I did a fair bit of sewing over the long weekend - all things considered!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Dreidel sugar cookie - the only one that did not spread out into a circle., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
My recipe is apparently too soft.
Care to share your recipe?
I did a tray with sugar - a bit of nostalgia on my part. (I had 6 colors.)
The rest are waiting for Jacob to decorate. I ended up making circles - since the rest spread into circles anyway.
Another group quilt that I participated in. Can you guess which block is mine?
Moment from Mommyhood:
(Back story, we call "boogers" "yuckies.")
Jacob: "I like yuckies."
Jacob: "They taste like me."
Mommy: stunned silence.
Second scenario (not as gross.)
After having been given a bag of treats for Hanukkah.
I gave Jacob one cookie (He had already eaten a donut.)
I said, "You can have one."
Jacob said, "Just one."
I said, "Yes."
Jacob said, "Not two?"
I said, "Not two."
After he finished the first one he took a second one & said, "Just one."
(Apparently I meant, One at a time. His father hid them while we walked away.)
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This is a close-up shot from a quilt that I saw in Hershey last year.
I would have posted a photograph of our festivities, but we had a meltdown.
First over apple juice. Then over candle colors (the box has white, blue, orange, & yellow - we chose blue & orange - then he wanted yellow, but it was too late...) Then over not being able to blow them out.
Then over sour cream. I like my latkes with sour cream, Jacob does not. (apple sauce is another traditional option - I served that too.)
Then over having to finish his latke before having his donut... (It's all about the miracle of light brought by oil - so we eat fried foods.)
Luckily we have 7 nights!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
I call this Softly Spoken because I mixed in prints, where the original pattern uses only solids.
If I had to guess, it is king size. I used 9 yards of flannel on the back. (100 in. x 120 in.)
8 yards of the cats, 1 of the polka dot. I have no idea why I only bought 8 yards. I only buy flannel for quilt backs & in that vein I buy 6 or 9 yards.
The binding - I was going to use that red circle print... In the end I preferred the neutral strip with the top & the back.
Once upon a time ago, all of my quilts had either cats or stars (Judaica) in them - all of them. So much so that when I would send quilt out to JudyL. for quilting, her son would look for them.
I was hugely inspired by a couple quilts on flickr by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts &
Malka of Stitchindye.
Malka Dubrawsky's Windmill pillow cover.
Rita's Tiffany Quilt.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Does yours? I use them to drop my snips in while I am cutting - he smooshes them down for me. And he is so stubborn that if it is a marathon cutting session, then he will be covered with fresh cuttings by the time he leaves as well.
Monday, December 12, 2011
My little girl (old lady cat) was there to help while I cut fabric., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
& I wouldn't have it any other way.
(I need to remember this photo the next time I am not in the mood to sew. Wait a minute - I still haven't actually sewed...)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
& my three neat piles of a minute ago, may not be so neat anymore..., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
No the sexiest mail, but it is just want I needed for my UFO, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Now to cut, then to pair up with the balck & white prints then to sew. (Sounds simple, right.)