Wednesday, May 17, 2006

this one is mine

I actually am keeping this little jem. Saturday night I had a little time to sew. Sometimes when I walk in my studio I don't want to do the things I "need" to do. Like make curtain panels, sew pillows for someone else or fix bracelets. After a trip to the Quilted Moose on Thursday...I knew just what I wanted to do! (The new Amy Butler fabrics are supercute!) The pink fabric in the middle was a 'must-have!' The lining/handle fabric I have been saving for the perfect project...and Grandma's flower trim. I was so excited after I finished. Ted said, "wow that's girly." I said, "I'm the only girl here!"

Only two days left until summer vacation begins. I'm ready for summer! Maybe a little time to figure out how to navagate the side bar and include some links of my own.

Monday, May 15, 2006

a whole lot of "stuff!"

There's no place like home! This little 25x28 quilt is for the St. Pat's 2007 Auction. It was so much fun to make. Quick and easy...very gratifiying! It isn't finished but I love the 'ruby slipper' in the corner. I think I might have to make another trip to The Quilted Moose for more applique fun.

A good friend asked me to make a center piece for the Hearts of Hope fundraiser. These little girls were so much fun. I "heart" them! A couple syrofoam balls, wire, paper, a lentil for the nose and alot of glue! They were definately a challenge. I would have liked to give them faces, but my drawing ability is below average. After alot of mental debate, I decided they looked better plain. Next time, I want to experiment with watercolors and different colored paper.

This week I have to plant the garden. I need to put a little fence around the perimeter, to keep little animals and boys out! Just the basics...tomatoes, onions, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and a pepper or two. The wind out here is definately a challenge. We're going to plant some pumpkins in the vacant lot next door. Hopefully, there will be enough for the Halloween party this fall!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

No pictures today. I am too tired! I spent the day with Lucy Neatby at String of Purls in Omaha. I learned to knit socks!!! What an amazing craft. I knew I could knit lots of things and have started to feel like a "somewhat" confident knitter. Can't wait to sit down and start a pair for myself. Not just a sample sock!!! I h ave a great appriciation for all those people who have been making socktoopalooza socks!!!