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News Threads 5.27 May 27, 2010

May has come and gone for the most part.  We have partially recovered from moving, getting married and both starting new jobs.  Whew, that was a lot in just a few months. 

Back in the real world we are adjusting to our new schedules and fitting the rest of life in.  There is biking, running, sewing, cooking, yard work, etc that all needs to be done.  Don’t forget time with our two very needy dogs.  Luckily, there isn’t much on TV that I like during the summer and I feel I can run on less sleep than normal. 

While I haven’t been posting much over the last week, I have been in my room sewing quite a bit.  I even woke up early this morning.  My creative juices are flowing!

Things I’m working on:

  • Completing the Quilts for Kids kit that I received quite a while back.  I’d like to thank them for sending me a reminder email.  Kicked myself into high gear.
  • A few more items went up on Etsy this week.  I will hopefully continue to put new ones every couple of days.
  • Birdie applique top is complete.  Last night I worked on the pieced backing.  Just putting strips together randomly.  I think it will add a nice touch to the back. 

On a side note, I have LOST my seam ripper.  Really, I had two of them and now I can’t find one of them.  GRRR!!! 

This is one of biggest weekends for the city of Indianapolis, make sure to check out the race on Sunday.  Even if you’re not a fan, you’ve got to respect people that are willing to drive at over 200 mph for my entertainment.  Bring on the sunblock and beers. 

The roar of the engines give my goosebumps every time!!!


Wedding Dress Repurposing May 20, 2010

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I have jumped into something new and I am VERY excited. 

My wondeful friends have encouraged me to do this after what I have done with my dress.  I am going to start repurposing wedding dresses into something useful for brides.  Whether that is pillows, a quilt, sachet bags, purses, whatever they want.  I can’t wait to get started and get my first customer. 

I mean why not?  Most brides I know have their dresses stored away in a closet or at their parent’s house.  What a great way to re-use the dress for something you can put to use more often.


It’s beginning to look like Christmas May 19, 2010

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Not really, but it has been chilly for the month of May in Indianapolis.  I have loaded my completed Moda Caroler quilted potholders to my Etsy page this evening. 

No time to sew, had to spend time at my parents.  Instead I did take a few minutes to update. 

Look for updates on Friday, work does not start until 3pm for me.  The plan now is to spend a couple of hours sewing. 

Here is a preview of what I uploaded on Etsy tonight.  Have a quilty Thursday.


Found Time to SEW!!!

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Last night was the first time in two months I have found time to sew.  It was AWESOME.  Can you tell I’m excited? 

I worked on more potholders for my Etsy shop.  Hopefully I can get those up today on the site.  The offer still stands for anyone that reads the blog and makes a purchase from my Etsy shop…Free Shipping.

After helping my old neighbor’s daughter with making a Moda Birdie inspired tote bag, I had some left over squares.  Not enough to make a big project on their own, but I did score some more Birdie fabric this weekend at a guild meeting.  I am turning it into a circle applique quilt.  Might as well use what I have.  I had the circles pre-cut from making fabric flowers and just used the left over charm squares to help make the border.  This is only my second applique quilt.  Better get some practice since my girlfriend’s baby quilt is the same design.  EEK!!

Off to be productive at work and hopefully will find at least a 1/2 hour this evening to sew.


Blogging from phone May 16, 2010

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My husband, still weird to say, both purchased new phones last weekend. Today I had time to play with all of the cool features. While I have access to our home computer this evening, I wanted to try a post from my phone.

So far pretty good. I have been inspired today because the hubby wants me to sew more. Yes, you read that correctly, more sewing. Oh man I really need to play up that card.

Below is also why I have been unable to this evening. My assistant, Chickory, needed some attention. We spent most of the day in Bloomington, home of Indiana University. This is where we met and I really started quilting. I wanted something creative to do when I wasn’t studying.


News Thread 5.12 May 12, 2010

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It’s May 12th, May is almost over. 

This week work is once again taking over my time and not giving me too much free time to sew.  Last night I got home at 9:30 and might be the same away again today.  I should get to take a half day on Friday, so let’s hope I can sew on my afternoon off. 

Projects going on:

  • Friends wedding quilt from November:  Moved a few inches yesterday while I was looking for my circle templates. 
  • Her baby quilt due by August:  Got the cirlces cut out of green and brown fabrics. 


  • Other baby quilt:  WHERE did I place the fabric??  The baby is already a month old. 

I did take some time yesterday at work to make circles and cut them out.  I felt productive.  Luckily, I make calls most of the day so I can use my hands while I’m talking and “customers” don’t come in our office.  They would probably laugh at me if they did.  My coworkers embrace my sewing and creating so that works well for me. 

Off to get today going and head to the office.


Updated Etsy Shop May 10, 2010

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I updated my Etsy shop this morning.  You can find my quilted potholders on there currently.  I hope to have more time very soon for projects. 

Check it out:

For any blog readers that make a purchase, convo me and let me know.  I’ll waive the shipping fee. 

Simple Abundance Potholder


Moda Glace Potholder