Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh my

Marjorie is back with Bob, and this morning I accidentally saw them in amplexus in a semi-private corner of the tank.  Marjorie looked unbearably smug, and Bob...well, Bob just looked dazed and a bit winded.  We may have a bunch of little frog princes and princesses in our future.

Valentine's Day project

Once again, I shoved aside my current project list in favor of something new.  Now I need to make the cards to fill these fabric envelopes.  Here's the tutorial by Jennifer Casa on the Sew Mama Sew! blog.  Yep, I had fun, except for the bits of hand sewing I was forced into.  It was a great way to use up some linen-look fabric I had lying around for, oh, 15 years or so.  The envelope lining is from a new Moda line:  "Oz" by Sanae.  I pre-ordered this from Over the Rainbow a while ago.  The layer cake cut (10" x 10") is exactly the right size for this project.

For Susannah

I haven't finished Susannah's quilt, so I made her a pillow case to tide her through these winter days.  I'm sure the quilt will be finished just in time for a summer heat wave.  I love Heather Ross fabrics.  Not just because of her designs (which are super easy to love - you'd have to have a heart of stone to NOT love them), but because of the way the fabric feels.  This is a line from Free Spirit.  It's exactly the kind of material you want to sleep on.  Disclaimer:  In addition to my notoriously amateur photography, the wrinkles are from Susannah's cute little sleeping head.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

winter weekend relaxation

Winding up a weekend of sewing and cooking, two of my favorite things.  Simple sewing, simple cooking.  I made a quilt top using the turning twenty pattern and Heather Bailey's Pop Garden fabrics.  This one is for my mom - lots of yellow and green with splashes of bright red and blue.  Pictures to follow when I can get someone to hold it up outside.  I'm planning the back now, and need one more special piece of fabric for this - I'm going to use a strip of the yellow Bird Seed (Alexander Henry fabric).  Falling behind on other projects!  I need another week home alone with the sewing machine.