Monday, May 31, 2010
I took pics today of 3 of our roosters. They are looking good, so I thought I would share them with you. The colorful rooster is a bantam Partridge Brahma, the black with the red comb and wattles is a Black Australorp, and the black one with the black comb is our Black Sumatra. They all have such remarkable personalities, I am so glad to know each one of them. Pics of the other roosters and hens soon.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I started another bag. I like it, roomy and bigger than the other one. It matches the owl quilt a little more closely. One of the kids wants it to be a pillow, but bag it shall be. I need to make a strap for it and put the top and zipper in as well. Perhaps I should clean my house next...maybe.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Summer is here and the flowers are once again in bloom. No, I have not weeded, who has time for that...certainly not me, but the flowers still bloom. Here are the latest pics for your enjoyment.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I was thinking about cleaning up in one of the rooms of my house where I put together the owl quilt. As I started folding up leftovers and organizing scraps, I realized an owl bag/purse was definitely in order. I don't like to clean anyway, so I began sewing, using up scraps of this and that as I went along. I even had a zipper laying around, so I put a fun boxy top on the bag. Finished dimensions were 13 1/2" wide by 14" tall and 5" thick. This thing is so roomy and holds all manner of my crap...and I take a lot of crap with me everywhere. I included 2 big pockets inside and a loop to clip my keys to, I am always dumping out the entire contents of my bags to find my keys...which are always hiding on bottom. I think I may be stuck on these owls for quite some time, they are just so fun for me.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I finished the owl quilt today. It took less than a week from dream to reality. I am very excited to show it off. This quilt pretty much made itself. I just love all aspects of it. Finished size is 58"x66 1/2".
Friday, May 14, 2010
I have been working in all my spare time(hahahaha) on this quilt, I would really like to get it all finished up in less than a week. Things that take too long have a way of not getting finished up around here. So, the top is completed, and now I are quilting and sewing on the binding. I am pleased with how the whole thing is turning out. There are some wonky places, but I am the queen of wonk. This is the largest item I have quilted with my machine, and it has been quite fun.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Around Mother's Day I had a dream about my husband and I asleep in bed. The quilt that was on my bed was so fun and amazing. I just had to make it. So I woke up and sketched out what I had seen in my sleep. All the fabrics it was made of were fabrics I already had right here at home, so I was able to start right away. This is the most fun quilt top I have made. I thought you might like to see the progress shots.