Monthly Archives: August 2013

Being a little selfish

Quilting is my hobby. I do it for me. But at the same time, 95% of the things that I make are for other people. Now it’s time to make something for myself. I started my first quilt using batiks. Bright purples and yellow/oranges. I love the color combination and I’m so excited to be working on something for me.

Pictures to come soon.

In the meantime, here’s a shot of my new workspace since I’ve moved. It sucks that it’s the dining room table, but my roommates don’t seem to mind terribly, and I try to clean up after myself. As a matter of fact, I’m teaching one of them to quilt!

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Speaking of roommates, this is Willard:

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He likes to sit close by and make sure I’m on task. Thanks Willy.

Happy Sewing!

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Chaos Reins

Hi all!

For the past several months, chaos has reined supreme in my life. Since my last post, I’ve been to New Orleans for a week and Costa Rica for 10 days. I’ve packed, moved, and am still unpacking a month later. I’ve written three drafts of a manuscript, four drafts of a conference proposal and (a minuscule) part of a chapter in my PhD thesis. For awhile, it seemed like my life wasn’t going to get back on track and, more importantly, like my Babylock Tempo and I were never going to get to see each other. However, it is with great joy that I make the following statement:

I’m sewing again!

And now for the photographic evidence. I must say, when I get going, I can be quite prolific. Here are just a few pictures of what I’ve been working on. (For some reason, I can only get thumbnails in this post. Click on the image to view full size.)

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2013-07-27 10.04.07Pictured as a WIP, this quilt top is actually 90% done. But it’s a gift!
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I got this Garden Fence pattern from the blog over at Hyacinth Quilt Designs. This might be all you see of it for awhile. It too is a gift for someone special.

I’ve also been doing some crocheting. I’m pretty excited that I’ve picked up this craft again, even if it is only simple squares.

 
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Alright folks, time to get back to work! Hopefully you’re enjoying your summer. The weather in Boston is FANTASTIC today!

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