Monday, February 23, 2009

Playing catch-up

Last week was mid-winter break, so I had a 3 day cleaning marathon and now my house looks like it did before except no dust and fewer cobwebs. oh, well. It felt good to get it all done. I hardly sewed a stitch...working away on my busy bee blocks when I get a minute to sew...I've (as always) a few other things finishing up and the ever growing list of things I'd love to make.

I also saw Coraline last week...I loved it! I'd see it again! It's a little lovely, a little creepy, a little reminiscent of good old Alice...right up my alley!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Latest bee blocks

They aren't quite what I'd pictured, but I'm pretty pleased. After finishing these, my head started popping with ideas for rainbowy blocks (that's what Sarah asked for for her Busy Little Quilting Bee blocks; fun huh!) Things like a red circle surrounded by the other colors, or a pinwheel or stripes on point or overlapping shapes in different colors or a small color wheel...maybe I'll have time to try one more...I like my "new" ideas better than what I did.

I've still got 3 packs of fabric to sew & send out for the bee! They are all calling to me!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine drop

Originally uploaded by sometimes Julia sews
I've spread a little love today. I love the Toy Society!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Funny Little Valentine

(this was given to me by one of my pre-k students!-with giggles)
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Sending much love!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I have a cold and it's snowing!!

the cold is yucky, but the snow makes me happy(I may be alone here, but it's so cozy and pretty!)
So, I only made it three days of finishing ufo's!...and one day sewing mustaches to fulfill a spontaneous promise to my class. I had to do a little research for ideas and was highly inspired by lupin's disguises(check out Etsy for more great mustache stuff)!.

Here are the projects I did finish:
Another sock buddy! These make great baby gifts!!
A wall hanging for a fairly patriotic little nephew.( the quilting is sideways, but I am NOT picking it all out!)
And this crazy apron made of neck ties. This will be a's made of her Dad's old ties!
Up next?...a pile of busy little quilting bee blocks! how many can I finish in one day?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sewing away!

Sewed 14 mustaches for pre-school today...I have 2 finished ufo's to show when I have time...and I've started a valentine softie, I've my Busy little bee blocks to do (2 for Jan and Feb's fabric is on the way!)AND really want to play along with the Sew Mama Sew doll quilt sew along Whew! Good times :)