March 31, 2010

Truckers who knit and quilt

Read the Wall Street Journal article here

March 28, 2010

Burrow Bed

While browsing looking for things I might potentially want, but don't necessarily need I came across the Burrow Bed.

I made Ida a bed when we first got her. She sleeps in it but much prefers the bed or couch mostly because she LOVES being under blankets. Unfortunately the bed only comes in a small size, but fortunately for me it would probably be much cheaper for me to make it myself. So that's what I will do!

March 24, 2010


Yesterday I finished quilting and binding my second quilt. I got the pattern from Oh, Fransson!'s blog. It was my first attempt at free motion quilting. It went alright, I definitely got better at it the more practice I got. I'm sure most people wouldn't notice the flaws (the skipped stitches, the overlapping stitches, or the varying lengths of stitches) like I do. I think it's just something I need a lot of practice at first before I master it.

The next quilt I really want to make is Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl. I bought the pattern a couple weeks ago, but I haven't had the money to build up my fat quarter stash. It takes about 30 different fat quarters and I've been very particular about which ones I want to use. Right around my birthday I ordered about 8 quarter yard pieces from Sew, Mama, Sew! and waited and waited to get them in the mail. They never came and when I contacted the company they told me that the tracking number showed that they had been delivered and that I had to contact my post office. I tried calling them and after waiting on hold for 30 minutes they weren't able to tell me anything. So I decided to go into the post office a couple days later. After waiting for a supervisor for about 30 minutes I was told that they would talk to the carrier but since there was no insurance on the package I wouldn't be able to claim anything. So I've now accepted the fact that I'm just out the $25 since the company seems to be ignoring my emails. Too bad, so sad.

March 23, 2010

What I've been doing

Wong-O-Wong, has it really been a month? I really don't know why it's been so long since I've made a post. I've been doing stuff, just haven't been in the mood to blog about it.

The following is some photographic evidence of said stuff:

My quilt finally finished!

Backside of the quilt

Ida B. and me getting some use out of the quilt

Sewing machine cover

Kitchen curtains

My kitchen herb garden

Bunting for Ida B

My new quilt I'm working on (still need to quilt the second half and bind it)

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