Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankful for Family

I am thankful for so many things but what stands out this week is family. We had a wonderful visit with my brother and his family. Great times, great talks, great kids. Distance makes the heart grow fonder... and now we miss them more than ever!

Catch up...

It's been a while...and been busy here. So much fun keeping us busy, the best kind of busy. I hope to share some of it little by little in the next few days. Today I am sharing a diaper cake I made for my sister in law. Baby showers are so much fun to decorate and I loved doing this. I have made a few of these and they make a fun gift and a perfect centerpiece. I took one lonely photo but you get the idea. We think it's a girl...we will find out soon. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I put in the effort...

But no big sales. I entered my first craft sale with my in laws last weekend. Probably not the best fit for quilts. Lots of shoppers but I think every one was looking for lower bracket items. I did get to chat with a lot of quilters and that was really fun. Since I am relatively new to quilting it is nice to have encouraging comments that I am doing nice work. I finished this Christmas quilt for the sale. The details are back here. It wasn't the easiest quilt to make (easy pattern, many frustrations) but after it came together I really liked it. I had to go out and find the perfect red binding. I pieced the back. Many traditional quilters at the sale thought this was interesting, like I ran out of fabric.

I also put together a few table runners and toppers. I have been making lots of coffee cozies too...I'll post those another day.

This may give me the incentive to start an Etsy site (finally) or my Christmas shopping list might be a little shorter (wink). I am going out of town with my crafting girls this weekend. I am bringing my sewing machine and I hope to get a few projects done in the midst of relaxing. Thanks honey!

Friday, November 6, 2009

::Print your own fabric and a quilting club::

Oh, I have been ignoring this blog a bit...but enjoying sewing. I am in the middle of many things and will post pictures when the projects look like something. :) I had to share my excitement with Spoonflower. An online company that will print fabric for you. I found this to be a very reasonable way to get personalized sewing labels; that is what you are seeing in the photo below. I am going to cut up the yardage and sew the individual labels on to my projects. Tuesday night I participated in a quilting club for the younger crowd over at Quilted Treasures in Rogers, MN. I had a great time, met some new friends and got a few things done. We are getting together again so if you live close by check it out!
This week flew by and I can hardly remember what we've been doing but I'll leave you with the trick or treating pic below...the bumble bee, muscle man and mr. handsome!