Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chevrons, A Desk, and Vase of Tulips. Oh My!

The twins' chevron quilts are now quilted and in need of binding. I did not get a chance to make the binding last week BUT I did locate the fabric I bought to make the binding, so there's a start in the correct direction.

My new-to-me desk is finally in place in the studio. Now to get it organized and ready to create from!

And I received a surprise in the mail on Thursday. The glass blower friend in WA state sent me a tiny clear vase. He's working at making table top sized vases, instead of floor vases/urns. I trimmed up some tulip stems and filled it up with bright colors.

That's all for now, FH and I just got home from helping some friends hang, tape, and mud drywall. Always a good time. Now to find a shower. See you next weekend!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

These Shoes Were Made for Sleepin'

Once again I'm not going to show off the chevron quilt progress. FH and I found out his grandmother was feeling well enough to make the trip to meet her new great-grandson, so we headed south so we could see her too. Well worth skipping over the chevron quilts again.

I did finish a fun project for our little nephew.

They are already almost too small! He's got big feet for a baby his size. Takes after his daddy and his uncle. ;-) They both had gigantic tootsies at birth as well.

But his mom and dad both love those iconic sneakers and think the booties are adorable.

Time to rest up so I can do laundry and try to get the quilting on the last chevron done tomorrow. I'm going to try and have the binding made and machined on before Thursday night. We'll see how well that works.

Until next time!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

I know I said I'd talk about the twin chevron quilts today, but I'm playing hooky! With the snow falling outside and today being a day for love, I'm going to go snuggle up with FH and watch some movies.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, love-filled day! <3 p="">

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Baby Steps

Our new nephew was born quite healthy, if a tad disgruntled at being evicted from his warm apartment, on Monday afternoon. For anonymity purposes, I'm calling him "Mr. J" in the blog. Yes, that's a comic book reference. His parents would be proud. ;-) Speaking of his parents, they are quite besotted with their bundle and the three of them are a gorgeous family.

I'd been working on some things for wee Mr. J, but only a few were done in time for his early arrival. A set of three little washcloths. I found the pattern on I'll note that I skipped the edge stitching.

Still need to play catch up with his crocheted booties. I did have several pair of fleece booties for him though. They've been hanging out in the gift stash for ages.

After I drove home on Wednesday, I had a paint night event to attend. I'd signed up weeks ago when we thought FH would be out of town on business. Lucky break he wasn't or else I'd have needed a friend to look after the cats and bunny whilst I was gone. Instead of the adorable cartoonish kitten in the original sample, I decided to go for a more realistic cat. Of course it's Artan. I picked this event because the original kitten was black. Not bad for someone who's only ever sketched cats before.

Thursday it was back to the grind of laundry and housework. Currently the workroom/studio has spilled out into the house even more, so working on it counts as housework. I rediscovered a box full of tiny magazines that were cut from an issue of some miniature magazine back in the late 1990's. They were cut and folded, but somehow never got any further than that. During a break to rest my increasingly irritable knee, I glued them closed and tossed them into the 'Books and Magazines" container.

My new desk for the studio has yet to be delivered. FH and his boss were going to haul it over on Monday, but the boss had a family issue come up. Hopefully we can claim it soon... it's a cast off from FH's work and perfect for what I need. 

On Friday I finished the quilting on one of the chevron quilts, but I neglected to get a picture. I post about it and progress on the other chevron quilt next week.

See you all then!