I'm finally feeling like I'm beginning to get caught up with life. I actually started and completed a project all in the same week.
(can you believe it?)
I made a little quilt for my mother-in-law for Mother's day. The idea came from the a magazine I picked up - Quilt Almanac 2011.
I was rather disappointed in the magazine. I was expecting templates and patterns for all the flowers and leaves, but there wasn't any. The other patterns in the book were okay, but nothing super exciting. I wouldn't recommend spending $10 on it, it wasn't worth it.
Anyway, back to my project
It was challenging.
I'm not super comfortable with applique, but I think it turned out neat.
Each hand print is one of the grand kids.
I practiced my stippling and "organic" outlining.
I'm a bit more comfortable using fusible web. The web had problems sticking to the back of the hand prints, even when I followed the actual directions on the packaging.
She was thrilled with it, which is what matters most.
I've started packing up my UFOs that I know I won't work on this summer.
I'm trying to be realistic, summer is busy enough and then adding in building and moving... I'm totally thrilled to be building a house that's almost double the size of our current home.
(and I get my own room, JUST FOR SEWING!!!!!)
I'm also dreading packing and moving.
We've lived here for 9 years. When we moved in it was just me, the Mr. and a nine month old baby. We've managed to accumulate 2 more kinds and a lot of stuff in 9 years.
School will be out for the summer in about 6 weeks, and that's when I'll really start packing up everything. We should be moving at the end of August.