Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP #9

Hello yet again Wednesday...
And, guess what I finished?


Lydia's Mom's apron for Christmas! I used Redwork Rendezvous by Alex Anderson for the fabric and Kitchen Kouture pattern for the apron.  The pattern for this apron has pockets, but Lydia said she didn't want any when I asked her.  My picture didn't come out too well, but hey, you get the idea.

Also, I finally got busy on my warm cool quilt.  Cutting out all those five inch squares and will be ready to turn them into a bunch of half square triangles (hopefully tonight).


Projects in the works:
Warm cool quilt
Kaleidoscope quilt
Skill builder sampler
Daisy chain ABC's sampler
Bottled rainbow quilt
Princess pea quilt

Quilt and bind:
I Spy quilt
Log Cabin quilt

On hold:
Beatrix Potter quilt (working on pattern for this)
Barn quilt

Stats:
Completed: 1
New projects: 0
In progress: 6
Quilt/bind: 2
On hold: 2

Linking to other great WIP projects at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Farm Tour

At least once a year the Santa Fe farmers market hosts one day that people can go and tour some of the local farms.  This year there were 11 farms to tour. I knew I wanted take a peek at some of them, so we chose two that were closest to our place.

The first one was a little place in Stanley, NM.  I wasn't sure what to expect being that this farm's main focus was birds.  They raised chickens, geese, turkeys, pheasants, pigeons, peacocks, and others that I didn't recognize.  The birds are used mainly for meat and feathers.  They had a small little crop of veggies and herbs as well.

We reached the second farm in Moriarty.  This farm was just my style. A farm that has been the heart of this family for six generations.  The family members we met were all extremely nice, the dad had quite the tractor collection, which my little 3 year old was ecstatic about.  It's funny, we have four tractors here on the ranch that he sees everyday, yet he gets so excited seeing tractors anywhere.





The oldest daughter was roasting corn for those of us there to tour.   Logan loves corn on the cob.  A table under a shade tree (and next to a tractor), biting into a freshly picked roasted corn cob!  Does it get any better?

 I'm looking forward to seeing what farms will be on next year's list.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP #8

Wednesday already!  I'm so unprepared...

I went through my scrap stash and found some suitable size pieces to start cutting all those lovely half square triangles for the warm, cool quilt.  I have someone in mind to make this quilt for to give at Christmas, so I better get going on it.



I'm on F on my crewel work...


My goal this week: to finish one project.

In the works:
Warm/cool quilt
Kaleidoscope quilt
Skill builder sampler
Daisy chain ABC sampler
Lydia's apron
Bottle rainbow quilt
Princess Pea quilt

To quilt and bind:
I spy quilt
Log cabin quilt

On hold:
Beatrix Potter quilt (double size)
Barn quilt
This week's stats:
completed: 0
new projects: 0
in progress: 7
quilt/bind: 2
on hold: 2

Linking: Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Aslyn's First Birthday!

Can you believe my little Princess Pea here turned one!?  This past year has gone so fast. 


Happy Birthday!

Where are they taking my cake?

She was not fond of the crown.... 

but her brother sure enjoyed wearing it.

Yum! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP #7

New projects: Bottled Rainbow quilt.  I've seen quite a few of these completed and just had to do one myself!  Just looking at all these bright colors put a big smile on my face!





I call my daughter Princess Pea, so I figured a princess pea quilt would be a perfect first quilt for my little one.  Her first birthday is Sunday.  Obviously  I will not have the quilt done by then, but hopefully (fingers crossed) by Christmas.



Projects in the works: Warm cool quilt along (changing fabric choice on this one.  Good thing I didn't cut into anything yet.)
Kaleidoscope quilt along
Skill Builder Sampler
Daisy chain ABC Sampler
Lydia's apron

Quilt and Bind:
I Spy quilt
Log cabin quilt

On hold:
Double size Beatrix Potter quilt (design in process)
Barn quilt

This week's stats:
completed: 0
new projects: 2
in the works: 5
quilting/binding: 2
on hold: 2

Linking to Freshly Pieced.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fabric

Can you believe all this beautiful fabric I just came upon?

My Mom gave me those vintage prints, the blue plaid and the white with the blue embroidery on it, while I was visiting.  Love it!

The jelly roll is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.  This is turning into a quilt for my daughter.



There is nothing like a pile of rainbow Kona solids to brighten even the gloomiest days.  Don't you agree?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP #6

I haven't gotten much sewing done in the past couple of weeks.  Now that I am almost caught back up at work, I think I can start really diving in to all my lovely projects again. 
Remember this sampler that I was taking with me on our little trip to Washington.  Well, this is as far as I have gotten. 



I have discovered that I am quite slow when it comes to crewel work.  That, and I am learning each stitch as I do them.  The only stitch work I have ever done in the past is cross stitch and french knots.  But it's coming along.

This is a log cabin quilt top my mom made (I think) 30 years ago.  I don't remember her doing any type of quilting while growing up.  Just little things like sewing on scout badges and hemming clothes.  But I love this little quilt top!  My mom gave it to me to finish (sandwich, quilt, and bind.) 


Projects in the works:
Warm cool quilt along
Kaleidoscope quilt along
Skill Builder Sampler
Daisy chain ABC sampler
Quilt & bind:
I Spy quilt
Log cabin quilt

Projects on hold:
Double size Beatrix Potter quilt (I have a pattern in mind for this, still working it out though.)
Barn quilt

This week's stats:
completed: 0
in the works: 4
quilting/binding: 2
on hold: 2
Linking to other great projects in the works at Freshly Pieced.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vacation


It's kind of silly to say I need a vacation from my vacation, but it so true!  The past week and a half has been a whirlwind of visiting friends and family.  It had been so long since seeing some of the much loved people in my life.  I met a niece of mine for the first time (she is almost 4 years old now.) 

I moved to New Mexico five years ago from Washington, and had forgotten how green everything there is!  I think my kiddos were amazed as well.  It was quite a difference going from all that green and then flying back into Albuquerque.  Everything was so brown, one person on the plane commented that the state looked dead.

Now we're home and trying to get everyone back on schedule (sleep schedules were thrown WAY off on our visit.)

Not much sewing was done - well none at all actually.  But I am looking forward to picking up where I left off and catching up with all the wonderful people and blogs out there that I admire.