Sunday, July 3, 2016
These are my most recent Splendid Sampler blocks. I'm REALLY happy with this one. I just love all these fabrics so much!
I chose to only go forward. Maybe, when it's over, I'll decide to re-do a few. Namely my paper piecing. We'll just have to see what we see...
So, since I couldn't check the "print full size" option, I just went bigger on the sides and cut it down when I was done.
I'll have to print from one of the desk tops when I want to do something a little more complicated in the future. Then, I decided to skip that one really cute block of the dress and thread spool. Maybe later.
This is such a sweet little block. By now, I'm probably another 10 blocks behind. It's a long weekend. Who knows, maybe I'll catch up.
Yeah, probably not. But, let's look on the brighter side!
Nice plug for my Etsy shop, right? Have you taken a look? You might find something you need:)
I'm dealing with my pain by turning her room into a studio. It's been the plan for years, and I'm excited for it but also very conflicted. Life is so complicated. Parenting is complicated.
I now have lots of room for books. I haven't been a big book collector over the years because there was no where to put them. Just look at all the room I have now! I'm researching the right floral arrangement for the top shelf. I also have that cool vintage, aqua, sewing machine to use as decoration. It's heavy though and I'm not sure if I should put another brace in first. The middle gets a little saggy if the weight goes to the middle. I've got enough sagging going on by myself! Don't need the shelves sagging, too!
I got matching binders and mag holders because, you know, I'm a diva.
I added shelving to their 5 foot closet. And, took over their linen closet for my quilts. No more bins in the basement!
Next up, I plan on making a design wall. I've already spent too much $$ on the shelving. I really need to pace myself. And, I'll be putting up new curtains. I'm thinking Pam Kitty Morning with aqua dots. Yikes. That'll take a whole bolt. 4 windows. $$ And, I'll want a big peg board painted pink with white trim. $$$$$
Please check out my Etsy shop, I'm gonna need some cash:)
Enough of that, I'm giving myself another anxiety attack...
I did a crazy quilt block for my July CQJP. The tatted flowers are purchased. There is gold hatched in to the bee hive, I wish that showed better in the photo. That's an "H" in the white block. Not sure how obvious it is. I did a double running stitch and then wove through them to give the letter some substance. The bright pink flower was all you could see at first. The peach button is my first attempt at doing a bezel technique. I can definitely use some practice on that. I used one of the czech buttons Rich bought me for my birthday. Love it! Far bottom right is a yellow rose for my mom. Her favorite. I pretty much did the whole block in 2 days. I just couldn't stop myself. I find stitching to be the best therapy!
Until next time, my friends! Have a fantastic holiday (if you're in the US) and be safe!