My camera battery is now fully recharged so I have pictures, pictures, pictures. Yay!
I think blog posts are so much more fun with a few photos thrown in.
Yesterday was my math final so the weekend was spent studying. I don't remember exams being so stressful when I was younger. However, now that I am older, I find I get so stressed by them that my brain can actually freeze up when I take them. No matter how hard I have studied, I can look at the questions and just draw a blank.
Luckily that didn't happen this time. I think I did fairly well but boy, am I glad it's over. I'm not taking any classes this summer so when I walked out of that final, I felt the weight of the world lift off my shoulders. Can someone remind me why on earth I decided to do this???
Anyway, I did take a couple of breaks from studying to work on some small projects for stress relief.
This is the mini quilt I mentioned in my last post. Notice the little white paws in the corner? I had quite a time getting Joe off the quilt so I could take this photo. This is as far away as I could get him to move. He was bound and determined to be in the shot!
I finished the quilting over the weekend and am quite happy with it. I am going to bind it with the large check. I made it for the next Los Angeles Quilt Guild meeting. They are having a mini quilt swap. I hope whoever gets mine is pleased.
I did straight line quilting but didn't use any type of guide. I like it. I think it gives it a very organic look.
Hey, maybe I don't want to give it away after all...
The only other thing I had time for was to whip up this card. I got the idea from here. I think these are such a cool idea. I will be making many more in the near future.
This is the vintage apron I made from the latest Stitch Magazine. It was a bit challenging because the article showed a drawing and gave the measurements but I had to draw the pattern on the fabric myself. It took a bit of adjusting, but I made it work. I also made my own bias tape for the first time. It looks great but the process definitely convinced me I need one of these.
And, just for the fun of it, I thought I would show off a couple of other items I have made for my home.
This is a perpetual calendar I made from this kit from Sweetwater on Etsy. I don't know if they still have it, but everything they have in their shop is wonderful. Pop over and check it out.
I don't know if you can tell but the design on the pink fabric is of bees and the fabric underneath looks like honeycomb. (Bad Pun Alert!) I am just buzzing with ideas about what to do with them. Teeheehee.
These beauties were just too good to pass up. I am sure you will be seeing them soon.
I also had to have these lovely, modern orange prints.
I will be using the orange floral in my next project so stay tuned.