Monday, March 8, 2010

Napkins Anyone?

Looks like a table of napkins doesn't it? Well not throwing any parties here at the moment.....I have actually taken up a new hobby. These are quilt squares! I don't what is going on, but I have been bitten by the craft bug. I love to scrapbook, alter things, knit, and now I have decided to take up quilting! I really want to learn how to sew. I have a great sewing machine, but I only use it for some mending here and there and for my scrapbooking. So basically my machine has sewn on a few pieces of fabric and lots of paper! Well I decided I wanted to make something and really use my machine to all its potential! Now notice I did not say I would be a pro, I just said I wanted to learn :). So between 2 of my great friends Shelly and Sharon I am now a monster and I can't get my hands on enough fabric. Oh and by the way Jeremy thanks you too(insert sarcastic smiley face here!). So these squares that look like napkins are fabric squares for my first ever quilt, it is actually a rag quilt. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week and I will post pics. If it turns out(which I hope and pray it does!) I promised the boys we will go back to get more boy friendly fabric(not sure why they don't want the pink quilt!). I love how they have full confidence in me though and are already picking out their own fabric for me to make them a quilt! So project #1 is underway and my great friend Brandy has promised to teach me how to sew using a pattern. We are going to start with pajama pants! The skies the limit at this point! Ever since Carter was born......well I haven't been able to do much.......hence the tornado post! I mean he gets into EVERYTHING! As you know many craft things can involve sharp tools and with Carter around not the best decision ever made. Did I mention the time Carter cut his hair when I was gone to Little Rock and no one noticed! It was the first thing I noticed when I got home, it is just now grown out where you can't tell! Well as much as I hate to say it Carter is growing up a little bit and he does kind of let me do things again. I mean I sewed this weekend and he watched. We use the look but don't touch motto. Now he was very tempted, but he was so excited about playing outside that he really left my stuff alone, so I am slowly dragging my craft stuff back out and it feels GREAT! So hopefully I will be posting pictures of a finished quilt soon! Don't you love how a mom of 2 boys picked the girliest fabric ever!


Reba said...

I cannot wait to see the finished product! I don't see what the boys don't like... I love the fabric. :) Happy crafting!

amywelborn said...

LOVE the owl fabric;)