Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rock Band Anyone??

The children are welcoming the new addition to our dining room. And Katie has discovered the joy of the pedals today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Quilt Top

I finished it. Started barely a week ago with one 9 patch block, and finished the top this afternoon. Thanks partly to a little crafting gathering last Friday night with some lovely ladies.

So what do you think??

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Am In Love

With fabric.

What is worse, is so is my daughter, and she can't sew yet. She seems to see the beauty of color and have great visions of what she could do with pieces of material. So it looks like we will be starting some sewing projects of her own soon.

But, I fell in love with this fabric line, Maypole by Moda, back several months ago when I went to the quilt show. So after debating and agonizing what would I do with it, I decided to order 3 charm packs and make a quilt of my own design.

Here is one piece of what I got done last night, before the bobbin ran out of thread AGAIN!!! They seriously need to make bigger bobbins.

I can honestly say that there is not one single piece of fabric in this line that I don't love. They are all so bright and beautiful. Now to try to get some more done this week.

Time Well Spent

I spent most of my weekend evenings working on library bags for the kids. I had a pattern I thought looked easy to follow and was what I wanted, but after trying it the bag came out horribly and a few mistakes were made due to bad directions.
I then went online and looked at several more patterns, and taking what I learned from the first mistake, combined several directions to make these.

They came out really cute, and durable. Today will be our first test run.