Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Thoughts...

So much for blogging regularly... (that doesn't count as my promise not to ever apologize. I didn't say "sorry"). My poor little helper in the sewing room has had back to back illnesses this winter. We are on cold number three since the beginning or December. Poor thing! The doctor prescribed rest, lots of fluids and plenty of vitamin C. It is so hard when the little ones are sick. I know that you Mom's completely understand.

In the meantime, I have been doing a little bit of stitching on my project for the Jellybeanpalooza with Thomas! Want a sneak peek of what I have been doing?

My photography skills make me sad... 

These are just a few block that I was playing with. I am not sure if I will continue with this pattern, add in another block or change the size of this one. I think it is a bit small. Though it might make a super cute bag... hmmm....

Still thinking and playing!

I also have had two new video ideas and I want your feedback. I was thinking of doing a video about how I taught my daughter to use the sewing machine and some fun ideas that I use with her just for a little "sewing time". I have some interesting techniques that I think will inspire.

My second idea is about Sizzix and Accuquilt. I did a ton of research when I bought my machine and I wonder if it might be useful for quilters to hear? I have been using diecuts a lot lately and it is safe to say that I will be using them more and more. Cutting has always been my least favorite quilting activity and this is life changing! Special thanks to Ebony Love for helping me through my initial bumps! It really has been "quilting life-changing". I actually use both Accuquilt and Sizzix dies in one machine.

What do you think? Don't make me sad and not let me know what you are thinking. :(

And just for fun...

You know that you are spending too much time at home when you not only recognize the squirrels, but notice when they come back after a year.

This is Peanut. Peanut used to come for breakfast every morning and take nuts right out of our hand. We got worried when he stopped showing up. But he stopped by to visit this morning. Silly, I know. 

And this was the sky this morning. "Red skies in the morning, sailors warning", no? This was just before 7am. 

So, not much sewing time, but a lot of snuggles with the little one and squirrel visits. Not a bad week, I think. :D


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Tracy! Would love to see some tips and strategies about teaching your daughter to sew. My 6 yr old really, really want to learn and I have no idea where to begin. All the "kids" sewing machines seem very cheaply made and my attempt with a "grown up" machine several years ago was an epic fail. So, an introduction would be great.


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