Friday, November 30, 2012
in addition to being a newby sewer, i'm a mother of seven and wife of one. i've been dragging my kids right along side me in this sewing/crafting adventure begun late 2010.
on-line, we guard our children's identities and privacy closely, so although i feature their projects along with my own work, i will not show their sweet faces or use their darling names, as much as i love both. our last name is completely taboo.
also top-secret is our location. let's just say we're blessed to live in the good ole' USA, in one of the hotter regions. naturally, that could be one of several states, some of which i have also lived in during my lifetime.
if we are fortunate enough to know you, pretty please do not reveal or refer to any of this information on this blog.
still, all the paranoia aside, here's a look at the family.
daughter #1, fourteen years old
son #1, twelve
can work my machine, has crazy-big ideas (like the patchwork bags he made his littlest sisters last christmas), and tries a bit of everything. not a committed sewer, but very artistic and always has a creative project of one sort or another going on: baking, paper airplanes, mini weapons, holiday decorations, drawing.
daughter #2, eleven
son #2, nine
daughter #3, seven
daughter #4, five
daughter #5, one!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
i had daughter #1 take a few shots of me working away at it.
i still like these prints and am itching to make another version of "out on a limb" with a jelly roll from this oppsa-daisy collection. i had a moment of horror last week when i realized i never bought any yardage for backing and binding to go with the precuts. fortunately, the quilted castle had it in stock still and on sale, too. perfect. now it's tucked away waiting for me to get around to it.
but as i near completion of this quilt, elizabeth hartman's charm squares baby quilt and my charm pack of pom pom de paris is calling me . . .
Monday, November 12, 2012
just another of my latest batch of 4sqs completed in october
this one's a bit soft and pastel-y compared to what i usually do, but i liked the dinosaur dots. little boy prints are pretty hard to come by. it definitely says "baby". i did work in some contrast with the choice of border color. i used the darkest blue from the dots, a color not repeated in any of the other prints.
i almost don't post these any more except that it's the only thing i've competed lately and i'm using this blog to keep record of the stuff i make. so here it is. i completed it during two soccer games. i've always been a reluctant soccer mom, but if i can bring handwork to do, maybe i won't mind giving up so much of my saturdays after all.