Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Did I drop off the face of the earth or what? No, I'm still here. I just haven't been blogging. I've had fun reading other blogs. I just haven't kept with my own.
What have I been up to? Well, not much really ... just working and "playing" mostly. "Playing" is my term for sewing, crocheting, making cards, reading and whatever else I get to do.
Here's a picture of a crocheted baby blanket I just finished. We are expecting our 7th grand baby in a couple of weeks. How exciting is that? And to think I just became a grandmother 5 years ago. My son put it this way, "we're multiplying like roaches!". I prefer to think of rabbits. We're multiplying like rabbits! Roaches don't give me that warm fuzzy feeling. By the way, this blanket will be for Hailey Alisha. We'll be flying to San Antonio again when she arrives.

Here's another project I've been working on. I saw a picture of this quilt design and then I saw this collection of fabrics and decided I had to put them together. I'm goofed though. I don't remember where I saw the quilt. The fabrics are the Sangri La collection from Moda. I played around with measurements and decided how much fabric I needed. I've been working on this off and on for a couple of months. I sew several strips and started laying them out. I know when you're putting a quilt together randomly you're supposed to do it randomly. Pick up a piece, sew, pick up a piece, sew. Don't spend time planning how the pieces go together. I discovered I don't do random well. My randomness had a pattern. The reds lined up, the blues lined up, the lights lined up ... you get the point. I took a few strips apart and tried to make them look more random. I spend a lot of time "playing" with the pieces. I now have my strips laid out and numbered so when I put them together, they'll look mixed up. I also want to make a couple of pillowcases and a bed skirt. I don't expect to complete this very soon, but I'll post pictures when I'm done.
I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday afternoon! I'm off to finish some laundry and bake some brownies. I've had a taste for them for several days now and I can't deny it any longer!


Sheila said...

Congratulations and the blanket is precious. I so agree with you that multiplying like rabbits sounds much better than roaches…hehe. You must post a pic of your quilt and isn’t that funny that your randomness is organized. It’s Monday and already I am wishing I was back in my sewing room just doing any and everything crafty.

Angie said...

Good to "hear" from you again. The blanket is amazing (as usual), omg you are going to be a grandma AGAIN! That is sooo awesome!

Hope to see you when you can make it to the group.