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Feeling Inspired

I seem to have an overabundance of enthusiasm lately. Unfortunately, there is no corresponding abundance of energy. So, I've got projects and potential projects piling up all over the place. And I keep finding inspiration all over the place. I bought two new books which could keep me busy for months.
I bought Itty-Bitty Toys on Thursday night. Anna has made me sit down and look through it with her at least five times since. She has a very definite list of the toys she wants me to make for her. First on the list-
Two sleepy puppies. One will not do. There are two puppies in the picture, so she must have two puppies- as soon as possible. I've finished and stuffed the body of one but a trip to the craft store is required before I can go any farther.
There are so many adorable patterns in this book. Pretty much every single toy in the book is something I'd like to make sooner or later. There may have to be a bunny and a lamb made for Easter baskets- once again, there's my enthusiasm talking without taking into account energy level.

The second new purchase- Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston is my new contender for Best Quilting Book of all time. Love it. Love it. Love it. Have already read it and reread portions of it. Have given in and ordered another of her books and put in an interlibrary loan request for the original Liberated Quiltmaking. It's taking all my restraint not to dive right into a new project or three. I mean look at this-
Yeah, I need to make a quilt along these lines. I think every quilt I make from now on is going to be directly inspired in some measure by this book. But, I have to clear out some current projects before I start anything new. I've got three half-finished quilts planned for my currently empty Etsy shop. Must get to work! Now, where to find the time and energy?


balloongal said…
I think it's funny that Anna insists on two puppies since there are two in the picture. Do you have to do the same colors, too?
Katie B. said…
I love Itty Bitty Toys! I made the lamb (so cute) and I'm working on the koalas now. Up next: Giraffe. Love those puppies too.

That quilting book looks great. I'll have to check that out.
ezeldabeth said…
wouldnt it be wonderful to have energy, time and money enough to do everything on our 'want to make' lists (not to mention those of our children) ... those books look great, i think i will have to check our library...
Leserlee said…
Do you do the quilting on your quilts, or do you take it somewhere to get it done? I'm currently piecing together a king-size (96x96) top for Carl and I, but I know my little sewing machine will not be able to quilt it for me. So I'm pretty sure I'll have to take it somewhere. I am willing to drive down to Utah if need be. Any recommendations would be great!

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