Monday, April 30, 2012

house hunting has taken over my life.  I can't sew or cook or anything in fear I will miss the perfect house.  I sit in front of the computer and refresh every few minutes to make sure I will be the first one calling about a house that pops up. I hate it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I finished the squares the other day for the little girls puppy quilt and they don't fit the size I wanted so I have to piece black strips in between some blocks to make it work.  I really hope she likes it. I like it more now that I have the squares all sewn together.

the charity quilt is a complete flop.  the packing slip indicates it's missing the border strips. I'll wait for the director of the program to contact me to let me know how to proceed.

been in bed feeling sick all day so no progress on anything else. I'm hoping to "upgrade" this blog with photos and stuff in the next week or so. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I sewed a few of the blocks together and still don't love it.  I think I'll take it apart and try and find another way to do it.  I can't add fabric to what I have so I have to find a way to make it work.  

today I need to start on the charity quilt and wash the fabric for my moms so I can get started on it too.  I wish I had a magic cutter that just cut the fabric how it needed to be cut (magically, how it would best be displayed) if I just thought about it. deciding on a pattern and then cutting the fabric is my least favorite part of the process.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

new machine, new stitches

my birthday is Saturday and my wonderful mother got me a new (to me) sewing machine.  I pulled it out last night to try and work on a quilt top blanket I'm making for a 9 year old.  I cannot love this fabric but I do love this machine!! it does so many cool things.  It has about a million different stitches and even embroiders letters.  I am so excited to use it. I just wish I could figure out how to love this fabric and get this done. 

I would also like to figure out how to make my blog interesting with photos and such. one thing at a time I guess.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I haven't sewn in days. I've been so busy with my boys.  I have 5 projects that need to be finished and I haven't even started.  I'm trying to start a quickie blanket/quilt now with only 4 different fabrics and I am so uninspired.  It's definitely easier with more fabric choices.  well... here I go.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

my fiskars self healing cutting mat is cut to shreds.  does anyone know why and how to fix it?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

today I finished a quilt, reattached the binding on my son's car's blanket, altered 3 pair of jeans into skinny jeans all while watching a 6 wk old, an 8 week old, a 3 yr old, my almost 3 yr old and an 8 yr old.  tomorrow I'm going to rest. lol.  I need to find a pattern for my mom's quilt and start the charity quilt.