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!




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!