I did get a little bit of quality time this week with my sewing machine and fabrics :) I completed one more "block" in the waterfall quilt (still has most of the paper on) and started playing with a big block to decide how to make it into a baby quilt for the local crisis pregnancy center.
The Army Guy and the Boybarian put up our tree this evening :) I love to see the tree up and the lights glowing!
Today I have a tip for all of you who still have artificial trees that are not pre-lit...
When you set up your tree, lay the lights on each row before you assemble the next row. This way they are evenly placed in the tree, you can get them inside the tree without scratching yourself, and it is just WAY EASIER all around :)
Hope this helps (if you haven't already got your tree up) make your tree assembly go smoother!
After it is decorated, I'll try to get some better pictures...
Not much...just the field of a doll quilt. And a lonely extra block along with the Waterfall quilt that has no more progress. The major progress of my week was getting some cleaning done in the Sewing Dungeon.
I put away quite a bit of fabric and there are a few spots that are cleaner than before. BUT it still needs a lot more work *sigh* And I'm trying to find a piece of fabric that I bought last year for a Christmas project (didn't happen) and I really want to get it done for this year!
I had a few minutes this afternoon and spent time folding fabric in the sewing dungeon, taking the stack down a few inches...but got itching to make something rather than just fold and put away fabric. For some reason making something (anything!) is SO much more satisfying than cleaning up!
In my stack of fabrics was a small piece of this purple clock fabric...I had a matching zipper in the right size...and so I made a bag! This is the Dumpling by Keyka Lou. It is not very big, but sure is cute!
I think I'll be making more for stocking stuffers (forget you saw this if you are on my gift giving list!).
Where is the time going???? Maybe I'm just too busy for my own good...I am Quilt Guild Vice Chair, I am Chair of a Pastoral Search Committee at our church, doing two craft shows this month all while trying to be wife, mother and homeschool teacher. I'm sure I am forgetting a few hats in this mix...I'm just too busy to remember them right now!
On my design wall this week is the Waterfall quilt:
For those who can not see what is happening (hi, cousin!) here are some basic elements so far in the quilt:
I've been working hard at getting things ready for a craft show coming up...some sewn items and lots of soap:
A Quilter who designs and teaches quilting. My children have all graduated from our homeschool and the Army Guy is getting ready to leave Army life behind on the way to a civilian career. I dabble in other crafts, teach homeschool art classes and a bit of gardening ...
Psalm 5:11&12 (KJV) But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy Name be joyful in Thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.