Monday, September 28, 2009

The big 3 and DQS7...

Yep, The Shmoo turned 3 yesterday, and it feels like I have been working up to the big day for weeks! My mom arrived on Wednesday to help out, and see her " Spider Monkey". She whipped our house into shape, put up all of our pictures/quilts/etc. on the wall, cooked 3 nights in a row, and took care of The Shmoo while J and I went on a DATE! Yep, she's awesome, and we all wish she lived closer!!!!

In the sewing world I received the most wonderful Doll Quilt for DQS7 over on Flickr.

Yep, it's amazing, and that is me in all of of my glory :-) The quilt was immediately snatched up by my mom and J. They had been looking through all of my swap quilts in search of the "Perfect" one to hang in the dining room. Well, this was the one they were waiting for, so it went from the envelope up on the wall! You can't really see it in this picture, but there is a woman, a man, a little boy, 2 cats, and a dog all in the various windows of the houses ( I have a house obsession at the moment). Terri really did her homework on this one. AND, she sent The Shmoo a book. We love books at our house. J and I are book addicts, and The Shmoo has a decent library for a three year old!

I'll be back tomorrow with some up to date project photos!

Peace be with you

Monday, September 7, 2009

A week of projects!

After getting over super sensative self I decided to get some work done.  So, this has been a week of many projects. 

Sunday, I made these bags for my former advisees.  There are actually two more, but I figured this post was picture heavy enough.  My girls ( yes, they are still mine) started the first day of their Senior Year in High School last Monday, so I put these bags filled with goodies in their mailboxes bright and early Monday morning.  They were a big hit!

Monday I tackled my Old Red Barn quilt along Zig Zag quilt.  I have been collecting fruit and veggie fabrics, and decided that this was the perfect project for them.  I had the squares cut already, but drew all of the lines, sewed, ironed, cut, and sewed some more for almost 5 hours to get the top done.  However, once I put it on our bed I realized it was too small.  So, this week it will get large white boarders on it to make it work!

Tuesday I threw this baby quilt together.  I had a charm pack of Snippets that I was holding on to for...well, that was the point, nothing really, so I decided to make a mini version of Crazymomquilts 9-patch quilt along to see what my larger one will look like.  Note to self: make sure your blocks are all 6.5" BEFORE you start sewing.  I did quite a bit of Un-sewing to make the sashing line up properly.

Wednesday I finally put this little cutie together.  I have had the blocks sitting around for almost 2 years now.  I made a similar one for a friend's baby, and ended up with extra blocks.  So, I threw the blocks up on my design wall last week, and have been looking at them for awhile.  It was not quite big enough on its own, so added a coin boarder.  I really like the way it turned out!  

Thursday was basting day.  I commandeered a friends kitchen floor ( ours is about 1 square foot total) and got to work.  Let me just say that this is the first time I have taped the backing fabric they way you are " supposed to", and it really works---imagine that :-)

Friday I turned a King size flat sheet into an XXL twin sheet for a friends son.  He is about 6'5" and has never had a sheet that fits him.  Well, he is off to college and so I went to work.  It ended up being 56" by about 133" long....HUGE really.  But, it fits him perfectly, so it looks likeI will be making a few more once they find some fun sheets.

Saturday I had a request for 16 bags for my former employer.  They need them by Wednesday, so I've been a sewing machine.  Here are the first 6- well, actually there are 8 in the photo, but the baby ones are just for fun!

Sunday was spent at a Family reunion for my Husband's family.  It was a long day for family, and everyone  slept soundly last night ( to say the least).  Today will bring more bags!  I'll post a picture of the finished projects soon.

Peace be with you.