Monday, June 30, 2008

Grosgrain: Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Oh, I must tell you all about Kathleen's give away! She makes the most-adorable-dresses-ever. And I mean adorable! She actually giving aways her beautiful work! Can you believe? So, here's her page.. Go, oggle, adore, comment:)
Grosgrain: Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

I am still here

I swear, I am still here! It's been hectic around here, more so then I had thought it was going to be. It's suppose to be summer (though, round here we don't exactly see the sun too often), and I'm suppose to be quiltings, sewing, you know, catching up! And yet... And yet, I haven't sewn since I made shorts and finished Grandma's quilt; goodness, that was a month ago! We have had a busy time lately, it seems, and the ending was Little J turning 4.

I did manage to make this little dress for Little J before we left; however, I still need to attach the shoulder straps. And this is a really fuzzy picture. Sigh. Oh well, it's cute, and she will have fun in it, and really, that's what matters:)

And this is Little J on our way to Disneyland. We've been before, but this was special as it was for her birthday. She had fun:)

I'm not sure how life manages to move at such a pace, but there it is! I'm currently making a list of all the quilts I have to make. Cause, see, I have an inability to buy "stash fabric"... I tend to buy "quilt fabric". I see a print I love, and then procced to find at least 2, 3 or 4 other peices to go with it. So I don't have stash fabric, I have stash quilts! 17 so far, and that was just the last count. Yeah, I know, I'm crazy. But, at least I enjoy looking at it all, imagining the quilts I could, uh, make... If only I ever sat to quilt! Oh well. So here is a (very) small smattering of my "quilt stash". These are a few of the ones that cross my mind often and, therefore, are higher on the "to get done" list! I'll let you know how it goes:)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Grandma's is done

I got Grandma's quilt done, though I haven't started on my own yet. The kids and I are headed to southern Utah, and though it's not as hot as it usually is, it's still much much hotter than here. Since it only get's to the upper 70's on nice days shorts and skirts aren't exactly staples in our wardrobe, so I was on a skirt/shorts sewing kick for a while. I still have to sew in elastic on 2 shorts and the straps on one dress (after that I'll show ya). But here is Grams quilt:

I cheated and used a french seam for this, and stiched in the ditch with the same decorative stich. I had to use a straight stich to start the seam (you can see it here), cause the decorative stich kept gunking up and not moving (but as this is just a fun quilt I'm not worried about it). My thinking was simple: this isn't going to be used too often, a french seam can be pretty strong, and, well, I'm lazy! Oh and I hate handsewing. There are a few of you fainiting right about now, but it's true, I suck at it and as such I hate it. Yes, I know, if I did it more I wouldn't suck and I might not hate it, but there it is!
I'm gonna be out of town for the week; hopefully when I get back I'll show ya all the other stuff I've been up to!