Monday, November 24, 2008


Wow. Trina and I've been buckling down since Saturday to try and finish the quilt for Casper in time for Thanksgiving. We're actually pretty close. Just finishing touches. I'm doing some hand sewing/quilting right now and boy, talk about a pain! But I'm slugging along. It's only cross stitches on some of the corners of the blocks.
It's actually looking pretty good, and I'm happy with the results so far.
Ok, break time's over; better hop to it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Found out this morning one of my nephews will be moving out of state next week. He will not be back for Christmas, so Thanksgiving is the last time in I don't know how long I will see him. And I haven't got a Christmas present ready yet for him!
Do have an idea though. I'm going to make the denim quilt for him instead of for us, and have the whole family write messages for him on it. That way he'll always have us close by.
Now I just need to learn to sew. And cut more squares. And have it all finished by Thursday! Yes, the panic button has officially been pushed. Yikes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm so excited!

Why? Because I just found out about this place. Way cool! Trina gave me sewing lessons for Christmas last year, but I've yet to actually get them. In part due to time issues, and in part due to space issues. Well, I can't do much for the time part, but I think the space might be covered! You can bring your own sewing machine, or use theirs. They've got classes, and they'll make appointments for classes, too! Yay! And they've got cutting boards, so that means I can finally get some of the fabrics cut out properly!!!! *does a happy dance* And for $2-3/hour, I'd say that's not too shabby!

And in other news.... I've been busily cutting out squares from our old jeans. I was right. They're way more compact this way then as actual jeans ^_~. Should be able to work with this.

Holy Cow!

has it really been that long since my last post? Yikes! I have no excuse, really. I've not done a whole lot of crafting, for various reasons. Among them physical and a major crafting funk I've been trying (and failing) to pull myself out of.
Well, failing... until today that is. I have a lot of house cleaning/organizing to do. I've been collecting our old worn out jeans to make into quilts. This morning I figured... hey, if I cut them up into the squares I'll need, they'll take up less space than as regular jeans do! So I pulled out my cutting mat, scissors, seam ripper and rotary cutter and set to work. I've finished one pair and started on the second pair. I've got God only knows how many more to go lol. But it's a start, and hopefully it'll kick me into gear for getting back into my crafts. I need to, because....

Christmas is looming!!! Only 37 more days! Panic! I've got a few projects going for that, but nowhere near done. And I need some ideas for a few people. *sigh*
Since there's a chance that some of the people I am crafting for (or buying stuff for, whichever way it turns out to be) might run across this blog, I'm not going to do anything on here to give anything away. Until after Christmas, that is. I won't withhold anything from you guys, promise ^_~

Ok then. Breaktime's over! Back to demolishing jeans... and some housework along the way ^_~