Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What's been going on?

Lots of pictures and rambling… don’t say I didn’t warn you. :D

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave such nice comments on the Star Lights quilt, you are great! It makes me want to keep on sewing and trying things :) Motivation is always needed. Where I am now on this quilt, is where I am on several quilts. The top is done, and…. Now what?? I need to piece the backing, sandwich, and tie the following:

Star Lights, Blue/Yellow Log Cabin, Block of the Month, and Holly Jolly Christmas.

I have the yarn, batting and backing for all of these! How bad am I??? I think I’ll try and do the Log Cabin first, since it’s been waiting the longest, and it’s my favorite of them all :) Since I have a quilt frame now, I should have no excuses left. Wish me luck. Finishing a quilt is my least favorite thing to do for some reason.

Since I don’t dwell on finishing quilts, I like to start new ones :D I started a mini-quilt, tabletopper size. It’s 33x33. It is from a pattern called Short Story by Schnibbles. When I went to the Holly Hill quilt shop a few weekends ago, they had this for a display, so I pretty much copied their display I loved it so much. It was adorable. I got all of my things out that afternoon and started cutting it out. As I was reading the instructions, it said “not for beginners” and it made me stop. I still consider myself a beginner in quilting, because there is just so much to know about it! However, I read through the instructions and I could understand everything they were saying, so does this mean I am not a beginner?? Really?? I hope so! All of this hard work has got to pay off at some point. I did decide in my goals for the year to try harder patterns, so here goes :D This pattern calls for 59 of these little 4” squares, and you use the 5” charm packs to make them, how cute huh? I’ve made maybe 9… and it took me quite awhile. So I’ve got my work cut out for me.
I am making another baby quilt like the one I did over the weekend, but using these fabrics instead:
The one on the far right is the main fabric, it’ll be used for the big strips too. Can’t wait to start it.
And I’ve started Sunflower House by Blackbird Designs. Here is where I am now. The colors are really washed out… the fabric is a light blue color. Darn camera, I wanted to show that :( Maybe my next go round will be better. I love this pattern.

Let me see, I took a picture of my stitching chair for fun too. I sit in the small couch, and basically take up the whole thing year round. My stuff always migrates to the other seat, so really it’s like a chair :) I only clean it off when we have dinner guests or something like that :P
For Mother’s Day I made homemade pizza, oh my gosh, it was good *drools* Found the dough recipe on the internet, I’ll have to find that so you can all go and make pizza too, Jessie had fun helping me make it, she kept eating the toppings.
And here’s a picture of the sunset a few nights ago, it was a beautiful evening!

17 comments:

Chiloe said...

Homemade pizza seems like a great idea to me ;)

Can I steal your stitching sofa? I also need 2 spots !!lol

Andrea said...

That looks yummy!

Love that sunset too. Very pretty.

karenv said...

Ooh, that pizza looks fabulous!

Nice start on the BD piece too :)

Von said...

Oh my! Your pizza looks great! Lovely sunset too. One of my favorite parts of watching "Little People, Big World" is the great photography around their farm, which reminds me of my visits over your way. :)

CraftyT said...

First I want to say that the quilt squares look great so far.

I am looking forward to my upcoming move so that I may FINALLY have a sewing room and I can put my brand new first ever sewing machine to work.

Yum, that pizza does look wonderful! You will deffinatly have to post the recipe for the dough so we all can stop drooling over your's LOL

TAKE CARE
Natasha

CraftyT said...

First I want to say that the quilt squares look great so far.

I am looking forward to my upcoming move so that I may FINALLY have a sewing room and I can put my brand new first ever sewing machine to work.

Yum, that pizza does look wonderful! You will deffinatly have to post the recipe for the dough so we all can stop drooling over your's LOL

TAKE CARE
Natasha

Barbara said...

Great stitching, cooking, and quilting - but it's that sunset that I hope to see when I close my eyes tonight for sleep!

Teresa said...

Wow! You have really been busy! I love the new quilt square. The pizza looks delish! Thanks for all the pictures.

Kathy A. said...

Oh I can taste that pizza - my absolute favorite food especially homemade. After 9 days on the road, I am sure craving homemade. Your quilts are stunning. Haven't visited for a while so went back and looked. Wow, girl - you are definitely not a beginner any more. I sure understand your urge to start something new. I have 3 wallhangings ready to quilt and I'm already looking at something new. Your new stitch looks lovely.

Anne Ida said...

You're a busy girl! :o) Love the blocks for your "Short Story" quilt! and the fabrics for the baby quilt looks great!

Yummy looking pizza!!!

Heather said...

Is that Hawaiian pizza?? (Canadian bacon and pineapple) That's our fave! =) Can't wait to see the new quilts!

Jennifer said...

I love that combination of the pale green fabric with the dark brown flowered fabric. Very nice!

I am a huge homemade pizza nut! DH and I make it almost every Friday night, a tradition stemming from "Friday Night Pizza" we both had growing up. And it helps that we met while working in a pizza place. We experiment with all kinds of pizzas - drop me an email and I'll give you some ideas to try out.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your quilts are always so pretty!!

Sunflower House is off to a good start and that pizza looks delicious ;)

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow that Pizza looks sooooooooooo good!! I would love to make a really good homemade pizza like that! I bet your family just loved it!! Debby :)

Brandy said...

OOOHHH! Can you send me a link to that dough recipe? It looks soooo goood!

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh, that pizza looks so good. It's making me hungry! Maybe I'll have to order a Hawaiian pizza for dinner tonight...

MysteryKnitter said...

The pizza looks delicious. The sunset is lovely, not to forget the baby quilt with flowers.