works in progress

January 15, 2013

A few things in progress around here…

I chose my quilt size and design! For a couple of weeks I thought about just going for a king size (which is what I really want to make for our bed) but in the end reality won me over and I decided to go with a crib-size to use as a throw. I’m very much a beginner at quilting and sewing so I don’t want to get in over my head. I chose the half-square triangle design below from the book Denyse Schmidt Quilts and I plan to follow the directions exactly other than choosing a different color that will match my house better.


On a whim over the weekend I pulled out my embroidery floss and started on matching friendship bracelets for me and Meredith. I already finished mine and I’m working on hers. I love when these fun, simple projects pop up.


Last week I finished reading The Passage by Justin Cronin (can’t WAIT to discuss it at book club – thank goodness for Lauren who just finished it too so we could talk about it early) so I’m back onto Moby-Dick. They are such different books so I’m having a bit of difficulty getting into the groove again, but in all honesty I’m finding it funny and suspenseful and dramatic and beautiful in its own way.


I meant to start a cross-stitch project over the weekend since I wanted to always have one going, but Meredith is getting two molars (while skipping all the other teeth in between) so there were a lot of things that I wanted to do that just didn’t get done. I’ll just leave it at that else I have flashbacks and PTSD from last night’s epic tantrum.

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Comments on works in progress

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    From Sara:

    Aww, I remember making all kinds of bracelets at camp. I think I may have to gather some materials to make matching bracelets for me and the girls. They would love it! (And Rory may be old enough to make some herself.)

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    From kapachino:

    I know, I used to whip so many of these up when I was younger! I had to Google a tutorial to relearn it.

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    From Becca:

    Great choice! I love denyse Schmidt. Where are you going to look for fabric?

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    From kapachino:

    I was just going to look for 100% cotton fabric at Joann. I don’t want to spend a lot of money. Is there anywhere else you recommend?

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    From Becca:

    Denyse Schmidt has fabric lines at Joann’s, but they are pretty expensive for Joann’s. They are great but for that price you could buy other high end fabrics. Joann’s has some good basics too. They have Kona cottons, but only 28 or so. Kona’s are solids.

    If you wanted online stores here are some: Marmalade fabrics (they sell fabrics by fat quarters if you like), Hawthorne Threads, Pink Chalk, and Pink Castle. Those are my favorites. :)

    Let me know if you to borrow anything, a rotary cutter and cutting mat come to mind. We live much closer now. :)

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    From kapachino:

    Thanks Becca! I look forward to checking out those shops. I got a rotary cutting set for Christmas, I have pins, fabric pencil, thread – is there anything else that would be helpful?

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    From Nora:

    It has been so long since I’ve made a friendship bracelet. What a great idea. I used to make those by the dozens, I swear. I have one that my brother bought me a few Christmases ago. I think I’ll put it on tonight :)

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