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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sewing updates! =)

I feel like I've been cutting a lot and sewing a little . . . but here are some pictures of my most recent projects.  I'm linking up the Quiltstory - check out the button on my sidebar over there to the right!

1. Summer Quilt - - LOTS of cutting, not that much sewing - but hopefully soon!

I think I'm getting the hang of HST (half square triangles)

This a random assortment of fabric lines - - this is only a sneak peak - I'm keeping the final idea a secret - but let me just say - I think it will be awesome!

2. Sew-2-Speak's April block for April! =)
my first attempt @ applique!


3. New Wave Quilt - WIP - If you are Nicole - stop reading now!!

That's the hubby holding the quilt - keep in mind he is 6'5"
This is going to be a wedding present for my friend, Nicole.  She is getting married in 2 weeks ... and I'm pretty sure (~95% positive) she doesn't know about my blog - she loves to go on picnics and she appreciates homemade - and she doesn't have a picnic blanket.  So I thought this would be a perfect wedding present.  **If you want to make this - check out the tutorial from Oh Fransson here.  I used the suggested the fat cats ruler.

And that's what I've been working on in the sewing world.  Thanks for reading!

PS: here is a link up to the amazing quilt that Erin made from all of our blocks from the March 12 Month Quilting Bee - - I'm impressed w/not only how amazing the quilt turned out, but how fast she got this done!!!  Here is the post about my block.

Friday, April 22, 2011

it's been too long!

Wow - it has been almost a month since my last post - life has gotten a little crazy around here - - mostly busy work days and out-of-town weekends.  I have much to report, though!

Today I wanted to share the most important thing - - I was awarded the stylish blogger award!!!! I owe a big thanks to Cassey over @ Domesticass for passing this award on to me.  She gave me this award back at the beginning of April, and shamefully I haven't had a moment to blog about it until now.  But - I have to say this doesn't reflect how honored I am!

Let me play out for you how I found out about this - - a v. stressed out me was taking a much needed break from the craziness @ work to read my google reader - (good thing my boss doesn't read this blog!).  Of course Cassey's blog is on my reader - so I read her newest post - I couldn't believe what I was reading .... she had listed ME!! as a recipient of this award on her site!!! I had been watching this award go around and around the blogging world ... and thought it'd be nice to get the award for my blog .... but I never imagined it would actually happen!  So Thank You to Cassey!!!

Ok - so now as part of accepting the award I have a few duties - first - I have to share 7 things about myself:
1. I like to backpack - I'm still a beginner  we've only been 4 times - but one of those times was out to Yosemite - which to those on the East Coast is pretty freakin' awesome!
2. My dream car is a CR-V - I know, most people think of dream cars as expensive, filled with luxury, & sporty - but I just want a car w/4 wheel drive that will fit in a city parallel parking spot and be big enough to fit the puppy {read big 95lb dog} in the trunk space.
3. I'm in LOVE with Baltimore - I have lived downtown for almost 3 years  and have been in the area for almost 6 years! and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this city
4. I'm easily addicted to TV shows - esp. if they are on-demand or netflix - currently, I've gotten into Glee!  Why ...?? I don't know, I can't explain or defend!
5. I wear the same shoes to work every day - - Danskos  - - they are just so comfortable!!!
6. I live 5 blocks from work - - so I walk to and from work {almost} everyday.
7. I have a rooftop deck - - this is the favorite part of my house - - Ben and I eat dinner up there or enjoy a glass of wine almost every day that it is at least 65 degrees.

Now on to the fun part - where I get to nominate some of my favorite bloggers!!!
1. Carly of Quiltville - I discovered Carly after purchasing her pattern - which I modified a bit - you can see a picture of it here
2. Melissa over @A Child of the Wild Blue Yonder is amazing!  Just like me - she is new to blogging - but unlike me she is not to sewing!  She is very talented and generous!  I met her from one of my new virtual quilting bees - the 12 Month Quilting Bee.
3. AJ Dub over @ Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again - I can't say how she ended up on my google reader - - but I love reading her blog posts and wanted to share her blog w/you!
4. The Plaid Scottie - I am pretty sure Kaelin ended up on my blog list after she hosted a month of giveaways for her 1 year blogaversary - who doesn't love a good giveaway!  But I stayed hooked b/c I love her quilts and ideas.  Check her out - and add her to your list - b/c rumor has it she will prob. be hosting a QAL in the near future - for a double wedding ring quilt!!! how much fun!
5. Brooke over @ Pitter Putter Stitch - she is new to my blogroll - but she has some cute stuff on her site!  You should check her out
6 - as a bonus - I wanted to add Sumo's Sweet Stuff blog - b/c this is one of the first blogs I found when I got into sewing 6 months ago - - she makes the CUTEST clothes for little ones!  I know if I had a LO I'd be sure to purchase some of her ADORABLE clothes!  If your interested, you could purchase her treasures @ her etsy store.  So head on over and check her out.

So with all of that information - I will leave you to enjoy those beautiful and wonderful bloggers mentioned above.  Please check back for more updates in my sewing world - there has been some sewing going down and I want to share with you soon!!

Thanks for reading my blog!

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