Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Back in the saddle…I hope

Wow!  February just disappeared.  Between two rounds of colds and other nasty viruses, a visit from Grandma, and school vacation week, the month of February at the Morning Glory Lane household was a little bit of a blur!   It’s feels good to start to see the return of routine around here.

Even with the hub-bub, I’ve kept the sewing machine humming.  I made a few of these finger pincushions…DSCN5383

I have seen these on several blogs, but I used the tutorial here at Don't Look Now.  Super sweet and super easy.  A funny story:  as I was making these, I had a couple sitting on the desk near my sewing machine.  Earlier that week, the oldest daughter had told me she needed to get birthday presents for a couple of her friends.  She happened to walk in as I was finishing up some sewing, and I turned to her, held out two pincushions, and said with a straight face, that I had made rings for her friends’ birthday presents.  For a moment she looked at me in shock and horror (she’s 15) until she realized I was joking.  Now it is a running joke that anytime we need a gift, the girls suggest I make a “puffy ring.”

I also completed the top of my Ravishing Red Quilt…DSCN5381 I still need to square it up and then pick out some backing.  I like it, but I have a feeling it might sit in my to-do pile for a while. 

I’ve also started taking my first quilt class.  Over the years, I’ve mostly taught myself, but I’ve always wanted to take a class and learn from others.  And I’m loving it!  Here’s a little glimpse into what we’re doing…

The pattern:

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And my fabrics:

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I’ve also started teaching an Intro to Sewing class at another local shop.  I am having a lot of fun, and I would love to be able to teach and sew all the time!

Around here, weather-wise, March came in like a lion, so I am hoping that this means the days are only going to get warmer.  I did see some buds on a few bushes over the weekend! 

With warm, spring wishes,

-Elizabeth

2 comments:

  1. Great talent. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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