Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring is here!

Well, okay- maybe not here, as in now- but it’s coming. I can feel it in the air, in the ground, in the clouds pouring rain down on me from the sky. And so can she:
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As close as she can get, morning, noon and night- as long as it’s an interesting project.
No, dishes are not an interesting project. Ahem.
But purse-making is. Especially when the ironing board comes out:
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Sorry for the horrendous pictures- it’s been raining a lot lately, hence bad photo land! Needless to say, there’s been lots of feather batting and crazy kitty time around these parts of late. . .
And some sewing:
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I am trying out a new process, different pattern, new dimensions, and new materials. It’s a party! Not. Making things from scratch can be very frustrating, but rewarding as well. I needed (read: want) a new purse for spring, and need (read: no room for new!) to use up some of my fabric stash, so I came up with this colour palette: butter yellow print, olive linen (yummy stuff- must get more!) and robins egg blue print extras. We’ll see how it all fits together this next week or so.
The watercolour quilt, however- has ground to a screeching halt. The book I was using,  Harriet And Carrie Hargrave’s Quilter’s Academy Vol. 1, was due at the library and not eligible for renewal. Drat. I am actually learning a lot from this book, and am very pleased with the progress I was making, so I will have to look it up and see about procuring it from the bookstore.  Until then, hands off so I don’t make any changes I’ll regret later. Thus, the work on the new purse. . .
and maybe a dice bag or two. No peeking!


  1. Hooray for spring and kitty pictures!

    I really like fabrics for the purse, especially the blue one. I think it will turn out well. Good luck!