Archive for May 7th, 2007

Weekend report

Well, the blue jeans are sewn back together and I’ve abandoned the cuff idea.  I forgot how long the jeans actually are, and after consideration, I decided that (a) it might not look good and (b) I didn’t really have time this week to mess around with them.  Thanks to everyone that made comments. I’ll be sure to have someone take some pictures of me in my outfit so I can share the whole “look.”

I’ve also decided that I just don’t have time for beads, but I am going to go with some hot-fix crystals for sparkle:


In my previous post, I forgot to mention that the other thing I needed to do this week was to help my mom finish the wedding quilt we are making for the bride and groom.

Saturday consisted of running to some quilt shops with mom to pick up some additional fabric (borders and backing mostly), a soccer game, supper with some friends and bugging mom to get the blocks done.

Sunday consisted of literally taking the last 2 blocks out of her hand as she pulled them out from under the iron, and then coming back home to sew the blocks together, sew the borders on, and then start quilting.  Amazingly, the quilting didn’t take nearly as long as I had expected it to.  All afternoon, and part of yesterday evening, plus on and off today.

The quilt is actually all quilted, and the binding is attached.  As soon as I finish typing this (and fixing my typos…), I’m going to go get comfy and start hand-sewing.

I’m not going to post pictures of the finished quilt yet, as it has some blue and purple pen markings on it that I’d like to get rid of before I take any pictures.

It’s a very elegant log cabin, done in tans/creams/whites.  I had envisioned a creamy back as well, but we ended up falling in love with a wide backing fabric that is actually a really pretty sage green.

How’s that for a teaser?  LOL.

Have a great evening!  I’m off to bind, bind, bind.



(Tonight I called mom and informed her that SHE needed to make a label, and that it needed to be embroidered.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with in response to my order….)


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