Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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.
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.
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
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.