Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Last night was our first volleyball scrimage, and it was very cool to watch. This is going to be a tough season, in learning good sportsmanship and in staying nice and not being mean since there are some pretty tough girls on the team.. I pray that Jodi keeps a good attitude and learns a lot but doesn't take away any bad habits. Tonight Jenni has a scrimage in soccer which means dinner will be a rushed event again, but I am so happy that my children have opportunity to participate in so many extra curricular activities!
I am off to keep busy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This week has been crazy busy.. You would think that i would have time but between sports and band for the teenagers and sewing costumes with the band moms for the flag line I have been busy.. Also been taking care of the younger kids and we have company for the next week of 2 extra children from one of my friends who got to go on a cruise.. I hope they are having a great time.. But the insanity seems to be settling into a routine and if I stay up late or quilt while the baby is resting I may actually get some time to practice.. I am going to start doodling on cucumber vine. I will see if I am able to do this... I am kind of excited to try this and I have looked at some others practice, and I think that I will be able to do as well as they have. Off to sew!!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Today I have caught up on some of the practice that Leah has put out there for us to work on... I have made some progress.. I usually draw my design with pencil so that I get an idea of where and how I am to put it down with thread and not get lost along the way. I have included pictures to show how I am making a reference book of my samples and drawings. I am having a blast as all of this has been stretching my abilities. I don't feel that I am great at this as I have said before I am not a natural doodler but this is so outside the box for me that I could imagine ever going back to what I did before.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
|This is the quilt that is going to our firefighter!|
|Jessie at 7 months!!|
|up close of the star|
|At the fair after the judging!!|
BEST OF SHOW!!
I also have my baby who is getting older and therefore doesn't rest as much, which means I am not able to have as much time to quilt, or keep up but, I hope to be able to keep up with some of the quilt alongs now that the fair quilts are finished.
I am so glad that Leah has posted the question about not wasting material to practice on.. I love that she has encouraged us work on quilts and improve that way.. as this is what I have been doing mostly... I have had some problem with some designs.. Like left turn right turn, this is not a design I have tried on a quilt because when I have doodled it on paper I get lost after about the third row.. so I am not ready for this... I seem to do better when I say left turn.. right turn.. but it doesn't flow easily... Leah has been encouraging us to try circuit board. I also have been slightly afraid to try circuit board, as it looks a little similar to left turn right turn and that I will get lost... I will try it but, I find it intimidating...
Thank you to Leah for all of her patience to teach us.. I know she probably doesn't know that she is being patient with us.. and I know that she probably isn't going to know us personally but I feel a strong kinship with a person who has fabulous fun sitting on the couch with her hand work.. I also love my work like this and feel like it is great fun.. I think I am a little weird because I haven't met too many people who are like me in this respect... My mother is like this but not many of my peers.. thanks again..