Sunday, October 22, 2006

Quilt Guild night

Just wanted to report that against usual rules, I went to the quilt guild meeting on Thursday night. (Yes, Survivor night.) Unfortunately I did not stay for the whole meeting, but I did see the sponsored speakers. They invited Faye and Merie Pitts to speak about their quilting career. They are a couple that works in tandem to create prize-winning quilts. He designs, cuts, pieces, and then marks the quilts, and she quilts them. They've even won best of show at Paducah. Holy cow. They passed around a lot of lovely quilts and it was really interesting. I guess worth missing most of Survivor, though I hear the challenge at the beginning was pretty awesome. I wish I had a picture to post from the meeting but I didn't take any and I can't find any website that Faye and Merie have. So anyways, that was pretty cool. I heard my first quilt speakers.

Oh, and my last hand-piecing class is tomorrow night. I think my class project is going to become a doll blanket for the kids. That is really the only thing it would be suitable for. It's little-girl pink and mint green, with a touch of baby blue. Not colors I would normally pick--I had it from the anniversary meeting of the quilter's night group.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Peter Pan & eBay

Well, the Peter Pan costume is finished. Unfortunately I have not yet taken any photos, but I assure you The Boy is thrilled. He even loves the somewhat wonky and a tad-too-tight hat.

The other day I went a little crazy on eBay and bought some vintage patterns. First was a dress that I loved but I'll probably look like a dork in:

The second was a lot of thirty little girl patterns. I figure this can keep me pretty busy with The Girl for awhile:

I know. I have a problem.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tinkerbelle Lives!

I've finished the Tinkerbelle costume! Hurray. Only thing is, The Girl doesn't want to put it on. Hmm. This could be a problem.

I bought fabric yesterday to start The Boy's Peter Pan costume. He is very excited. Unfortunately I still don't have a pattern for it, though, so I'll be winging it. Hopefully it doesn't turn out lame.

In other news, I went a little nutzo on eBay this past week. More news on that later. For now, here's a picture of Tink:

And a close-up of the zipper, since I'm proud it turned out semi-respectable:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Packages for me

When I got home yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to discover not one but three packages for me! Woohoo!

Package 1) The Girl's coat fabric has arrived. I love it. I hope it turns out right.

Package 2) Mail order from Angry Chicken. This was not as glorious as I had expected but I must admit it was very professionally done.

Package 3) Partylite! A friend of mine had a candle party a few weeks back and my order is in. Ginger Pumpkin, though ist the scent of October.

In other news, I broke out the sewing machine and started on the Tinkerbelle costume. The sewing machine is sewing like a dream, though the needle must not be the right type for the fabric because it is making sort of a tick-tick sound as it punctures the fabric. I stayed up too late working on it, and knowing that it was late I started to rush, and thus I have a seam to rip out later on tonight.

Sorry, no picture today. I can't do pictures from the lunchtime post. :(

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Happy October 1st! At our house, that signals the beginning of the holiday season. The children have already demanded that Halloween decorations go up (and The Husband didn't object, even though it was not yet technically October, which is his acceptable date for such activities) and The Boy wants to know when we are going for pumpkins. Soon, my son, soon.

I picked up the sewing machine Friday evening without incident. I am sad to say I still have not had the chance to sew anything on it. But it will be in full swing within a few days for Halloween Costumes and the Where's-My-Head coat project for The Girl.

In celebration of the Halloween season, here is a photo of our pumpkin family. Enjoy!