Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Slowly but surely I'm getting back to where I was---well kind-of, I don't want the sewing like crazy to meet deadlines & the huge stash. I'm redesigning my website, re-doing my blog and eventually will be listing items back up on etsy & art fire. It's taking quite a bit of time & it would require me to sit in front of the computer for long periods at a time--I hate doing that! For some reason I feel like a lazy bum for doing it. 3 kids running around now & a growing belly keep me busy enough.

I took some time off to focus more on my family and work on my charity quilts for Project Linus, Warm up America & St. Judes Childrens Hospital. I have completed several and hope to make a couple more. I did participate in a couple of swaps during my hiatus just to keep the sewing juices flowing, and wanted to thank my swap partners for the wonderful items that were sent to me. If I didn't get to thank you before, I apologize. I really did mean to, but life kinda, sorta got in the way.

Here are photos of some of the charity quilts, silly me mis-placed my camera for some time & my deadline was nearing so I was not even able to take photos for my album :( It was soo hard to part with, but going to a good place.















So, those are the baby, crib quilts that I was able to photograph. I'm so in love with Rag Quilting now, I've started another fresh-cut quilt like the one above to make for my little girls. If you are interested in donating a crib quilt please let me know. I'm also participating in making pillowcases for the children's hospital with my local quilt shop---They have already donated over 200 pillowcases for the soldiers & are hoping to do the same, if not beat that amount for the children.

Well, that's it for now, it's off for some tidying around the house first & then catch up on some sewing!

12 comments:

Soukies said...

All of the quilts are beautiful and I love your free motion quilting!

Michaela said...

All those quilts wow. beautiful! I also like your quilting a lot.

Shoebee said...

I love your car/truck quilt-they all are so beatiful, but that car/truck one is just unbelievable

Sam said...

My husband was in Iraq and he received a pillow case that a kid drew all over. He loved it. It made him smile.

Heather said...

I do not know how you do it--incredible. Really lovely work and I love what you've done here on the blog. Fun to see you posting again.

Abbie S-Dyer said...

Thank you guys for the wonderful comments. I hope to cont. posting more often. It's good to be back.

whoopsadasie said...

It's good to see you back! I am just amazed at your beautiful work!

Shari said...

These are certainly lovely baby quilts. You are so generous with your time and talents - I'm sure they will be well-loved wherever they end up!

Hugs

Anna said...

I noticed by chance that someone clicked a link to my blog from your blog. Thanks for putting me on your blogroll! I added you to mine as well. Your quilting is very lovely.

Anna

Shannon said...

what is the due date on the crib quilts? My daughter and I like to do the rag quilts together, since she is 7 and learning to sew. Can we do the rag quilts for babies? (feel free to email me aherneATcoxDOTnet)

GloJoeSews said...

Beautiful quilts. I specially love the first one and have been looking for inspiration with four patches so that I can use my scraps, but with a cleaner look that a simply scrap quilt. I can see my scrappy 4 patches in a window like you did. Love it!

Jennae said...

i was wondering what type of fabric you used to make the rag quilts with and what you did on the back of the quilt.

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