Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ready, set, SEW!

I'm afraid that not only have I been under the weather the last few days, but our internet provider has been having some serious problems as well.  After much trouble shooting and pulling of hair, DH finally called them last night, and they told us of the problems.  Sure would be nice if they sent us an email, 'ya know...  The main problems is uploads, so I shrunk all of my pictures WAY down.  So far, so good!

I spent much of last week making up some Kindle covers to try to sell on Etsy.  Here's one of my favorites.  I also finally figured out how to put buttons on my blog (yippee!).  The Etsy button on my blog is a link to my Etsy shop, and right below it is the "Fabric Tuesday" button that links to Quilt Story's blog that features a "link party" with all sorts of neat fabric items every Tuesday.  I'm hoping to redo my blog once the internet issues are resolved.

I also started sewing together my fun-a-day quilt, and suddenly realized that it's going to involve a LOT of hand sewing.  I'm not too crazy about that.  I'm kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants person, and only skimmed through the quilt as you go methods before I started.  But, I think it really is the best method for this quilt, so I'll be on the couch recovering and hand sewing for the next few days.

Here's the back of the first row after I sewed it all together.

Finally, I just am mesmerized by all of the different forms of ice.  When we lived in Northern Michigan, it was snow, snow, and more snow.  We got tons of it, almost daily.  Here it's very cold, but also very dry.  The arid climate makes things freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw.  The sun plays a much bigger role, unlike in Michigan, where we'd rarely see it for months.  I took this picture of ice crystals on our deck railing this morning.  Amazing!!!


Tanya said...

Nice Kindle cover. I'm thinking of making one for my dad. Good job! I like the fabric you chose. Good luck on your easy store!

Beth said...

Yep Ice can be fun.... but not now in the mid west.... On the quilt as you go method... You could have... stitched the back together then folded the front for the French seam and used a decorative stitch to machine stitch it down... but now you must sit and watch TV and hand sew... You will get through it... yes you will.

Becky said...

Wish I'd thought of that Beth! I actually tried doing something similar, and just like the clean look of it the way it is. (sew, sew, sew)

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Nice projects! Have you found all the sewing projects and tutorials over at www.WeAllSew.com yet? I think you'd find something you like!