Saturday, January 30, 2010

To embroider or not ....

Well ... I am undecided right now ... do I want to embroider some detail = or not.

Here I did one little row of embroider:

close of up red embroider on single girl

but then ... I thought I would add two more:

single girl with embroider

and now I can't decide if I like it ... here is a picture with and without the embroidering:

single girl

Aghhh ... what should I do???

If I was the type of person to move on to another project I would ... but I am not that gal. I tend to start one, and finish it before I move on. I think I am heading towards the plain - no embroider.

I guess I could sew the blocks together first, and then decide. It's just harder to work with them all sewn together. I will keep the one that I did embroider for a pillow ...

My husband thinks that the plain is better ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A couple of random things

I was just going to post a list of 100 things and identify what I have done, want to do, and never want to do... but after it was done, it was WAY too long, and I know that no one would ever get through the whole thing ...

Insead, I will just tell you some quick random facts:

1. I have an insane love for all things chocolate.
2. I love blood and gore on tv, but in real life, I am totally squeemish.
3. Before kids I could sleep anywhere, anytime .. now - totally the lightest sleeper ever (so annoying), and once I am awake, can't fall back asleep.
4. I love to travel.
5. I love my job (most of the time).
6. I love animals.
7. I love reading other people's blogs .. but there has to be lots of pictures ...

so on that note, I am stopping, since there are no pictures to go with this post.S

Tallgrass Prairie Studio: A Neighborhood to Help a Neighborhood

I am not sure how many people would see this on my blog ... since I have only ever had two people comment ... but maybe someone out there will see this ...

Tallgrass Prairie Studio: A Neighborhood to Help a Neighborhood

Her quilts are beautiful, inspiring, and so much more. I am always looking to see what new and wonderful things are going on over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Single Girl Quilt

I am working on the Single Girl quilt (Denyse Schmidt designed it). I loved it so much when I first saw it, so I thought I would give it a go. Here is the pattern:

And here is piles of pattern pieces that I am trying really hard to keep organized:


And here are some finished partial circles:


I have to say, I am mainly using the fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's Jump Rope collection, which is what she used in the version on the front of the pattern ... but, I have also thrown in a couple of other fun fabrics. I always like sticking to the design for the first quilt, and then venture out on my own if I make another.

I will make sure that I keep you up to date on this one. I don't know how some people finish up quilts in a day, and others have fun, beautiful projects that they finish every day. Perhaps I am slow, perhaps I need more time in a day (who doesn't??) .. perhaps I will never know.

Do you find that whatever you are working on for the moment is absolutely your most favorite thing ever? I sure do. Once I am done, it's not that I don't still love it, but rather I fall completely in love with whatever the next thing is that I am working on. Anyway - this is my most favorite thing right now.

I am back to quilt some more, so see you another day.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

I won a giveaway!!!!

Remember a few posts back, when I showed pictures of some tote bags that I made for the grocery bag sew-off at Sew Mama Sew??? (It's really not that long ago, since I really only have a couple of posts)

Well ... I won!!

I can't even believe it !!!

So excited!!!

Can you tell???

Okay ... that's all.