Wednesday, June 19, 2013

sewing (and blogging) again.

#widrn sent in my Craftsy articles for the week, now I am cutting up pretty pretty strips and roasting broccoli for lunch. Tagging @heyporkchop @provhandmade @lucyandnorman What are you up to ladies?  Added a bunch of fabrics and got a good start on cutting. These prints and colors are making me sooo happy.
Hey guys!  I've been sewing again.  And it feels so so good.  It has been a long break, hasn't it?  For the winter months I was preoccupied with knitting. Winter and yarn go hand in hand for me.  After that, I was and continue to be so busy writing for the Craftsy blog.  I love my job.  But right now crafting is tricking for me, I have so little free time with the kids.  I realize that this won't last long, having the kids around so much, and I am enjoying my time with them very much.  Come fall things will change.  It will be the first time that all my kids will be in school at the same time.  I am already dreading it!  Now that we are all home for the summer, I've been able to get more sewing time in.  I feel like I've been bit by the sewing bug again!  I want to sew all the things.  It is nice to feel inspired.

Thinking.I think I like it.

UntitledNo batting or backing, guess I'll have to wait a few days to finish this one. Guess ill have to start something new!

I am trying to sew and knit from my current stash, so I pulled out this lovely stack of soft colored fabrics a couple weeks ago.  I love herringbone quilts and came up with this simple pattern to showcase the fabrics.  I'm sure there is some kind of pattern or tutorial out there for a similar block, but I just winged it. 

Basting with this baby doll. I haven't used pins in forever, input of spray. Untitled

Each stage of the quilting process has been completely enjoyable.  Except for the basting, I never like that part.  This time was especially not-fun because I was out of basting spray.  It has been so long since I've pin basted!  I quilted the entire throw yesterday afternoon, it didn't take too long at all.  I used a meandering pattern since that is the most fun for me.  Quilting around those pins wasn't as bad as I remember!  Now I need to slap some binding on, I'm so anxious to sit on the couch and hand sew the binding down... My most favorite part.

I hope you are well, those of you who have stuck with me here through all of those quiet months.  Maybe next time I'll remember to pull out my real camera while I'm sewing so that I have more than instagram pictures to share.  I completely forgot, I'm out of habit when it comes to blogging.  At least I have these!  I'm hoping to be in this space more, I have missed it.

xo, Ang