Saturday, September 12, 2015

Oh you know, projects and stuff

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 don't even remember where I was when I took this picture, I just remember that I thought it was hilarious how they all seem to be running for the nearest bathroom to change that baby. I mean, look at the stick figure dad, that baby STINKS! Ha!

We rescued Nelson the Wonderhound from the Charleston Animal Society in July.

I went to Cincinnati to teach a class on my Betsy Travel Bag.

I got to hug my friend Kara in person while I was there.

I started retreading the Outlander series for the fifth time. Man, I love those books!

Made blueberry jam...
Candied jalapeƱos...
And a loaf of Cinnamon Brown Sugar Banana Bread all on the same day.

Took this girl to get her back-to-school haircut done.

Sent her back-to-school (first grade!) looking like the sweet princess that she is.

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...
That's always a hard thing to understand, even if it was just a little frog. (Ignore the oogies of the bathroom, please.)

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!

Happy sewing!


  1. Gosh, you've been really busy and productive and living what looks to be a fun family life. Can't wait to see where the rest of the year takes you!

  2. Love the Strip N' Flip version you did! :) Saw it at the shop today- Even better in person...Love it! :)

    1. Thank you very much! It was lovely chatting with you today!