Monday, 22 April 2013

Traveling WIP

Seems like we're always on the move lately.  Living in Canada but from the US so we travel back and forth a lot.  I've made it simpler on myself by having two of most things.  For instance I have two sewing machines, one for each house.  However, the sewing related materials that I travel with is usually pretty extensive!  I found this granny style suitcase recently, it is now the "traveling haberdashery." 

 
My family now understands that the only items to be placed in this suitcase must be sewing/craft related! 
 
I have a few projects I'm working on right now.  These strips were intended to be a tumbler quilt.  The pieces are from vintage sheets.  I love the vintage anything and sheets are wonderfully funky and soft!  However my seems are not lining up well, I think partially to do with the fact that they are sheets.  So I have yet to finish the top.
 
 
I have wanted to make the weekender bag that I see all over blogland.  I'm a bit timid because I've never made a bag before.  So I am starting with an easier patchwork bag.  I love the echino fabric in this.  And I'm also using a vintage sheet for the lining, which I love!
 
 
 
And finally, I'm experimenting with a one block quilt.  One large log cabin block, so far not too large.  I'm not sure why I picked this color combination, not my usual style.  But I do think I like it!
 
 
That's it...all of my WIPs.  Hopefully I'll have some finishes next week. 
 
PS. iPhone picture quality is not so great.  The husband took the camera on a trip to Europe.  Lucky him!
 


Friday, 12 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Long time..

I wasn't sure I was going to continue blogging.  We took some time away and I really wasn't missing the blog.  But then I realized what a wonderful way this has been to record our every day, often times mundane life.  Mundane yes, but still it's ours.  I keep looking for ways to record life, so that my girls will always have an idea of who we are so I guess we'll keep it up (for now). 

So we have finally settled down after many weeks of rotating illness, much travel, some sadness and many happy moments.  Here is a general recap in photos!


 
Oh we are goofy!