8.30.2009

baby quilt #1


baby quilt #1 is done. finally. i loved the process of putting this together, i learned a lot and i know i'll definitely be needing (wanting) that new sewing machine sooner rather than later.


the intention was to use green as the main color as the mother-to-be loves green, and pink accents since she is having a girl. i just saw photos of their nursery and what do you know, it's green with pink accents.

the quilt top and binding is made from joel dewberry's aviary collection. the backing is a white with pink and green dots flannel from joann's.


i am glad i am done so i can send this out, i am just a bit torn that my first finished quilt is not one for me, it would be nice to have my first one so that i can whip it out in 20 years and see how far i've come (or didn't). at least i know it's going to great home and will be loved.

8.16.2009

georges I & II


in an effort to keep things moving and attempt to have finished winter garments by the appropriate time, i have decided to start working on a couple of new sweaters.


these are george from Menswear by Jane Ellison, by Queensland Collection. my hope is that by working on two simulatneously, it will keep me motivated to get them both done in a timely fashion.

this is a pretty mindless pattern, all in a 2x1 rib so it's a great knit for catching up with all the reality tv i have on the dvr.

8.11.2009

my head is spinning


bernina



pfaff



janome



husqvarna viking


i've been endlessly researching on the internet between forums and reviews and blogs, talking to dealers, testing out models - i am probably even more confused than when i began. there are many factors to consider and within each price-point, each machine has slightly different features from the other that they all seem to weigh out about evenly.

in the end, it may just come down to the cost factor because who knows how much deeper i may get into sewing, in a few years i might want to upgrade to more advanced features or i may be fine with the basics!

thank god i love shopping cause at least i'm still enjoying the process!

8.01.2009

obsessed a little?

so what does it mean when you go into your craft stash and are looking for something specific and come across some origami paper and the first thing you think to yourself is, "god, i wish those were squares of fabric..."



yes, i've been bitten by the sewing bug. more specifically, the quilting bug. i have been researching good machines that will handle quilting, and have come to realize that i'm going to have to fork out a small fortune for a quality piece. i've been tirelessly researching, and have determined the features i would like the machine to have based on the wants/needs list from sew,mamma,sew!

i made the mistake of "dropping in" to a sew and vac shop for a few minutes today, and i cannot stop thinking about all the pretty toys in there!!