Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finally- finished product(s)!

I almost forgot how nice it feels to get something DONE! This top has been done since right before the baby was born. I managed to load it onto my frame a few days ago, and by quilting 15 minutes here and there, I got it done. I put the binding on this morning, and voila!

I made this adorable tutu today too! It's a little big for Addy right now (she is only 2 months old... LOL), but I have a feeling it will be perfect right around her first Halloween! Thanks to the fabric clearance at our local WalMart, the tulle was only 58cents a yard. I think this took around 2 yards, cut into 4 inch strips, then cut down into about 15 inch lengths. I had seen this tutorial in various forms around the web for a few years, and finally have a little girl to make one for... ahh, patience...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


So, I didn't take any pictures, but I swear I finally did some quilting!

I loaded backing, batting and top on the frame, and got two whole rows done! Granted, it's a smaller wallhanging, but those 30 minutes were FUN!

I need to start carving out time to get back to my poor neglected sewing room...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Baby pictures!

Not that any one cares too much, but I like her, so you all get to see her!

I'm still not back to where I have time to quilt, but am trying my best to be patient about it... all in good time! And in the meantime, ideas are forming in my head :D
I'm also hoping this little one grows up to be a sewer, and in anticipation, I've started hitting the remnant fabric bin every time I'm at WalMart! She won't care about quality, and if nothing else, it'll be fun for her to toss around the house when she's a bit older. Matt has no interest in sewing or quilting (all boy there!) so I have to get at least one of my kids interested at some point.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year... New Resolutions

Now, whether or not those resolutions stick is totally another subject!

So, here goes the wishful thinking!

1. Get organized! We've moved 6 times in our 10 year marraige and have accumulated a crap ton of things. We try to clear out before every move, but it never works as intended. There are boxes of books (I think?) in my closet that literally haven't been unpacked since 4 houses ago. I think it's high time to start goign through this stuff and get rid of the things we don't use or want anymore.

2. SEW MORE! Well, maybe not a ton more time wise- hello new baby! But I would like to finish up some older projects and be a lot better at finishing the new projects that I start.

Ok... I don't want to overdo it at this point :P

So, from me to you- Happy New Year!!!