Thursday, July 23, 2009

Learning curve!


Okay, so I have a LOT to learn about blogging. Such as, publish your post before you do anything else because if you so much look at you computer funny while you're posting your whole post vaporizes into computer nothingness in the blink of any eye! Yes, I already wrote one post this morning. GONE! So annoying. Here goes a much abbreviated second post.

1. I did get some more frog quilt squares traced this last week while my inlaws were here. I've made 5 blocks for the quilt so far, traced at least 5 more, and only have 15 more to trace and 20 more to sew. Huge progress wouldn't you say? Okay, I agree that it's not much progress.

2. I set up a sewing corner in my own house! Yeah. DH gave me permission (I would have done it anyway) to bring my newly cleaned/oiled/tuned up machine home. I have a Bernina Artista 185 Quilter's Edition that hasn't seen much action since I bought it more than a few years ago. It's been at my mom's house in her studio because I haven't had room at my house, and, ah, because I haven't been sewing much.
3. I actually used my machine in its new home and sewed last night! Nothing spectacular, but I made a swaddling cloth for my neighbor's new baby.

There has been other progress in my ADHD crafting world, but I am momentarily out of time.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hi all,

Okay, okay. So this blog hasn't been the fabulous, jump right in, crafting party that I expected. What can I say? My inlaws arrived yesterday from the East Coast. We've already been to a baseball game (Mariners won!), we're getting ready for the guys to bike from Seattle to Portland in the annual STP, and my MIL and I are discussing near-future shopping plans. Quite the whirlwind of activity.

What have I done that's actually crafty, you ask? (or really you don't because I'm the only reader of my own blog so far?) I'm working on tracing more paper-piecing pieces for my frog quilt. I decided to start last fall making this quilt for our future children. It helps me think more positively about the future of having children and not get so focused on the road blocks. (We've got a big long story of infertility and pregnancy loss that will probably come out in bits and pieces over time.)

As for the delays in pictures on my blog? I guess I actually need to go get myself a camera so I can take pictures. Geoff and I share one between us (it was actually my gift to him awhile ago), but he always seems to have it. Maybe I'll go get one today so I can take all the pictures I want? Sounds like a plan! I'll be back soon, pictures included!