Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Did I tell you?
There are so many things that I would do differently if I did this again, but it is done. :o)
It was a BOM, that I modified - skipped some, doubled others...
Do you see the striped bass? rainbow trout?
Hey sistah - how do you like that border?
Friday, July 22, 2011
There was a party in my mail box! This is the tip of the iceberg! The prints are from the line Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller & I Love them!
Any idea on how to use them?
They had popsicles - so this outfit was soaked by the time we finished eating. (Explanation for the orange outfit in the next video.)
I love how he slowly crosses the shaky bridge. (He friend "Tulli" went back in the diaper bag after this play period. Tulli & some of the otehr playground apparatus did ntogo so well together...)
Why yes, those would be Mr. Potato Head's glasses., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
In a WIP/UFO bag. I wanted to sew & these strips were already cut., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Caveat: My husband spoke with the vet.
The blood tests show that he has skin allergies & a skin infection, so hopefully the antibiotic will work & get him feeling better real soon (or a second dose my help). I miss my "helper."
& I may need to start giving him baths with an antibacterial soap. Yay - cat+bath. (I have to see how much Petsmart charges to bathe a cat...)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Please keep good thoughts for my little boy (old man cat, RB) I think based on some recent symptoms that he may have feline diabetes. I am going to take him to the vet next week. The poor boy already has allergies & is on a Rx diet... I may have to make tough decision...
(Meanwhile, Rhapsody has a couple episodes herself and as a consequence is on antibiotics - she had to strains of bacteria in her urine - blood tests ruled out kidney problems... She is under the bed as I type - unusual for her.)
Friday, July 15, 2011
Modeh Ani - a morning prayer. As recited by a blueberry eating toddler. a video by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Roughly translated: I give thanks to the living God for returning my soul to me. Great is Your faithfulness.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
O.k. I had higher hopes for the results of using this as binding... It just looks like a stripe - which is fine, but the print is a zig zag, so... Either way the quilt is done & I am using it on my bed! Not unlike my cat charm quilts, I catch my self staring at the images...
This is the last of the 4 that I sent out for quilting (quite some time ago). & it is my personsl favorite. Heather Ross (the designer behind the Munki brand) is my favorite fabric designer. (She had 3 lines with freespirit & had doen work for Kokka & on Spoonflower.) All of her prints that I own will be in my Mommy I spy too. (Because the Mommy I spy contains personal favorites in addition to Adult images - like Tiffany Lamps.)
FYI Munki makes more that just pajamas & in addition to the poplin that I like, there are woven, flannel, & other weights/types of fabric that her images adorn.
I call it e&l because they remind me of cursive letters & if it is e&l they don't all have to be the same size... Does anyone else remember practicing your cursive letters? The l had to go to the top line & the e had to go to the broken line.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Yeah another completed quilt. This one is an ABC quilt in blue.
(I buy ABC panels. This one I saw in pink & in blue, I bought one of each before I ever get pregnant. I have since send the pink one off to be made into a quilt for a girl.)
I sent 2 letters off to 11 girls in an online Bee - it was tense for a month or two, but I love the result. My GF also did 2 blocks. So I did 6, including the two that bring this to a 5 x 6 (The panel had "Now I know... & Next time..." as two "blocks.) layout.
One of the backing fabrics is a print that shows the Hebrew "Alphabet" Aleph-Bet. I loved that juxtaposition, but I also loved being able to use a rather ugly print. (The other two backing fabris are also Judaic in design & "go with" the Aleph Bet print - because they were all made by Alexander Henry. (The one not showing here is a Hanukkah Print.)
Back to the "ugly" comment - at least it is not blue & yellow or blue & white - common themes in Judaic prints.
I had hoped to use what I had on hand to border this quilt, but what I had that was big enough did not work, so I shopped (with some help from my friends) for the borders during my monthly sew-n-tell meeting. (I like them o.k., I love that the quilt is done.)
The binding did come out of my stash, a Joann special & it feels like it. (I bought it because I went through a period when I purchased some (sometimes a lot) of every Judaic print that I found - to support & to promote the making of this niche product. I am happy to have been able to use the fabric.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Another recent finish. This one got pieced into a top very quickly. I even made 2 doll quilts using the scraps. I had to piece it quickly, I chose a pattern where placement was everything. It got based fairly soon after being pieced. I then started to hand quilt. Once I got to where I could not scrunch & quilt - I quilt working on hand quilting it.
I think this was my first quilt that used all of a line of fabric without adding any other fabrics (well I did use Kona Snow for the centers & the back is a fabric by a different designer).
When I had a box of tops ready to send to my long armer, I shoved this in too. I decided that I'd rather have it done that waiting for me to hand quilt it. (& I was pleased as punch that after all of that I still had the binding fabric where I could find it.)
Monday, July 11, 2011
For my "Newspaper" quilt called Today's News.
I used several solid reds & a lot of black & white prints with this as the binding. The backing is a cartoon print - fitting for a Newspaper quilt, right? The quilting is simple lines across - almost like that way small children follwo the text on a page when they read.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
So we went to NY for the 4th of July holiday. (the wireless that I could access when from o.k. to no reception in no time flat, so I am just now catching up on blogging & flickring.)
This is the fabric that I got in NYC - the 2 New York centric fat quarters from City Quilter, the rest from Purl Soho! Yes, I am apparently a fan of dots... The ones on the bottom of the stack are KEI Honeycomb dots (I think I left a few of the KEI Honeycomb bolts uncut - they are pricey add a bit of NYC to that price...), & I almost let out an audible squeal when I saw them. The ones on the top were widely available not too long ago, but I only saw a few on equilter & a few here & there, so I was happy to add to what I already had. Quite the opposite of the KEI Honeycomb dots, those circes were very reasonably priced, especially for NYC. I even said so to the cutter & she was suprised - she usually hears the opposite. Which makes sense because they carry a lot of Liberty Lawn & that goes for about $34 a yard. (I have cut into most of it & I have sewn most of what I cut.)