April 23, 2013 § 8 Comments
I’ve been thinking about what to take to the Gwen Marston medallion workshop in June. Maybe this???
I found an old charm pack of Denyse Schmidt’s first Flea Market Fancy collection in my closet. And then I also have a fat quarter tower of the newer reprinted Flea Market Fancy collection. So I pulled a bunch more fat quarters & other pieces to fluff out the group. Pondering the possibilities…..
I really need to dig around in my closet a little more often.
March 20, 2012 § 2 Comments
This morning I woke up already needing a nap. I don’t know how it is possible to wake up more tired than when I went to bed, but that is the kind of day it has been. All I’ve accomplished is to buy a few groceries and make this mosaic collection of fabrics. Well… and read a few blog posts… and in particular, Katy’s.
Katy is hosting a contest on her blog. All you have to do is make a mosaic with the Big Huge Lab’s tool featuring 12 fabrics you have chosen from Pink Castle Fabric’s web site or etsy shop and then post the link to your mosaic (on your blog or on Flickr) back in Katy’s post. Go and read for more details and to see what fabrics everyone else is choosing.
It was so fun to dream… This color combo has me dreaming of summer naps in the hammock. It’s my favorite place to nap when the sun is out and the air is warm and the grass smells good. But for today… I will have to settle for napping on the sofa with the cats and a good book.
Here’s the list of fabrics I’ve chosen that remind me of summer naps in the hammock.
Sundae Stripe by Bonnie and Camille
Church Flowers by Heather Bailey
Gingham by Keiki
Butterfly Sky by Lizzy House
Quilter’s Linen by Robert Kaufman
Wild Flowers by Heather Ross
Laundry Clothesline by Heather Ross
Floral Toss by Nancy Mims
Treetop by Oliver & S
Heath by Alexander Henry
Ditto Daisies by American Jane
Crosshatch by Cosmo Cricket
March 11, 2012 § 6 Comments
For a long time now I’ve been itching to start an applique project. I’m not very good at applique. But I think I’ve finally overcome my fear of hand sewing so I think now is the time to find something and decide.
Recently we’ve been selling kits at work for Bunny Hill’s new pattern Merry Merry Snowmen. And they are very tempting… While I love the French General fabric I really, really don’t need to add more fabric to my stash.
So I rummaged through my stash today with that pattern in mind. Should I start yet another project? I feel like a traitor to my Dear Jane project that has been collecting dust in the corner of my sewing room. Why is there always more cool things to make than time to make them? I think I must be crazy. Please don’t ask how many unfinished projects I have going on. It’s best not to know the answer!
August 25, 2011 § 2 Comments
Fabric follows me home from work! I swear! I have nothing to do with it!
No, I haven’t chosen a winner for the Composition Notebook. It’s been a rough week. So, you late comers are just in luck. Let’s do it now. Thanks for your patience!
Manda of Quilty Moments, you are the winner!
On another note, I think summer has finally arrived in Seattle. Sheesh, It was only a couple of months late.
Last weekend we played tourist and went on an architectural tour downtown through the Seattle Architecture Foundation . It was a perfectly gorgeous day! And we learned a little about building ornamentation too. There are a couple more photos of the city on Flickr if you click on the photo above. If you are ever visiting Seattle, I would highly recommend these architectural tours. The one we went on was really informative. And you really get to see the beauty of the city on a personal level while walking around downtown.
Happy early weekend!
July 12, 2010 § 5 Comments
The drive home from my sister-in-law’s house yesterday gave me lots of time to think. I’m thinking about :
~ What color to paint the living room
~ Making hexagons for my DQS9 doll quilt
~ Making fabric luggage tags for the suitcases that store my yarn stash
~ Fixing the wrap skirt so that I can wear it ~ I started ripping off the waistband
These Kona Cotton fabrics above are the Starter Pack from Pink Chalk Fabrics. It’s a brilliant idea and I love how Kathy adds a personal touch to her shop by creating packets like these. With more than 220 colors to choose from, where do you start? This little fat quarter pack makes it easy.
March 20, 2010 § 12 Comments
The latest fabric rage? Liberty of London for Target! My local Target is already pretty wiped out. I hope they reorder soon.
We just happened to be shopping at Target last night because my husband had a list of things he needed for his Mountaineering Oriented First Aid class that he is taking today. They will be simulating emergency situations while learning how to respond appropriately.
So, while I was helping him find some of the things on his list, I also took a detour by the various Liberty displays. There really wasn’t much left. But I thought these boxers might look good in my Dear Jane quilt. Really… would a guy wear flowery print boxers? I have my doubts. But, they are making quilters all over the country very, very happy!
December 26, 2009 § 9 Comments
It is the day after Christmas. It’s 4:00 and I’m still in my pajamas. I got a wild hair to use up some of my scraps. I have it in mind to make 3 quilts entirely from my scrap bin & stash for our friends who spent Christmas Dinner with us. Crazy, I know! It’s not like I don’t have enough going on already. But I’ve been meaning to use up some of my scraps for awhile now. And it would be great to share some quilts with some great friends.
We’ve started calling ourselves The Birthday Gang. We get together periodically for everybody’s birthdays.
What started my mind down this bunny trail was seeing each of us curled up inside a quilt last night as we were watching Waking Ned Devine. I’ve made quilts for my best friend, but not for the rest of The Birthday Gang. Our next planned get-together is for the Lost Season Premier in February. It just seems like each couple should have their own quilt while we watch Lost… and eat “wild boar ribs”. It’s going to be a themed dinner/birthday/Lost party. I can’t wait.