Wednesday, January 12, 2011

happy sigh

This just tickles me to no end.

My girl playing with momma-made magnetic paperdolls

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

partial paintbox

I've got 36 blocks completed;

two of each color

I'm really not even sure how many I have left to go.
I'll sew up what I've got cut
and if I see some gaps in my colors,
well, I'll try to find more fabrics and go from there.

Elizabeth's paintbox quilt is my inspiration
of course I couldn't use her measurements,
but  had to come up with my own.
Why I do that to myself
I do not know.

I do know that it feels good to be working on a quilt again.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a dress for Lex'

You know how you spot fabric,
and before you even get close enough to touch it
you know it's just perfect
and you have to have it?

That's how I was when I saw this.
It was just a remnant of fleece
- 23 inches to be exact -
without a price.

As Dave would say,
(and wouldn't approve of)
I married it
before I knew much it cost.
I looked for the bolt - but never found it.
I was trying to decide just how much I was willing to pay
for this scant 2/3 of a yard
when I brought it to the gal behind the counter,
"Any clue how much this costs?"
"All the fleece remnants back there are $2.99 a yard."
$2 ?!

I passed by the fabric,
waiting patiently on my sewing desk,
for three weeks
before I finally got the chance to cut into it.

I'd hoped to be able to get both a top and bottoms out of it,
but I just couldn't quite squeeze that out.
It turns out
I love the surprise of her knees so much
that I'm glad I couldn't pull off pants.

in case you're wondering
 Girl is working on her TaeKwanDo moves in some of these photos :-)