Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's Spendid, really!

Imagine me saying that title with a British accent....because that's how I feel right's almost time for the ROYAL WEDDING!  You bet your best fabric I'm getting up at 3 a.m. tomorrow to watch it!  30 years ago, when I was a wee age of 12, I got up with my best friend, Andrea, to watch Charles and Diana's gala.  I'll just come out with it - I'm a groupie.  I know, it's outdated and stuffy, this whole royalty thing.  Silly, maybe.  But I just ate it all up at the age of 12, and throughout my teen years, collected every book & magazine that featured the royal family (they're still in a box in my attic)  I was actually more ga-ga over Prince Edward - much better looking than Charles, in my opinion.

 And here I am, 30 years later, getting up in the middle of the night to watch William and Kate.  And tomorrow, at the store, I'll be exhausted....but it's all worth it!

And if you still think it's just silly, watch this:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Haute Tote

So I've been making this bag for years - I've sold it, given it as a gift, and occasionally make one for myself.  I finally decided to just teach it - Saturday afternoon, 5 gals gathered with me in the lounge and they were my guinea pigs....I had written up a tutorial, and along the way we edited, omitted, added and tweaked.  Thank you to all of you as you were patient with me!  Here are their bags:
 Mother and daughter Serefina & Elizabeth:
Ann is still finishing hers.....picture to come!  I loved loved loved teaching this bag....and will be offering more classes in the near future!  Working on getting new classes on the website (tonight if I'm ambitious enough)....including the Siren Sundress, little girls' t-shirt dress, ballet slippers, a beginner quilt-as-you-go class, t-shirt quilt, and more more more!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sick Days

While she sleeps (under the quilt made by my husband's Aunt Theresa) and the antibiotic starts working on the ear infection that kept her (and me) up most of last night.....
 I sit and knit the last of my new summer sweater - adding the final binding to the neckline, then sewing up the side seams.  So nice to have a day of unexpected quiet.