Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm still here!

Yes, it has been forever since the last time I blogged. Please forgive me though. I have been through job changes AND bought a house!!! Thus my sewing room was all packed up, moved across town, and re-setup. Before I could set up though kittens were born in the 'sewing room'.. That delayed things a bit more too obviously. But the kittens hav
e moved on to wonderful owners and the sewing room is in full swing. So, let me show you what I've been up to....
This is a cross stitched wedding monogram. The pattern is from the book A Rainbow of Stitches but in the book the monogram was done in all color. That would have bored me about 10 stitches in so I picked lots of colors that blended with our new living room and reminded me of our wedding (one month from our first anniversary!). So this is what took care of the 'sewing bug' while we were moving. FYI, if you like modern cross stitch you will love the Rainbow of Stitches book!

I have had many friends/coworkers that have recently had babies. Thus I have been making many baby quilts! I love making baby quilts because since they're so small it doesn't (usually) take months and months to accomplish. I love the challenge of making something that will perfectly fit into the nurseries and homes of the new little babies..

This 'stripey boy' quilt was given to my coworker for her baby James. I've made at least 6 baby quilts in the past 6 months but I don't have pictures of them all.. Oh well.
Another thing I did recently was I signed up for the Modify Tradition Swap. I had always wanted to do a block or quilt swap and decided this was the one to do first! I made a quilt for mommymae. I was inspired by summer and her favorite color is yellow. I hope she likes it!
I received a beautiful quilt from melodylynn! This picture is one she uploaded to the Modify Tradition group.
Thank you Melody!

Well, with all of this said I'm off to the sewing room to make my sister-in-law another maternity skirt! : )

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Getting back to work!

Hello again,
So, I need to just accept that I'm just not a frequent blog-poster. The news here is that I had the flu. It's gone now but it certainly knocked me off my feet for a while - literally. I'd been saying that I wanted time to just do nothing.. Well, I got that! And quickly decided that 'nothing' is really boring. Who knew day-time television was so terrible?

Also, I got into the Handmade Holiday show! Whoohoo! I'm quite proud of that. But now I'm quite scared too! I just need to plug along on making inventory. It's not until mid December. I'm sure I'll have enough done. I'm not planning on having a truckload of stuff or anything. We'll just see what happens! But, while I'm thinking of it, if anyone wants to comment about their favorite color combos (especially in the kitchen/dining area of life) feel free to let me know! I'm so afraid of making things in the totally wrong color schemes! I'm not trendy enough to know what's cool.

On another note, I recently went to a farm very close to where I live called Lavender Fields Farm. Such a sweet place. I bought a big ziploc of dried lavender to put in little sachets made from bitty scraps.. Ya know, for your closet or 'unmentionables' drawer? ; )

And to end the post, I'll put up a picture of what's recently been on my work table - lots of oven mitt tops! Now I just have to turn them into real oven mitts... Someday..