. I'm pleased by my fabric selection and would have thought it was a great quilt if I hadn't started on the back...
Otto's mom sent photos of Otto on his quilt.
I think he likes it!

20 comments:

Michael5000 said...

Your daughter's costume is aaaaawesome! Very spooky!! Oh, um, unless you are a Republican, in which case very, what, spirited let's say. Anyway: awesome costume!

Quilt Pixie said...

I see Ooto and his mom have decided the wonky is the quilt.... Maybe it'll encourage you to stray into this liberated quilting a little more often? :-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

WONDERFUL photos of Otto and his quilt... context, love it!

floribunda said...

great pictures -- I love Otto and his quilt!

dot said...

Looks like Otto likes his quilt. It is a great quilt.

Exuberant Color said...

It's always fun to see the recipient with his/her quilt. I think he likes it!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wow, that quilt is so awesome, front and back. you did an incredible job with the colors and design. Otto is such a cutie pie and what a great couple of pics with his new quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

Otto's quilt is WONDERFUL :)

Andrea said...

Oh he is a gorgeous little thing and a lucky lad to have that brilliant quilt.

jacquie said...

the quilt looks fabulous and otto looks very happy with it!

em's scrapbag said...

Otto looks so sweet on his wonderful new quilt. You did a fabulous job!

Libby said...

I think he likes his quilt! Toooo cute. I can't believe I forgot to get out my halloween earrings...the one chance I have all year to make use of them.

Nettie said...

That is a spooky costume! And what a cute idea that her sister is Tina Fey. I just heard an interview with the head writer of SNL and he talked about the show where Palin was actually a guest. I've missed all of this, but it sounds hilarious.

Wonderful quilt. I like the zig zaggy fabric in the borders and Otto is adorable with it.

jillytacy said...

Otto's quilt is gorgeous and so is he! Of course he likes it, it's beautiful!

Millie said...

Otto's quilt is great! I love it.

Magpie Sue said...

Obviously Otto loves his new quilt! (What a doll!) Great job, front *and* back :- )

Karol-Ann said...

Just catching up with your blog. Otto's quilt is perfect. He is adorable and according to studies red, black and white are the perfect baby colours!
You did a great job. Also love the PL fleeces. What a wonderful Christmas gift for the children!!!

Elaine Adair said...

He DOES like it! So do all of us! I'm amazed it is two sided??????

Cher said...

yay Otto! and his new quilt- it rocks! I liked the back best too

KateKwiltz said...

I love the way this quilt came out! Always good to have good customer feedback, too!