Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Still alive. No really!

I know things have been awful quiet around here for a really long time... I don't really have a "good" excuse for that.

I finished grad school in May of last year and then enjoyed some well-deserved time off. Then I got a new job in September. And that new job is kicking my butt on a regular basis.

And every time I thought about coming back to this blog, I didn't know how or where to start.

So now I am jumping in the deep end with both feet! CANNONBALL!

I have been quilting some, running some, and enjoying my time with Mr. Crafty. And working 50-60 hour weeks since the end of July.

Above is a photo of a quilt I made for my friend Robin as a wedding gift. Robin was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding and I was devastated that I couldn't attend her wedding in San Juan this March. She was the last of my bridesmaids to get married (both the other two got married in 2007, which was a very busy quilt-y gift year). She saw the pattern to this quilt when I posted it on Facebook and mentioned that she liked it. She requested the colors. All the blues are from Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden line, as are some of the pinks.

The quilt & I had a lovely photo shoot in Flagstaff back in May. And then Mr. Crafty's hard-drive crashed and I do not have those fun photos :-( The above photo was taken with my cell phone & Instagrammed when I was working on this quilt. I have a couple others from my phone and from the ladies in the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild (the two photos below) from when I took it to show & tell.

I stitched a signature block with her wedding date, her ring, and some of the quilt colors using a pattern from Jenny Hart.


I'm on Pinterest if you want to see some of the fun stuff I've been pinning (not necessarily making).

Hope all has been well in your neck of the woods! Thanks for stopping by! More projects to come soon, I promise.

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