Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eighteen down. Sixty-two to go.

It's 2:15 p.m. I'm still in my pajamas. I ate a slice of leftover chocolate creme pie for breakfast because it was fast and required no preparation. I haven't had lunch yet. I'm neglecting the dishes in the kitchen and and the mess in the living room. Why?

Because I can't put this down! I started hand quilting the Paintbox quilt late last night and have been working on it all day today. I had to take a break to give my hands and elbow (ouch!) a brief rest.

Beep! Break's over. Only 62 blocks to go! I hope I finish before my fingers start to bleed and my elbow requires a brace, because bloody fingers and an arm brace are going to seriously slow me down.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's time to vote!

I thought the Spoonflower voting was next week, but it's this week.  It's time to vote!

The entires appear in random order, so you'll have to click through
the screens until you see mine.  It looks like this...

and it's called "Cheater Friday by melaniesullivan".

When you click on my design, a green box will appear around it. Then, you have to click through to the last page and click the box to cast your vote. If you don't click the cast your vote button on the last page, your vote won't count.

I noticed that all the designers are tweeting about their designs and they have 1,000's of followers on Twitter. Unfortunately, I don't Tweet, so I'm going to have to rely on your guys and just keep my fingers crossed that my design appeals to people!

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday weekend

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to join the ladies of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild again for the monthly Saturday Sew. This was my second time to attend and it's really a fun way to spend a day. I highly recommend it if you are in the DFW area and would like to join the coolest quilt guild around. First, I finished up my signature swap blocks which I mailed out today. I'd show you a photo, but I left my camera (with the photo on it) at my mom's on Sunday, so I'll have to wait until I go fetch it. For today, I'm stuck with iPhone Hipstamatic photos.

After I finished my signature blocks, I made a super scrappy Wild Flower Pincushion using the 1/2" hexagons I started on when I thought my swap pincushion was a flop. I ended up sending my partner the second red and white pincushion, so I guess I'll just keep this one. (Yea!) It's filled with walnut litter (crushed walnut shells) and I love the weight. I bought a seven pound bag in the bird section at Petsmart. The body of the pincushion is linen. I'll take a better photo after I retrieve my camera.

My birthday was Sunday. My mom made me some yummy cupcakes. Shea assures me I don't look my age, but she may just be saying that to make me feel better. She told me her friend thought I was "like 29", so that made my day! Yea, I was 29. Almost 10 years ago! This year, I decided to be extremely blunt with my sometimes gifting-impaired husband, bless his heart. I told him he had two choices, a new dress form, or FQs of AMH's Little Folks voile. He said he thinks I have enough fabric (I have no idea what he's talking about!?!), so he wanted to get me a new dress form. I've had about four dress forms, but I've never had a really nice one. My favorite dress form to date was the one he helped me make from duct tape in 1993 when I was in college.  I just threw it out last summer when we moved so I've been without for almost a year and I really miss having one.

We had to order the dress form, so I picked up my own gift on Saturday so he could give me something on Sunday. I'm so thoughtful like that! A 24 pack of Sharpies with bonus Caribbean colors! Woo hoo! Sharpies rule!

Thank you for the kind comments on the cheater print. I really hope it prints up nicely. The voting at Spoonflower doesn't start until July 7th, but I'll post about again when it's time.

Have a great week!