I’ve been pretty busy over the last week and seemed like I just never had a chance to sit down and blog. I’ve been working toward getting myself more organized and to be more intentional and purposeful in how I spend my time. There is a lot on my plate with home and homeschooling plus so much I want to do sewing and blog wise, there never seems to be enough time – so I’m hoping that will help me be more productive. We shall see!
First up… I’ve been teaching my mother-in-law, Barbara, to quilt. She is doing so great! First, we drew up the design she wanted and calculated fabric requirements. The next time we went and she picked out fabrics and we did some rotary cutting. Our third lesson, she pieced her tops. We just finished our fourth lesson where she started her quilting. Thursday we will have our fifth lesson. I’m planning to have her add binding to each place mat as she finishes the quilting, that way she can take home what she has finished and do the hand stitching on the binding. Here’s her project so far. She is doing a great job and has been a great student – especially after not sewing for years! Don’t they look great?
Saturday I visited Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild’s Quilt Expo with Barbara. There were so many great quilts there. I also got to meet up with the winner to my Beat the Winter Blues giveaway, Jessica from A Bushel and A Peck and give her the Timber and Leaf fabric in person. Was nice to meet a fellow quilting blogger!
I also got to try out a couple of longarm machines. It was so fun! First I tried a Babylock. It was on small table and was a space saving long arm. It was very nice and boy did I love the stitch regulator. Next I tried an Innova. Wow. Amy Hunter of Hunter Heirloom Quilting went through one with me and showed me the different features. What an awesome machine and Amy was so friendly and helpful. I just added one to my wish list. I can so see why you would want to do your quilting on a long arm machine.
I picked up some really beautiful fabric. I got two fat quarters from the Bundle of Jungle line…
I also got 5 yards from the Tea for Two line. I love it!
I’ve also been working on some knitting. I need to get these two finished knits in my Etsy Shop. First, I made a cowl or infinity scarf in this beautiful pink yarn. It turned out really great!
And, in the works…..
a Christmas-y project:
a knit chevron scarf… it’s going to be dark and light grey, white and pink…..
I’m finishing up the quilting for tomorrows Japanese BOM post, I’m working on my Covert Robin gift, and doing some stalking for my Modern She Made swap! Fun stuff!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back tomorrow and check out the latest on the Japanese BOM! I’d better go figure out what we are having for dinner!