Sometime last year I posted an example of a fusible applique block I made from a picture of grandma's sewing machine. I've referred others to that post a time or two as a useful method for creating a pattern when drawing isn't really your thing. Here's another example... I found an image I liked of… Continue reading Some More Applique
I love this time of year. The apple cider, the fall colors, the nip in the air, the excuse to carve pumpkins: This year I took a few pictures of the process. First, I find an image I like. I prefer to work from a stencil, whether it's a pumpkin specific one or not,… Continue reading Pumpkins
I don't think I've posted this project so far, but I've been at work on it for months now. This is easily my most complex quilt to date, and to think it all started with a panel! My son has seen this, so it's not a surprise, but he hasn't seen it with the final… Continue reading Dinosaur Quilt Progress
We spent a lovely day at the zoo on Monday, as a end of summer surprise for our little monkey, and all I got pictures of were the flowers! Oh well, they're very pretty, and better than the poor angles I managed of the animals, who were mostly enjoying the shaded parts of their enclosures.… Continue reading A day at the zoo
I've been working on this project off and on for months; this weekend, circumstances forced me (forced me, I tell you) to take a day and a half off of work and stay home with no interruptions, so I finally finished it.
Pinterest worthy? Uh, no. But, my son is dino obsessed and he loved it. As he also really, really loves watermelon, he promptly re-enacted a T Rex vx. Triceratops battle. You can guess who won! We go through a lot of watermelon around here, so I'm sure I'll be trying more melon sculptures.
I finished this just in time for our local Memorial Day parade, having decided the day before that I'd like something a little patriotic for the summer. And also, I really needed a bag somewhere between barely-fits-my-wallet and holds-my-entire-life. I did a little bit of strip piecing, then cut that up on the diagonal, sewed… Continue reading A Summer Bag
Doesn't this remind you of Neapolitan ice cream? Yum. It's basically the same pattern as A Stripey Scarf for Christmas, with 2 slight modifications. I did the contrast pink stripes as HDC instead of SC. I think it stands out more. I also did an extra stripe on each outside edge in brown DC; I… Continue reading My Neapolitan Scarf
Lately it's been Dino-everything around these parts, but every now and then Bud asks me to make him a fort or a tent. I'm happy to pile up pillows and blankets next to the couch to oblige him, but I got to thinking that it would be easy enough to make his dinosaurs a tent,… Continue reading Dino-camping
I finished my Dad's stripey scarf (a near twin to Mom's) a few days before Christmas and mailed it off with an ETA of 12/26 which was close enough in my book. And then...USPS texted me that it was delivered, but it was no where to be found. I was pretty resigned to making a… Continue reading Scarf drama?