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Crafty Goodness

But first, some pictures I have been meaning to post for awhile.

The Girls
A quick visit from Chloe and Aunt Gwen.

Time to Study
Anna "helping" Brendan with his homework.

Now, the craftiness.

Thursday I was feeling really anxious. I had all these projects piled up just waiting for my sewing machine to be fixed. They all had deadlines. It was my long weekend off of work and there I was with no sewing machine and no way to work on them. So, I went to fabric store and got materials for a new project. One that would not require a sewing machine immediately. I picked out some lovely fabric and started my first attempt at hand quilting.
Follow the Lines
I spent hours on Thursday shopping and washing fabric and basting and beginning to sew. And then, wouldn't you know, they called first thing on Friday morning to tell me my sewing machine was ready to be picked up.

But, having my sewing machine back (and working better than it ever did before) has let me finish up almost all the rest of the quilt.
A Quilt for Ellery

I've still got about 2/3 of the hand quilting to do in the center. Other than that I just need to buy binding and finish it up. I think its going to be absolutely lovely. This one is for Hoobie Doobie (aka Ellery Kate since her Daddy is more stubborn than I am).


Jenny said…
Ellery Kate is a super cute name! What was your suggestion?
Trina said…
Eleanor Elizabeth or once Brendan vetoed that as too old fashioned- Emily Kate. I think Ellery's ok. It's just not my favorite ever.
Jenny said…
He didn't bite on Emily Kate, huh? Hey, he agreed on the Kate part. Baby steps, right? :)

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