This past weekend I spent a lot of time sewing and knitting. That theme has carried through this week. I don’t often venture out and sew more than quilts, but I have wanted to stretch out of my comfort zone. I purchased the Tova shirt pattern awhile back. I’m hoping to finish it this week. It’s all cut out ready to go. Just to show you that there are times when I actually sew more than quilts check out a few projects I’ve completed in the past.
I briefly mentioned back on Valentine’s day that my boyfriend is deployed. He has been gone for quite a few months now and I miss him a lot. Today I received these out of the blue. He’s so thoughtful even when he is a million miles away.
Back to sewing… I have done a ton of sewing lately. I finished this quilt up Thursday. It is now safe to post the pictures. The recipient has received the quilt. I hope they enjoyed it. I think it really came out cute.In case you were wondering the name of the quilt is The Gift Quilt by Brandon Mably. The pattern is in the book Kaffe Fassett’s Country Garden Quilts. This is the second time I’ve made this quilt. I still love it just as much.
Last Friday the Original Sewing Expo was held in Lakeland. I took the day off and rode over with a friend. We had a great time. I even came home with quite a few goodies and another new hobby. I need more days like that. It was nice to just get a break and enjoy the day. I’ve already started on my next project. Here is a sneak peek. I hope everyone has a great week.
This weekend was time to set our clocks forward an hour. We ended up losing an hour sleep, but that’s okay I am going to enjoy it staying lighter later. Even with an hour lost of sleep I managed to wake up early and get started on a new project. I’m working on a baby quilt. I’ve been commissioned by a friend to make a quilt for her to give at a baby shower in a few weeks. This quilt needed to be as girly as possible. This will be the recipient’s first girl.This weekend was filled with lots of fabric. I ended up going to Dunedin with a friend and shopped at an amazing fabric store. The weather was so nice and we had a great lunch. I’ll post pictures this week of the baby quilt. I hope everyone has a great week.
It’s been a little while since my last post. I have been extremely busy lately, but that’s no excuse to ignore my blog. I am going to make it a point to keep blogging regularly.
Behind the scenes here I’ve mostly been crocheting and knitting a little. No worries though I haven’t left quilting behind. Tonight my plans involve this quilt top and lots of pins. It’s time to start pinning to prepare the quilt top to be quilted. I did send off two of my quilts so I am anxiously awaiting their safe return.
I hope everyone has a great day spending time with their loved ones. For me I will be spending today with loved ones except for one very special person. That person is currently deployed. I am so proud of him and cannot wait for his safe return.
Sometimes my full time job and just life in general gets in the way of my crafty endeavors. That is what seems like has been happening lately. Although I haven’t done much sewing I have been crocheting. I took my first class a few months ago. I love it. I didn’t need one more craft, but who can resist? I took another class this past weekend. This is what I have been spending my spare time on ever since.
The month of January has become my month of organization. I’ve organized projects, some personal items, and lastly my fabric scraps. I briefly mentioned how I may or may not be a fabric hoarder. With that being said I’m always looking for new ways or the most efficient ways to store and keep my fabric so it’s readily available. I found storage baskets from Ikea that I really liked.The problem was I already had my fabric scraps arranged and separated into different colors. The issue was I packed a rubbermaid container to the brim with scraps. I didn’t even know if the scraps were worth keeping. That was the hardest part. I don’t like throwing away even a single tiny scrap of fabric. I took the plunge. It took me one afternoon, but I tackled it. Now that leaves more time for sewing.