Monday, March 22, 2010

Here's the scoop...

It's been a good week.  I enjoyed my 35th birthday.  It is more meaningful to me than 30 for some reason.  I think I have more time for reflection now than I did when my kids were 2 and 1.   I think these years are a great mix of feeling young while having some life experience and self-acceptance as well.

I found some fun things at Target the other day.  I am on the Liberty of London bandwagon, especially the black, white and hot pink stuff!!!
I have finally finished my Authentic quilt top.

I like how it turned out.  I would have made a few different choices if I had access to all the fabric I wanted but I really tried to use only what I had.

Here is my big dilemma...It is a large throw.  I would love to do some fun quilting in the circle centers but I would be wrestling with it quite a bit.  I am so intrigued by long-arm quilting.  I have tried to find a "quilt it yourself" place to use a long arm and take a class but I have not found that yet.  Please leave me a comment if you have tried this yourself or if you have any ideas.

Yesterday we enjoyed the day with my husbands family.  We enjoyed this yummy creation for dessert.  My crafty sister in law made it from scratch!

Then we all goo goo and ga gad all afternoon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

{{When you don't have a plan}}

You leave the quilt shop with way too many fat quarters.

And this isn't even from my favorite shop!  They do have an awesome 40% off sale though.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Footstep Follower

I know it's been a while since I've had anything to say!  I just got more fabric the other day and I've been working on a few things but nothing close to posting.  That's the trouble with projects that have so many pieces, they are slow!  So, I'll post some long overdue photos of my daughter's 5th birthday.  I love the sewing ones...I'll have a buddy to sew with yet.  She wanted to be fancy for this one, clip-on earrings and all!
Grandma made this yummy cake!! Mmmmmmmmm.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

{{Holding Pattern}}

I am here, just waiting for fabric.  I ran out of one fabric in the middle of my Authentic quilt and I decided to order more instead of using a different color.  So more quilting next week.

I am getting used to the new blogger editor.  If you are on a feed reader I'm sorry, you are probably seeing 5 versions of this post.  I had to redo some HTML because the new editor messed up my blog settings.  I think we got it and my cousin's cool background pattern finally showed up!

I finally caught another photo of the cardinal in the neighborhood.  This guy was sitting in a tree across the street.  I think if I had a tripod I could have a really sharp image.


I am still enjoying my basket of bulbs, I think everything has bloomed.  Enjoy your week!

Monday, March 1, 2010

throwin' it up on the design...carpet

Yep, I need a design wall in my sewing room! My beige carpet is not enhancing the quilting process! Well, here is what I'm working on. The fabric is Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda. I've had this fabric since last summer and finally cut into it. The pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, about a year and a half ago, featuring Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka's Treasures. Speaking of Heather...I won a fantastic giveaway on her blog a week ago!!! Her new pattern is coming soon and I already have it! Check it out here...I can't wait to work on some pillow shams for my daughter. This lady is so talented!
This pattern is a little traditional for me, I am usually drawn to squares, rectangles and more...squares but I wanted to do something completely different than I'd done before. So far I really like it. The fabric is so fun to work with. The original pattern is three squares by four squares with a large border but I am going to try it four by five squares with no large border. I'll keep you updated.
My basket of bulbs is blooming. It is funny how much enjoyment one can get from watching flowers grow. I smile every time I walk by, and it gives me something to photograph!