Bunny painting

Did I say I’ve had a cold all week? No? Well, another cold. So I didn’t get much painting done. Long experience has demonstrated that when I feel sick my paintings just don’t come together right, my color choices are terrible, the colors don’t blend right (everything turns brown, or worse–green!), and altogether it’s aContinue reading “Bunny painting”

1-day-project: mini tote

I showed off some fabric I bought last week, remember? Instead of committing to a quilt (which of course I still want to do) I decided to give my new-found bag-making skills a shot. I used these excellent directions to get the basics down. It turned out looking pretty professional, no? I used innerfacing onContinue reading “1-day-project: mini tote”

magazine reading

I received my copy of the April/May Victoria magazine, and it’s a particularly lovely edition. You know how some months are just better than others. It might be because they are focusing on spring, and you really can’t go wrong with extra flowers! In particular I liked these pillowcases (although I guess there’s no embroideredContinue reading “magazine reading”

Heavens, I actually paid full price for fabric!

I went to the quilting shop to see if they had any bunny fabric in (since it’s close to Easter) (they didn’t), and ended up buying a couple yards of fabric. I haven’t paid this much for fabric in a long time! I can definitely see why I like picking up all the fabric whileContinue reading “Heavens, I actually paid full price for fabric!”

working on the quilt made from thrifted sheets

This is coming together faster than any other quilting project I’ve worked on, probably because I’ve learned not to cut out each square individually, but sew strips together to save time, then cut out one section (3 squares) of a nine-patch, and sew up the sections. I think this is going to be a crazyContinue reading “working on the quilt made from thrifted sheets”

Grammar Friday: Rife

I’ve meant to start a grammar tag regarding the misuse of the English language I see in published internet news. NOTE: This is offered as a public service. You can argue with me if you think my observations are in error. Today’s entry comes from yahoo news, http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/americas-emptiest-cities.html, the second paragraph: “For decades, Las Vegas,Continue reading “Grammar Friday: Rife”