Sunday, April 11, 2010

I went to Ikea and all I got was this fabric!

Sorry! Just had to share. 4 fabrics, medium grey houses, grey and white houses, large colored doors on white, and grey cursive numbers on white. Oh the possibilities.

Friday, April 9, 2010

One down, too many more to go!

        I find that I'm a great starter of projects, but a lousy finisher. Some of it is clearly my fault, and some isn't. Not that there is really someone else to blame. First of all, I nanny the boy 36 hours a week. And that doesn't include nights out for his parents. (which are sleepovers, which kill an evening and a morning). On top of that I run the etsy shop, which takes 4 to 8 hours per day depending on volume of business.  And there's still housework and laundry and cooking and........, you get the picture. At least a good portion of a weekend day is spent shopping, as I can't get out during the week.  As a result, I have many unfinished projects, and little time to sew.

        Three weeks ago, I decided to commit to finishing one project a week.  the pictures below are the result of week one's finish. Week two's project is finished and I hope to take pictures this weekend. It happens to be my zig zag quilt from RRBC's quilt along. I also finished a pair of PJ's for myself,and all the pants hemming for my daughter. (4"11")  This week I don't think I'll get to finish an already started project, but I hope to make my bee block for "a Rosey Little Bee" make a little something for the Easter/May Swap on ORBC, and maybe start my project for the placemat swap. Next week I'd like to quilt the "Wonky Squares" quilt we did on ORBC with Quilt Dad. Then the following week I can focus on the "Circles Quilt" we did with Heidi. I may have to put aside the "Pinwheels Quilt" for a bit so I can start on the "Hexes" with Julie. I will have to see if I can do that one in pillow size.

If only I could stop having ideas. It's kinda hard to do when I look at fabric all the time. I just keep seeing great quilts to start. Did I mention that I hate the quilting part?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Aldo to Zippy

Just popping in to show you the cutest new collection in the  shop,  Aldo to Zippy by Jenn Ski for P&B Textiles. I love the Alphabet Panel. I may cut one apart and use the cute blocks for centers. What would you do?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Rosey Little Bee

I recently joined my first quilting bee, started by Jen and here are her blocks for month #1, March. She asked for house blocks, wonky or log cabin. (including gnomes would be wonderful) here are my offerings.

A little pink house with a princess,

A dress shop, with the collection designed by Jennifer, and last but not least,

a little gnome home. hope you like them Jen.