Archive for June, 2008

In A Funk

June 29, 2008

I’ve been in a funk the last couple of days. I can’t seem to get focused on anything. I keep jumping around on things and not getting anything done. I think today, I’m going to clean my sewing room and maybe that will get me focused on the next project.

I did get a couple of quilts done to put on the site. They are really cute, panels, but sell well. I try to give a variety of things and prices for people to choose from so don’t always get to do the things I want to do. I have received an order for another quilt for my niece. It should be a fairly quick quilt to do but will be a real challenge for me. She wants it scrappy and I have a real hard time doing scrappy things. For some reason, I want uniformity in all of my quilts so this should be a good experience for me. I have scraps coming out my ears so maybe this will get me on a roll and I can get rid of some of the bags I have around.

I recently found some neat window shades. Our house faces south so the south sun bakes us in the summer (warms in the winter though). I hate having my house closed up so found these mesh shades from Penny’s that block the sun somehow but allow you to see outside. I can still watch my hummingbirds and animals while not having the hot sun baking me.

Here are pictures of the 2 quilts I got done this week. As I said, panels aren’t my favorite to do but it gives me practice and they sell well.

Here’s a picture looking through my new shade. I have put them on the sliding glass doors and windows in the living room and dining room (quilting room). I also ordered them for my sewing room so I can quit spending time in the dark in the afternoons.

I don’t know how they work but they do keep the heat out. They are supposed to help with the cold too so will wait and see about that.

Well, I’d better get started on my sewing room clean up.  Happy quilting!


More Baby Items

June 15, 2008

I finished the diaper stacker, laundry holder, and the pillow today. Next, I have to redo the head and foot bumpers for the cradle and the quilt since someone miss measured. Once those are done, I’m finally done with the baby things for our new granddaughter, and can get on with my business of baby quilts.

Here are pictures of the diaper stacker and pillow. I couldn’t take pictures of the laundry holder since I didn’t have the frame it goes on. The inset is the same as the diaper stacker.

That’s it for tonight. Happy quilting!

Busy, Busy, Busy

June 4, 2008

I have been frantically working on bedding for our new granddaughter who should arrive sometime between the end of June and first of July. I’ve had quite a lot to work on, the quilt, bumper pads, bed skirt, curtains, diaper stacker, laundry holder, and pillow. Then I found out there was a cradle being made so I had to make the bumper pads and quilt for the cradle. So far, I’ve gotten everything done except the diaper stacker, laundry holder, and pillow. I was going to try to get those done this morning before leaving for KC but decided, a rush job is never a good thing to do. To say the least, I’m seeing dots. Here’s some pictures:

I have to admit that my scallops on the quilt leave a lot to be desired. This was my first attempt and due to a lack of time, I didn’t plan them out like I should have. Hopefully, the next one I’ll have time to use Ronda’s directions for getting them even. (Thank you Ronda for being so giving!). But, all in all, I’m happy with the end results. Another thing I did that I wished I’d done differently was the ties on the bumpers….should have used the brown dots but by the time I realized it, it was too late to change. Oh well, such is life. I thought about doing button holes and pulling the ties to the back, but again, not enough time. Oh well, it’s done.

During all of the baby sewing, I received orders for 4 quilts. Panic time!! I’ve gotten 1 done and ready to mail, mailed one that was already made (thank God!) and now have 2 more to make and quilt. The rest of this week is shot. Going to KC for the shower and a funeral of a very good friend. So, I’m planning to leave as soon as the shower is over and return home to get back to work.

That’s it for now. Happy Quilting!