October 30th, 2009 - Happy You're Here

A friend of mine that I have known since high school is having her first child soon, and I decided to make a little baby quilt for her. The last that I spoke to her she didn't know the gender, so I needed to make something relatively neutral. A raid of the fabric stash and tada!

Quilt Name: Happy You're Here
Fabrics: Party Posy by Exclusively Quilter's and some JoAnn's fat quarters
Batting: 100% cotton
Notes: Prewashed fabric, batting not prewashed, hand sewn binding. Entire quilt washed and dried.

A collection of spirals, paisleys, dots and spots. The back is another simple fabric

but bright and cheery. I didn't do anything really fancy with the piecing, because I wanted to do something special with the quilting.

Isn't that adorable?? My friend Laura has recently opened a new business called Star City Stitchery. She has a Statler Stitcher and a Gammil Long Arm so the quilting possibilities are endless. She even has a quilt cam so you can watch your quilt being quilted! (At the time I posted this, you could actually see me and my quilt being done in a freeze frame). This machine is truly awesome, and Laura is awesome to do business with. I even got my quilt back in a pretty little bag.

I just need to make a card and a care sheet and package this one up for shipping. I hope they like it!


October 28th, 2009 - Hey There

Sorry for dropping off the planet there. October has been a wonderfully busy month and I cannot believe that it is almost over. November is going to be more normally paced, so I will be able to get back into the regular scheduled programming.

October went so fast, that yesterday was already my wonderful hubby's birthday. I decided a new pair of socks were in order.

TJ likes to wear hand knit thick socks in the winter instead of slippers. I had made him a couple of pairs out of Cascade 220, but it just was not durable enough. I darned them, but he went right through the patch. So this pair is made out of Briggs and Little Heritage, and I expect that they will wear like iron.

I also made a nice dinner of lasagna and garlic bread upon request, as well as my first attempt at creme brulee for dessert. Not only was it a birthday dessert, but it was a special treat to celebrate an amazing weight loss milestone for the hubster and a clean bill of health from the doctor.

Happy Birthday to the sweetest, hottest, most amazing husband ever!



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