Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here's lookin' at you, 2009

1. Asymmetrical skirt, 2. Kimberly bag modeled, 3. Ruffled Wristlet, 4. Fruition,
5. Flowergirl dresses, 6. Elissa's Quilt, 7. Chuppah, 8. Quilted and Binded,
9. Fabric bunting, 10. Hopscotch Quilt, 11. Wonderland sewing machine cozy, 12. Napkins!

A lot happened this year. I found a job I really enjoy, welcomed my best friend's new baby, created the most wonderful wedding Peter and I could have hoped for, got married, honeymooned in Italy, and enjoyed time spent with friends, family, and my sewing machine (but of course!).

I also participated in my very first virtual quilting bee.

It's been a great year. Thank you for visiting this little space o' mine through it all.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Up next

Just look at all those pretty colors. I'm finishing my Blossom quilt next, but this Good Folks fabric is after that. If only I could figure out what to do with it. I was thinking this, or this, maybe this, oh and wouldn't this look nice too...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ohhhhh yes!

The feeling of satisfaction. Several tv shows and movies later, I finished binding it by hand last night. I'm going to throw it in the wash tonight and let it get all crinkly good. I'll post pictures of the finished quilt this weekend.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Favorite Things Week - Thursday

One of my favorite things is learning something new. I think most of the people that read this blog can relate. Isn't that one reason why we create things? To learn a new skill and learn how something is made. Of course there are many reasons why I love to create, but I think learning how to make something is a big one.

So what does the photo of the camera have to do with learning new things? Peter gave me photography lessons! I start my class in February. I'm so excited. I've been wanting to learn how to take better photos for a while. I guess you will all know how the class goes by the quality of pictures on this blog!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Favorite Things Week - Wednesday

Today I am 29 years old. I'll have a hot cup of tea as I do every morning. I'll eat at two of my favorite restaurants in DC for lunch and dinner. I have to work today, but tomorrow I have off, and tomorrow I will celebrate my birthday again by doing some of my favorite things. I will run in the morning. I'll browse the aisles of my favorite craft store, Joann. Maybe I'll do a little quilting. Maybe I'll pick up a new knitting project. Maybe I'll make a new skirt. Whatever I end up doing, I'll enjoy today (and tomorrow). I hope you will, too.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Favorite Things Week

Since my birthday is this week, I thought I'd celebrate it all week long by posting a favorite thing every day this week. I hope you'll share your favorite things too!

One of my favorite things is the first big snow storm of the season. Washington D.C had a record breaking snow storm this past weekend. It was a good excuse to stay close to home and make biscuits and beef stew to share with friends.

All that snow left my arms tired though. No, not from shoveling.

From quilting. I finished quilting my Pieced Together Quilting Bee block quilt! And oh, how I love it. Now I just need to bind it and throw it in the wash.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday morning

1. Christmas star ornaments, 2. olive & archie, 3. piecing, 4. single girl, 5. flock of triangles quilt 1, 6. Shalom, 7. tea wallets, 8. Smile Crocodile, 9. Children backpack - green flowers

I'm not making a lot of handmade gifts for the holidays this year. I just don't have the time or the motivation. If I did, I might make the people on my list some of the cuteness in the pictures above. But not this year. I'm slowly working on my Pieced Together Quilting Bee quilt in between looking at houses and work. It's nice to have a project that I can pick up for a few minutes here and there. I'm also working on a secret project that I'll share after the holidays if I get it done in time. What are you giving for holiday presents this year?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Little boxes on a hillside

(1. My Town quilt- a beginning, 2. little house quilt in progress, 3. house mini quilt)

Yes, people, we have houses on our brains these days over here. And I'm not talking about houses made out of fabric either (although I do think about those too). Wish us luck as we embark on this real estate adventure!

In other news, it is officially cold outside! At least I have a good excuse to drink hot chocolate, not that I really needed an excuse before. I highly recommend this delightful mix (introduced to me by my sister-in-law). Stay warm, friends.