Monday, September 22, 2008

yay apron

So heres what i've been up to lately. Got a new job as a preschool teacher, i'm super excited to start that one, i really miss working with kids, and this place is everything ive ever wanted in a preschool, so thats really cool. I'm not dropping the job i have now, so ill be working about 60 hours a week, and trying to find time for my new quilting passion. I have kind of been working on the star block, and free motion quilting my sampler, and i can tell i'm getting better, and i've been playing with the walking foot and made some hot pads.

ive also been looking at apron patterns, and this was so much fun to make. with old jeans.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Years Eve challenge

So the other day i joined the new years eve challenge on finn's blog, and my goal is to finish my sampler(quilted and bound) finish my denim quilt top with everything joined and embroidered, and have my star blocks at least to a flimsy, hopefully finished. i can do it!

Friday, September 5, 2008


My husband's parents, who we are living with right now, just got back from a cruise to Alaska. And it was alot of fun to have the house to ourselves for two weeks. But look what I got!!! An Alaskan Sampler by debbie caffrey, and 2 fat quarters, one of which is soo cute it needed its own picture. Why? Because its a fq of an alaskan quilt shop. I wish i had been there.
I so was not expecting this, but I'm super excited. Maybe a little too excited because i had run right upstairs and show you. I was not expecting presents so this is super fun, i'm a bit giddy right now. I'll just be drooling over these for a bit,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm still here

Well, here's what I've been doing lately. I've been working on these star blocks, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Although seeing the red/brown on the computer is making me rethink that block, its too dark. I have about 12 blocks pieced, and i picked up some more star fabric at a new shop I've been checking out. they have a flat fold section for 1.69 a yard and about half the shop is new bolt for around 3 a yard. I bought 12 yards for under 30 bucks and it was so fun. I can buy so much more fabric!!

I am almost finished with this crazy block, but I'm so close to edge with the french knots, and i think i have 3 layers of denim under them, that its such a huge pain, and i feel like I'm yanking the thread through, so its slow going. But i love the hearts i did, they're so cute.

I also made a couple of messenger bags, one for me with shoe fabric (so cute/funky) and for my husband with some sock monkeys outside and bananas inside, that was a lot of fun.