Monday, February 27, 2012

February Sewing

The month is almost over!  I'd actually been sewing a bit - mostly in 15 minute increments when I need a break from school-work.  I actually set a timer, I have to - otherwise I'd get lost in fabric and lose time.

Would you like to see what I've been working on?

BL 2012-02

Quilter's choice of Heart Block is "winter sunset" colors.  Lovely blocks.  I made two and donated them.

Orca BayOrca Bay
a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.  The mystery's done now, but I'm still plugging away at the steps.  I love her quilts, but my-oh-my all the tiny pieces.

I even made up a song - sung to the melody of the chorus of "Elenor Rigby" by the Beatles. 

look at all the tiny pieces, 
do-do-do-do-do -do -do
ah, look at all the tiny pieces,
where do they all belong?

yes, I know, I'm weird.

back to sewing

Liz SneakLiz's Baby

A quilt for my sister-in-law, who expecting her first baby.  She wanted a uninex (they're waiting to find out) quilt in grays, greens, yellows, blues...  It supposed to be a surprise, but here's a sneak peek.

Sew We Quilt tutorial -  I'm totally excited!  I'm going to be guest posting on Friday with a new Choose Your Own Adventure pattern.  I've never guest posted anywhere!  

Cotton Robin - No pictures, since it's a surprise.  I had a plan for the border I need to put on the block I was sent - drew it out, built a test mini-block and then realized that the math wasn't going to work without the block being bigger than it's supposed to be.  So, on to plan B.  

So, that's my month of sewing.
Looks like I accomplished quite a bit when I put it all together in one month.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cultural Night

Yup, I'm still here.  Not a lot of crafting/sewing going on.
I'm pushing through my first term back at school and spending lots of time being a mom.

Last night was cultural night at the kids' school.  The whole family went and had a great time.

a few observations:

  • paper bag crafts during a presentation are a bad idea.
  • the later the evening gets, the less patient the parents get.
  • When having a musical guest perform, preview their presentation. (we watched ten minutes of powerpoint slides on the different places he'd lived, complete with old pictures.)
  • Middle-schoolers are obnoxious where ever they are, you just don't notice as much when there are only 15 in a school of 100.
  • It bugs me to no-end when performers don't know their lyrics.  

Tonight I get to get all dressed up and help out at a fundraiser for the Eugene Ballet.

Whoo hoo - adults to talk to!

Have a good weekend!