Well hello again. Yes I know I always start that way it seems. I decided that if I couldn't get my projects finished then I didn't need to blog about it. So alas I am caught up for the moment. I did make a ton of handmade Christmas gifts, and it would appear I did not snap one picture of them. I think I went on a sewing crusade and never looked up. I have to say in the last 2 months I have sewn more then ever before. I sew every single day now. I would actually go a day or two without sewing, but I haven't in at least 2 months unless I was just not here, which I can't remember a day not sewing at least by hand. So what has been going on with me.
Well I joined a quilting community and I love it so much. I have enjoyed it more than I thought I ever would. I would encourage any of you to come and be a part of it. We have a great time. More information about that here. I have made a couple of projects with the group. We are in the middle of the 1st swap, and it is a mug rug swap.
This is what I made for my partner. It was a sweets mug rug swap. We are doing a swap each month. FUN!
I also have made a Quillow. It is a Quilt that folds up into a pocket to make a pillow. Each month we have a project. Here is mine.
Oh I have big news. I am going on my 1st retreat ever and my second this year. How freakin cool is that!!!!! I am going to sew south!!! SCREAMING IT! I am also going to the Crafty Gemini and Jenny Doan retreat at the Missouri Start Quilt Co retreat center SCREAMING THAT too! So I am gonna be on super star overload all spring and summer! I am so so so so so and so excited I can't even stand myself!
Another project I have been working on that has been a huge blessing to me is the Quilts for Tay-Sachs project. Alyssa at Pilo-O- Fabric is who set me up with that. Information can be found here. I am sending my quilt off today, in fact, to my family. I worked so hard to produce the best quilt I have ever made for such a wonderful reason. I am so in love with this quilt and can not wait for them to get it.
I am also subscribed to the Bag of the Month I have only made a few bags/totes and these are straight up professional projects. I am a few stitches from finishing Jan! WOO HOO for it still being Jan and me finishing in JAN! I love this Jan pattern and will show you my " OMG she is a beginner bag maker" version as soon as I get it done. I will be making another one since this one is well less than impressive, but like with quilts I think I will notice the issues more than anyone else.
I also cleaned and reorganized my sewing room. It only took 3 whole days! I have a serious serious fabric issue! I will get some pics for yall!
So I am planning on being a much better blogger and since I am committed to sewing much more I hope that makes it better. I am hoping to post every week, or every other at the most.
I hope all is well with you all and stay warm if you are in this silly weather!