30 January 2011

Fabric Giveaway!

A fabric giveaway at Stray Stitches, her thank you and she has reached a milestone of 400+ followers/friends.  The fabric is just divine!  Go to this blog and enter if you want a chance at a fabulous fabric giveaway!

23 January 2011

Busy Saturday!

Yesterday and last night I worked on two projects.  About three years ago I participated in a block swap from one of The Fat Cat's patterns, Raw Edge Bull's Eye (this pattern is addictive).  Yesterday morning I quartered all the blocks I received, sewed them together to form a circle then put a funky 1960's style Peace fabric, on black background, as sashing.  I thought that would work since the blocks are busy and have lots of colors in them and the black sets them off well.

I also worked on the January 2011 Party With Patrick project, "Season of Love" table topper.  I chose to use three fabrics rather than two as called for in the pattern.  The reds are two different fabrics but have the same shadings.  I think this works because the difference is very subtle.

These two projects are just tops right now.  For the Raw Edge Bull's Eye lapquilt I'm still debating if I want to quilt by hand or by machine.  The table topper just needs to be layered and I'm trying to decide on my quilting design possibilities.

Today is Sunday, a day of rest so I'm looking through my quilting magazines and when I take a break from that I'll work on the Prayer Shawl I'm making for a relative. 

Until next time, sew on!

08 January 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm still here!  I've been away from my blog for quite seems "when it rains it pours".  Hubby had a procedure performed in November, puppy had to be admitted to an emergency facility on Christmas Eve then have surgery four days later and now that the Holidays are over I'm debating if I should take over a spare bedroom as a "studio" or take over part of our attic. 

Of course, once we put all our holiday things away and throw a lot of stuff I had when I moved into our home we should have more space in the attic although I'm not sure I want to work an extra floor up with no heat in the Winter or a/c in the Summer.

I haven't been sewing one bit since the beginning of November due to the extra load of housework and keeping a constant eye on our puppy so I'm going through withdrawals.

I have so many want-to-do projects floating around in my head, some UFO's to work on, the SBS classes to start re-attending and then trying to figure out exactly how I'd like my sewing studio to look and feel is overwhelming.  I'm thinking I should keep a quilting journal to list all my projects (WIP, UFO's, Want to Do's) and photos of ideas for my little corner in the Universe.