Tuesday, May 31, 2011

quilt alongs galore!

There are some new quilt alongs (and some oldies that are new to me) that I'm finding all over the internets... I love each and every one of them!

Leila at Sewn by Leila will start a Skill Builder Sampler beginning June 17th.

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Elizabeth over at Don't Call Me Betsy is hosting a Kaleidoscope Quilt Along beginning June 23rd.

The Supernova Quilt Along is up at Freshly Pieced, and I love this Hex Block Tutorial, too!

The Sometimes Crafter posted a block a month over the last year or so, to make a Sampler Quilt. The list of blocks can be found in the sidebar.

I really want to choose one... or two... okay, let's be honest, I want to do all of them, but with Baby Seaschell due in August, I'm nervous about starting so many new things (as if my current project list isn't long enough)!

What new quilt alongs are you participating in?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

uh oh

So I'm on a roll... in the last few days I've finished the crochet blanket, the butterfly wall hanging (SO CUTE! But that's for another post) and now I've started working on the crib skirt.

I was ironing the cheap pre-made skirt I got at Target (it's a white, full sized bedskirt, but I trimmed it down) when I put the iron down on the part that goes under the mattress and it instantly MELTED! There's a giant hole there now. I turned the iron off immediately, and now that it's cool I need to make sure it's not ruined.

If it is, I'll have to go out and get a new iron. Bummer.

I'm not worried about the hole- it can be easily patched or I can just leave it... that part will be hidden anyway.


Edited to add: The iron was ruined, so I went and got a new one, plus a cute new ironing board cover.

I trimmed down the bedskirt so it would fit the crib, and when I tried it on the crib, I realized that any embellishment I do on it will be pretty much hidden by the wide slats of the crib. I ended up just leaving it plain white. No big deal, it was only $4 on clearance!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

happy birthday, fresh squeezed fabrics!

Randi over at i have to say is celebrating her shop's third birthday! She's celebrating with several giveaways this week. I really love shopping with her, she has great service and timely shipping. Plus, she has great tutorials on her blog! Head on over to enter... or maybe not, 'cause I want to win! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

it's done!

I love this hexagon blanket. I really, REALLY love this blanket!

Don't get me wrong. It was a pain in the rear to count and recount all the hexagons, and to run out of yarn (twice) and it was a giant pain to weave in all the ends, but the end result is worth every minute.


As I was taking pictures of the blanket, I got my green and white striped belly in one of them. Gratuitous belly shot time!


Baby Seaschell is healthy and growing big... she's almost three pounds now, and moving and kicking and gyrating and dancing and jumping every day! I swear, this girl is going to be a gymnast.

Monday, May 16, 2011

happy monday!

Three days left of school... all end of year testing and report cards are done, so it should be smooth sailing from here on out!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Somehow I got it into my head that I had to finish the crochet hexagon blanket before finishing or starting any other projects. Not sure why- I've worked on multiple projects at once many times before, but I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid this one could disappear into the Black Hole of Unfinished WiPs and I really don't want that to happen.


As of right now I'm a little more than halfway through with hexagon construction. This doesn't mean the blanket is halfway done because I still need to sew them together, but I'm hoping that won't take as long as making all these hexagons!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Hubby caught sight of my blog open on the laptop last night and said very suspiciously, "What are those?" (meaning the Pyrex bowls in my last post).

Me: "Pyrex."

Hubby: "That looks like our kitchen." [in the background of the photos]. "Please tell me you didn't buy those."

Me: [wisely silent]

Hubby mumbled something about Pyrex and closed the window. :)