Thursday, November 19, 2009

What have I been doing?

Well, I've been working on this beauty! Two of the circles are hiding right now, but this " baby" quilt was a commission from my cousin. She has a baby shower this weekend, and wanted something that would be the hit of the party. So, 8 hours of my sewing retreat, 24 different fabrics, and my new beautifully quilting sewing machine turned out this love. I have to admit that once I pulled it out of the dryer I almost couldn't stand to part with it. I used the tutorial/pattern from here, and copied the quilting recommended ( free motion circles within the circles, and stippled the backgrounds). It crinkled just perfectly, if I do say so myself, and I do :-)

It has arrived in its new home, and so it is on to my next big very first craft fair in just over 2 weeks. Hmmmmm...maybe I should be sewing rather than blogging....

Wishing you all a most wonderful day. The Shmoo will be in his very first pre-school play today ( the 3 little pigs), so I am off to dress the part of the very proud mama.

Peace be with you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


My son just got the Winnie the Pooh Movie, so that " hello" was in Pooh's voice :-)

I have been MIA from blog land for quite awhile, but for very good reason...I've been sewing..A LOT! I have lots to show, but they will have to wait until next week. Some of them are for people who have just now realized I have a blog, and have been stalking it! So, next week I shall reveal my newest sewing creations!

I can share that I spent last weekend at a Quilting Retreat on the coast of Maine. I even took time away from my machine to visit the beach, and it was totally worth it. We had unusually warm weather, so the experience was just lovely. I got 3 baby quilt tops done, and put a dint in a couple of quilts for myself ( it seems that I am creating a ton for others, and our bed is still naked)! One of these said baby quilts is a commission for my cousin. She requested a quilt that would be the hit of a baby shower she is attending next weekend. So, almost 30 fabrics later, and a new to me sewing of circles, I think we hit the jack pot. Well, all I have to say is if she doesn't love it The Shmoo will happily take it off her hands. He has already asked if it can sleep on his bed. I told him that seeing as he already had 3 of my quilts on his bed I thought this one could go live somewhere else. It was good enough for the moment!

On other sewing fronts I have been building up my collection of bags for 2 big events. The first is a craft fair the first weekend in December. This will be my very first craft fair, and I must admit that I am a bit nervous. The second is that a friend of mine is opening an Artisan shop in our small town on December 1st, and I will be putting both quilts and bags in there. So, I have been planning, organizing, and sewing up a storm to prepare for both of these events. Christmas presents will have to wait until December 6!

Wishing you all a most wonderful day.

Peace be with you.