It's been awhile since I've posted anything "personal" so I thought I'd come by and show you all what I've been doing lately. I know I've been quieter than usual over on Instagram, but I have been busy working on lots of little things or just spending time with The Roo. Time well wasted, either way, right?
I celebrated by making a new dress for her:
I made a block for my friend Kristin's Love Wins quilt project (and lost a few Facebook friends and/or IG followers by participating in the celebration of equality. But I'm fine with that!)
Then I whooped and hollered when
79 year old Vince showed off his first quilt top and sewing machine tote bag that he made completely by himself. He's seriously very, very cool. He wanted to learn how to sew, so he started taking private lessons...just look at that proud face!
I made a bunny block from Elizabeth Hartman's new quilt pattern using my most favorite Liberty of London print.
I showed Roo how to sketch...
I tested a new bag pattern, the Hexy Bottom Bag. I had enough for two, so I sent one to my friend in England and kept one for myself.
We said goodbye to one of our pets...
I stitched up a Lumberjack quilt top for the fabric shop where I work:
I designed, then made, a heart block to sew for my friend Penny, whose husband unexpectedly passed away recently.
I made an apron (tutorial coming soon):
I made some shelves:
We started our Friday afternoon cooking class:
The next day I pieced together this Strip N Flip quilt top:
And a few days later, I started a very simple Halloween quilt:
I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail at Fox Theater. (It was the first time I've seen it.)
And that's pretty much it. I have a huge to do list: dolls, a few quilts, Sew Caroline's Out and About Dress, and more. Maybe it's good that my little one is back in school, either way I will miss her all day!