Wednesday, April 23, 2008

that time of the semester...

where I'm just happy to get my laundry done! And after the crud issues I had gotten really far behind. I haven't been blogging much because of the amount af assignments and tests coming at me. Hopfully it will quiet down a bit soon and I can get back to sewing and blogging! But I can't help but pass on a really great deal and a really neat site!

Camille at Simplify is giving away a really pretty quilt! Yep, giving it away!! All you have to do is wander over and leave a comment. Oh, and if you'd mention I sent ya I'll love ya:)-

On a totally different note, I got my Pay-It-Forward package! Whoo-Hoo! Jacquie at Tallgrass is the best! I'll have to put pictures up tonight, when I have time. This was just to let you all know to throw in for that sweet quilt:)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Internet and "The Crud"

Well, my internet went down for a week, and then we were hit by "The Crud". The two little ones and myself... So far the DH hasn't been struck, we shall hope it stays that way! Needless to say this has kept both my blogging and my quilting at bay. It's not safe to quilt when you're afraid that it might not, well, stay clean, if I'm not being too graphic! I figure that I'll start putting some of my mom's wonderful work up while I'm not quilting.

Both the quilt on the wall and the bed were made by dear Momma. This was in our old house, prior to window treatments, while my DD was still co-sleeping with me (hense the no crib thing:).

Not exactly a great photo of this one, but it's all I can find at the moment. This is for my DS and is a crib size. I just LOVE the little bitty bear paws she did!

And this is the one he slept with most often. And you can even see the dear Momma's feet!

She made him a full size blanket that he sleeps with but, alas, I haven't gotten any photos yet. I will soon and post them when I get the chance. There are plenty more that she's done, but this is all I have photos of at hand at them moment. More to come, I'm sure!

So, thanks Momma, for wrapping my little ones in Granma's love!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The only "quilting" this week

So far this week this is the only thing I've gotten done. I call it "quilting" because there are two layers and I ran seams. However, this is really a cheater quilt! I promised a little lap quilt for my daughter that would fit in the car and a backpack easily, and this is it. She LOVES the whole princess thing and we found this as a scrap piece. It is 44x26, cotton front and flannel back.
(click either image for a larger view)
I did a simple french seam (with a decorative stitch) because this isn't exactly an heirloom piece! It was strong enough, and fast; I also quilted in between the blocks with a decorative stitch. It wasn't really necessary, but I thought it was a sweet effect and added more interest to the whole.
The quilting adds a neat effect onto the back as well. I'd have added the photo, but it didn't really translate well onto film. Just trust me that it's cool:)

My anatomy test yesterday went really really well, and I have my history test today. Hopefully that means that I will have time to sew tomorrow. Here's keeping the fingers crossed!