Monday, October 21, 2013

Orange You Glad For the Color Orange?

On Saturday the whole family including my in-laws who were in for the weekend, drove over to IKEA to find a crib or toddler bed for Miss Z.  At 20 months she is just shy of 3 feet tall and her little play yard bed was not working for her any longer.  We quickly made our way over to the little kids' section upstairs to see what we could find.  Within 15 seconds of my husband putting Miss Z (too fast for me even to take a picture) she was already figuring out how to break out!  As we turned the corner we came upon rows of junior beds which are slightly smaller than a twin but longer than a crib/toddler bed.  Miss Z's little eyes went wide and her mouth made the perfect "O" as she literally ran to jump on the tester beds.  My heart was a little gooey puddle as she looked up at me hopefully, padding the bed and petting the bedding.

We went ahead and purchased her new bed with the idea that we would transition her over to the new bed over the next couple of weeks.  Grandpa and Daddy got the new bed put together this afternoon while she was supposed to be sleeping, but was singing in her room instead.  We scrapped the idea of a nap and just brought the bed into her room, which she quickly laid claim to as she sat upon it giggling.  I thought surely she could try napping in it, but she wanted to get on and off of it.  I sat her down on the bed, sitting down at the end while I explained how this was her new bed because she was going to be a big girl so the play yard was for when she was a little girl, but to be safe she needed to stay on the bed.  At bedtime that night we got her ready like normal, said prayers, brush teeth like every night, but this time she wiggled down from her Daddy's arms, ran to the new bed, climbed upon it and proudly announced "BED!"  We gathered her pillow and dollies, then she snuggled in to sleep and still was laying the same when we checked on her through out that night!

Above is a super awesome Bright Orange chair that both my husband and I are in love with that we saw at IKEA.  I would so put that in my livingroom!  We went to look at couches because we have not managed to buy a couch when we moved 1.5 years ago.  I would rather have the chair because its just so great and it would totally go with our bright green walls, right?!  For now we will continue to window shop.  Well it certainly would go with the triangle quilt I have been working on and off over the weekend.  I have to admit that I have gone slower with this project which has made it turn out better than I expected.  I was so overwhelmed by all the points meeting up that I ended up crying about it.  My husband came running in to my room when he heard my commotion.  I was crying "happy tears" I promised him as he looked at me dubiously.  This is definitely a project I plan to repeat, but perhaps with larger triangles next time.  The white fabric has a white print on it and I ironed the seams open.

I plan to slice off the edges to add a straight border of, you guessed it, Orange!  I am playing with the idea of an inner border as well.

Thanks for sticking with me during this wordy post!  I am linking up, for the first time, to Marelze's Anything Goes Mondays.  It had a lot of fun links shared so I decided to join the party!
*\o/* Cheers

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  1. I hope last night went as well as the first in the new bed. That is wonderful that she is so thrilled with it - for all of you!

    LOVE the orange chair. I think chairs are a better idea anyway. When you have a big couch you always have one or maybe two people sitting on it. Two chairs make for better conversations too.

    That piecing is beautiful, Shanna. An orange border would look great. I can see the small triangles piece as a great throw pillow for that chair!!! ;-)

  2. Oh, that sure is a pretty flimsy coming along! love the colors, even the orange. ;D It's so funny to me that I used to despise orange - seriously despised it! Who knows why. It's such a perky, happy color in quilts!

  3. Love orange! and your quilt piecing looks great too. =)

  4. I love reading about your sweet granddaughter and her new bed! You quilt top is quite lovely! This year has been the first that I have used much in orange and I am loving it. Not a typical color in my quilting palette.

  5. What a great post. The adventures of Miss Z!....grin. With that many points matching on your triangles, it should bring happy tears.

  6. I really love your quilt. With the splash of color here and there it really pops.

  7. How fun story with your Daughter's bed, it must hve been adorble! Guess some kids just translate pretty easy and you can consider yourselves lucky. The orange IKEA chair looks awesome! And yes, it would go nicely with the bright green walls, LOL! I already saw the border on the triangle quilt because I'm going backwards :))))


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