Sunday, January 23, 2011
My search for something that matched but wasn't overpriced resulted in nothing. I found a great tutorial at 2 hippos.blogspot.com to make the coaster below. Cheap and easy!
All you need is tiles ( 16 cents at Home Depot), Mod Podge, scrapbook paper (59 cents at Hobby Lobby), varnish, and felt circles.
I learned how to do raw edge applique from a workshop with Edyta last March. I think applique is beautiful but know that I don't have the patience for needle turn. Edyta showed how to use fusible web and machine applique around the edges. I was sold.
Here is the near finished project auditioning on the mantel. I'd like to frame it but it isn't a standard size. I'm begging the hubby to build me a frame.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The solid I used is Moda Bella Solid White. And let's just say that using a white jelly roll is really lazy. I have the yardage. I could have cut the strips. I'm lazy but I sure enjoyed just unrolling those strips. When I'm brave I'll figure out how much more money a jellyroll costs than cutting it yourself. I think I know how the math will turn out.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Tomorrow's decision will be how many quilt alongs I will participate in. psiquilt has a postage stamp quilt along starting. She has clear tutorials. It's just one print jelly roll and one solid. I see some quick strip piecing. That seems doable.
Off to bed with thoughts of perfect hand stitches tomorrow. Or just some done.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
(Of course, I'm the one who filled the Bin!)
My Bin Has Been Full Of....
-Wasted Thoughts: I think too much about how I should make people happy. I work with lots of women. I always think what I should have done so they wouldn't be upset. There is no making them happy. Happiness is a choice we all make.
-Wasted Money: Too much Starbucks, magazines, books, fabric, plants, etc. that are just whims.
Out With the Garbage. I'm Filling a Basket With the Things I Love...
Full of Time spent sewing.
I read the blogs showing how much some folks get done. They have busy lives too. Probably busier than mine. They make good choices with their time. I deserve to do that also.
So those are my thoughts for my new year. The pictures are corny but I just learned how to upload from the web. What a year it has been already! I learned something.
Hope your year is off to a good start.