In my early months of maternity leave I could always be found with my cell phone in hand. This was mostly to keep track of feedings and naps etcetera, but it also kept me in a state of connection with the real world. All day long I would scan twitter and facebook. Sometimes even browsing blogs–though I found it difficult to do much commenting or typing on the phone, especially when one handed. Talk about […]
Yesterday I lovingly stitched the finally stitches of Elle’s baby quilt. I have to admit I’m a little sad that this project is over but hope that Elle find lots of love in her blanket one day. The log cabin and square-within-a-square quilt design is totally inspired by a quilt Rita from Red Pepper Quilts created–in fact I even used her pattern (lol–and color scheme). I fell in love with this quilt months and months ago […]
Soooooo, a few months ago my cousin contacted me and my sister Brooke to see if we would be interested in participating in a virtual quilting bee. Um, YES!! (At 9 months pregnant I think I was a bit crazy…). What is a virtual quilting bee, you ask? Well, with 12 members, each month we are responsible for creating a block for one of the members. Said member cuts the fabric of their choice, writes […]
Square of Brooke’s (in blue) and my first square (strawberries) Duel machines; spent time sewing with Brooke last Friday I’m usually a terribly rushed person, so I’ve loved loved loved slowing down this week to enjoy the process of making my quilt squares (pattern from Red Pepper Quilts). I’m now half done with my squares (need 13 log cabin squares) and am already in love. Happy Wednesday!
I’m not creating any resolutions this year. I started to write up this big post about all the issues I have with resolutions–the fact that they’re mostly unattainable lifestyle changes that no one really ever keep–but then I felt all smart-assy and so I decided to scrap it. 2011 for me needs to be about calmness and peace. At least until the end of April when that baby comes…and then all bets are off. So, instead […]
Department 56 Halloween Snow Village (Click pictures to enlarge) [love these Swinging Goulies] Happy Halloween!!
After fourteen (yes 1-4) months, I have finally finished my first true machine quilting project. I’ve made two quilts before, but not knowing how to finish them I used the birthing method of sewing most of the quilt inside out and then turning it right side to finish by hand-tying. At the bottom of this post is the baby quilt I made for my niece a year and a half ago using this method. I […]
So, remember the quilt that I started making several months ago? Ya, I forgot about it, too. Ok, I didn’t really forget about it. I avoided it. Like the plague. I was terrified of having to actually machine quilt my beloved top. I did get a walking foot, and then I pinned the quilt, and then I rolled it up and we moved, and then it sat on my floor under a bunch of crap […]
Happy Sunday! Since this post isn’t bookish, I didn’t feel right using Sunday Salon in the title. Yesterday I headed down to the lake for a quiet weekend of R&R. I haven’t been reading a ton lately, but I have been reading more than I did in June. Unfortunately, I still haven’t been bloghopping a whole lot in the past two weeks. Although my days have gone back to normal at work, and I have […]
Remember that quilt I talked about a few months ago? The top is now finished–just need to add one more strip for length and then it’s on to the scary task of quilting, which I’ve never done by machine before. This is only my third quilt and the past two I’ve hand-tied. Other than being petrified of machine quilting this, I am in love with the colors and design. Is it bad to say I’m […]