16 06, 2008

If Only They Were Precious Stones . . .

By |June 16th, 2008|work in progress|6 Comments

I have so many diamonds on this quilt top - that would be a stack of cash if they were stones! =) I have been busy at work since my last post, and I have managed to get all the piece work complete - whew! Next will be trimming and adding a border.I think that [...]

13 06, 2008

So Far – So Good

By |June 13th, 2008|work in progress|6 Comments

I was able to spend a bit of time sewing off and on today - I take what I can get. =) This is the current layout that I have worked out. What do you think? I tried a couple of different ideas, even took pictures for a different perspective, but this was my favorite. [...]

12 06, 2008

The Saga

By |June 12th, 2008|work in progress|3 Comments

At least that is how it feels! Thanks to all my bloggy friends for your encouragement and support! I wasn't home yesterday so I am a bit behind, in housework and blogland. . . oh well. I just keep going =)I have been able to slowly iron every stitch and then pin them again. My [...]

9 06, 2008

I Think I’m in Over My Head

By |June 9th, 2008|work in progress|6 Comments

I have seen a few different diamond patterns around the internet, money being tight - I opted not to buy any. . . now I'm thinking - I'm a fool! I have loved the look of the diamonds and have spent a few hours playing with paper diamonds, a few fabric scraps. I just had [...]

6 06, 2008

Quilt Top In a Day

By |June 6th, 2008|My kids, work in progress|11 Comments

I know, I surprise myself too! Sewing with 4 little ones running around can be challenging. I just have to plan ahead for naptime and I sew at the kitchen table. This is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I can be in the midst of my kids while working on little bits. [...]

26 05, 2008

What a Weekend

By |May 26th, 2008|My kids, work in progress|1 Comment

We have been in party mode around here. First, my birthday was a great day, family, fun and shopping! The three greats. I went to the outlets and got all stocked up for summer. I had been thinking back to last summer and remembered that I spent it indoors, in sweats with a newborn. So [...]

20 05, 2008

More Quilting

By |May 20th, 2008|finished quilt, work in progress|5 Comments

Hi again! I have been busy around here - I have been considering adding quilting to my quilt ever since I saw this post. Not being comfortable with my free-motion stippling yet but wanting to put the lines on something - I decided to just go for it. I am so happy that I did! [...]

17 05, 2008

Complete Quilt Top!

By |May 17th, 2008|My kids, work in progress|2 Comments

Hi there! Just a quick post to show you the completed top. I loved putting this together - it was so fast and simple. It measures 52x78" - not quite twin, but I am happy with it! My plan now is purchase backing fabric and batting - then get to quilting. Until then I think [...]

12 05, 2008

If only I had nothing else to do . . .

By |May 12th, 2008|work in progress|4 Comments

I would sew all day long. =) I have been busy with my family and Ella's Birthday (tomorrow) but I did manage to decide what to do with that set of fat quarters I bought on Friday. I have 12 coordinating prints that I am adding lots of white to, in order to make a [...]

30 04, 2008

Happy Day

By |April 30th, 2008|bag, work in progress|1 Comment

Hi again! Our date night last night was great! Park City in April is very quiet, (ski bum, USA) so many of the nice restaurants put 2 for 1 entree coupons in the local paper, and we ended up at Ghidotti's. It was a very nice dinner, with excellent service - we were one of [...]

5 04, 2008

Yesterday – As Good As It Gets

By |April 5th, 2008|My kids, sewing, work in progress|4 Comments

For this stay at home mom - yesterday was a great day! My mother-in-law offered to take my 4 and 21/2 year old girls for the day. I thought about taking a nap while Owen was napping, then I thought about cleaning the house more than the usual day to day. But in the end [...]

30 03, 2008

Pretty Purse

By |March 30th, 2008|learning to sew, work in progress|3 Comments

Hi again! Ella and I had a great time Friday night sewing with friends. Ella really loves to be creative - her favorite subject at school is art or "Meet the Masters." They get to emulate famous artists with a variety of techniques, all very fun for this 2nd grader!Ella and Olivia's purses turned out [...]