Friday, March 30, 2007

Lucy and Hadley on the sled

Lucy and Hadley on the sled, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Lucy and Hadley had so much fun in the snow! They loved going for rides on the sled as well as digging in the snow. Lucy asked me to buy more snow but (hopefully) we will have to wait a few months!

Lucy and Hadley in the snow

Lucy and Hadley in the snow, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Kit

The complete kit

Back of Flower

Back of Flower, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Front of flower

Front of flower, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

This is the front of my first completed flower. I'm in the process of preparing the pieces of the next flower. I love how portable this is!! The kit suggested that I leave the edge paper pieces in until I'm ready to put the flowers together. I'm planning to just do 3 or 4 for the class sample.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Full view of grandmother's flower gardern

PICT2378, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Check out this link for info on the kit I bought on ebay. I think that it came in the mail today.

Grandmother's flower garden

I received this quilt in the mail a couple weeks ago. It's quite timely. I've always wanted to make one and had been reading on a couple blogs about the process of making one. So it got me thinking- what am I waiting for?? I ordered a how-to kit on ebay which should be coming today. I'll keep you updated.

In the meantime here are some photos of the one found in my grandmother's closet. The fabric look like 20's and 30's. It's got quite a few stains but I'm waiting 'till Spring to wash it so I can lay it out on the grass. I just love looking at each little hexagon. The side of each one measures 1/2" and is 1" long. Wow.
From antique quilts

I love the orange centers!
From antique quilts

The maker must have run out of blue or white or maybe it was a planned "mistake."

From antique quilts

Lucy says that this quilt belongs to her!
From antique quilts

And finally, as promised, here are a couple of apron pics:

From aprons

Detail of "crafty apron." I just love ricrac
From aprons

From aprons

Sunday, March 04, 2007

aprons, aprons, aprons

I can't seem to stop. I made another apron yesterday with just a touch of pink ric rac. Today I made a "crafty belt bag" to wear at the shop. I just love the fabrics in it, I might have to make another. Plus the mini white ric rac adds the perfect bit of fun. I promise pics tomorrow!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Back from the flu....

Yuck. Lucy and I have been sick off and on for almost a month. We had a good week and then she got a cold again. Honestly, I'm been too tired to write.

I finished the very cutest apron Wednesday. I used new Amy Butler fabric and moda trim with a pattern out of the Sprin quilts and more. Really fun. Now I'm obsessed and will be making lots of them for a week or two or until I get tired of aprons (doubtful). I'll post pics later - the apron is on display at Pennington Quiltworks.

Customers are taking copies of my quick fat quarters quilt at the shop. It's pretty cute too. I'll take pics of that this weekend and post the pattern next week too.

Lucy needs more motrin....