Saturday, July 11, 2009

pictures might help...

Here are the photos of the Plain Spoken gone wild quilts...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An actual quilt

Okay, clearly I suck at this whole blogging thing. Apparently I'd rather read about what other people are doing. But I did finally make a quilt. Two of them, actually. I had it in my head that I was going to make the Plain Spoken quilt from the Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. And I did. Sort of. I had so many great fabric scraps from making things for the daughters that I ended up taking that beautiful, subtle quilt and making it crazy busy. And since they were twin size quilts, I gave them to someone else to actually quilt. I didn't get off all that easy. There were still 390 rectangles to be sewn together, and I did do the binding. And then I took my extra rectangles and made doll size quilts that I quilted myself. And now I want to make more quilts and more quilts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quilting for a Cause

Okay, so I've never actually made a quilt before. That being said, a much nicer, more talented person than I is making quilts for the fire victims in Australia and all she asks is that people make some quilt squares and then send them to her. She and her quilting guild will do all the hard parts, like the actual quilting and binding. She is an army wife doing good deeds. What could be better than that? So, this is my first attempt at a quilt square. I followed the directions for the wonky star posted on the site. Leave it to me to be too anal to have my star come out wonky looking. I'm going to try to do a few more now that the kids are in bed. Because if quilting for a cause while watching Lost isn't a good excuse for not cleaning the house, I don't know what is.

Oh, and my lovely, just-turned-six daughter decided to empty her piggy bank and send all her money to an animal shelter that cares for the koalas, joeys and other displaced animals.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some Dinner Party

I'm apparently too lazy to keep up with my published ramblings. To make up for my laziness, I'm offering up this example of my daughter's awesomeness.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I have been consumed by the new CPSIA law going into effect on February 10th. If you don't know, the Consumer Product Safety Information Act was intended to protect children from lead poisoning, but it is very poorly crafted and vastly overreaching. It threatens small businesses, libraries, booksellers, etc. I won't go into it any more than that, but offer up instead this link to smartmama's blog.