Monday, May 27, 2013

Promising Summer

I hope you are all heading into this summer with as much joy in life as I am experiencing. (Stress and all)  This time of year really sings to my creative side. We are going on nature walks, planning camping trips, getting my wild boys OUTSIDE. All the while I plan projects, take inspiration photos, and wait patiently for every nap time.

It is taking me much, much longer to finish everything, winter is really my time to sew, but I try not to complain and find the positives. I get to catch up on all those books I have been saving up. :-)

I did manage to finish quilting my Bloom Bloom Pow, no binding just yet but I want to share it anyway. This was a major lesson in why the cheap fabric is cheap. I used some cheap broadcloth from my shelf for part of the backing and it was a nightmare to quilt. Quality is important and worth every extra dollar.


 The green section rippled and bunched and rippled, it was rough. It was a valuable lesson though. Considering that this is my largest quilt ever quilted on my home machine, I am happy. :-)

Happy creating this week everyone!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Time Flies

Time flies when your having fun!  Its been 16 days since my last post and I didn't even notice the time flying by around me.  My mom was here for a visit after a whole year of not seeing her!  We laughed and talked and best of all CRAFTED!!  It was a blast!  She is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator so she does more paper crafts while I do more with fabrics.   I have to admit that I have added paper crafts to my endless list of crafty hobbies.

 I learned how to quill paper and stamp. The best part is like any craft you can incorporate them all together. I pulled out my paints that I use for art quilts and added a little touch of life to my butterfly on my first stamped card....
I also made this little Box for a lady at my quilt guild. I heard her mention that she loves Iris's and she was soooo sweet and welcoming to me.

Ohh, I almost forgot to tell you... My mom brought my very first quilt with her so I could get some photos. I had assembled the quilt top and then gave it to her years ago.  She had it quilted recently and I am now sewing on the binding and label.   I'll have a picture in my next post.   Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day and Joining in overload!

Happy May!  These last few months have been really special, and I'm sure this one will be as well!  My Mom is coming to visit next week!  It's been a year and I am beyond excited.  She is my biggest supporter and best friend.  I can't wait for her to get here, she of course is planning to spend every second with my boys, but I'll get her in my sewing room at some point ;)

You know that feeling on the 1st of a month when you realize ALL of the Block of the Month's that you have joined are updated?  lol    I am spending the next TWO days making them.   No one can call me a procrastinator!

Now, here's my NewFO list for my Cat Patches NewFO linky party.

In April I started these new projects:

1. Bloom Bloom Pow : A quilt-along at Freshly Pieced 
{Don't mind the terrible photo, this is just a sneak-peek of the top so far.}
2. A paper piecing quit-along at Quiet Play
There are two scissor blocks...I couldn't decide if I liked the first and made another.

3.   Bags, Bags, Bags.   I am designing and sewing multiple bag, purse, and wallet patterns and building an inventory for a store coming in 2014.

Thats it for April!  I'm going to Bring It in May!!!  lol

How cute is developmental Golf for 3-5 year olds!?  My little bug had a blast and the coaches were fantastic.

Happy creating everyone!