Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Just Don't Get It

The recent trend in quilting seems to be including embroidered pieces as the center of the quilt blocks.  

Kim's Big Quilting Adventure:

Sister's Choice:

 Another blog, I can't remember:

 Fat Quarter Shop's Designer of the Day:

Meh.  It's just not my thing... at all.
That's not to say there's no place for it in quilting.  Obviously, there are plenty of people who like it and enjoy creating these piece.  I, personally, just don't get it.  It's not the first time that the quilting trends have not appealed to me and it won't be the last.  Typically, I enjoy more traditional patterns and colors, but not exclusively.  I LOVE Kate Spain and she's totally not traditional.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What I've Been Up To...

 Lots of homework!  That's probably not what you expected - or maybe it is.  I'll tell you what, I feel like there's always more reading and writing to do.  My Spring Break is not until next week, and BOY am I ready for it!  I had hoped to spend the whole break working in the sewing room, but last week I had some homework dropped in my lap that will have to be done over break (seriously??).  So, I'm going to have to do some school work still, but I will definitely be getting some sewing done as well!

Dr. BB was on Spring Break this past week and he was finally able to work on my Valentine's Day presents.  We bought a turning lathe earlier this year for him (his dad has one and has been teaching Dr. BB over the last couple of years).  He turned a blush brush, a lipstick pen and a perfume spritzer for my purse!  Aren't they lovely?

Meanwhile, I've been working on another baby blanket.  I haven't been working on it much during the week, but last weekend we drove up to Minneapolis for a hockey game and I was able to get quite a few rows done on the way there and back.   I'll write more about it when I've completed it.

So, that's what I've been up to lately.  I'm still struggling to find me time, but I'm not sure it will ever be something that comes easy to me.