Friday, May 10, 2013

My New Motivation

I have four new patterns from Sara at Sew Sweetness (one actually has three different versions though so there are actually six new items) that I am dying to try.  I've made a deal with myself that if I can finish up my Scrappy Swoon, Wedding Quilt, and a couple of small BOM blocks I can start on at least one of them.  Time to buckle down and get serious with the finishes!

Here is the Scrappy Swoon (with lots of toys in the background):

Backing and batting are bought and waiting.  I plan on basting this afternoon!

A suspicious package was waiting for me when I got home from work.  Inside:

 My items from the Modern She Made Swap.  I knew that I had put mine in the mail to my partner but I never even really thought about receiving something.  And didn't she pick the most perfect items for me?!  DO YOU SEE ALL OF THE OWLS AND BIRDS?!  (And do you see the little hand reaching in to snatch my goodies?)

He has claimed the pillow for his own :).  I have to admit that this pillow looks strangely out of place on my couch since all of the others are a muddy brown color (eeew!).  Maybe I'll have to work a little quicker on those pillow covers I have planned.

Wedding Quilt update:

I'm waiting on the last of the fabric for the top to arrive.  I have the backing and batting waiting in the wings though.  I have to admit that I am having a lot of trouble finding motivation for this quilt.  I had a totally different layout in mind.  It was originally supposed to be the Sea of Stars Quilt but due to time and fabric constraints I've had to change it up and just do not love the way it is shaping up.  There's no time to change it or make something else though, so I'll keep plugging away and just hope the recipients appreciate how much time and effort went into it.

I also want to say a huge thank you to all of the you who entered into my giveaway and decided to stick around and see more :)  I am working on compiling a list of all of the QALs and BOMs that are CURRENTLY taking place (with links of course :P).  There have been several that I've never heard of and more than a couple that have been tempting me.  Unfortunately I'm not up for the task of making a list of swaps and bees at the moment (sorry!)

I took the plunge and changed all of my shop/information to Sewing With Squeak.  Guess that means I need to order new business cards :/.  When I changed my e-mail address in Blogger, it deleted all of the blogs I follow so I guess I will be using only Bloglovin from now on.  I still have my old e-mail address since I don't want to lose the chance to be a tester for some of the wonderful pattern makers out there but won't be using it for anything else in the future.


  1. Don't you just love it when the little ones decide that what came in the mail must be for them, I have started opening my packages while they are napping just to be on the safe side. I'm interested in seeing the list you of BOMs and QALs when you get it compiled.

  2. What patterns did you get? I am dying to make the Aeroplane bag. Such a cute photo of your little one.