Month: January 2014

Aztec Sweater

Finished this one in December but I didn’t get around to taking a picture of it until now. Β  This sweater was my inspiration: I used almost the same pattern/guide that I used for the Seven Dwarf costumes, just made the arms a little more fitted and added a band of fabric going the opposite direction at the collar and bottom of the arms and body of the sweater. (SP21)

Intention

I made a small quilt for the BDAR auctionΒ in November, but at that time I hadn’t really looked into the skills and such required for quilting. So back in December when I was making a list of things I wanted to do in the new year… I joined a block of the month (or “BOM” as it’s called) club to help myself create a full size quilt this year. It’s the Sugar Block Club from Amy Gibson. Along with the directions for each monthly quilt square, she goes “beyond the block” and sends out a recipe and a personal challenge. January’s personal challenge: “Be…Intentional”. I really like this challenge. Although I can’t relate to the strong underlying religious/spiritual aspects of it based on her email, I do respect that is where she’s coming from and plan to take my own spin on it. My goal/intention list is an ongoing process, but I’ve been trying to add very specific and realistic aspects to each goal on my list so that I can accomplish them with intention. …

Two Years

So apparently it’s been two years since I registered for WordPress. Happy Anniversary to my blog! In June it will be 10 years overall (including my time on Xanga). Crazy. Thanks to anyone who still checks in on me from time to time! Oh, and completely off-topic… today I signed up for our wing’s new program – the Mighty Ninety Safe Ride! In the past, they had a contract with one of the local cab companies that provided rides for people who maybe had a drink or so too many or maybe ended up in a bad situation; but with the unreliability of the cab company (and it was costing a lot for not getting much out of it), our new wing commander started this program. I’m interested to see how it turns out. Or how much people will use it. Hopefully they do. I started out signing up for a Saturday night and two weeknights in February as a driver… I’ll see how those go first and then sign up for more from there …

Colors Quiet Book

OK… I’m fairly confident that the person I’m making this for doesn’t even know I have this blog. So I think I’m pretty safe posting it. We’ll hope for the best… :) And if not… oh well… SURPRISE! :) So here’s my first attempt at making a quiet book.Β I’m sure there will be more of these in my future… they are so adorable and there’s a whole world of options of things to make — AND, it gives me a good reason to use my Cricut to cut fabric. :) It’s like the perfect mixture of scrapbooking and quilting. Here’s what I started with. I made a huge mess and went through all of my fabric, ribbon, buttons, etc. to sort everything into colors. From there I decided what I wanted to use for each page to get a good mixture of colors and textures. I cut a small rectangle of grey fleece for the base of each page and started laying things out from there… In order to not overwhelm myself with posting… I’m …