Friday, October 26, 2012

Inaugural Post

Hello there. It seems you have stumbled across the little space I have carved out for myself in the internets. Welcome!

Lately I have been into crafting. A lot. I would be sewing up a pretty pillow right now if my arm weren't sore. But instead I am looking at old pictures while the new ones are copying onto my computers, feeling nostalgic remembering all the silly, fun times. It is nice to realize I have had a lot of silly, fun times. And I have a lot of pictures that make me smile to show for it :)

But on to craftier topics...

I have been avidly reading all sorts of crafty blogs- mostly to do with sewing, quilting, and crochet- and they have been nothing but inspiring. I love seeing regular everyday people like me creating wonderful things! And if they can do it, why can't I, right? So...




This is my first ever quilt top! :D It is far from perfect. I set it aside well over a year ago because the rows weren't lining up perfectly and I really didn't want to go back and do it all over again. But then I got a sudden inspiration to finish it, flaws be damned. This inspiration likely came because of a powerful need to put off doing homework... But I finished it! It hasn't been quilted yet- I have been practicing my quilting skills on a much smaller scale before I tackle the whole quilt top. But I want to get it all done this winter. Maybe even before the new year! That would be lovely.

In the mean time, to hone my skills, I have decided to make pillows. Why pillows? My couch is pretty much made of (ugly) pillows already. But I figure pillows are good, cute little projects to help me practice patchwork and quilting.


Pillow number 1! I was so proud of myself for finishing it! I am less proud of this picture. I don't know how I turned on that ugly date stamp. It will have to go next time. I wish I could work on another one right now! But alas, it is not meant to be tonight. 

Well. Thank you for stopping by! I plan to make this a regular thing, so come back sometime soon! In the mean time, I will be reading, reading, reading about quilting until my arm feels better. See you around!


3 comments:

  1. Your quilt top looks great and I think pillows are a perfect way to build your skills :)

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    1. Thank you, Janine! I'm definitely a novice, but I'm practicing all the time :) there is so much great information and inspiration in blog land, too. When I don't have time to sew, I'm always reading lately! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hi, Anna ... thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. Congrats on your first quilt top. My first real quilt top was just 6" squares sewed together in rows, so your first top was much more ambitious than mine. I am a self-taught quilter and most of what I have learned has been through books and the internet. I have been quilting for a few years now, but I still consider myself and experienced beginner. The more I learn and sew the more I see there is to learn and sew ... ;) Pat

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