so, what's new? what did i miss? i highly doubt i'll manage to get caught up right away, so if you posted something fun that you think i should see, pop me an e-mail, kay?
like i said in my last post, i've been away. i actually stayed with relatives who have internet for part of my trip, but i didn't find much time for the computer. i visited one grandma in the hospital most days, did a little bit of thrifting, spent time with most of my relatives, but especially an aunt and uncle that i don't usually get to see much of, ignored my grandfather's incessant nagging and grouchiness, went to a mini reunion with second and third cousins who i haven't seen in years, searched my grandma's house for family photos to scan, and on the day that i was supposed to leave, took my other grandma to the hospital, rescheduled our flights, and sat there all day waiting for test results. it was an eventful trip!
i also managed to sew quite a bit, which is really the biggest reason why i didn't use the computer - when i wasn't spending time with family or sleeping, i was sewing. i tried one grandma's machine, which was an annoying singer that was high shank and took weird bobbins, so none of my supplies would work, plus it had crappy tension, then i hauled my other grandma's machine out of the basement, an old kenmore that will probably work well if it was serviced, but is all seized up now, and finally borrowed a cheapy brother from one of my aunts. it was very basic, and occasionally skipped stitches, but was my best bet by far.
i finished up my ornaments for the Trim The Tree Ornament Swap on flickr, and a few others beside, and i'll post them soon. i'm going to go mail them tonight. i also started on a mini quilt, and worked on a couple of hand work projects, but none of them are finished yet. which is okay, because today's wednesday, which means WIP Wednesday!
this is one of the hand projects that i'm still working on -
before i left, i was working on a tree skirt for my parents, based on Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie's tutorial/quiltalong posted on Sew Mama Sew back in october. i have the top finished, and need to spray baste it. it's made using a vintage holiday tablecloth, and red linen, so i think it needs the added stability of spray basting.
i'm pretty happy with it so far, and impatient to finish it up.
i had a few finishes before i left, the Bleach Discharge Bats wall quilt, and my Outfoxed "Improv is Foxy" quilt. as for the rest of my WIPs.... nothing to report!!
as for recent finishes, i plotted out a quilt today. i started doing it on the plane, but got tired of the guy in front of me leaning back and making it impossible to open my laptop entirely! i finished it up this afternoon after a nap in my own bed with my Sofie-bean (sooo good!).
which do you like better?
i'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - don't forget to go check out some of the other projects linked up!