Saturday, December 31, 2011

Talented quilter...

I took Em along last evening and stopped in at a friend's house.  My friend is Teresa Fusco.  She is an AMAZING quilter and artist.  Her quilts are absolutely breathtaking.  I was absolutely fascinated with her use of color, stitching and beading.  If I had an ounce of her talent I wouldn't be able to stand myself!

If you have a moment, check out her web page and the gallery of her quilts.  Here's one to tempt you!

Drunkard's Path found in Google Images

Thursday, December 29, 2011

This week...

It was back to reality (to a degree) on Tuesday.  The very best part of my week is that my granddaughter, Emily, is staying with me until I take her home to Virginia on New Year's day.  She went to work with me on Tuesday, did all my filing and then hung out with a co-worker's son.  They had a Harry Potter movie marathon in our conference room, played cards and generally enjoyed each other's company.  Good thing because they are spending the day together at my office again today!

This was Emily's BIG Christmas gift

She has been coveting mine for about 2 years.  She loves this machine with all the little bells and whistles.  She also received lots of sewing "goodies" and several gift cards for Joann's and a gift card to spend at Burkholder's Fabric.  Guess where we are going on Saturday!  The machine is out of the box but we have not had time or opportunity to set it up.  I don't think Emily ever threaded mine or ran a bobbin.   We will be practicing those things so that she will be able to use her machine at home without Grammy standing by.

I always enjoy the 12 days of Christmas and it makes me sad to see so many trees on the curb the day after Christmas.  I love this time of calm and reflection.  I hope you are enjoying your time as well.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A little show and tell

I haven't been taking a lot of photos of things I have been making but I adore this diaper bag.  This is not a "take it to the daycare" diaper bag.  I think of this as an option to take if Momma is going out to dinner, or the doctor's office or church.

Inside there are lots of elastic gathered pockets and a large pocket for diapers.  I included a coordinating changing pad and the sweet little binky bag that loops over the handle.

Besides the fact that I like the style of the bag, I love this fabric.

My customer is giving the diaper bag to her sister for Christmas.  Think the "mama to be" will like it?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I am weak

Dinner won out.  I will pay the price the rest of the weekend.  Wonder how much I can get done today?  I have been up since 4am so I think I have a pretty good jump on the day.

Did you know Coupon Commotion starts at Joann's today?  Our local store opens at 8am.  Guess what I time will get there??!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just when you thought it was safe...

I'm back!  Good grief!! I cannot believe it has been 3 weeks since I posted last.  That isn't exactly true.  I can believe it.  I have been crazy busy since I returned from my too brief trip to Virginia to see my sons and their families.

This is a small area of my studio

Try to imagine an entire 12 x 17 space that looks like that and you will have some idea of my work (!) process.  I have heard of women that create one thing at a time, finish and then put all of their scraps into size and color coded containers.  I don't know any of those women personally so I am thinking that might just be a rumor and not fact.

I am going to try to do a big sew-in tonight but may be lured into going out for dinner.  I think I just heard a steak and glass of wine call my name...

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