Thursday, January 21, 2010

Now that's better.

After much measure, pinning, sewing, ripping, pressing etc the text looks better. I can live with this. Below is a pic of how the quilt looks now. I need to add the final border which will be as finicky as the text but this time I will be On Alert.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Maybe quilting isn't the hobby for me.

I worked on Tig's quilt yesterday. I sewed on two strips of Duck Duck Goose text-but I didn't match the text where I had to piece it. I just zipped them on.

Yep, it looks horrible. Yep, I hate it. Yep, DH agreed that it looks like ass.

I would save a lot of time if I would just start out as I plan to finish.

In the afternoon we went to the beach for a Pooh and Piglet Picnic. The weather was great and we did a little beachcombing. Magpie convinced her dad to bring the cousins so we had eight of us down there. It was a nice afternoon but I was so sleepy on the way home-and I was driving!

Friday, January 15, 2010

My son lives in a little pink house

Last week Red finally developed his case of chicken-pox.  He handled it pretty well for a  four-year-old and loved being home with DH.
Red is always saying that he lives in a little pink house with a very tiny key. So last Friday, in an attempt to divert his attention from his crop of poxies, we pieced together his little pink house. 
Just realized that I really should find a tiny key charm to sew on too!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Back in the real world

Well, back to work today after two lovely and chicken-poxy weeks off. Yes, Tig had chicken pox and, so far, Red has no symptoms. I'm sure he will spot out at the most inopportune time. :-)
Here are some more pics from my Christmas crafting. The first is a little angel ornament I made for the swap at work. The pattern is from the winter issue of UK Handmade. This is the first time I came across this magazine and it was great. Full of great ideas and wonderful interviews with UK crafters.

Next is a pic of the CD cover I made for my CD case. I keep all my Christmas CDs in an old Army gimme cd case Magpie gave me years ago. It is not attractive so this is how it ended up.

Magpie really liked it so together we made this for her:

And then my mom wanted one too!

Friday, January 01, 2010

So, what to do in 2010?

I have a huge want-to-do list.

  1. Use up the mexican wave yarn-currently one shawl in production.
  2. Finish the Duck, Duck, Goose Quilt.
  3. Make Gma's apron.
  4. Make Happy Campers quilt
  5. Make Gmas bluebird quilt.
  6. Make my Lecien Paris quilt.
  7. Make kittens quilt.
  8. Make funky Christmas quilt.
  9. Make Sheri Berry quilt kit.
  10. PA Dutch BOM-one each month and I'm already two behind.
  11. Raggedy Happy Campers quilt.
  12. Make cushion covers for travel trailer.
  13. Make Psalm 23 Panel.
  14. Make 4th of July wall hanging.
  15. Make amish pilgrims wall hanging.
  16. make Santa waldorf doll.
  17. make St. Lucia waldorf doll.
  18. Make Christmas placemats.
  19. Finish Christmas penny rug.

There's lots more ideas but I misplaced my project notebook! On a personal note, I am going to get serious about being healthy. I've watched my mom fall into a lot of health problems due to her diet and I dont want to follow that same path. I will continue to get on the treadmill, will modify my diet, and will decrease my caffeine intake. (The last a real sacrifice. Will make everyone at work switch to decaf!! I buy the coffee anyway.)


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!