Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I realized about Monday that it was the week before Easter and there was still no dress. Luckily I had procrastinated about the Elder Hug-a-Bug's Easter togs last year, and had this bunny-themed batik in the stash.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
They also like to pick out familiar fabrics.
That's my rocket-ship!
There's my hat!
There is Aunt Donna's frog!
So happy to have something in the FO column.
I started the failed sleeve again and I am about 2/3 the way through.
Another wonderful thing we discovered last night is playing Store with button currency.
The kids each had 3-5 buttons in their own boxes and they purchased toys and dolls from me in the shop for 1 or 2 buttons each.
It is so exciting that the younger Hug-a-Bug is old enough to play with smaller things without necessarily putting them in his mouth.
Happy Birthday to You, Dad!
Wishing a cozy Tuesday to you all,
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
She is very interested in the piano.
I also added pictures of the titles since she doesn't read much yet.
It's also fun to take out the paints together and make some art.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The bottom picture is of the Wooly Snowman and Snowbaby by the amazing and talented Marie Mayhew.
Wishing a punctual Daylight Savings Day to you all,
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The last item on the list today is a project that I began about 2 months ago to help the kids with their fine motor skills. My first idea was to sew buttons and laces and zippers and snaps to one big pillow. I rethunk that idea when I saw someone out here in the internet using pieces of clothing. My new plan is to make individual pillows and label them each with needle felting. I have to think up how to do the lacing one. I haven't started that one yet, but I have some ideas bouncing around.
I will now pledge to finish these projects by the summer. That will be perfect because I will feel more like sewing then anyway.
I hope that Thursday is treating you all well,
Shout out to my mom. Happy to see, or hear, you at home!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
She makes some fantastic quilts and I looked at my WIP stack and felt a little overwhelmed.
Therefore I am hereby making a pledge to finish everything in my quilt WIP stack by the end of 2008.
I have here a sampling-
The United States and the Sky quilts are both hand-quilting which I rarely take the time to do.
I am quilting around each state and I think that I will do diagonal lines out across the rest of it.
The batting of the Sky quilt is a matress pad, from our own bed, that I am recycling. This doesn't need so much quilting so I traced out a bunch of airplane shapes and am about a 3rd of the way through them.
The Color Wheel is machine quilting. I have a little less than half of that left.
The World Map panel is, I think, going to back an applique quilt of the back of our house and our garden. This quilt is in my head, and I have pattern pieces that I have cut out and the fabric chosen, but it isn't assembled yet.
The rockets I just think are wonderful.
These may end up as snuggle pillows in the toy room, I haven't decided yet.
As I have said before, I work at a fabric store and the main aim when I got hired seems to be that I would leave each time having spent more than I earned.
They do have to keep ordering panel prints. I am a sucker for panel prints.
Also, I am a sucker for anything with maps, moons, stars, suns, rockets or robots.
I started the Sky quilt because I just kept buying a yard or 2 or 3 of anything that had rockets or clouds or airplanes or stars or moons and I had such a big stack that I decided that I should make something or get rid of it all. That was two years ago that I assembled the quilt top. The time has come to finish these guys.
I hope the fact that spring really is still a month away doesn't get anyone down,
see you soon,
I was asked which fabric store employs me.
I work at Treadle Yard Goods in Saint Paul.
They specialize in natural fiber fashion fabrics.
The silk selection is fantastic.
They also have hundreds of cotton prints.
And even though they are not natural fiber or fashion fabrics there is also a terrific selection of oilcloth and vinyl printed fabric.
Also, sorry for the shoddy photos.
The late afternoon sun was blaring, but apparantly only on half of the floor.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
This fact is, in fact, indisputible.
I have to say that my second favorite musical play is also somewhat darkly themed.
Governmental restructuring, war, incest, adultery - Yes, I am talking about Camelot.
I have been thinking about Camelot all day today, and I'll tell you why;
The winter is forbidden 'til December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order Summer lingers 'til September
We have had a rainy day.
I am choosing to see it as more of an early spring somewhat chilly rain rather than a late winter freezing rain.
I choose to think that I, through my optimism, have great influence over the weather.
Hooray for Spring!