This was already loaded on the HQ16 frame and the first row quilted...then the HQ had to be taken in for repair. Well, it is all repaired and working wonderfully. As usual, I free handed my quilt design. I decided to do stars (a first for me) since the fabric has a homespun/country home feel. I always love the last stitch of quilting.
After quilting, I pulled it off the frame and squared it up. Now it's already for binding. You'll see the finished product once I have that on. Next week, maybe?
My mom, Liz and I went with our boys. As usual, we got everyone commenting "oh, they must be twins!". It didn't help that we had them both in pumpkin hats, but they are both gestationally the same age (to the day) so I can see how that might be perceived. That, and Liz and I are like twins seperated at birth anyways. Everyone was oogling over them like i've never seen before. I think it took us so darn long to get through it this year (because it was about half the size of the last two years) becuase everyone stopped us to say hi to the boys. It's so nice to know the boys are worth stopping for. At one point Liz and I were looking at a booth and left my mom with the boys in the strollers and we turn around and my mom is swamped with people looking at the babies. I wish I was quicker with the camera that time. Both little guys did so well. Brice really likes going into quilt shops and the such, so full of bright colors and patterns. Perfect for a babies eyes. Lookie what I found! I have search high and low all over the internet - and I finally found some at the Expo! I bought the rest of the bolt! Now to craft away with it. ...but first I think I need to roll around in it. Check out all the great pictures of quilts and booths here.
1/2 yard cuts of some discounted Katie Jump Rope fabrics. I sure wish I had more from this line in my stash.
Some 1/2 yard cuts I just HAD to have...I have no idea why I HAD to have them...other than they were nice and cheery!
2. How About Orange posted about this one: Colorstrology. Here's what it had to say about my January 4th birthday: TALENTED STRUCTURED CREATIVE Your ability to see things that others often can't is quite extraordinary. You are a builder and an architect. Wheather you are designing a floor plan or brainstorming conceptual ideas, you are capable of envisioning things before they even exist. Colorful and unique, you like to do things your way. There are times, however, that you need to leave room for the opinions of others. Your personal color encourages you to build your dreams. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with the color Cognac helps you connect with the seemingly impossible and partake in the creation of beauty. Cognac Pantone 18-1421
I got a cute Halloween panel and some fat quarters. This should be a quick wall hanging.
I love Montana - it really is Big Sky Country. I snapped this just before heading across the boarder into Idaho. Tomorrow we're checking out shops in Coeur D'alene, Spokane and of course the Buggy Barn in Reardon. Can't miss the Buggy Barn. We should be home tomorrow evening, but we're planning on heading out again Tuesday morning to the beach for a few nights. We're taking sewing machines and projects. But first, we need to agree on a house to rent. I'm kind of "spoiled". Husband is working away at home on projects and wants them to be a surprise...so I might be staying the night at my moms house tomorrow night (after picking up sewing machine and projects) so that I don't ruin the surprise before it's done.
Detailed blog posting here with some new baby developments and more pictures here.
I found this book at Barnes & Nobel - Zakka Sewing: 25 Japanese Projects for the Household. It's fun to see some of the Japanese books being translated into English. There is some really cute stuff in here - here you'll find some more pictures from inside (as well as the ISBN).