Beware - I'm going to be all over the place with this one.

Friday, January 22, 2010

This is way past due, but look what the owners of Just Sew gave me for Christmas!  A travel iron & pad!  I finally broke it open a few days ago and have been so thrilled with both of them!  They had these beautiful pads quilted and then bound each of them by hand for all of the employees.  I know that must have taken a lot of time, and so - a big thanks Linda & Alice! :)

Some of you that have been following me, know that I don't really have a "craft room" per say.  I fixed up my tiny laundry room so that it would be bearable to sew in there.  But, it's really tight.  And it's really cold, because the floor is tile.  And basically I just need a little entertainment when I'm sewing away, so sometimes I move down to my kitchen table so that I can be in the "mix" of things.  Well, are any of you like me that have a really ugly ironing board that had brown stains all over it (I'm guessing from starch?)  Well.  They're big and mine's ugly.  So I was really loving to iron (in style) with my new gear.  Now I just need to actually "travel" to get the full effect (do I sense a quilting retreat coming on?  I wish!)

Anyways, I love the fabric line they used to make the ironing pads. Rouenneries by French General is so gorgeous, I think!  Speaking of Rouenneries, check out this little number that my sweet Sister-in-law made recently.  Isn't it beautiful?  It's the Madeline pattern by Fig Tree. 

(Doesn't my nephew look thrilled to be holding up the quilt? My husband would be the same way! :) 

Anyways, I had to post the picture of this wall hanging she made for her craft room.  Isn't it beautiful?  Seriously, I think that was her first time appliqueing.  She's awesome.  You should check out her blog for some crafty goodness.  Right now she's got the cutest little dresden plate posted that you ever did see! 

Well, I just had to take a picture of the progress of this quilt, because I am really loving the softness of these fabrics! 

All of these rows are pieced together now, but finishing the rest of it will be on hold for a little while because I need to get some ric rac to match and probably some fabric for the outer border.  It was a good feeling to get the inside of this top done though, just using stuff I had in my stash.  Slowly, but surely I am going to get these projects done.  PLUS, I have a few more I want to start.  I've been so excited about them that I haven't been sleeping well this week.  A few of my own ideas...mmm.  So excited.  Maybe these will be the next three patterns...

O.K.  I'll shut up.  I'm off to sew.  Bye.