I wasn't sure I'd like it, because basting isn't super fun, but I've got a bunch basted now, and I like whip stitching them together, and I LOVE taking out the basting and papers... So I think I'm gonna finish it.
As a pregnant, SAHM of 2 littles, I'm not having much energy to sew at night these days... But I really want to make up some valentines bags for our preschool teachers... I cut these strips this morning, and am hoping that by posting these this morning, I'll feel obliged to whip up some pieced/quilted bag pieces tonight... I love strips.
This post could also be acurately labeled as "Things that make me happy:"
I got a new planner last week (well, I picked it up last week, but I ordered it several weeks ago)
It's the LIFE planner by Erin Condren, and I chose to put my own picture on the cover (free option!), so I put my cathedral windows quilt on it. LOVE IT. It makes me SO happy. and it's useful, and I used a coupon, so it's basically a win all the way around.
I just received the Pirate Bunnies pattern, and am working on making D a matching sweater (useful) before making him the bunny (decorative)... hopefully both will be done by Xmas. I love the fabric of my little project bag, (I think it's Darlene Zimmerman, but I'm not sure), and I love mindless knitting, so this bag and the stuff inside is making me happy. (the natural wool is Cascade Ecowool, and the blue is a lighter weight wool, not sure what it is)
I've been working on my embroidered blocks; here's the one I finished in SF, and the current WIP. I'm a little stumped as to what this one lacks, but it certainly needs more... maybe a bee? I saw these teeny daisies at a bunch of parks in SF, but forgot to look at the leaves, so.... not sure what to do.... I love all the lazy daisy stitches though!
and I forgot what flower this one is based on, but my gram drew this one:
the stems were not done as planned, but I really liked the look as I was working on them, so I think I'm gonna leave them like this... I'm gonna show the close up, because I'm SO proud of my stem-stitch improvement!
Also, I have to show this: I took the picture because I love the colors, (it's my bedroom) of my Double Wedding Ring quilt and the walls, and I extra love that my daughter has taped some artwork to my wall. (the framed pic is an artsy pic of D in a field in Menocino, taken by C). Hopefully this is what my life stays like, happy and colorful and full of random artwork taped to walls....
pink stripes for the bean
blue stripes for D
eggs for both!
10 eggs done, 25 to go, and both baskets done. I loved making the
baskets, but they're really small. I might need to make more, larger....
I'm gonna try wet felting some eggs tomorrow, and I need to put faces
on the bunnies for the kiddos. And make them Easter outfits. (Even though we're not religious, and therefore don't really "need" the traditional Easter dress-up thing...)
Am thinking of sewing a shirt for D with a stencil of "Milo the Really