Thursday, May 7, 2009
What I've Been Up To
Top left is the Dharma symbol, for those of you who are not fellow Losties. I'm a huge fan of LOST and life just isn't complete without a baby of mine joining the Dharma Initiative.
Top right is for Dale. If you know him well, you know how much he'll appreciate me dressing his son in this little number.
Bottom left is a cute little robot, and bottom right a really cool rocket!
I used freezer paper stencils for each of them. For the robot and the rocket, I ended up needing to do some detailing with a paint brush after the stencil was dry.
I put the squares on a white table cloth, just to see how the quilt will look with the white sashing. It's going to take me forever just to figure out how I'm going to lay out all these squares. But at least I'm done making some for now, at least until June.
Dale asked me the other day who I was making this quilt for. Then, before I could answer, he said something to the effect, you probably won't be able to give it away since it has so much sentimental value, you know, using all the pieces from the projects you've done over the last year that you've taught yourself how to sew.
I was totally thinking of giving it away! Now I can't- now it is a collage of all my craftiness of the last year. Way to go Dale. He probably meant to get me to keep it, so he could use it.
That MIGHT be it for my crafts for the rest of the month! I say might because I may just end up getting side-tracked from what I NEED to get done. I've been asked by a friend in the ward to tailor some of his wife's clothes for her birthday. I've got the buttons sewn back on, a zipper stitched back in, and a vintage dress repaired. I've still got some hemming, pockets to sewn in, linings to replace, seams to sew up, and another vintage dress to try and fix. Her birthday is the day before we leave to go to ARIZONA! So I might be caught up with that for that next few days.
But don't worry, because when I get back from the wonderful land of sun, I have baby crib bedding to make, quilts to quilt, Pay It Forward gifts to do, and plenty of other projects that are only half done to finish!