I had these plain coasters sitting on my table and knew they needed something. Since they were already sewn together, doing much of anything to them was out of the question. Then I remembered a few sheets of iron on transfer paper sitting around, so I grabbed a sheet and found something I drew recently in Illustrator. Wah-lah! Pretty coasters.
My friend that introduced me to my husband is having a baby (the one I'm covering for while she’s on maternity leave). I decided I wanted to have a linen and pink baby quilt. I thought it would be more contemporary, but soft and pretty, but not too girly. And I think I was right! It looks beautiful! I can’t wait to share it once it’s all quilted. I’m still debating on whether I'm going to load it on the longarm and quilt it, or do it by hand with embroidery floss. I think it would be very cute with chunky, pink hand quilting.
How are you all? It’s been awhile, hasn’t it. I can’t say as I've been up to much of anything, but I have been enjoying down time and not feeling the pressures of working on anything. I don’t feel very productive – I don’t know if I should blame it on getting the iPad, or on the weather. It’s so dreary here and I am more than ready for summer to arrive. I heard yesterday that we set a record for rainfall in June (and it’s not over yet) and a new record high…but for being so cold! Tuesday it hailed like crazy, and my mom told me that she saw snow mixed in from her 7th floor office in Downtown Portland. Crazy!
I’m going to be working from home for the next few months for my old employer. My friend and ex-coworker (who introduced me to my husband) is expecting her first child and they asked me to resume my old duties and cover for her while she’s out on maternity leave. I’m helping a little now while she’s still in the office, but I'm still getting the groove of it down. Luckily for me, not much has changed in the last three years. So I imagine with that, and the quilting business, I will stay busy enough through the summer to keep me from anything productive on the sewing front. I mostly am working after Brice is in bed for the night, and it is so nice to be working from home, having my music on or the TV and munchies close at hand. I think I can get done in two or three hours what use to take me an 8 hour shift!
I’ve been updating my Flickr with what I'm working on – keeping up with my 365 project (and the 52 weeks one). So if your just DIEING to see what I'm to, that’s the place to look. Until next time!