Yeah, it’s been a while…
I have lots of reasons I won’t bore you with, but they run along the lines of lazy, loss of motivation, a road block and fun stuff like that!
However, I actually learned a lot about myself during this time…So, not necessarily in order, here is what I have been up to.
I finished this little one…
Pattern by Homespun Elegance
Bits & Pieces, “Summer Fun”
I changed a few of the colors, slightly.
I also opted to stick the sheep’s body in x’s.
The pattern calls for a satin stitch, but I had some silk thread I wanted to experiment with.
I have a fabulous start on this one…..
Pattern by Silver Creek Samplers
I definitely did some color changes. I am also using a “brighter” fabric than the pattern calls for.
Look at that face! I just LOVE it! The pattern calls for filling the cloud in. I am not sure if I will or not. Waiting until I have the entire piece on there to decide :-)
I have these kitted up and ready to start!
And this. This is my lesson. Someone told someone, who told someone that I quilted…and that I had done some custom quilts….
Long story short, the gal wanted a quilt made from her first born’s clothing…
It is certainly not the quilt’s fault, nor the lady who wanted the quilt.
It is square on my shoulders.
The quilt actually came out really well. When you consider I had never done anything like this before, LOL.
However, I did not like making it. This is definitely NOT the kind of quilting I prefer…SO, hopefully the next time someone asks I will remember this and give them a friend’s number, LOL.
I think the bottom line is actually pretty simple…I quilt and stitch because I enjoy creating something for my self or a loved one. I do not enjoy doing what I have been told to do. Story of my life? LOL
There, now that I am a little caught up (LOL) I hope I will be motivated to get back with my SAL and FOF updates. I am considering just call Friday my update day :-)