Hello dear friends! I’ve missed you! I’ve been absent for a while and, unfortunately, it wasn’t for a happy reason. My family lost my grandma on February 17th. This is a huge loss as she was a little lady with a big presence. We will miss her.
It’s time to get back to business and I’m ready for my normal routine. Just because I haven’t been here doesn’t mean I haven’t been crafting and sewing and creating up a storm in my little corner of the world.
I find “making” to be therapeutic so, if anything, there was more if it going on during these last few weeks, not less. If I had a moment, I would grab some hexagons, or sit down at the sewing machine for just a few minutes of sanity. It’s so meditative and, therefore, a comfort.
Here are some highlights with more details to follow soon.
I basted a billion hexagons give or take. I should start sewing these together. Alas, I find basting them more fun than assembling the quilt. (And by the way, did you know that the Fiskars extra large hexagon paper punch is a one inch hexie? Well, it is. Buy yourself one of those and a ream of card stock from Staples, and you have hexie papers for life).
Gypsy Wife February Blocks
I made my February blocks for the Gypsy Wife QAL. I’m going all red and white for mine. It’s gonna be crazy awesome. I think it will be like an eclipse in that if you stare directly at the finished quilt, you may go blind.
Broken Dishes Quilt
I finished this quilt top based on the Lovely Lattices pattern I did for Moda Bake Shop. Actually, this quilt top was started first, but when I submitted my idea to MBS, it was set aside so I could work on the quilt that would be published. I love both of them. Not sure what I will do with them, but quilts always seem to find a home.
Jeweled Stars EPP Quilt
I’m so close to finishing this Jeweled Star quilt top. Just the three corners left to applique down.
A mitered corner
Mitered corners, people! I’m totally fancy pants.
My new wallet
I made this wallet. I don’t even need a wallet. I just made it because I could.
My little vegetable garden
I worked in my little 4 x 8 foot garden. This is pretty hilarious because the rest of my yard looks like this:
Yes, those are weeds
But you will not find a single weed in that raised bed. The bok choy is growing like crazy. I’m stir-frying it with garlic, ginger and green onions. Yum-yum.
I’m hoping to become a regular fixture around here again. Is that good news or bad news? I’ll let you decide!