Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Been a While!

3+ months to be exact since I last posted here!  I have been busy with babies, sewing and returning to work - not that it's an excuse, I just seem to have drifted away from blogging for a bit.  I'm loving Ravelry and Pinterest but am just not that inspired to blog at the moment.

Anyway, I have been knitting for new babies (and my own babies too).
An owlie Milo (Ravelled here)

And the cardi I knitted for Kelvin now finished for Liam (ravelled here)
And sewing for the school fair using lots of tiny pieces of donated fleece!
Tiny Kittens in Boxes (from here)

And Furious Feathered Friends aka Angry Birds! (from here)
And parenting a growing boy plus his siblings!

And I am also back to work.  Similar role, new company!  And I'm wondering about my decision.  I forgot how difficult a new job is - it's been more than 7 years since I last changed jobs and it's hard to get your head around it.  I'm finding the change especially difficult after being off with a baby for 8 months - but I need to remind myself that it's only been 3 weeks and that I'm probably being too hard on myself.  I need to ease into it - it'll be OK!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quilt Top for Kelvo + Liam is 4 months!

The WIP Quilt-along has been just the right kick up the backside that I've needed to get out some of my half-done quilt projects!

First cab off the rank was Kelvin's Quilt Top that has been in bits all over my sewing room for more than a year.  It is a brick path quilt (loosely based on the Amy Butler one) with an added panel featuring the beautiful zoology fabric.

I think it'll look great with dark brown binding - to really pull everything together.

I've partially pieced a back and just need to add the border and find some backing fabric to finish this one.  And then it'll be lots of straightline machine quilting before popping it on his bed!

And so that my third child doesn't have recourse for being neglected!  Here's his 4 month photo (only a couple of weeks late)!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

12 WIPs in 2012

So there are a few "kick up the butt" type challenges out in the bloggy-world for the New Year but the one being hosted by AJ is particularly appealing!  Trying to finish 12 quilt projects before the end of the year might be just the challenge I need.

12 WIP's in 2012

I have at least 6 projects in various stages of incompletion.  And I have a lifetime of quilt projects in the planning!

True WIPs
1.  Matilda's quilt from the mystery quilt-a-long in 2009 (I was attempting to finish this for her last Christmas, it has been living in the linen cupboard for the last year!!).

2.  Kelvin's quilt that is in parts.
3.  My first ever quilt top to be made into a quilt.

4.  The Australasian Quilting Bee blocks need to become a quilt top (and eventually a quilt)
5.  I joined in the Fat Quarterly jelly roll quilt-a-long and have completed the top.

6.  Travel t-shirt quilt to be made!

Notional WIPs
7.  A quilt for Liam (using the Cluck Cluck Sew Bizzy Kid pattern and fabric from my stash).
8.  A Noddy Quilt or Christmas Fairy Quilt for my Mum.
9.  A Dr. Seuss Quillow (probably for Finley for next Christmas).
10.  A Vintage Sheet Quilt (or maybe a doona cover).
11.  A quilt top from my stash of green and brown and red owl fabrics (will hunt out the fabric line).
12.  A "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" quilt from the kit I bought from the Fat Quarter Shop.