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Jan 12, 2011

wip wednesday - 01/12/11

Jan 12, 2011
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Although we are almost halfway into January, there has not been a lot of sewing going on here.

We have now crossed the one month sick mark - at least one of the 4 of us has been sick since Dec. 11th.  This past week, my youngest (17 mo.) was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and a double ear infection.  Needless to say, the majority if my time and energy has been caring for the fam.  Babe is on the mend though!  Hubs got his antibiotics yesterday, so hopefully, we'll be in the clear soon!!

(...before the whole cycle starts again....  Ahhhh.  Winter.)

So here is my small wip list.

{Sew} Beautiful Bee Blocks

This month kicks off my first bee, and let me tell you....this is SO much fun!  The ladies of the {Sew} Beautiful Bee are super talented and are all excited about expanding our horizons to try new things and push ourselves creatively.  This month we are making blocks for Cherie and she requested Dresdens.  Most of us bee-ers had not tried them before, so it's been a fun month watching all of us try practice blocks first (check them out in our flickr group.)

Above shows my practice block.  I call it "Black sheep" - even though it is really a Kona Expresso background and the toile.  If you look on flickr, you'll see why... everyone elses blocks have large flowery prints like the Soul Blossoms fabrics Cherie selected for us to send back to her. 

This is turning into a pillow for my kitchen.  The toile is the fabric I used to make my kitchen curtains.

Sewing for Me

After the frantic sewing I did to get Christmas gifts done and the stress of my first pattern release right before New Year's, I was/am (?) a bit burnt out (add family sickness here).  So I decided I needed to sew something for myself.  I took a bunch of charms, cut them in half, and just started sewing.  This is as far as I got.  I don't have a plan, nor do I know where it's going right now.  I'm ok with that.  I'm just enjoying putting some fabric under the needle.

Sneak Peek at a new tute

Even though my xmas decorations are still up, I am thinking V-day already!  I've been working on this little tute here..... a little patchwork, a little embroidery.... 

No progress
  • That Quilt Along - basted.  Think I am going to try to quilt this one on the long arm after I finish classes.

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  1. Great idea to take your That Girl quilt to the long arm for practice! After I read your post about your homework, I decided it was time for me to expand my horizons and I tried some loopy FMQ'ing yesterday, which turned out really pretty. I can't wait to see how your next class goes. I hope everyone is truly on their way to recovery!

  2. I love your "black sheep" dresden. It's good to think outside the box! :)
    Love those Ann Kelle fabrics, they are so bright and fun.

  3. Oh - forgot to mention that I hope you all are feeling better soon.

  4. Aren't those dresdens fun! :) Enjoy your "sewing for you"! It looks great so far. Hope everyone in your family is on their way to being better! Happy WiP Wednesday!

  5. Oh, poor baby! He must be pretty unhappy right now, I am not surprised you haven't had much time for sewing. So, poor you, too. : )

    I love that you named your practice dresden "Black Sheep." Hilarious. It's incredible though - it will make an amazing pillow! I love black as an accent in home decor.

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a good week. Hope everybody feels better.

  6. Aw, your Dresden and your 'me project' are both wonderful!

    And I empathize with your family-illness troubles. The Mr and wee Z and I have been felled by colds and other assorted illnesses since just after Christmas. :(

  7. Our home has been free from illness this winter so far, but maybe that is because I have teenagers now. I remember those ear infections - my youngest had them so often that at two years old he had tubes put in. Hope it clears up soon and your family enjoys some relief from sickness. Great idea to use your That Girl QA as Long Arm practice!

  8. Your practice block looks great for the bee! I am sorry to hear about the rounds of everyone in your home getting sick. Feel better :)

  9. Love the bee practice block! I hope you're all healthy again very soon.


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