11 March 2011

Keeping busy...

I placed the hst's haphazardly, this won't be the final layout.
Hello!  Today has been such a lazy, sluggish kind of day.  The kind where being lazy drives you crazy, yet you can't get yourself to do anything about it.  Yuck!

I haven't worked on my happy hexagons since last post.  I think I'm going to go with the red even though it'll mean reworking the pink a bit.  (Uh oh!  I was just looking at the picture of it again and one of the yellows stands out quite a bit...  I'm going to try to not let it bother me.)

I've been keeping busy with the quilt in the top photo.  It's going together really fast, but I need another Kumari Garden charm pack to make it a nice size to cuddle on the couch with.  I really love that line, especially Tarika in moss and Kamal in moss and stone...love love!  I'll be doing the binding in the moss Tarika.  Hmm, it would have made a nice bed quilt...

I was thinking about entering another pillow in this month's Blogger's Pillow Party, but I'm running out of time.  I have an idea in mind, though it might be time consuming.  I wonder if they're doing one in April...

My boy has been asking about sewing lately so I let him give it a try.  He had a blast for the one day, but hasn't asked much since.  It'll be interesting to see what comes of it.  This is a block he made...
not bad for his first try...I think he'll probably be able to sew circles around me in no time.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!  Yay Friday!

08 March 2011

Opinions please...

How I planned it originally
Hello there!  I was working along on my happy hex table runner when I realized that my blues weren't very blue-y.  Especially when put next to those strong aquas...do you agree?

So I went to the store and bought some new ones and I'll try them out.  But I also bought some reds.  What do you think?  Should I add the reds?  I didn't include them originally because I kind-of have a bubblegummy look going on here, although my reds seem soft somehow...they're not deep dark reds.  But are they too overwhelming?  And do I need more?  I have 6 or 7 of all the other colors...
with the reds

And what about the shape?  I was going to taper it on the ends like you see in the first picture.  But I could also end it kind-of like the aquas (where I stopped working).  I think the tapered look is kind of nice, especially for a long cabinet.  What are your thoughts?

In the meantime, I'm thinking about these...  It was just coincidence that this charm pack ended up on this linen, but they look really good together!  So off I go to sew...

02 March 2011

Making progress...


Hello there! How have you been? I haven't been 'busy' really, but... Could it be? Yes! I've been maintaining my 'do something a week' New Year plan! It probably seems silly. I know so many bloggers who finish things left and right. But I have little-to-no focus, and for me to make some progress each week is a big thing! So above you can see the progress on my happy hexagon table runner, for which I must still buy a table. :D (It's something I'm planning for my new craft room.) I have 2 colors left to add. I'm hoping it won't look too green-heavy. I have the normal-ish greens then the aqua. I couldn't omit the aquas as they're my favorite 30's repro color. We'll see... Either way I'm not changing it! :)
So did you see?!? My pillow made it to the top 9 in the Blogger's Pillow Party!!! Thanks so much to all the sweet people who wrote to tell me they liked it. The last week or two have been surreal to say the least. People even added my pillow to their flickr favorites and Pinterest! That's all so new to me! Speaking of which, Kimberly...how do I find your Pinterest page?

I haven't shared purchases in quite a long time, have I? A bit ago I found a really great shop not too far from here...kind of. We go there often enough that I'll get in a few trips a year. They had a lot of variety in their notions, and some excellent colors of wool. I didn't take a picture of what I bought there yet. I also got another fun thing on that trip... I'll definitely have to take some pictures.

In the meantime, here are some other goodies I've amassed. I don't usually buy entire collections, but I'm finding I don't have a lot of neutrals/blenders/whatever those not-so-standoutish prints are called, so a collection buying I did go...
I have Liesl Gibson's City Weekend, Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms (LOVE IT SO MUCH!),  and AMH's Innocent Crush. 

I bought the Innocent Crush for a particular pattern, but I didn't love this collection like I thought I would. :( But I figured whatever, just go with it and then I saw that it's the same collection as in the pattern photo! :( I can't make the same exact quilt, that would bug me! So I'm searching for a replacement... I bought the City Weekend when I saw Liesl's quilt.

Talk to you soon!