Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shattered Hooter Update!

Just updating everyone on my progress with my Shattered Hooter Blanket! I've been working on the Shattered Glass Border the last few days and I think it's coming along nicely!

I also wanted to show everyone my "Downstairs" fabric stash!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shattered Hooters!

After a small amount of indecision I have decided to borrow from Tula Pink and shatter some glass around my Owl! It is now going to be named "Shattered Hooter!" My step sister has helped me a super amount, she suggested that I use the Tula pink idea! She sent me a tutorial video. And after that failed she sent me a mini photo explanation tutorial! Yup she's my sewing advice. It's AWESOME! I may just have some of the best family a girl can asks for! I promise to post some pictures as soon as I have some shattered glass pieces together. I have 1/4 of them sewn together or pieced and not sewn together... Hrmph. It's hard to describe

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Start Of Something New!

I am officially a serial crafter! I blow in craft it up and then start a new craft! It's a great cycle. It keeps me having fun and keeps me from being bored.
And generally I turn back and go finish a few projects. But today is the start of something new. It's my couch blanket. I've never really finished anything for myself but this past year I have started two things and I will have one before I turn 30.
After a few days of reading the instructions I finally clued in ! Now they seem awfully simple. But I the last two days I have cut and pieced unit 1A ad 1B! It's going to be a mystery to you guys! I'll try to post lots of pictures and info as I go! Then at the end I'll do a big reveal! The fun begins!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Progress Report!

Since my last post I have managed to get a lot done. I have finished the two baby blankets that's photo included nothing more than ribbon and one name plate. The ribbon has been laced in, the name plates have been hand embroidered. Sewed closed (I didn't want any lose thread bits on baby blankets), then they have been hand stitched on to the knitted blanket! They are stunning! (I've asked others!). I would load pictures but my camera seems to think its "busy!"
I've also worked for 34 hours, gone to an executive board meeting for 6 hours, and needed some sleep, and I finished my book "Arise" by Ellen & Clayton Kershaw. Very inspiring people at such a young age! The book is very religious but at the end of the day the message is the same one that I try to live by which is help others and to live how you'd like you'd like to be treated.
Friday I will be taking two of the baby blankets with me to work! So that's another thing off my to-do list. I'm waiting till friday because one of the parents won't be there until then and I really want to give them at the same time. And with any luck I can convince my sister to mail the little blanket to Calgary (If I don't do it today!)

After a quick computer fight which involved reminding computer that I can and will turn it off when it makes me angry I won!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

My Unfinished Workload...

My sister Mrs. Purple Quiltapotamus has challenged me to list all my unfinished work. So here goes nothing. She did it! She says "It does a crafting soul good to see what needs  to be done!!!"
This is a blanket my sister knitted based on our idea from "Once Upon A Time" and I hand embroidered the name and hand sewed the triangle name piece on. Our hopes are that we will have these up for custom order on our Etsy Page very soon. All I have to do for this one is take it to the post office and send it to my friend's baby in Calgary. That should be easy enough.

 These supplies are for two more of the same type of blanket. The pink ribbon needs to be sewn together because it wasn't long enough but its perfect for the little lady who is going to be getting a white blanket like the one above. I just have to make her name Triangle. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend. I have a date with her mother next week. The blue ribbon goes with that cute name triangle which needs to be sewn on to a blanket. The knitting is done! My sister (B) is a beast when it comes time to knit or crochet! She whips things up like nobodies business.

This one is almost like the first one, except it needs a little bit of ribbon help. It needs nicer bows and some trimming. But then I can take this with me to work and give it to the babies mommy to take  home with her. I might just wait till the little blue ribbon blanket above is complete so I can give it to both people at the same time.

My baby gift that's not needed until January when we have the baby shower. Its coming along well. Mr. Eric Gagne is there to guard my pieces. I have a few more blocks to sew. They're in the plastic bags there. And then I get to put it all together. Although I think one of my middle blocks is way smaller than the others so I might have to redo that one. I'm waiting until they're all done to judge! I have a feeling this is gonna be one awesome gift. Now that my sewing machine is repaired I can easily get back to work on it.

This project I really need to get going on! These are squares from my nephew's baby shower. Everyone there wrote him a message and now I am hand embroidering their words on to pieces of fabric that his mom is going to quilt for him. If I don't get myself going its going to end up being his wedding gift! UGH! I was doing really well not that long ago. Then I put it in my sewing bag and got caught up with something else. I only have a few squares to go. Hopefully in the next couple weeks I can bang them out and get them in the mail!

This also makes me a bit sad. I started this skeleton couple a while ago and then I had a custom order so they lost their hoop. My friend from work drew them for me! (I LOVE HIS ART WORK) I should finish them and get them up on my Etsy site super soon.

My wild hexies! I'm actually kind of amazed at how many I have done! I know that its not that many considering how many I will need to make my quilt. But I'm still majorly excited about them! (This is what my sister meant when she said it was good for the crafting soul!) Now I just need to either get a bunch of these sewn together so I can take their templates back or get on making more templates! (Its just so much work!!) When I started this I jumped the gun a bit and didn't use a printed template so now I have to keep making templates that seem like they'll be right. And I have to make sure that they are right otherwise I end up with ones that are way way smaller like the grey one I recently blogged. But after seeing them all out I think I can finish this project. Maybe not by the time I'm 30 though...

These are coming along as well. These will be needle books soon enough! I can't wait! There is also one not shown in the picture because its a gift. Hopefully I'll be able to get a lot of work done this upcoming weekend. And I'll try to keep you all posted on my progress!

The only other major outstanding project is updating all the finished for sale items on to my etsy page. I did get four new things listed yesterday so hopefully this up coming week I can get more up there. Maybe I'll get a couple of these items off my list and ready to be listed!

So Much To Say!

I've had some very very very exciting days lately! And I've been meaning to tell you all about them. However I keep getting caught up on other things. And then I am too tired to think about blogging and making sense.
I have some time right now because I am at the dentist waiting for LB to have his check up. It's a super exciting morning! I did bring some stitching with me and I hope to get a fair bit done today because after this I get to take the car in for its regular maintenance.
Back to the exciting news! I have become the proud owner of two new books! My sister sent me one from Calgary it's "Sunday Morning Quilts" and it is amazing!! There may have been a very exciting dance across the livingroom with the song "my book is here! my book is here! my book is here!" When it arrived. I love so many of the quilts in there! Super encouraging! Although I have promised to finish a few other projects before I start another one! I love all their suggestions for sorting and organizing your fabric! I look forward to my shelves I've asked LB to building for me!
I also ordered the book "Arise" by Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen! It's amazing what they've done to help others in Africa and America! I'm hoping it will inspire me to do some more giving and helping out.
I also got my sewing machine fixed!! That's super exciting news! And it was a very reasonable price.
My sister also sorted my stitching box. I've included pictures! Clearly it's come along way! I'll attach a picture of the current box right soon.
 Why is this sideways?