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Obsessive? Who Me?

Butterfly Quilt Detail

Really, me- obsessive? What gives you that idea? Just because I woke up Wednesday morning and decided that I was going to finish Anna's caterpillar quilt no matter what. Even though the quilting was only halfway done- I was going to finish that quilt that day. And I did. Quilted in the morning. Attached the binding in the afternoon. Hand finished the binding that evening. Even managed to keep the kids fed and relatively happy. Didn't do anything else all day that I didn't consider absolutely necessary- like showering or mopping the kitchen floor. No pictures yet, yesterday was the busiest day ever. I washed it tonight. Hopefully I be able to take some good sunlit pictures tomorrow and get them posted.

Oh yeah, I discovered yesterday while sorting laundry that Ellery has outgrown pretty much all her dresses. I decided immediately I would make her some new dresses- before church early Sunday morning. Trip to the fabric store yesterday, washing and pressing tonight, sewing tomorrow. Me, obsessed? OK, maybe I am.


Jennifer said…
There are definitely worse things to be obsessed about =) At least your obsession keeps your kids warm and clothed...
Melynna said…
I remember a long time ago you said you got patterns for little girl dresses and skirts from somewhere online, including the elastic thread stuff -- where is all of that stuff? I'm now wanting to make some, too.
Crystal said…
Just a quick idea if you haven't thought of it already. When my girls outgrow dresses in length I either add a row of coordinating fabric to the bottom hem -a few inches of basically double folded bias at the bottom or pair it up with jeans. short dresses with jeans is too cute.

then no need to make new ones.
carmel said…
i wish i was on the run with sewing, like you are
your obsessivness is a blessd thing!!!
Joybeth said…
I think ambitious is a better word. :)

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