Monday, May 27, 2013

Farmer's Wife :: Real Progress!!

I finally worked on mu daughter's Farmer's Wife quilt.  A little over a month ago I had 8 blocks completely finished, as of yesterday I have 16 blocks completely finished!

I made two new ones from the book:

26 - Cut Glass
FW 26 Cut Glass Dish

50 - Honey's Choice
FW 50 Honey's Choice

Then I built up and/or quilted more.
I LOVE this one!

The variegated thread on this one is AMAZING!

The quilt is full of mistakes, but that will be part of its charm.  I am learning a lot with this one, I have worked with 4 different sewing machines, multiple presser feet, and have simply gotten better over time.

Below is a picture of all the completed blocks to date, you can see, I pasted the green one onto the photo because I had not finished it until after the photo was taken.

Monday, May 13, 2013

I Won Fabric!

As I mentioned previously, my blogging is s-l-o-w-i-n-g down.  I have not taken the pictures or sat down to write...anything lately!

One thing I can share is that I won fabric!!  It was part of Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway day/week.  I don't go crazy entering contests on this week, because I don't feel comfortable entering giveaways just for the sake of entering.  I prefer to follow a blog before I enter a giveaway.  I also don't enter contests that require you to jump through hoops (including rafflecopter) even on blogs I do follow.  

That being said, I did find 3 new blogs that I enjoyed that had fantastic prizes.  One of them was Better off Thread.  She was offering 28 scraps (large scraps) of Anna Maria Horner “Little Folks” voile.
They are absolutely delicious!  I am the proud new owner of these scraps.  I cannot wait to receive them!!!  I don't have plans for them yet, but I have no doubt that inspiration will hit soon once these are in my hands:)

Thank you Janice from Better of Thread!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Knitted Bear

Preface:  I fully realize that I am not a "regular" blogger, however, things are going to slow down even more around here.  I will keep the blog and see how often I post and how much attention I the blog receives and play it by ear in the future. I would love it if you still check in!  I love the interaction of the blogging community, unfortunately/fortunately my personal life is becoming fuller and requiring more attention.

Now about my bear! 

I saw this cute as a button bear on Pinterest and decided I had to make it.  Bubby the Bear.

There was a problem! Mine was not cute!  He looked long and awkward and his "fur" was too dark so when I added his facial features I could not see them.  I became frustrated and put him in a cupboard for many months.

Last night I had a light bulb moment when I saw Bubby on Pinterest again.

My Little knit bear needed a snout!  I found a lighter yarn in my stash, knit a snout and sewed it on.  MUCH better!  He (She?) still has a very long body, but I actually like him(her?) now.

I love finishing projects.
Nothing feels like a bigger waste of time then working on a project that will sit in the cupboard.

And on a completely different note, this is what my car looked like this lovely May 1 morning:
Snowy and cold!!
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