Monday, April 28, 2008

What I've been up to...

I've been quiet on the blogging front--weekends are busy, as you know, and I've been trying to finish up birthday projects. Here's some visual goodness:
Or some visually frightening non-goodness. This is the top I made last week. Please note that it was about 9:30 at night--after several hours of frustration with trying to sew this shirt, and any make-up (if I had even put it on that day) had long since slid off my face. Anywhoo, back to the goodies... Here is my Anchor-Hocking Fire King piece that I picked up on Friday! So pretty!
These are still in progress--I need to add more paint to the one on the right. These are for my niece. She's turning nine this week, and since I didn't hear back from my sister-in-law and since I was dying to make this, she's getting some "art" for her walls! I'm making a coordinating bag and t-shirt--it's amazing how a theme emerged from this!
And this is the biggie--I made this for my mother-in-law. The grids don't exactly match up in some places (boy, is that quarter-inch seam allowance so much easier said than done!), and I had to do some wrestling with the quilt, but I'm pretty proud of this. I hope she likes it! I decided at the last minute that I need to make a bag out of leftovers to put it in...she can use the bag as a beach tote. I just love how I'm coming up with all these last-minute projects to do all before Saturday! Like I don' t have anything else I could be doing! Oh well, I'm having fun. I'll post more later in the week!

2 comments:

Meredith said...

ooh my jealousy over your talent and good taste knows no bounds! you are sooo productive too! I have been dying to try freezer stencils and the fabric pics too!! way to go!!

Mary Beth said...

I think your top turned out great! I'll post mine next week if I get to make it. And I love the bags too. Great mother's day gift.