Friday, July 20, 2012


Yay! A finish!!

Little things are so satisfying after dealing with so many big things (moving and the like).

I love that this little Melody Miller lady is there to keep me company (and keep tabs on my lens cap!). And the Echino cameras? What can I say - I am a literal person!

The vacation is already under way with number one and I just waiting at the airport to start our European leg...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


In preparation for our little vacation, and the packing up of my sewing room for the next month or so, I have snipping, snipping, snipping. Little hexies all waiting to be mated up with their papers and basted. I think this should be good work for the plane, all prepped, no more cutting necessary. That's not enough of course, I have also squirreled away a little (okay medium) bag of scraps to hexify should I run out ... I hear England is destined for a very rainy summer, so there may be more stitching and visiting than traveling and sight seeing.

Okay, now I'm off to try to finish a camera strap. I am also doodling plans for a passport/boarding pass holder - as if! Probably a little unrealistic at this point.

Have you been keeping up with the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop? There were two posts on paper piecing yesterday - and I am looking forward to seeing what tomorrow's posts bring:

July 10

Jenelle from Echinops and Aster

Julie from Bedsheet in the Kitchen

July 12

Rebecca from Sew Festive Handmade

Marti from 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks

And check out Beth's blog for giveaways, blog hop link up, and inspirational advice!

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day, and I May Have Gone Crazy

I didn't think I had really accomplished enough to post for Fresh Sewing Day (mostly because June involved pretty much no quilting), but I did manage to whip up a few other items:

There are the boys' Sketchbook Shirts from gorgeous Ed Emberly fabric, the boys' shorts and capris, my Shearwater Kaftan (all blogged here) and Infinity scarf, the Tea Squared Tea Cozy and a cute little earbud case (tutorial from here) so that I no longer have to spend valuable minutes untangling my headphones!

Now, I should be packing for our move, yet I find myself doing this...

I figured I needed some English Paper Piecing to keep me (more) busy during our trip to England! I am planning to use 1" finished hexagons, but then decided that since I'm chopping up my scraps that I would chop the tiny pieces into smaller hexagons. Just because. (Because I'm crazy.)

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day and the Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts and also with Beth's Monday Link Up for the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop at Plum and June , where Beth has more fantastic advice for new bloggers and a giveaway!

Thanks for visiting!

Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts