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  1. Robgeleen.com’s 2nd Birthday!

    February 5, 2014 by Angie

    Today is Robgeleen.com’s second birthday! I don’t have too much to say about it really but I thought it would be wrong to not acknowledge its birth at all.

    I guess I will tell you what I’m working on. I was on a crocheting streak in January. I crocheted four hats and started on a scarf which I hope to finish before it gets cold again. I was promised at least one more cold day this “winter”. My quilting goal for this year is to complete two quilted tooth fairy pillows (for my two favorite almost-five-year-old boys) and four quilts. I have one baby girl quilt top that I’m pretty sure I can finish today. I hope to have it washed and ready to ship by the end of the month. I’ve got all of the blocks completed (but not yet sewn together into a quilt top) for my niece’s large lap sized quilt. I will be giving that to her when I see her this summer so that one is hibernating for a while. I plan to do a second baby quilt for a boy using the same pattern and line of fabrics as the baby girl one. I bought a jelly roll and have a pattern that makes two baby quilts with one jelly roll: one for a girl and one for a boy. The baby girl quilt uses more pink and purple fabrics and the baby boy quilt is more blue and green.

    The fourth quilt I think will be larger and I’ll keep it for us. I haven’t decided on a pattern or fabrics yet but here are some quilt ideas that are in the running.

    1) A giant log cabin quilt kinda like this one but bigger and more adult looking – no polka dots.

    2) A giant star quilt.

    3) The Easy as Pie Layer Cake Quilt

    4) Or maybe one like this with four patch blocks and pinwheel blocks and pretty white sashing.

    I think ideas 3 & 4 would make beautiful Christmas quilts but I’ve already done one of those so I might make myself wait until next year to do another one.

    I’m still cooking a lot, but baking less. I haven’t cooked many new things but when I do I post them. I’m going to make brownies from a box but bake them vegan-style for Valentine’s Day so there’s that on the horizon at least!

  2. Robgeleen.com is 1 Year Old!

    February 13, 2013 by Angie

    Robgeleen.com turned 1 year old on February 5! I have to say it feels like a lot more than a year. There were 116 total blog posts and 47 legitimate comments, as well as 90 trillion Brazilian bot comments I’ve chosen to keep to myself.

    I’m proud to say I successfully completed Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge 2012. It’s so satisfying to see that “(52)” next to the 52 Weeks of Baking category on the side of the blog. I also blogged my way through slowly learning to quilt starting with three quilted pillow projects. Lastly, we did a fair amount of traveling with Savannah, GA, Key West, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Denver/Boulder/Rocky Mountain National Park, CO being our biggest trips.

    Now for Year Two! I’m working on my first quilt. I’m at the basting stage then on to quilting and then my first binding adventure. I’m so looking forward to it because it means I get to use my brand new sewing machine! Meet my Janome MS5027PR.

    Janome MS5027PROf course I have plans to keep cooking and baking but the biggest news for Year Two all stems from our new house. We’re just renting but having two spare bedrooms, a backyard, and a garage gives us so much more room for activities!

    Room for Activities

    The extra bedroom means I get to have a dedicated sewing room. The garage with a spare refrigerator means we’re going to brew some beer. And the best part! The fenced yard means we got a puppy!!! Meet our bitey little lab mix, Sookie.

    Sookie Adoption Announcement

     Sookie’s adoption announcement. We think her real birthday is 12/10/12.

    pretty sookie

    Sookie lounging in the yard on her second day home.

    sick sookie

    Sookie at about 6.5 weeks with pneumonia 🙁

    Sookie likes to dig

    Sookie digging in her yard at almost 9 weeks old.

    Sookie with rugs

    Sookie “organizing” our rugs at 9 weeks old.

    She’s obviously the most adorable puppy of all time and the love of our lives. I must say, though, raising her is one of the most difficult and frustrating tasks I’ve undertaken to date because she LOVES to bite my hands and feet. I’ve read it’s a puppy thing and a lab thing but let’s just say I cannot wait for puppy kindergarten to start in March!