Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just one more, honey.......please?

Why do the little one's only nap for an hour when you're motivated to get stuff done? And how did I do it when #2 was a baby? Now that she's mobile (and standing!), Stinkerbella has graduated to the into-everything-stage which should last the next 13+ years. This does mean I can't sew with her in the sling or on my lap - she's way too interested in the sewing machine. But hey, maybe she'll be a quilter someday.

The progress for this week - the last two days I've been working on the double wedding ring. All of the arcs are stitched down and half of the corners have been sewn on. If the stinker takes another short nap I'll finish the top today, if not I'll have to finish next weekend. Now back to work!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Multi Tasking

So long time no post.... Hubby has been home for 2+weeks (kinda like him ;) and I started a full time job as branch office manager for an investment firm last Monday. This is of course on top of teaching quilting and the three full time kids and their activities. What does this mean? That I'm tired! Seriously, paychecks are good but leaving Stinkerbella is hell and she's miserable every morning when I leave her off. But you have to do what you have to do, whether you like it or not.

I did manage to get a few things done though. Stinkerbella is now 8 months old and her quilt still isn't done. I planned a pastel 30's Double Wedding Ring using QuiltSmart interfacing before she was born. It was sweet and adorable. Perfect for my gender-unkown progeny, even perfect for a tiny new girl. BUT it's not looking like it will suit the sassy little girl I have. I do have a couple charm packs of Chez Moi fabric calling to me.....

Before:
After:

See that empty space in the after? Yeah, I lost an arc. I found it though, just have to drag the iron and the ironing board out to press one stinking arc..... grrr. Here's a closer look with the corner fabrics....


My Beginning Quilting students are all finished with project #1. They look fabulous! I'm so proud!!! Where are the pictures you ask? Well, smart me took a picture with the cell phone.... but there's no way to get it off the phone! I maybe should have thought of that first (sigh). I did finish the runner top that will be the ladies second, and final, class project. There where some cutting issues. Like I cut the wrong fabric and didn't have enough to recut, took time to figure out how to make it work without starting over. My pattern allows extra and has correct instructions!
This is what it looks like (recognize the fabric Jennie?):


This is what it's supposed to look like:

Isn't EQ awesome? I can't even tell this isn't a real quilt! On to other things!