Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More bags and more monograms

Today I was inspired to use up the rest of the burlap that I had here and amazingly enough, I had enough for a whole new bag and lining. So this is it. Now I need to figure out straps. I want to use the grommets and I have leash clips. I just have no idea what to use for handles and where to find rings big enough. I never did figure that out with the last bag.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sky Blue & Chocolate

This is my new favorite quilt! I'm making a bed-sized one for me, if I can find enough of the chocolate fabric for it! I finished this one a couple days ago. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get these pictures to show the blue up right. Darn camera. I'm holding out for the Canon Digital Rebel. The closest approximation I can find is the Sky Blue kona cotton fabric.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I was visiting another blog today and found a link for instructions for custom labels. This isn't exactly what I had in mind, but for my purposes, it might be just fine. Basically you design your labels and print on iron-on paper and iron the design on to ribbon. Ah ha. Not a bad idea.

Monday, August 21, 2006

One Year Anniversary

Hey hey hey! It was my blog's one year anniversary yesterday. Good for me, I actually posted. Of course, I forgot that its been a year. I was so shocked that I got a comment when I came back today, that it jolted me out of my stupor. After I was distracted by checking out her blog. Thanks Heather!

I finished up the little blue & brown quilt top and promptly made another, because, well, there was more fabric. I really think I need a large one for myself. Now I need batting and more fabric.

On another note, check out Autum's site, Creative Little Daisy. Her poor little puppy died. I'm so wishing I could hug that little guy. I have been wanting a puppy, specifically a chihuahua forever and ever. I'd been enjoying her pictures and wishing he was mine.

My apartment charges $30 a month for pet rent. Sheesh. I'm too cheap and the elevator ride down is too long for a puppy. We've been house hunting, though, and a puppy is going to be my first splurge after I get over the shock of all the money we'll shell out for a house with a semi-private yard.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Its Been Awhile

I know how much it stinks to visit a blog and never get any new postings, but its been busy. Not that anyone is actually reading my blog, but still....

July is just a busy month. We always seem to go to my parents or on vacation over the 4th. This year, since he's low man on the totem pole at work, we weren't able to get off that week, but we did go to my parents for the day. Our anniversary is a few days later - our 5th - and a few days after that, we took vacation. We went to WV for a few days. Not terribly exciting, but it was pretty and something to do. Then my little brother got married. Last weekend, our company had its summer picnic, so I went back home for that. So.

I have been doing things, but not much. I sold a quilt on Etsy! YEAH! I was very excited about that. I'm always concerned that people won't like my quilts as much as I do, so that was exciting. I made another one to replace it. This time, I found the perfect size embroidery design to applique the stars on with. I've just about finished it. I ran out of navy thread, but I just need to finish hand-sewing the binding.

Then I found this quilt on eBay the other day that was apparently an antique made out of Goose in the Pond Blocks done in chocolate and pink. Rather cute. So I've decided to experiment a bit with different colors like that. So I started this blue and chocolate quilt. I've only got a few squares done, but I really like it! My husband, surprisingly, likes it as well. I'm thinking about making a full-size one for myself. I guess I'll finish this up first and see how I feel about it. This one may just make it into the shop. I think that its the perfect solution for a little boy quilt, but it would be great for a girl too - like I said, I think I might want one for me!