I haven't died!

This post isn't going to be very long, but I have not abandoned my page! In fact, I have a ton of WIPs that need to be written up and published... I just need to find the time on my computer to do it. Also, I messed up my wrist, so I haven't really been able to do much of anything, even type.

Also, if anyone out there tries my patterns and shared their photo/s of their finished work with me.. I have a page all ready to go to showcase your work (and show my eternal gratitude for your hard work and creativity). I just haven't had anyone say "yes to the dress" as it were". As always, if you find anything wrong, errors or edits, please let me know! I would love to hear your feedback!

Inspiration from the Pain

There have been a few slow days at work here... so I have had a little time to design a bit. I actually got a bit of (granted morbid) inspiration from a post on a wonderful facebook group I am in. The person made a quilt square for her cat who passed away. I have recently had to deal with such heart ache and it inspired me to crate my own. I hope to make one for each of my furry friends who have passes one. Right now I will show you the two I have gotten some work done on:

 They are still works in progress. I think I may try and find a different picture of Mesha to work from that might read a little easier in quilt form. Working on them was pretty emotional for me, well, more emotional that I thought it would be. I miss them both very much. I hope to add my other four childhood cats to the mix some day, but that will probably mean I will have to scan some pictures in. Who knows, maybe this could be a service I could offer? Do you think anyone would be interested in that?

On a brighte…

Something Different

I haven't had much time to design or quilt lately for various reasons (holidays, sickness, machine in the shop etc) but I did find a few seconds today to mess around with some designs. These are more personal, as my parents both work/ed for the respective companies. I hope to work them into some kind of holiday gift for next year. Setting my goals high, I know... but maybe, just maybe, I can get one or both of them done? Maybe? We shall see. One was definitely more work than the other. Can you guess which one?

Happy New Year!

I did it! I actually did it! I finally posted another free paper piecing pattern on my site! It took my whole vacation to find the time, but I did it. Behold, the majestic beauty that is the Tighty Whitie!

Yeah, it's not much of an update, but I got something done. I feel good!

Beetlejuice.... Beetlejuice....

This week at work has been pretty dead, so I let my creativity lead me.

Growing up, as if you couldn't tell, I LOVED everything a little bit strange and macabre. I watched a ton of Saturday morning type cartoon shows. Most people would probably remember: Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Histeria, Batman the Animated Series, Reboot... but one that not a lot of people remember is Beetlejuice. It had a HUGE influence on me. I absolutely LOVE it. It is extremely pun heavy. It had the first ever character that was completely computer generated in a syndicated children's cartoon. The opening credit song still sends chills down my spine umpteen years later.

It breaks my heart that it took until 2013 for the complete DVD collection to be released (the show ended in 1991), but you bet your bottom dollar I have it (and my kids love watching it). It is a great show with a lot of heart in it. Seriously, take a look some time. Some day I hope to make myself a poncho based on Lydia's famous red…

Happy Holidays!

I know it has been a while, but holiday gift sewing has gotten most of my crafting time. In fact, I have given some of my gifts already and forgot to take pictures of them to show off. They are just bowl cozies, but I think I did an okay job on them. I will try to take some pictures of the next batch I finish off before they go out.

As for quilting, I got a bit bored today and started to whip something new up to get the creative juices flowing again. Do you know who this is going to be?! Now back to work!

EDIT 12/20/2017 : Here is a pic of some of the bowl cozies I have been making. You can see more info about them (like what pattern I am using and stuff over at textillia). And yes, my only camera is my way old tablet and it sucks monkey balls.

Gift Season is Upon Us

I haven't had much time to blog lately because I am elbow deep in a bunch of obligations... the one that particularly pertains to this blog are my X-mas gifts. I decided to go off the deep end and sew up a bunch of Soup Bowl Cozies for just about everyone I know (so if you follow this blog... sorry, I have ruined the surprise for most of you). Work has also gotten really busy, so pattern making has slowed down a bit too.

I had been looking around and found a lot of different patterns. I settled on Happy Hour Stitches because it seemed to be the easiest to just sit down and bang out a bunch of cozies quickly. I got lucky and got a bunch of 100% cotton Halloween fabric on sale, so a lot of these are going to be themed regardless if the recipients like that kinda stuff or not. Beggars cant be choosers.

You can follow my progress on Textilla if you want. I think I am going to be making around 20 of each size (10 inches and 8 inches). I have some smaller ones left over, so I think tho…