Sunday, July 31, 2011
Due to some things at work, I've been working full time, and some days overtime. It really takes away from creating anything even though I have been taking some little things to work on during my dinner break. Some days I have progress and others I spend talking to my co-workers.
This all means I have to devote my free time to housekeeping and cooking. I have stalled progress on my quilts for the QALs I'm taking part in. I have some other things out of the way now, so I'm going to keep chugging along on those this week. Pictures will come with progress.
As far as the things I've been working on, I did make some things for a friend for her bridal shower. I didn't get everything done, so those will come to her later, but I made her a purse, homemade Oreos (follow link to Smitten Kitchen for the recipe), and made a gift bag using the tutorial here: Petite Drawstring Bag at Modify Tradition. I did use a larger quilt block and adjusted from there. I dislike store bought gift bags, so finding this tutorial was a God send for me.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Ever since I was a child, I have had a collection of one thing or another. Some were my own and some where thrust upon me by relatives. Creepy porcelain dolls come to mind for the latter. Don't worry, I'm not showcasing those. Thankfully, I had the foresight to get rid of them years ago.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
My Sunday project, the quilt-a-long hosted by Qubee Quilts, turned into a Sunday/Monday project. Turns out there was cooking to be done, dogs to be washed, a boyfriend to be tended to, as well as a garden, and then a little storm that involved a tornado touching down outside of the town Chad's parents live in. Whew!
Now to the nitty-gritty. I'll let the photos do the talking.
Fabrics used were Jovial by Basic Gray, Kona solids, and the backing is from Joann's.
Of course I had a little "help" when taking photos. This, my friends, is what I shoot around when I'm outside on the deck.
Until next time!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I am so behind on working on the ZZQAL. I haven't even cut my strips to start sewing them together. Instead of tackling that tomorrow, I've decided to join in on the Christmas Quilt-a-long being hosted by Qubee Quilts tomorrow. I am going to use charms Jovial by Basic Gray as the focus fabric and Kona solids for the top. The backing is a print I picked up at Joann's.
Last night before I fell asleep I also came up with some other ideas for projects. For now, they are going to be secret, as they involve me learning a new skill before I can even start. I love when ideas just come to me, from out of no where. Anyone experience this? I get most of my ideas right before I fall asleep, in the shower, and when I'm driving to and from work (long-ish commute). I think it's the passive thinking that's the key.
Hopefully tomorrow I will have a little something to show off as well.